Poor Carlos Moya
He seems to like playing in Australia & naturally has many fans Down Under, plus the Rebound Ace courts seem to suit his game~> & yet he`s never won anything in AUS
Consider how close Moya has come to tasting victory in AUS:
1997: Sydney Finalist [lost to Tiger Tim]
1997: AO Finalist [lost to Sampras]
2003: Davis Cup finalist with Spain [never allowed to play the 5th rubber because Ferrero went down to Philippoussis in 5-sets]
2004: Sydney Finalist [lost to Hewitt~ Carlos retired injured]
2007: Sydney Finalist [lost to Blake]
So Moya has contested or been a part of 5-Finals in AUS but unfortunately for him he lost every time
...Then to add insult to injury he`s handed a horror 1st Rd draw at AO~ where he has to play 5th seed Blake [atleast Carlos got some practice in Sydney]..
Here`s Moya`s list of close calls [lost finals]: NEW RECORD~> for the most successive years losing a final somewhere??[12-years straight]...
1997--Amsterdam, Australian Open, Bournemouth, Indianapolis, Sydney;
1998--Mallorca, Singles Championship;
2002--Hong Kong, Monte Carlo TMS;
2003--Miami TMS, Vienna;
2004--Buenos Aires, Sydney;