Pablo Carreno Busta won his maiden ATP Masters title on Sunday, ruining Hubert Hulkatz’s perfect record at the ATP Finals with his win at the Montreal Masters.

The 23rd-ranked Spaniard defeated No. 8 seed Furkas 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to become Canada’s first unseeded winner in 20 years.

Carreno Busta won his seventh ATP title, but his first in an elite Masters 1000 event.

“It feels great to be a Masters 1000 winner,” Carreno Busta said. “Definitely the best title of my career.

“I know we worked very hard during that week and the weeks before that. It’s very important to always be very positive. This year is not my best season. I lost some games that I probably wouldn’t have lost in other seasons, but I tried to keep believing in my team, myself and my game.”

Carreno Busta is Canada’s first unseeded winner in 20 years.

Poland’s Hurkacz are unbeaten in five finals and Carreno Busta has the first blemish on their record in just over 1 hour and 3/4.

He survived 18 aces from Hurkacz, becoming the first Canadian champion to rank outside the top 20 since Andrei Pavel, who ranked 43rd in Montreal in 2001.

Carreno Busta is the third Spanish winner after five-time champions Rafael Nadal and Manuel Orantes in 1975.

The first two sets were a mirror image of Hulkatz breaking in the sixth game to win the season opener.

In the second game, Carreno Busta, expected to be ranked 14th in the world, claimed a break in the second game and held the margin to hang the match after each set.

Two breaks in the final set sealed the win for Carreno Busta. Carreno Busta broke Furkachu to take the win and cap it off with his points in the first match.

“I lost the first set and only had one break. But when you play guys with really good serve, it’s really hard to be there,” Carreno Busta said.

“But I kept believing because I knew I was playing better and better. I tried to be aggressive on my serve and I was able to make two breaks enough to be the winner. .”

Hurkacz said it was a well-deserved win.

“Pablo played really, really good the whole game,” Furkachu said. “It was difficult to play against him.

“Maybe my serve wasn’t working, but Pablo deserved to win today.”

“Definitely a good week. (I) improved a lot. I learned a lot from that week and will move on to the next.”

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