Carreno Busta Blitzes Berrettini In Montreal

  • Posted: Aug 09, 2022

Carreno Busta Blitzes Berrettini In Montreal

Spaniard earns his first win against the Italian

Matteo Berrettini made his National Bank Open Presented by Rogers debut on Tuesday, but Pablo Carreno Busta ensured it was a short one.

The Spaniard, who lost against Berrettini in straight sets in the fourth round of this year’s Australian Open, avenged that defeat with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in the first round in Montreal.

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Berrettini is working his way back from March right hand surgery, which has limited him to just four tournaments since Indian Wells. Covid-19 also forced him to miss Wimbledon.

Carreno Busta took full advantage with a ruthless display of consistent aggression. The Spaniard prevented his opponent from finding a rhythm without risking too much himself. After securing a second service break in the second set, the 31-year-old let out a big roar knowing the finish line was in sight.

In a battle of former Top 10 players in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, Carreno Busta did not face a break point to triumph after one hour and 17 minutes. The six-time ATP Tour titlist will next play #NextGenATP Dane Holger Rune or Italian qualifier Fabio Fognini.

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