Tennis Buzz #4, the tennis week in review

This Tennis Buzz #4 is all about spanish players: the one who retires, the one who is featured in a charity calendar and the one who wants to conquer the world (again).

Former world number one and 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moya has announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a persistent foot injury that sidelined him for the last six months.

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

He won 20 career titles, recorded 24 runner-up finishes and was a member of the winning Davis Cup team who defeated USA in the 2004 final in Seville.

Carlos Moya

Another spanish heartthrob, world number 9 Fernando Verdasco, took part to the Fundación SOS’ “Twelve months, Twelve rights” solidarity campaign, doing a photoshoot for a calendar where he, along with eleven other athletes (Iniesta, Rubio…), shared moments with children. Each photo represents one of the fundamental rights of children.

Verdasco is this week in London, where he serves as an alternate for the ATP World Tour Finals.

2 Spaniards qualified for the London Masters: David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.
2010 was without a doubt Nadal’s year: he won 3 Grand Slams on 3 different surfaces, completed the career Grand Slam, reclaimed the number one ranking and also swept the clay court Masters 1000 tournaments. He comes to The O2 with the goal of winning the one title eluding his already impressive collection.

You can watch the London Masters online on

You can also follow the tournament on your mobile, with the newly launched Barclays ATP World Tour Finals App. For more information, please visit
I don’t own an iphone/ipod so I can’t test the app, but if you did, please leave a comment.

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