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Carlos Moya Cheer Thread.......

aura of moya
07-18-2002, 02:22 AM
Hi guys,

Great to see a proper Atp forum to go along side the Wta one.

Anyway.

Just a question about Carlos MOYA........hehehe.
I think he is one of the best players to watch when he is in the flow.
In 98, after his French Open win, he followed up with a great US Open Semi Final. He is an all surface player, with grass being his only weakness, even though injury force him out of Wimbledon this year.

He's done so well on Hard courts in the past, and just hope his back can hold up during the US season.

Good Luck Buddy.

All the Best

Simon V

Daniel
07-18-2002, 02:32 AM
Go CArlos Moya

:) :) :) :) :)

Allie
07-18-2002, 03:33 AM
Hi Simon :wavey:

Go Carlos!!!

:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
07-18-2002, 03:52 AM
hi Simon .......... cool name :)

Dissident
07-18-2002, 03:55 AM
Moya is really a wonderful player. He is VERY tallented.
He seems to be always on track for a comeback, though. This year its the strongest display of good tennis since something like 1998?
I hope he keeps it up. :)

Btw, hi people. Why do I have this feeling that we´ve met before??? ;)

Daniel
07-18-2002, 03:58 AM
Hi Simon

Hi Hitman

:wavey:

aura of moya
07-18-2002, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
hi Simon .......... cool name :)

Thanks you kindy Eggy.

How did you know it was me??? :cool: thought I was in disguise....hehehehehe.

Well...........look for me in the up coming Soccer Forum as Aura of Kewell......hahaha.

Simon V

Berlin_Calling
07-18-2002, 04:57 AM
Hey Simon. Creative User name!! Vamos Carlos!!

Daniel
07-18-2002, 04:59 AM
Do you speak Spanish Chrispy????
:) :) :) :) :)

Berlin_Calling
07-18-2002, 05:04 AM
I took 3 years of Spanish during school (even though the first year was a joke) and I was pretty good at it too, getting straight A's but now, 1 month into summer break, Im forgetting all my verbs! :rolleyes: :p :o

Daniel
07-18-2002, 05:06 AM
wow, that is cool. :) :)

Cuidate amigo :)

Berlin_Calling
07-18-2002, 05:13 AM
Cuidate?? Have no clue what that means lol :rolleyes: :o :p

Daniel
07-18-2002, 05:16 AM
Cuidate means take care,
:) :) :) :) :) :)

Becool
07-18-2002, 05:29 AM
Hi Simon!

Go Carlos! Yeah he seems on track to his old form! :bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
07-18-2002, 05:36 AM
Hi Bernardo :wavey:

Becool
07-18-2002, 05:41 AM
Hi Daniel :wavey: :) :)

Como estas? ;)

Daniel
07-18-2002, 05:51 AM
Bien y tu??? :wavey:

Becool
07-18-2002, 06:00 AM
muy bien tb! gracias :bounce:

Daniel
07-18-2002, 06:03 AM
Cuidate, :) :)

Becool
07-18-2002, 08:08 AM
no te preocupas :wavey:

*is that right :confused:*

TheBoiledEgg
07-18-2002, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by aura of moya


Thanks you kindy Eggy.

How did you know it was me??? :cool: thought I was in disguise....hehehehehe.

Well...........look for me in the up coming Soccer Forum as Aura of Kewell......hahaha.

Simon V


ermmmmmmm it says Simon ;)
and who else calls themselves "aura" ;)

Carlos has been my fav since Edberg retired

anabel
07-18-2002, 12:27 PM
Best of luck Carlos :hearts:

bliss
07-18-2002, 12:54 PM
Animo Carlitos!!!:bounce:

Daniel
07-18-2002, 02:59 PM
Hola Bliss :wavey:

Berlin_Calling
07-18-2002, 03:23 PM
Carlos really has a smooth flowing game

Daniel
07-18-2002, 03:27 PM
Indeed :)

Alberto
07-18-2002, 06:50 PM
Vamos Carlos!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
07-18-2002, 06:50 PM
Vamos CArlos :bounce:

Scott Storm
07-20-2002, 01:07 AM
Carlos is one cool motherfucker!

I went to school with a guy who knew Carlos from home, he showed us pics and everything! unfortunately I havn't seen him since '99.

aura of moya
07-20-2002, 03:05 AM
Hey Scott,
your right buddy, Carlos is one damn cool guy.
I had the priviledge of meeting him at a Bar in Melbourne. He's just so laid back. You can see it in his service action......so smooth......hehehehe.

Anyway.........he just continues to win, but I wont continue to go on about it just incase my Aura jinx takes hold.

Good luck Buddy.

Hope this is title numero 3 this year.

Simon V

Dissident
07-20-2002, 03:42 AM
The chance is very good considering who is left in the draw.
If Carlos can keep himself concentrated, Im sure he can beat Melzer and then Ferrer or Krajan easily. Although I watched that match, and this croat Krajan played very well against Ljubicic. But still, on clay, Moya is many miles ahead...
Good luck to him!

TheBoiledEgg
07-20-2002, 04:00 AM
yeah go Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!!

he really should win the title :)
vamos Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!!

tennischick
07-20-2002, 04:40 AM
now that the last remaining Argentine has been summarily despatched, Moya has no excuse for not winning this tourny. go Moya!!!!!!! :bounce:

selesfan
07-21-2002, 04:40 AM
Vamos Carlos!:bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
07-21-2002, 09:04 PM
Carlos won Umag for the 3rd time :)
well done Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessi
07-21-2002, 09:08 PM
Congrats Carlos!:)

Go Nalby
07-22-2002, 04:02 AM
Way to go Carlos!

aura of moya
07-22-2002, 06:55 AM
Well Done Carlos..........glad I didn't jinx him.

He was in unbeatable form this week.

Where is he due at this week, or does he have a week off???

Good Work Carlos.........A genuine good guy on the tour, and he has gotten another reward for this year.

Simon V

TheBoiledEgg
07-22-2002, 11:50 AM
New rankings

Carlos is #16
that means he will be seeded for Toronto
and most likely Cincinatti as well

thats a welcome boost

so the Potato lives to fight another 2-3 days :p

tennischick
07-22-2002, 02:11 PM
The Potato is claiming to be sick again -- and again it's one of his mysterious illnesses -- and he pulled out of the Mercedes Cup so there is no chance of him being peeled by King Carlos anytime soon. too bad.

for a supposedly very fit athlete, he sure gets sick a lot. first it was the chronic breathing problems. Then the chicken pox and at least two bouts with a virus., then it was chicken pox and now it's yet another virus.

of course, it's possible that he is lying thru his teeth and just needs a little time off to get ready for the hardcourt season. in which case why not just say that? why all the mystery ailments?

if he is really sick, then he needs to fire his dotors and get new ones bec something is wrong that no-one is diagnosing properly.

Dissident
07-22-2002, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by aura of moya
Well Done Carlos..........glad I didn't jinx him.

He was in unbeatable form this week.

Where is he due at this week, or does he have a week off???

Good Work Carlos.........A genuine good guy on the tour, and he has gotten another reward for this year.

Simon V

He is the number two seed at the small Sopot tournament this week, lazy bastard! Geesh, start doing your own research! ;)
Joking, of course! :D
Good luck, Moya!

aura of moya
07-22-2002, 03:55 PM
Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much brother Fern......

Hehehee...............I have to say I do ask questions that I can just as easily answer myself.......but it's more fun interacting with good buddies........:) especially in this marvelous Moya thread I created.......hehehe

Simon V

Dissident
07-22-2002, 11:46 PM
You needed to make up all that loooong sentence just to say you´re a lazy bastard?? I did it already, with TWO WORDS!

hehe ;)
You´re welcome! :)

aura of moya
07-24-2002, 02:10 AM
Well......11 in a row now.

Dispatching talented young swede Vinciguerra 6-2 6-1.

This is a joke........keep it up buddy. This is some awesome form to take into the US season.

Simon V

Dissident
07-25-2002, 04:53 AM
12 in a row... :eek:

Whats this guy doing???????
;)

Dissident
07-25-2002, 04:55 AM
Beating Andrei Stoliarov 6-4 6-1, I should mention too... hehe

TheBoiledEgg
07-25-2002, 09:38 AM
keep going Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!

next 2 weeks are big ones ---------->>>> Masters 6/7
hope he's not gonna run out of gas

Vamos Carlos !!!!!!!

aura of moya
07-25-2002, 10:51 AM
Poor Carlos.........He said that the three straight weeks of tennis might be starting to get to him.

12 wins in 2 and a half weeks is great form, but it could be the quick fire way to burn out.............Catch 22 situation. When you get on a roll like the one Carlos is on at the moment, you dont want to stop playing. I just hope he doesn't run out of petrol at a crucial time in a huge tournament..........a la upcoming Masters and US Open.

Saying that though, he'll playing amazing, and I hope he keeps it up.

Great Stuff.

Simon V

Dissident
07-25-2002, 11:42 PM
Just to remember something...
This amazing form is similar to the one Guga was during the european clay season last year before the usopen. He won Monte Carlo, got to the finals in Rome and then when Hamburg came, he lost first round to Mirnyi. Only to get recharged and win again in Roland Garros some weeks later.
Same thing can happen to Carlos. He will definitely lose some early round match in the way, in one of the two Masters Series to come. And then he comes back on great form. :)

Dissident
07-26-2002, 06:33 PM
13 in a row. He just beat Stefano Galvani, 2-6 6-3 6-1.
:eek:
:D

TheBoiledEgg
07-26-2002, 06:36 PM
congrats Carlos :)
now go and win 3 titles in 3 weeks :bounce:

good luck Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
08-07-2002, 07:48 PM
Carlos in 3rd rd of Cincinatti :bounce:

vamos Carlos !!!!!!!!!!!!!

keep going man

aura of moya
08-08-2002, 02:44 AM
Yeah, keep it up buddy.

Michael Chang next. I remember there match in Autralia in the Semis of 97......the year he broke thru.....good luck.

If he gets thru this, I would love to see the next round possible match up against the X-man. I like watching Xavier play as well.
Damn, why did ESPN have to come to me next month. This was the month for the tennis. Oh well.

Simon V

ps.....no jinx please

TheBoiledEgg
08-08-2002, 11:25 AM
good luck Carlos !!!!!!!!!!

and he should win and make it 4-0 (and all on Hard as well)

i just hope he doesn't have to face Schuettler :mad: :p

Dissident
08-08-2002, 07:12 PM
Carlos won again. He just defeated Michael Chang.
Very well done, Moya! :)

Layla
08-08-2002, 07:37 PM
Yey! Carlos is in QF!!! :bounce:

Well done and good luck in the future! :D

aura of moya
08-09-2002, 01:05 AM
Argh.....Schuettler beat Xavier.......noooooooo :p

Great Job Carlos.......you inspire me to do better buddy.

Wipe Rainer away...........bring the sun out to dry him up.......:p and several other clitche comments.........heheheh.

Good Luck buddy.

Ferrero and Arthurs in the other bottom half quarter....interesting stuff. ;)

Simon V



Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
good luck Carlos !!!!!!!!!!

and he should win and make it 4-0 (and all on Hard as well)

i just hope he doesn't have to face Schuettler :mad: :p

TheBoiledEgg
08-09-2002, 05:18 PM
good luck Carlos :)

got to beat the Schuttler today
best wishes and kick his butt

Vamos Carlos and don't be a "Careless Moya" ;)

TheBoiledEgg
08-09-2002, 07:24 PM
Carlos into semis :D
7-6 6-1 win over Schuettler

saved a set point at 3-5 and there was no looking back

good luck in semis tomorrow

Dissident
08-10-2002, 01:25 AM
Good job, Moya! Way to go!
Good match, but like Eggy said, keep the careless Moya at home. :p

Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 01:27 AM
hehe careless moya :p

Well I don't want Moya to win tomorrow ;) But if he does, I want him to win it all :)

Jorge
08-10-2002, 07:27 AM
come on Carles, win all at Cincy!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Jorge
08-10-2002, 06:27 PM
congratulations for your victory over Ferrero, Carles.now just win all.boy!;)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
08-10-2002, 06:32 PM
Very good match. If he keeps it like this, he can very well win it all.
Really, very well played today. Taking the risks on the right times, keeping it in play on the bad ones... Some flaws on that backhand still, where he gets too late to hit it, but thats happening progressively less.

GO MOYA! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
08-10-2002, 06:49 PM
well done Carlos that was just brilliant :bounce:

now go and win the title :)
It would be better if it was the potato he meets but who cares, just win it.

As long as Carlos Moya shows up and not Careless Moya , Moya will win :D

dbc
08-10-2002, 07:06 PM
Very well done to Carlos.
Good to see he is playing like his best of a few years ago.
Let's hope he goes out with the same standard for tomorrow's final

ILR
08-10-2002, 07:54 PM
Well done 2 Carlos 4 gettin through 2 the final!:D

Mrs. B
08-10-2002, 09:56 PM
BRAVO, Carlos!!!!


_______________________

Hopp, Roger!

:bounce:

Jessi
08-10-2002, 10:07 PM
Vamos Carlos! :bounce: :D :bounce: :D

aura of moya
08-12-2002, 01:32 AM
well done Carlos........he won 7-5 7-6.

I guess it's best of three sets........hehehe.

This title kind of makes up for a slow couple week for Daniela.

Well Done buddy.
You definitely got the wood on Hewitt.

Simon V

Jessi
08-12-2002, 01:34 AM
Yes, well done indeed! :D :D

Congrats Carlos! The 2002 Cincinatti Champion!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lily
08-12-2002, 02:27 AM
obrigado, gracias, merci, thank you!!!!!

Congrats Carlos!!!!! :)

Jorge
08-12-2002, 02:29 AM
Felicitats al nou campió de Cincinnati! : Carles Moyà
translation from mallorquì language:
Congratulations to the new champion of Cincinnati: Carlos Moya

Jessi
08-12-2002, 02:55 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020811/capt.1029115626cincinnati_masters_series_xmas106.j pg

Jessi
08-12-2002, 02:57 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020811/capt.1029116185cincinnati_masters_series_xmas107.j pg


:D :D :D

Jessi
08-12-2002, 02:59 AM
By TERRY KINNEY
Associated Press Writer
August 11, 2002


MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Carlos Moya, showing the form that once had him ranked No. 1 in the world, upset Lleyton Hewitt, the current No. 1, 7-5, 7-6 (5) Sunday in the final of the $2.95 million Cincinnati Masters Series.

``I knew my hardcourt game was not bad, but I didn't expect to win this tournament,'' Moya said. He called it ``a dream come true.''

Moya, the French Open champion in 1998, was ranked No.1 in the world briefly in 1999, then injured his back.

Although he won titles at Acapulco, Bastad and Umag this year, his best previous finish in a major tournament was as the runner-up to Juan Carlos Ferrero at Monte Carlo in April.

Moya, who won $392,000, did not lose a set in six matches this week, and beat Hewitt in the final with powerful forehand strokes that even the indefatigable Australian could not reach.

The sky darkened and the lights came on early in the match. After one break apiece and the first set tied 4-4, play was suspended for 2 hours, 18 minutes because of rain.

When they resumed, Moya held serve twice, then broke Hewitt in the 12th game to take the set.

Hewitt had Moya down 5-2 in the second set, but could not put him away. Hewitt failed to hold serve twice, sending the set to a tiebreaker.

But at 5-5 in the tiebreaker, Hewitt double-faulted, then hit Moya's serve beyond the baseline on match point.

Hewitt may take home only half of the $206,000 runner-up's share. The ATP levied a fine Monday of $20,000 or half of Hewitt's winnings -- whichever is greater -- for failing to take part in a mandatory tour promotion, a pre-tournament interview with ESPN.

Hewitt plans to appeal the fine.

Hewitt, preparing for his U.S. Open title defense, has won four titles this year, including Wimbledon and the Masters Series event in Indian Wells, Calif. He is the No.1 seed in the RCA Championships that start Monday in Indianapolis.

James Blake and Todd Martin won the doubles title, worth $135,150 for the team, by beating third-seeded Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 7-5, 6-3.

The tournament is sponsored by the Western & Southern Financial Group.

selesfan
08-12-2002, 03:00 AM
Congrats Carlos!:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
08-12-2002, 04:20 AM
Well done Moya! Another so-called "clay-courter" kicking ass on hard. And kicking the ass of the king of hard. :D
I just love Cincinnati. Last year Guga, this year Charlie! :)

Chloe le Bopper
08-12-2002, 07:00 AM
Vamos Moya :) :bounce:


If my fave Spaniard couldn't win it, at least one of his countrymen did :D

Dissident
08-12-2002, 07:00 AM
Comments on the final match:

First set

Moya serves
One DF, two bad errors from Moya and Lleyton has a breakpoint. Good serve to save it. Carlos wins the game with a great forehand down the line.
Game Moya 1-0

Hewitt serves 0-1
Good backhand down the line from Moya (very deep) to get two breakpoints. Carlos hits the net on the first chance. Ace to save the second. Two big serves and he gets the game
Game Hewitt 1-1

Moya serves 1-1
Moya playing some terrible stuff. Hewitt starts up 0-30. Ace for 15-30. Another bad error for Moya gives Lleyton a double breakpoint. Potato hits the net to blow the first opportunity. Carlos goes long right after though...
Game Hewitt 2-1

Hewitt serves 2-1
Moya has 10 unforced errors already... Hewitt gets the game to love.
Game Hewitt 3-1

Moya serves 1-3
Hewitt has a great point on 15-0, making the spanish run all the court. Moya hits another DF. Then he tries to go to the net, and it works. 30-30. Ace 40-30. Stupid error 40-40. Another one. And Hewitt has yet another breakpoint. Good serve saves it. Two errors from the potato.
Game Moya 2-3

Hewitt serves 3-2
Moya plays very well at 30-15. Looks like the turning point. Error by Hewitt for breakpoint. Second double fault in the game gives Moya the break back.
Game Moya 3-3

Moya serves 3-3
Slow start from Moya, but then he steps up to win the game of serve.
Game Moya 4-3

Hewitt serves 3-4
The australian holds to love. Moya hits lots of groundstrokes late. Spraying balls and a lot of them go too long.

Moya starts to serve when the rain starts

They are back from the rain delay.
Moya serves 4-4
Two winners and a lot of aggressiveness from Carlos makes him win the game to 15.
Game Moya 5-4

Hewitt serves 4-5
Potato comes with a doublefault to give Moya two set points. Ace to save the first. Another huge first serve to save the second. Ace for advantage (bad call! ). Ace to give him the game.
Game Hewitt 5-5

Moya serves 5-5
Incredible game by Moya, painting all the lines. Hewitt couldnt do anything. Three winners and a game to love.
Game Moya 6-5

Hewitt serves 5-6
Moya hitting the crap out of the ball, and then a dropshot. 0-15
Hewitt puts an overhead out. 0-30
Good serve 15-30
Moya goes for the return winner, hits the net. 30-30
Good return. 30-40. Third set point for Moya
Hewitt´s forehand hits the net!

Game first set Moya 7-5

Dissident
08-12-2002, 07:03 AM
Second set

Moya serves
Hewitt comes back slow, out of timing, especially with his backhand. Moya wins easily.
Game Moya 1-0

Hewitt serves 0-1
Moya reaches another breakpoint with a great return to Lleyton´s toes. Moya goes for the line on a crosscourt forehand, unlucky. A bad forehand on the net from Moya and Hewitt gets the advantage. Bad attempt at a passing shot and we are back at deuce. An error from Carlos and a good serve and the game is Hewitt´s.
Game Hewitt 1-1

Moya serves 1-1
Footfault called when he got an ace... He manages to hold at love anyway.
Game Moya 2-1

Hewitt serves 1-2
Too many errors in this game. Hewitt has less and wins the game, though.
Game Hewitt 2-2

Moya serves 2-2
Hewitt throws the racquet to the floor. Moya with too many errors still. Hewitt gets a breakpoint. Long ball from Moya, and the break is done
Game Hewitt 3-2

Hewitt serves 3-2
Boring match now. Errors from everywhere. Moya gets a breakpoint. Hewitt saves with a bh down the line winner. "Cmon" comes next A good volley and Mr Potato gets the adv. Error for Moya with the fh.
Game Hewitt 4-2

Moya serves 4-2
Terrible game, Hewitt breaks.
Game Hewitt 5-2

Hewitt serves 5-2 for the set.
Moya gets fast to 0-40 after some powerful strokes. Hewitt saves the 1st BP with a good serve. Moya breaks right after with a killer fh.
Game Moya 3-5

Moya serves 3-5
Hewitt gets to a double set point after Moya´s long fh. Moya catches the potato on the run and then hits a fh down the line winner to bring back to deuce. Hewitt hits the bh long and gets mad. Moya gets a second serve ace to win the game
Game Moya 4-5

Hewitt serves 5-4 for the set again
Moya starts going to the net and hitting a dropvolley for winner. 0-15. Long fh for Hewitt. 0-30. Bad slice attempt by Moya 15-30 DF 15-40. Bad luck Moya: ball slips on the tape and goes out LUCKY POTATO . 30-40 one more chance. wow! great fh down the line winner for Moya, Potato smashed again!
Game Moya 5-5

Moya serves 5-5
Two questionable calls on Carlos serves... Moya is hitting some very good inside-out shots that are driving Hewitt nuts. Moya moving very well, but Hewitt comes with a awesome passing shot to 30-40. Very good serve to save the breakpoint. Ace to get the adv. Hewitt lucky again with that damned tape. deuce. long fh by Moya and BP for the Potato again. Bad return and deuce again. Another bad return and he definitely loses his patience. Moya hungry for the win, hitting a winner with a fh down the line.
Game Moya 6-5

Hewitt serves 5-6 to stay alive
Moya with ups and downs this game. Stupid errors and marvelous winners (ie. a jumping bh down the line winner). Hewitt wins the game with an awesome passing shot, after running a lot on defense
Game Hewitt 6-6

Tiebreak
M serves - Moya tries a dropshot, hits the net 0-1
H serves - Moya goes for the winner, it goes wide. 2-0 / Moya hitting with all his power, forces LH´s error. 2-1
M serves - Passing shot with the bh for Moya 2-2 / Ace! 3-2
H serves - Moya alternating paces, high spinned balls and heavy flat ones. Finishes with a dropshot. 2-4 / Hewitt tries a dropshot, then a lob, but Moya reaches with the overhead. Hits Hewitt and then appologises. 2-5
M serves - Error 5-3 / Hewitt blasting the balls, gets a winner with the fh. 5-4
H serves - Ace with the 2nd serve 5-5 / DF 5-6
M serves - Huge serve and thats it.

Game set and match Carlos Moya, 7-5 7-6(5)

Mrs. B
08-12-2002, 08:18 AM
Thanks, Hitman!
They don't show the matches here where i am but hopefully there'll be a replay on the German sports channel this morning. Congrats Carlos Moya! Mr. CoolMan on the Court is back...:)

Nimi
08-12-2002, 10:42 AM
Carlos! :D :bounce:

Layla
08-12-2002, 04:47 PM
Way to go Carlos! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

The way he played all week, he really deserved this title. Unbelievable! :D Hope he keeps playing like that!

Mrs. B, do you mean DSF? It's my only source of tennis during master series. Any time now I will be able to speak German. :rolleyes: Dou you get Eurosport?

Dissident
08-13-2002, 12:02 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Thanks, Hitman!
They don't show the matches here where i am but hopefully there'll be a replay on the German sports channel this morning. Congrats Carlos Moya! Mr. CoolMan on the Court is back...:)

No problem. I have fun doing those.
I just would rather have done it during the match, but the rain delay screwed the tv schedule and they showed it on tape at the middle of the night. Thats why maybe somethings dont make a lot of sense. :p

TheBoiledEgg
08-13-2002, 09:55 AM
By Piers Newbery
BBC Sport Online http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/2188820.stm



After several years "in the wilderness", Carlos Moya is ready to challenge for the major prizes in tennis once again.

The Spaniard moved up to fifth in the ATP Champions Race with victory in the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday, beating the world number one in the final.


It was a fourth title of the year for Moya and the third time in succession he has beaten Lleyton Hewitt.

And, more significantly, it was a victory on hardcourts as opposed to the clay he grew up on.
"This is a great victory," he said after the match.

"My tennis has really come along recently. I had a few years in the wilderness, but I'm back now.

"I've found my game again and I hope to threaten at the US Open."

That Moya is capable of playing at the highest level is beyond doubt among his peers, who rate the Spaniard extremely highly.


"He's been there before and he knows how to play the big points well," said Hewitt.

"He's a former number one - that's not a bad loss."

It seems a long time since Moya was competing for Grand Slam titles and the top ranking, and he has since suffered with long-term back and shoulder problems.

But after tournament victories in Acapulco, Bastad and Umag this year, Cincinnati marked his return to the big time.

"What I learned this year is that you just have to enjoy being on court, and when you have the bad moments, you have to think that the good ones are going to come soon," he said.

"Being in the top 10 is something I've been waiting for since I was injured.

"It took a while to recover, but it looks like now I am playing pretty well."

Moya had not reached a Masters Series final since Indian Wells in August 1999 - the same year he reached the number one ranking, if only for two weeks.



That marked the conclusion of an impressive rise that had begun with an appearance in the Australian Open final as a 20-year-old in 1997, and included victory at the French Open in 1998.

Like most of the leading Spanish players who are rapidly taking over the upper reaches of the men's game, Moya learnt his tennis at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona.

He headed to the Catalan capital as a 17-year-old from his home in Mallorca, and admits that it was one of the biggest challenges he has faced.

"It was tough to leave and move to a big city," said Moya. "But I have to admit that it helped me become the player that I am."

Moya is at his most comfortable on clay and excels at the heavy topspin, baseline game used by fellow Barcelona pupils Alex Corretja and Albert Costa.

But what sets him apart is the variety in his game, as shown in the victory over Hewitt when he out-hit the Australian on a hardcourt.


"As soon as he gets around and whacks that forehand and he's on the offence, he's an extremely tough player to put back on the defensive," admitted Hewitt.

Moya has looked close to his best form in recent weeks and, as he is still only 25, has plenty of time to challenge Hewitt's recent domination.

Taking the Australian's crown at the US Open later this month will be far from easy, but free from injury, he is excited by the challenge.

"This is the most important thing for me, to be healthy and fit," said Moya. "I know when this happens I can be a dangerous player.

"Hardcourt is not my favourite surface, but I know I can adapt pretty well.

"With me anything is possible, and if I'm lucky I can play well and win any tournament."

Dissident
08-14-2002, 12:28 AM
Thanks TBE.
Very good article. He seems to be very clear with his objectives right now. Thats the most important of it all.

Oh, and being healthy, of course. Enough injuries!

claudine140
08-14-2002, 08:03 AM
Moya is simply the most completed spanish player.
He shows it in 1998 and now he won 4 tournements in one year and he is only 26 years old . His birthday is on 27 august. If he does like Agassi he has some beautifull years in the futur.
Here are some adresses from moyaclubs:
http://www.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/carlosmoya
http://groups.msn.com/CarlosMoyaFanClub/home.msnw
Claudine
:bounce:

claudine140
08-14-2002, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
By Piers Newbery
BBC Sport Online http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/2188820.stm

they said in this article "moya doesn't play a final from masters tournement since 1999 in indian wells;
That is uncorrect, he was runner up this year in Monte Carlo where he lost from Ferrero.
Claudine

After several years "in the wilderness", Carlos Moya is ready to challenge for the major prizes in tennis once again.

The Spaniard moved up to fifth in the ATP Champions Race with victory in the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday, beating the world number one in the final.


It was a fourth title of the year for Moya and the third time in succession he has beaten Lleyton Hewitt.

And, more significantly, it was a victory on hardcourts as opposed to the clay he grew up on.
"This is a great victory," he said after the match.

"My tennis has really come along recently. I had a few years in the wilderness, but I'm back now.

"I've found my game again and I hope to threaten at the US Open."

That Moya is capable of playing at the highest level is beyond doubt among his peers, who rate the Spaniard extremely highly.


"He's been there before and he knows how to play the big points well," said Hewitt.

"He's a former number one - that's not a bad loss."

It seems a long time since Moya was competing for Grand Slam titles and the top ranking, and he has since suffered with long-term back and shoulder problems.

But after tournament victories in Acapulco, Bastad and Umag this year, Cincinnati marked his return to the big time.

"What I learned this year is that you just have to enjoy being on court, and when you have the bad moments, you have to think that the good ones are going to come soon," he said.

"Being in the top 10 is something I've been waiting for since I was injured.

"It took a while to recover, but it looks like now I am playing pretty well."

Moya had not reached a Masters Series final since Indian Wells in August 1999 - the same year he reached the number one ranking, if only for two weeks.



That marked the conclusion of an impressive rise that had begun with an appearance in the Australian Open final as a 20-year-old in 1997, and included victory at the French Open in 1998.

Like most of the leading Spanish players who are rapidly taking over the upper reaches of the men's game, Moya learnt his tennis at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona.

He headed to the Catalan capital as a 17-year-old from his home in Mallorca, and admits that it was one of the biggest challenges he has faced.

"It was tough to leave and move to a big city," said Moya. "But I have to admit that it helped me become the player that I am."

Moya is at his most comfortable on clay and excels at the heavy topspin, baseline game used by fellow Barcelona pupils Alex Corretja and Albert Costa.

But what sets him apart is the variety in his game, as shown in the victory over Hewitt when he out-hit the Australian on a hardcourt.


"As soon as he gets around and whacks that forehand and he's on the offence, he's an extremely tough player to put back on the defensive," admitted Hewitt.

Moya has looked close to his best form in recent weeks and, as he is still only 25, has plenty of time to challenge Hewitt's recent domination.

Taking the Australian's crown at the US Open later this month will be far from easy, but free from injury, he is excited by the challenge.

"This is the most important thing for me, to be healthy and fit," said Moya. "I know when this happens I can be a dangerous player.

"Hardcourt is not my favourite surface, but I know I can adapt pretty well.

"With me anything is possible, and if I'm lucky I can play well and win any tournament."

TheBoiledEgg
08-14-2002, 10:08 AM
hi Claudine, you new here right ;)

BTW, Carlos isn't 26 until end of August so another 2 weeks to go.

claudine140
08-16-2002, 02:21 AM
yes I am new here, and I love it.
So many response about Moyke, so many fans from him.
I surely hope Moyke will do well during the us open.

claudine140
08-17-2002, 08:01 AM
Two whole weeks without Moyke , I miss him already.

It is great here!!!

Claudine:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
08-17-2002, 09:25 AM
he'll be 9th seed in US Open :)

good luck Carlos and i hope he's drawn to face Hewitt in QF :D

Dissident
08-18-2002, 04:19 AM
hehe!
Go Carlos! Kick ass in the US Open! :D

Mrs. B
08-18-2002, 02:03 PM
GOOD LUCK, Carlos!!!

You're the COOLEST....:cool:

TheBoiledEgg
08-24-2002, 08:37 PM
Good luck Carlos in NY

hope he rested well in the two weeks

and Happy Birthday for Tuesday :)

Layla
08-24-2002, 08:54 PM
OMG, Carlos' birthday is on Tuesday? I forgot about that.

Good luck Carlos! Win the US Open, I predicted you, so now you have to do it! ;)

Bianca
08-25-2002, 12:12 AM
Carlos...:drool: :drool: :drool: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

oh yeah, and happy b'day too...;)