Height: 1.88 metres
Highest ATP Ranking: 10 (September 2017)
Best Grand Slam Result: Semi Final (US Open 2017)
Having turned professional in 2009, Pablo Carreno Busta has already experienced the ups and downs of professional tennis at only 26. Having suffered a herniated disc that saw him fall outside the Top 600 in 2012, he turned it around with a remarkable comeback in 2013, jumping 650 positions back into the Top 100 and receiving the ATP Most Improved Player of the Year award. During that year, he reached his first ATP semi-final in Oeiras, beating his two highest ranked opponent’s to-date in no. 33 Benneteau and no. 25 Fognini. In 2014, he won 3 titles at Challenger level, pushing into the Top 50 for the first time and reached the 3rd round of the US Open, his best performance at a Grand Slam. He continued his rise in 2015 & 2016, reaching no. 30 in the ATP rankings and winning singles titles at Winston-Salem and Moscow, as well as two doubles titles in Quito and Beijing, where he partnered Rafael Nadal. Last year he improved his ATP Tour ranking an incredible 10 times, due to strong runs at the US Open, Roland Garros and Indian Wells, culminating in him achieving his highest rank to-date of 10th. Despite an abdominal injury prevented him from competing throughout the grass court season in 2017, he’s rediscovered his form early this year, reaching the semi-finals in Miami and 4th round of the Australian Open. Whilst he favours clay, this is a year to get excited about seeing Carreno Busta on grass.