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Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Montreal, 1st Masters 1000 title

TENNIS: AUG 14 National Bank Open

MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 14: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) celebrates his win after the last point in the mens final vs. opponent Hubert Hurkacz (POL) at National Bank Open at Stade IGA on August 14, 2022 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Chevrier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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MONTREAL -- Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the National Bank Open, beating eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The first unseeded winner in the event since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas in 2002, Busta won his seventh ATP Tour title and first Masters 1000 victory.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Busta said. “I worked very, very hard (throughout) my career to finally be here.”

The 23rd-ranked Carreno Busta improved to 7-5 in final appearances.

“It’s not the first one, but it’s for sure the most important,” Carreno Busta said. “It’s a Masters 1000. It’s something great to win these kind of titles.”

Hurkacz fell to 5-1 in finals.

“It’s the little things that make a big difference,” Hurkacz said. “If you don’t make your first serves and, with Pablo making some good returns, then you’re under a lot of pressure.”

Unseeded Reilly Opelka reached the final last year in Toronto, then lost to Daniil Medvedev.