Former French Open champion Carlos Moya clinched a bittersweet victory over fellow Spaniard and best friend Fernando Vicente at the French Open.
The 27-year-old claimed his 11th straight win over Vicente, beating him 6-1 6-2 6-1 to reach the third round at Roland Garros.
Vicente seemed to be going through the motions against Moya and never looked like troubling the base-liner’s game.
“Well, it’s not easy. He’s my best friend on the tour and I know he’s having a hard time now because he was injured for a long time,” Moya said.
“Now he’s trying to recover and he’s trying to be at the same level as he was before. But he is not playing that well. That’s not easy, because I am also playing very solid with a lot of confidence.
“So you know, it was not easy.”
Moya seemed unable to look his opponent in the eye after the one-sided match.
“Well, what can I say is I didn’t have fun at all today, although I played a very good match and I won in straight sets playing solid,” Moya added.
“If it was against another player, I would be happy but today I was not that happy because I saw that he was struggling a little bit.”
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