World No. 27 Pablo Carreno Busta has hit back Nick Kyrgios as he says the Australian tennis star "must be pretty bored" at home. Last week, six-time ATP champion Kyrgios said of Carreno Busta in a Tweet: "If clay didn’t exist.
Dude wouldn’t of even been close to top 50”. Former world No. 13 Kyrgios deleted the tweet but it already drew lots of attention. Carreno Busta, who made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open in 2017, is now through to his second semifinal at the US Open.
The Spaniard defeated rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov to set up a semifinal clash against Alexander Zverev. "He must be pretty bored... when he comes back to tournaments, we will talk about him because he deserves it and in the meantime, well nothing, he will continue to tweet from home," Carreno Busta said of Kyrgios.
Pablo Carreno Busta on Nick Kyrgios:
"He must be pretty bored... when he comes back to tournaments, we will talk about him because he deserves it and in the meantime, well nothing, he will continue to tweet from home"https://t.co/Z7ReR3HFcC — Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) September 10, 2020
Carreno Busta through after a Novak Djokovic default
1 Djokovic entered the US Open as the biggest favorite to win it all but his campaign ended on the most unfortunate way as he was defaulted from his round-of-16 match against Pablo Carreno Busta after hitting the lines women.
After Carreno Busta broke Djokovic in the 11th game of the first set for a 6-5 lead, Djokovic unintentionally hit the lines women with the ball -- he tried to explain his case -- but the rules were clear and the chair umpire had no other choice but to default the Serb.
"Well, of course, it was a tough moment for Novak, for me, for the tennis, for everybody, no? I think the rule is the rule. The referee needs to do these kind of things," Carreno Busta said. "Of course, was unlucky, no, Novak hitting the ball in the line umpire...
You can try to don't do these kind of things." Carreno Busta showed an outstanding mentality to survive a tough Shapovalov challenge as he edged out the Canadian 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-6 (4) 0-6 6-3. "Well, always you are nervous, no? It is a five sets.
You are playing for be in the semifinals. But I was comfortable on court. The fifth set, I enjoy the moment, no? It's not easy to play these kind of matches because it was a really good battle. Denis plays very good. I think if we play this level we can continue playing these kind of matches," Carreno Busta said.