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Pablo Carreno Busta bests double partner to reach BNP Paribas Open semifinals

Pablo Carreno Busta bests double partner to reach BNP Paribas Open semifinals

Just a few weeks ago, Pablo Carreno Busta joined Pablo Cuevas on the same side of the court to win the doubles title at a tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of joining him again at the BNP Paribas Open, Carreno beat him Thursday in a tight quarterfinal match that will lift his world ranking into the top 20.

Carreno Busta, a Spaniard whose comfort extends beyond the clay courts favored by many of his compatriots, saved two match points to defeat Uruguay’s Cuevas, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4) at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and earn his first trip to the semifinals of this event. Carreno Busta, seeded No. 21 here, will face No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, who overcame a strong...

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