Pablo Carreno Busta's journey to top 10

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  1. Neutron

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    Just making this thread now so I can bump it when he makes top 10. Guy is very solid on both sides, good serve and can move well.
     
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    He's #65 in the world right now, wonder how far he will go. I don't really remember how he plays at all. Only 22 so he's got time
     
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    hes claycourter so... maybe he gets into top 20 once
     
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    He's got potential. Hopefully he makes it, but unfortunately that isn't always the case.
     
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    I echo Vensai, hopefully he makes it but it's Russian roulette.
     
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    Dreams of top 10 slightly "Chardy-ed" today.
     
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    May be a long journey..."old schooled" by Robredo today, 4 & 4. I'm thinking he'll settle for the "journeyman" tag.

    Meanwhile, in Memphis a kid with (IMO) a better shot at top 10 is playing right now...young St. Nick is up a set and on serve in the second vs Smyczek.

    Oops, 1 set all now. C'mon Nick!
     
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    actually Pablo is really promising, lot of the Spanish coaches very excited about him, talking about best since Nico Almagro...

    I know it is harder for them to get excited as they have Nadal, Ferru, Tommy< Nico, Grano etc etc...the list is way too long!

    Special K got stopped so maybe post in his thread, cos he will need some support. He will get there though.
     
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    Yes, but will his game adapt across the other surfaces? All his results have been on dirt so I'm very skeptical he reaches beyond top 50 until he starts playing and winning enough on HC to pull a Fognini and approach the top 10.
     
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    I think so, that was the fear with Nico, Ferru and even Nadal!
    They have such a good grounding, it just time.

    Everyone is so impatient for new players and sometimes forget the old ones have not gone away...and as we know they are sticking around longer. There is a traffic jam for the top 10-20.

    It is definitely harder to break though...more information of how to recover, better hydration, nutrition, sports science & medicine is so much better every year.

    If players are clever and learn or at least listen, they can play longer. Pablo is 22. He has 10 years and he is ATP#65.
    This will be his toughest year because he is coming off clay & learning the hardcourt circuit. He will lose matches for quite a while.The trick will be to go back and play clay to get his ranking & confidence up. That requires good planning.
     
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    Carreno is making the permanent transition from Futures/Challengers to the big leagues...like Jiry Vesely. Some make it, some don't but seeing as he's 22/23 (young in tennis) he has a future.

    Robredo is the teacher and Carreno was the student but with this defeat I'd hardly call Ryan Harrison just yet.

    I don't think Nick is ready yet, he needs to get a beat-down from Federer to knock that swag out of him. I don't think he's been made a fool of yet, he needs to as to lose heavily is a learning curve.
     
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    The Tommy teacher example is a good one because that is exactly what the spanish do...the older ones really help.

    witness Emilio, Costa. Corretja.
    Moya will be next...

    no comparison to Rhino as he is a special case, still think he has time to catch the wave...but he has to do a bit more paddling!

    NK could "do a Bernie" in the sense that he might just get the chance with Nadal, Joker or Fed...beat downs can help but losing tight ones(in my experience) hurt more because you know you had a chance. When you get humiliated by a top player you tend to shrug it off because you know there was nothing you could do on the day, you need "mental amnesia" to survive the next few days!

    Importantly, Pablo has got heaps of times for beatdowns, learning to win when u aren't playing well, turning a match around, a longer one where you find a way out of a losing situation.
    These are all good things..Javier Duarte is also a good teacher.
     
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    Another lesson from Master Tommy is scheduled for 1R in Rio. Let's see if he learned from the Buenos Aires session.
     
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  14. Neutron

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    Looks like Pablo is not listening to Master Robredo, he loses 7-6 6-3 and goes on to take a worrying defeat at the hands of eternal journeyman Paulo Lorenzi.

    I still have the belief he will come good though.
     
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    That'll be interesting. Pablo's won a bunch of futures titles on clay, as I understand it, but Tommy's won that BA title at least once, IINM.
     
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