Carreno Busta stunned 8th seed Hubert Hurkacz to register a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win and clinch the hardcourt Masters title.
A couple of years ago, Kyrgios had suggested that Carreno Busta was just a clay specialist and said that the former Top 10 player wouldn't even be close to the Top 50 in the ATP rankings without claycourt tournaments. The comment caused a rift between the two players that is still ongoing.
Tennis fans recalled Kyrgios' old dig after the Spaniard won his biggest ATP title to date. One fan said that, on similar lines, Kyrgios himself would never have been successful if tennis was played only on claycourts, given the Australian player's record on the surface.
"If only clay existed, no one would have ever heard of Kyrgios," said a post on Twitter.
Doesn’t even make sense cause hard courts are his best surface," wrote another fan on Kyrgios' comment.
While tennis fans recalled previous comments by Kyrgios, the Australian player himself reacted in light of Carreno Busta's Canadian Open win. Kyrgios expressed that he is not worried at all as he still holds a superior head-to-head record against the Spaniard.
"Nah I’m good, our head to head is a laugh," Kyrgios said, reacting to the tweet that reminded fans of his old comment.
The former World No.13 has won all three matches played against Carreno Busta on the ATP tour. His latest victory came in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Halle Open. Both Men will now shift their attention to the Western & Southern Open, which begins this week in Cincinnati.