Pablo Carreno Busta, Estoril 2017

Semifinalist in 2015, finalist last year, Pablo Carreno Busta stormed into the final with a 6-3 6-3 win over former Roland Garros finalist David Ferrer.
He will next play Gilles Muller, who defeated Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-4 to reach his first ATP clay-court final.

Estoril Open semifinal: Muller defeats Anderson 7-5 6-4

Estoril Open, 06.05.2017 - the Semi-Finals!

Estoril Open, 06.05.2017 - the Semi-Finals!
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Pablo Carreno Busta, Roland Garros 2016

The world number 43 had solid results this year with two finals in Bueno Aires and Estoril. I don’t know much about this player but he seems a good guy and it looked like he enjoyed his one-hour practice on the Lenglen.
He will face Federico Delbonis in the first round.

Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta
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Nicolas Almagro, Estoril Open 2016

Former top 10 Nicolas Almagro defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in an all Spanish final in Estoril. It’s his first trophy since his victory in Nice in 2012. The match was indecise till the very last games: Almagro lost the first set on tiebreak, then served several times for the second set and finally went on winning 6-7 7-6 6-3.

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Estoril Open, 01.05.2016
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Nicolas Almagro, Estoril Open 2016

Two Spaniards will face off in the final of the Estoril Open tomorrow. Pablo Carreno Busta beat Fernando Verdasco, Taro Daniel, Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire en route to his second ATP final. He reached his first ATP final in Bueno Aires last February and lost to Pablo Cuevas. His opponent in the final will be veteran Nicolas Almagro who upset number one seed Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals.

The Australian celebrated his 21st birthday with a win over Inigo Cervantes on Wednesday:

Estoril Open, 27.04.2016

Estoril Open - Nick Kyrgios' 21st birthday :-)

Estoril Open semifinal: Carreno Busta defeats Paire 6-3 6-3

Estoril Open, 30.04.2016
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Special Olympic players hit balls at Peugeot Tennis Clinic

Almost 5,000 tennis fans got together at the Center Court of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona for the Peugeot Tennis Clinic on Sunday. During one hour, Nicolas Almagro, Pablo Carreno Busta and Paula Badosa hit balls with 40 kids from different clubs all over Catalonia, as well as 12 players from the Spanish Special Olympics delegation.

That’s for sure the kind of event we’d like to see more often. A few pictures from the clinic:

Clínic Trofeu Conde de Godó 2016

Clínic Trofeu Conde de Godó 2016
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