Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Carlos Moya retires from tennis

Carlos Moya retires from tennis

Carlos Moya, a former world number 1 and French Open champion, announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 34 due to a recurring foot injury.

During the press conference, the Spaniard said he would play one more event, in Seville in December, and thanked friends, family, his coaching and support staff, sponsors and fans.

“I wanted to say goodbye at some of the big tournaments, the grand slams, but that dream wasn’t to be,” said Moya. “I am still young for life but for sport I am already knocking on a bit.”

Moya will rest and spend time at home with his partner and baby daughter Carla but also will go to the ATP World Tour finals in London next week.

“I’ll keep on with my gym in Mallorca. I have a sports business and I’ll dedicate more time to my wife, my daughter and my family (now),” Moya said of his future. “I’ll definitely miss tennis, however.”

The former world number 1 won 20 titles and spent lot of time in the top 10 but suffered a string of injuries in recent years, including to ankle, shoulder and hip that didn´t allowed him to play at his best.

“Thanks to everyone for all these years,” he said. “We’ll see each other soon, I don’t know where but I hope it’s soon.”

Photo and Source AP