Pablo Carreno Busta beats Stan Wawrinka at the Nordea Open in Bastad | ATP Tour

Pablo Carreno Busta couldn’t have asked for a much tougher first round draw Nordea open in Bastad on Monday, but the Spaniard found an impressive level to overcome the 16-time tour-level title list Stan Wawrinka at the ATP 250 event.

Fifth-seeded Carreno Busta grabbed a break in every set to prevail 7-5, 6-4 in a quality encounter against the former world No. 3, who threw flashes of his trademark thunderous in just his sixth level on the Tour Groundstrokes showed missing tournament for 13 months with a foot injury.

“It was a very tough match for me in the first round,” said Carreno Busta in his on-pitch interview. “It’s always very difficult to start the tournament against Stan, so I’m happy because I thought my level was good. I played very solid from the baseline. It was a bit difficult with the wind, but I found my serve very good throughout the game. That was very important for my game.”

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Carreno Busta has been having a tough run on clay lately and has gone 1-4 since reaching the final on the surface Barcelona Open Bench Sabadell In April. But despite Wawrinka firing 10 aces and winning 90 percent (27/30) of the points behind his first serve to keep the Spaniard under pressure in Sweden, Carreno Busta was stone cold as he turned two of his six break point chances in an hour into one Triumph converted. 24 minutes.

It’s Carreno Busta’s first ATP Head2Head win over Wawrinka, whose three previous triumphs against the Spaniard included a semifinal win at the 2017 BNP Paribas open in Indian Wells. Carreno Busta has reached the quarter-finals twice in the past four games in Bastad and he will be looking to reach three of five in the second round against compatriot Albert Ramos Vinolas or Argentina qualifier Tomás Martin Etcheverry.

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Also on Monday Laslo Djere produced an impressive all-around display to get past #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti. The Serb broke his opponent’s serve four times and lost just six points behind his own opening goal in the tournament debut on his way to a 6-3, 7-5 victory. Djere’s opponent in the second round will be the seventh seed Holger Rune or Swiss qualification Marc Andrea Husler.

There was also a first success for the only Swede in the draw, Elias Ymerthe edgy Daniel Altmaier 6-4, 7-6(5) in the first meeting of the two at tour level. The 26-year-old wild card has won his opening game three times in eight home games at Bastad, but he will be looking to reach the quarters for the first time in his next game against the third-placed side Diego Schwartzman.

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