On his win over Denis Shapovalov in the Chengdu Open semifinals, Pablo Carreno Busta said: "It was a really good match and I played really good with my serve.
Early in the match, I saved two break points. Maybe that was the key. I need to win to put the pressure on him. He served really good during a lot of match but he need to have the breakpoint and I did it. This win is very special to me. I am really happy to win in the semis."