“Very Special”: Pablo Carreno Busta Picks His First Home Ground Title After Battling Past Jaume Munar at ATP Marbella

Published 04/11/2021, 1:39 PM EDT
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in action during his fourth round match against Germany’s Daniel Altmaier REUTERS/Charles Platiau


After a horrible run at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021, Pablo Carreno Busta emerged as the winner of the Andalucia Open 2021. The Spaniard defeated his compatriot Jaume Munar in the finals of the tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

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It’s Pablo Carreno Busta’s fifth title on tour, and he is extremely happy after winning the tournament. This is also the Spaniard’s 200th tour-level victory and his first title on his home ground.

In the post-match interview, Busta revealed that he fought really hard to win the title. He mentioned that it is a really special moment to win the title, especially in Spain.

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Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain reacts after winning a point against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in a men’s singles semi-finals match on day eleven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“I suffered like yesterday trying to continue fighting all the time… I needed to do it if I wanted to win this kind of match. It’s a pleasure to win a title here in Spain, in Marbella. For me, it’s very special. It’s my fifth title, so I’m very, very happy for the victory,” said Busta.

Busta is clearly quite happy with his victory at the Andalucia Open 2021 and even admitted that he desperately needed to win a title.

“Started really good”- Pablo Carreno Busta

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Talking about his match against Munar, Busta said that he enjoyed a great start and was focused and played some aggressive tennis. However, he also praised the 23-year-old Munar for showing some fighting spirit and playing well towards the end of the match.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 16, 2020, Spain’s Pablo Carreno-Busta in action during his second-round match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

“I started really good, really focussed, being very aggressive. After that, I missed a little bit and Jaume started to play better and at the end,” added the Spaniard.

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After this, Pablo Carreno Busta will begin his Monte Carlo Masters 2021 campaign tomorrow. He’ll face Stefano Travaglia in the first round of the tournament. The Spaniard will look to carry forward his momentum and play some exceptional tennis there. Will he be able to succeed at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021?

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