Carlos Moya Bio

  • Full name is Carlos Moya Llompart
  • Began playing tennis at age six
  • Writes left-handed
  • Parents, Andres and Pilar; older sister, Begona; older brother, Andres
  • Winner of European 18s singles and doubles titles (w/Diaz)
  • Also member of winning Galea Cup team in 1994
  • Enjoys video games and travels with his PlayStation and Minidisc and also enjoys music of U2, Bon Jovi and Queen
  • A big fan of RCD Mallorca soccer team
  • Good friends with Spanish music group Cafe’ Quijano, who often watch his matches live
  • He went on stage with them in Barcelona and sang his favorite song “La Lola”
  • Spent a week of mandatory military reserves duty in July 1997 and cut his traditionally long hair at time
  • In May 1999, selected by People Magazine in U.S. as one of its “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”
  • Involved in local charity efforts in his hometown of Mallorca
  • During his back rehabilitation in later part of 1999, took French, guitar and scuba diving lessons
  • Also got a tattoo of a dolphin on his right bicep
  • In October 2000, launched a line of his own cologne in Madrid and the product was expected to be sold in 40 countries and its slogan, “Life is the most exciting game”
  • In April 2001, made his acting debut as a tennis coach in a Spanish movie “Torrente II”
  • Has a 20-7 career Davis Cup singles record in 15 ties
  • Friend of pro golfer Sergio Garcia and pro basketball player Pau Gasol of Memphis Grizzlies
  • Donated his first prize earnings of $52,000 after winning Chennai title on Jan. 9, 2005 to tsunami relief efforts
  • Named Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year in 2005
  • Coached by former ATP pro Luis Lobo of Argentina (since August 2006).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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