Carlos Moyá

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Carlos Moyá
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Country  Spain
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Born (1976-08-27) 27 August 1976 (age 38)
Palma, Majorca
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 17 November 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $13,390,822
Singles
Career record 573–314
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 1 (15 March 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1997)
French Open W (1998)
Wimbledon 4R (2004)
US Open SF (1998)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (1998)
Olympic Games QF (2004)
Doubles
Career record 23–49
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 108 (29 October 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2001)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004)
Last updated on: December 16, 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Moyá and the second or maternal family name is Llompart.

Carlos Moyá Llompart (Spanish: [ˈkarloz moˈʝa ʎomˈpart], Catalan: Carles Moyà Llompart [ˈkaɾɫəz moˈja ʎomˈpaɾt], born 27 August 1976) is a retired former world no. 1 tennis player from Spain. He was the French Open singles champion in 1998 and was the singles runner-up at the 1997 Australian Open. In 2004, he helped his country win the Davis Cup. He currently resides in Switzerland.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Moyá was born in Palma, Majorca, Spain. He began playing tennis at six with his parents. He turned professional in 1995 and won his first tour title later that year in Buenos Aires. He previously dated Italian Flavia Pennetta. The two split in 2007.[2] He is dating Spanish actress Carolina Cerezuela, with whom he has three children; a daughter, Carla Moyá Cerezuela, born by C-section on 18 August 2010 at the USP Clínica Palmaplanas in Palma,[3] a son named Carlos Moyá Cerezuela, on 12 December 2012 in Palma, and a second daughter, Daniela Moyá Cerezuela, born on 9 April 2014.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1997, Moyá reached his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, defeating defending champion Boris Becker in the first round, Jonas Björkman in the fourth round, and world no. 3 Michael Chang in the semifinals in straight sets, before losing in straight sets to Pete Sampras.[4]

In 1998, Moyá won the French Open. He defeated the tournament favourite, Marcelo Ríos in the quarterfinals, and fellow-Spaniard Álex Corretja in the final with a straight-sets win. He also won his first Tennis Masters Series tournament that year at Monte Carlo. He reached the semifinals of the US Open, losing to Mark Philippoussis. He concluded the year by finishing runner-up at the ATP World Championships (now known as the Tennis Masters Cup), where he lost in a five-set final to Corretja, having won the first two sets.

In March 1999, after finishing runner-up at Indian Wells, Moyá reached the world no. 1 singles ranking. He held the top spot for two weeks. Later that year, he entered the French Open as defending champion and lost in the fourth round to Andre Agassi (who would go on to be that year's champion). At the US Open, Moyá withdrew in the second round with a back injury and only played in two tournaments for the rest of the year.

Despite being hampered with a stress fracture in his lower back from the 1999 US Open through the early part of 2000, Moyá still finished in the top 50 in the world for the fifth straight year. He reached the fourth round of the US Open, where he held a match point in the fourth set, but eventually lost to Todd Martin in an epic five-set marathon, 7–6, 7–6, 1–6, 6–7, 2–6. Moyá's best result for the rest of 2000 was winning at Portugal.

In 2001, Moyá won the title at Umag. He also finished runner-up at Barcelona, where he lost in a four-hour marathon final to countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero.

2002 saw Moyá win four titles from six finals. He captured his second career Tennis Masters Series title, and the biggest hard-court title of his career, at Cincinnati, where he defeated world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the final.

Carlos Moyá Australian Open 2006.

Moyá captured three clay-court titles in 2003. He also helped Spain reach the final of the Davis Cup, compiling a 6–0 singles record. In the semifinals, he won the deciding rubber against Gastón Gaudio as Spain beat Argentina, 3–2. He beat Mark Philippoussis on grass court in the final. But that proved to be Spain's only point, as they lost the final 1–4 to Australia.

In 2004, Moyá helped Spain go one better and win the Davis Cup. In the final, he won two critical singles rubbers against Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish, as Spain beat the United States 3–2. The year also saw Moyà capture his third career Masters Series title at Rome, where he defeated David Nalbandian in the final, 6–3, 6–3, 6–1. He was the only player on the tour to win at least 20 matches on both clay courts and hard courts that year.

In July 2004, Moyá's kind-hearted gesture to hit with ball boy Sandeep Ponniah at the 2004 Tennis Masters Series Toronto event captured audiences during an injury timeout against opponent Nicolas Kiefer of Germany. To the crowd's surprise, Ponniah shuffled Moyá across the baseline and received an ovation for an overhead smash on a Moyá lob.

Moyá won his 18th career title in January 2005 at Chennai. He donated his prize money for the win to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake victims.

In January 2007, Moyá was the runner-up at the Medibank International in Sydney, losing to defending champion James Blake.

In May 2007, at the Hamburg Masters, he defeated Mardy Fish, world no. 12 Tomáš Berdych, world no. 9 Blake, and world no. 6 Novak Djokovic, a run which saw him reach his first Masters semifinal since 2004 Indian Wells. After reaching the semifinals against Roger Federer, Moyá lost, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6.

Moyá lost against Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the 2007 French Open.

During Wimbledon, Moyá lost in the first round to Tim Henman in a five-set thriller, the fifth set stretching to 24 games (Henman won 13–11). Despite the loss, Moyá had no points to defend (he had not played a grass-court match in a few years), resulting in his moving to world no. 20, his first time inside the top 20 since 13 June 2005.

In July 2007, Moyá won the Studena Croatia Open in Umag, Croatia, defeating Andrei Pavel, 6–4, 6–2. The win brought him to world no. 18 in the rankings, his highest rank since 23 May 2005, when he was world no. 15.

In August 2007, Moyá lost to Marcos Baghdatis in the first round of the Montréal Masters. At Cincinnati, one week later and just two weeks shy of his 31st birthday, he beat David Nalbandian, 7–6, 7–6, world no. 3 Djokovic, 6–4, 6–1, and Juan Martín del Potro, 7–5, 3–6, 7–5 (after being down an early break in the third set), to set up a quarterfinal clash with Lleyton Hewitt.

In 2008 at the Cincinnati Masters, Moyá defeated Nikolay Davydenko, 7–6, 4–6, 6–2, the match being played over the course of two days because of rain. Hours after his match with Davydenko, Moyá beat Igor Andreev, 6–4, 7–6.

Moyá made a slow start in 2009. He failed to progress beyond the second round of his first four tournaments, including a first-round loss at the Australian Open. In March 2009, he announced that he would have an indefinite hiatus from tennis to recover from injured tendons and ischium in his hip.[5] He returned to professional tennis in January 2010, losing against Janko Tipsarević in the first round of the Chennai Open, then losing in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open to Illya Marchenko.

On 17 November 2010, he announced his retirement from tennis owing to a long-standing foot injury from which he failed to recover.[6] He received a special ceremony at the O2 Arena in London during the 2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, with all top eight singles and doubles players attending. Other players who attended included Fernando Verdasco, Mikhail Youzhny, Àlex Corretja, Jonas Björkman, and Thomas Johansson.

He has won ATP Tour singles titles in 11 different countries: Argentina, Croatia, France, Italy, India, Mexico, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

Grand Slam record[edit]

  • Australian Open
    • Singles runner-up: 1997
    • Singles quarterfinalist: 2001
    • Doubles quarterfinalist: 2001
  • French Open
    • Singles champion: 1998
    • Singles quarterfinalist: 2003, 2004, 2007
  • US Open
    • Singles semifinalist: 1998
    • Singles quarterfinalist: 2007

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1997 Australian Open Hard United States Pete Sampras 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1998 French Open Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 6–3, 7–5, 6–3

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (3–3)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1998 Monte Carlo Clay France Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 1999 Indian Wells Hard Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 2002 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 5–7, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2002 Cincinnati Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 2003 Miami Hard United States Andre Agassi 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2004 Rome Clay Argentina David Nalbandian 6–3, 6–3, 6–1

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 44 (20–24)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (1–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–1)
ATP Masters Series (3–3)
ATP International Series Gold (3–4)
ATP International Series (13–15)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–12)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (16–12)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 November 1995 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1996 Munich, Germany Clay Czech Republic Sláva Doseděl 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2. 19 August 1996 Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 6–0, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 16 September 1996 Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 3. 13 January 1997 Sydney, Australia Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 27 January 1997 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard United States Pete Sampras 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 4 August 1997 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay Czech Republic Sláva Doseděl 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 18 August 1997 Indianapolis, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 25 August 1997 Long Island, USA Hard Australia Patrick Rafter 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 7. 15 September 1997 Bournemouth, UK Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 2–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 27 April 1998 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–0, 7–5
Winner 5. 8 June 1998 French Open, Paris, France Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 6–3, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 5 October 1998 Majorca, Spain Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 30 November 1998 ATP Championships, Hanover, Germany Hard Spain Àlex Corretja 6–3, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 8 March 1999 Indian Wells, USA Hard Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 6. 17 April 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Francisco Clavet 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 23 April 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Spain Àlex Corretja 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 30 April 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 23 July 2001 Umag, Croatia (2) Clay France Jérôme Golmard 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 8. 4 March 2002 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 13. 22 April 2002 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 5–7, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 15 July 2002 Båstad, Sweden Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 10. 22 July 2002 Umag, Croatia (3) Clay Spain David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 12 August 2002 Cincinnati, USA Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 14. 30 September 2002 Hong Kong, China Hard Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 3–6, 6–1, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 12. 17 February 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina (2) Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 31 March 2003 Miami, USA Hard United States Andre Agassi 3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 21 April 2003 Barcelona, Spain Clay Russia Marat Safin 5–7, 6–2, 6–2, 3–0 retired
Winner 14. 21 July 2003 Umag, Croatia (4) Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 16. 13 October 2003 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 3–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 5 January 2004 Chennai, India Hard Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 17. 19 January 2004 Sydney, Australia (2) Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 3–4 ret.
Runner-up 18. 16 February 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 4–6, 1–6
Winner 16. 1 March 2004 Acapulco, Mexico (2) Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–0
Winner 17. 3 May 2004 Rome, Italy Clay Argentina David Nalbandian 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 18. 3 January 2005 Chennai, India (2) Hard Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 19. 1 August 2005 Umag, Croatia Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 20. 9 January 2006 Chennai, India Hard Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Winner 19. 13 February 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina (3) Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 21. 15 January 2007 Sydney, Australia (3) Hard United States James Blake 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 22. 5 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 20. 29 July 2007 Umag, Croatia (5) Clay Romania Andrei Pavel 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 17 February 2008 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Nicolás Almagro 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 14 September 2008 Bucharest, Romania (2) Clay France Gilles Simon 3–6, 4–6

Team titles[edit]

2004 – Davis Cup winner with Spain

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L
Australian Open A A 1R F 2R 1R A QF 2R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13 13–13
French Open A A 2R 2R W 4R 1R 2R 3R QF QF 4R 3R QF 1R A A 1 / 13 32–12
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R A A 4R A A 1R A A A 0 / 8 7–8
US Open A A 2R 1R SF 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R A A 0 / 13 26–13
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 8–4 14–3 5–4 3–3 8–4 4–3 8–3 9–3 4–3 4–3 8–4 1–3 0–1 0–1 1 / 47 79–46
Tennis Masters Cup A A A SF F A A A SF RR RR A A A A A A 0 / 5 10–9
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 2R 3R F 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R QF 2R 4R 3R A 2R 0 / 13 18–12
Miami Masters A A A 2R 2R 4R 2R 4R 2R F QF 3R 3R 2R 3R A A 0 / 12 19–12
Monte Carlo Masters A A 3R SF W QF 2R 2R F SF SF 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1 / 13 26–12
Rome Masters A A 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R QF 3R W 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1 / 13 20–12
Madrid Masters A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 3R A 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 12 3–12
Canada Masters A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 8 6–8
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R W 1R QF 3R 1R QF QF A A 1 / 11 19–10
Shanghai Masters Not ATP Masters Series Not Held Not ATP Masters Series A A 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R SF A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 8 5–8
Hamburg Masters A A 3R 1R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF A 1R SF QF NM1 0 / 12 17–12
Titles 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 20
Year End Ranking 347 61 28 7 5 22 41 19 5 7 5 31 43 17 42 446 516

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Pete Sampras
World No. 1
15 March 1999 – 28 March 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
United States Pete Sampras
Preceded by
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
ATP Champions Tour
Year-End No.1

2011, 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent