Pablo Carreno Busta: ‘I need to be at one hundred percent to have chance against Novak Djokovic’

Pablo Carreno Busta has backed himself to beat Novak Djokovic at the French Open as long as he can recover from a bout of nausea.

Carreno Busta was the opposition for Djokovic when he infamously for defaulted at the US Open last month, and they are now set for a rematch at Roland Garros.

However, before that there is another issue he must deal with.

“I had a little general discomfort, my stomach was bothering me,” Pablo Carreno Busta told after his with over Daniel Altmaier.

“I have been a strange couple of days, today a little worse, I have gone to the doctor, he measured my temperature and I was fine.

“They have given me something for nausea. In the third set I felt better and I tried to close the points quickly.

“I escaped, I played brave and aggressive, I had no other option.”

Novak Djokovic celebration

Next up for Carreno Busta is a match against Novak Djokovic, which is probably the last thing you want when you are not feeling well.

The Spaniard, though, is confident he can trouble Djokovic as long as he can recover in time.

“Against Novak I need to be one hundred percent, being like today I have no option against him. I need to recover.

“He feels comfortable playing here, that the ball doesn’t sting so much and he can catch it where it suits him best.

“But they aren’t bad for me either, if I play well. It will be an opportunity to show myself the level I have, if I can recover well and I’m one hundred percent.”

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