Pablo Carreno Busta: I'll ask Carlos Alcaraz to give me advice on Matteo Berrettini

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Pablo Carreno Busta: I'll ask Carlos Alcaraz to give me advice on Matteo Berrettini

Pablo Carreno Busta says it's nice to win matches in which you are the favorite but underlined that beating the top guys is what brings you titles and a top-10 ranking. This week, Carreno Busta beat Tomas Etcheverry, Tallon Griekspoor and Sebastian Korda to reach the Australian Open round-of-16.

Carreno Busta is now set for his toughest task at Melbourne Park as he plays next Berrettini. Berrettini enters the match as the underdog but Carreno Busta is determined to put on a great fight. "It's great to be consistent and beat the players you need to beat by ranking, but there comes a time when if you want to achieve your goals, you have to beat the best.

In the end, big titles are always won against big players and I need to win matches like the one against Berrettini to be in the top-10. I spent many years on tour working very hard for moments like this," Carreno Busta said, per We Love Tennis.

Carreno Busta to ask Carlos Alcaraz for advice

Berrettini survived a thriller third round meeting as he edged out Alcaraz 6-2 7-6 (3) 4-6 2-6 7-6 (5). “Yes, I will ask him for advice, no doubt. Carlos had a four-hour fight against him.

In the end, you see things on the court that you don't see on television. I've never played against Matteo before, so I'll take advantage of what he can tell me," Carreno Busta added. After beating Alcaraz, Berrettini had a couple of nice words for the 18-year-old.

"He's (Alcaraz) unbelievable," Berrettini said in his courtside interview. "I think at his age I didn't even have ATP points. "He's impressive and he's proved it playing matches like this.

He showed everybody his potential, but luckily today I won. Congratulations to him." It remains to be seen if Carreno Busta can cause an upset and beat Berrettini.