Carlos Moyá (picture ©James Barrett) officially announced his retirement from professional competitions. To be precise he’s going to say good-bye with the “Máster Nacional/Copa del Rey”, the Spanish championship.
Carlos Moyá Llompart was born in Palma, Majorca, Spain, on Augurs 27, 1976.
He started playing tennis at 6. Moyá is left-handed but he plays tennis with his right hand.
Turned pro in 1995, Carlos Moyá won the first of the twenty tournaments he conquered in his career in Buenos Aires in the same year, in November.
In 1997 Moyá reached his first final in a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open losing to Pete Sampras.
In 1998 the best period for Carlos Moyá started with his victories in Rome and Monte Carlo but especially at Roland Garros.
In march 1999 Carlos Moyá reached the first place in the world ranking though he kept it for two weeks only.
At the U.S. Open 1999 Moyá was forced to withdraw due to a back injury that kept him out of the court for some months.
After coming back to the competitions Moyá won more tournaments, even important such as Cincinnati.
In 2004 Moyá played Davis Cup for Spain and in the final he won both his single rubbers to conquer the trophy.
During the following years Carlos Moyá had lesser results, also because of some injuries: his last tournament won was in Umag in 2007.
During the years Carlos Moyá was active also outside the court: after having an important relationship with Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta he started a new one with Spanish actress Carolina Cerezuela and in the last summer they had a daughter.
Now Carlos Moyá has decided that it’s time to stop with professional tennis: he had a long and successful career, now he can certainly devote himself to his family but also to other interests!