Pablo Carreno Busta reacts to ousting Stan Wawrinka in Bastad opener

Carreno Busta finally clinches his first win over Wawrinka.

by Dzevad Mesic
Pablo Carreno Busta reacts to ousting Stan Wawrinka in Bastad opener

Pablo Carreno Busta said Stan Wawrinka was definitely a tough challenge to start his Bastad campaign but added he was glad that he was able to escape with a straight set. Fifth-seeded Carreno Busta survived a tricky opener in Bastad as he defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka 7-5 6-4.

After losing his first three meetings versus Wawrinka, Carreno Busta finally clinched his first win over the Swiss. “It was a very tough match for me in the first round,” said Carreno Busta in his on-court interview, per the ATP website.

“Against Stan it is always very difficult to start the tournament, so I’m happy because I thought my level was good. I played very solid from the baseline. It was a bit difficult with the wind, but I thought my serve was very good throughout the match.

It was very important to my game”.

Carreno Busta saw off Wawrinka in straight sets

Both players firmly held on to their serve at the start of the match as not a single break point was seen in the first 10 games. In the 11th game, Carreno Busta clinched the first break points of the match as he converted his second break point to open a 6-5 lead.

After clinching the first break of the match, Carreno Busta routinely served out for the first set in the 12th game. Up by a set, Carreno Busta also collected the first break of the second set in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead.

In the seventh game, Carreno Busta had a break point - which could have given him a double-break lead - but failed to convert as Wawrinka cut the deficit to 4-3. Failing to go up by a double-break didn't really change much as one break of serve was enough for Carreno Busta, who served out for the match in the 10th game.

Carreno Busta didn't face a single break point during the match. Carreno Busta plays next the winner of the match between Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

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