Pablo Carreno Busta: Against Rafa, I Could Win Easy Or Lose Easy, You Never Know
by Tom Gainey | June 5th, 2017, 9:04 am

In his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal, Pablo Carreno Busta has the unenviable task of stopping the surging Rafael Nadal who has lost just 20 games in Paris.

“Is really difficult, because Rafa is maybe the best player in this surface of the history, and he’s playing really good, but I will try,” Carreno Busta said. “I’m playing good. I’m with a lot of confidence.

“I will try to enjoy this match and learn a lot. I will play against the best. And then we’ll see. Maybe I play and I lose easy or maybe I play and I win easy. You never know.”

Carreno Busta comes off his first career Top 10 beating Milos Raonic in 4 hours, 17 minutes. But the 25-year-old will get a day off before the big challenge.

“It was the best victory of my career. Maybe in one of the best moments and of the best places,” Carreno Busta said. “I enjoyed. I suffer, but I enjoyed. And of course if you win, you enjoy more.”

Carreno Busta is in line for more suffering against his good friend Nadal who has never lost to a Spaniard at the French Open, 13-0.

“He’s someone I really like,” Nadal said of Carreno Busta. “He’s a good person. I think he deserves it.”

Nadal leads his compatriot 3-0 and Rafa is 99-2 in best-of-5 matches on clay.

Career Busta is having his best season winning the Estoril title, reaching the Rio final and the Indian Wells semifinals.

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4 Comments for Pablo Carreno Busta: Against Rafa, I Could Win Easy Or Lose Easy, You Never Know

Margot Says:

“Maybe I play and I win easy.”
Dear Busta, whatever you’re smoking, I want some.

Willow Says:

PCB Saying Rafas is maybe the best player in the history of this surface ? eh there is no question to be answered, he “IS” the best player in the history of this surface ….

RZ Says:

@Margot – “maybe” could apply to a 0.0001% chance. I would give PCB those odds.

@Willow – Clay GOAT for sure

Van Persie Says:


He opted for the 1 :)

“Maybe I play and I lose easy “

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