U.S. Open 2017: Pablo Carreno Busta sweeps into quarterfinals with win over Denis Shapovalov

By The Sports Xchange  |  Sept. 3, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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Pablo Carreno Busta recorded his fourth consecutive sweep in this year's U.S. Open on Sunday when he defeated Denis Shapovalov at Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the quarterfinals in New York.

The 12th-seeded Spaniard posted a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) win over Shapovalov, the 18-year-old Canadian, in a two-hour, 54-minute match.

Carreno Busta will face either Frenchman Lucas Pouille or Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals.

"It's amazing. It was the first time I played singles on this court," Carreno Busta said in a post-match interview. "Arthur Ashe (Stadium) is unbelievable. I cannot describe it. I tried to fight all the time, every point. You never know when your opponent will doubt a little bit or make a mistake. I was focused on my game and I got through."

This will mark Carreno Busta's second major quarterfinal appearance of the year. He also reached the quarters in Paris at the French Open.

Shapovalov had 54 winners in defeat.

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