Hot-handed Moya Downed by Injury at ATP Estoril

Posted on May 1, 2005

Former No. 1 and French Open champion Carlos Moya, who looked to be gaining momentum as a Roland Garros threat with an impressive week in Estoril, was struck down Saturday at the ATP event with a shoulder injury, retiring in the semifinals against Spanish countryman Tommy Robredo trailing 2-6, 0-3.

"I'm worried right now about what my shoulder problem is," Moya said. "I go to Rome but I don't know if I will be able to play. It started at the end of the match against (Juan Carlos) Ferrero."

In the final the No. 4-seeded Robredo will face No. 2 seed Gaston Gaudio, who outlasted unseeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

"I hope tomorrow I can win another title, especially being so close to Roland Garros," Gaudio said. "It would be great for the confidence. Against Tommy, we have always played very tough matches. The last time he defeated me was in the final of Barcelona 2004, in five sets."

In the doubles final (3) Frantisek Cermak/Leos Friedl defeated Juan Ignacio Chela/Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 for their tour-leading fourth title of the year.