Spanish tennis star Pablo Carreno Busta admitted he felt very nervous toward the end of his Hamburg final versus former world No. 26 Filip Krajinovic. Carremo Busta, seeded at No. 2, handed a 6-2 6-4 loss to Krajinovic to win the biggest title of his career.
Carreno Busta, who now has six ATP titles in his collection, captured his first ATP 500 title in Hamburg. "Maybe at the end of the match I was very nervous," Carreno Busta said. "But I served good, so [that] was very important to finish the match."
Carreno Busta didn't drop a single set in four matches played in Hamburg. En route to winning Hamburg, Carreno Busta also beat Carlos Taberner, Dusan Lajovic and Federico Delbonis. "I felt very comfortable during the whole week from the first match," Carreno Busta said.
"I think that I played very good and I continued improving during the week. That's very important and today in the final I probably played the best match of the tournament."
Carreno Busta routinely handled Krajinovic
Carreno Busta made a good start to the match, having broken Krajinovic in the third game to take a 2-1 lead.
Carreno Busta then earned his second break of the set in the seventh game, before serving out for the opener a game later. After easily winning the first set, Carreno Busta started the second set with a break. Not a single break point was seen in the rest of the match as Carreno Busta held on to his serve to book a straight-set win.
Krajinovic, who was playing in his fourth ATP final, has yet to win an ATP title. After a disappointing loss, Krajinovic congratulated Carreno Busta on a greatk week. "I would like to congratulate Carreno, you were too good today.
You deserved to win," Krajinovic said. "It's my fourth final, I still didn't win [one]. But I hope it will come one day."