Nicolas Almagro Wins First Title Since 2012 In Estoril Beating Pablo Carreno Busta
by Staff | May 1st, 2016, 3:37 pm
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Former Top 10 Nicolas Almagro came from a set down to beat countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-3 to win the Estoril title on Sunday.

The victory was Almagro’s first since 2012 Nice and 13th of his career. The 30-year-old beat Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals yesterday. He’s also the first Spaniard to win Estoril since Albert Montañes in 2010.

Ranked No. 71, Almagro is expected to move up into Top 50 thanks to the win.

In his second career final, the 24-year-old Carreno Busta was seeking a first ATP title.


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3 Comments for Nicolas Almagro Wins First Title Since 2012 In Estoril Beating Pablo Carreno Busta

Humble Rafa Says:

If he continues at this rate, he may get to choke again in deciding DAvis Cup rubbers.


MMT Says:

To be perfectly honest, while congratulations are in order for Almagro, who’s struggled for a couple of years and seems to be on the way up again, I am quite impressed with Kyrgios’ performance today and all week, as a matter of fact. First, no crazy outbursts are insane behavior…it certainly helped that he was playing well, but that never stopped him before. Nevertheless…

In some ways, clay may be a very good surface for him. First, he has enough power to hit through the natural deceleration of clay, he has enough spin on the fore hand to defend effectively, which also facilitates his marginal movement, and because his serve is one of the 5 best in tennis, he still gets a lot of help from it, which is distinctive on clay.

I’m not saying he’s going to win Roland Garros, but depending where he lands in the draw, he could ruin somebody else’s fortnight.


jalep Says:

“I’m not saying he’s going to win Roland Garros, but depending where he lands in the draw, he could ruin somebody else’s fortnight.”

Been thinking the same, MMT 😨 😅

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