Pablo Carreno Busta Claims Estoril Open Crown
(May 7, 2017) Last year’s finalist, is this year’s winner at the Estoril Open. Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Gilles Muller 6-2, 7-6 (5) to win the title.
Last year Carreno Busta lost to fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in the final.
The winner ran through the event without dropping a set beating fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo and fourth-seeded David Ferrer along the way.
“It’s my first title on clay, so I’m really happy,” Carreno Busta said It wasn’t an easy match today because of his serve and also the volley, but I was confident with my serve. He served better in the second set, but I played better in the tie-break.”
“My performance was fine in the second set, but I had a really tough time getting into the match in the first set,” Muller said. “He was putting pressure on me and not missing many balls. I think I could have played better, but he was just too good.”
This is the 25-year-old’s first his first title of the season. For the 33-year-old Muller from Luxembourg, he was contesting his first clay court final. Muller will move up to No. 26 in the world.
Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus defeated Spaniards David Marrero and Tommy Robredo to win their first ATP World Tour doubles title as a team.
The win came on Harrison’s 25th birthday.
“Michael has been part of my family for a long time,” Harrison said. “I’ve known him since I was 11 years old. He’s like a brother. I got married last month and he was my groomsmen. We’ve played doubles together, but not at the tour level, so to win with one of your best friends in the world is special.”
Singles – Final
 P. Carreno Busta (ESP) d  G. Muller (LUX) 62 76(5)
Doubles – Final
R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) d D. Marrero (ESP) / T. Robredo (ESP) 75 62