Moya Notches 500th Career Win; Tursunov Falls at Bucharest
Posted on September 15, 2006
Spaniard Carlos Moya earned his 500th career win Thursday in Bucharest, defeating local favorite Andrei Pavel 6-4, 7-6(5).
The 30-year-old Moya won his lone Grand Slam crown back in 1998 at Roland Garros, defeating countryman Alex Corretja in the final.
This year Moya won the Buenos Aires title (d. Volandri), reached the final at Chennai (l. Ljubicic) and semis at Estoril and Umag.
The win puts Moya up against the fifth-seeded Filippo Volandri, who was a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 winner over Stefan Koubek.
Volandri has lost to Moya in five of six career meetings including their most recent encounter in the Buenos Aires final where the Spaniard defeated the Italian 7-6(6), 6-4.
Also advancing to the quarters was Paul-Henri Mathieu, a victor over wildcard Victor Crivoi 6-1, 6-1 and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez who upset top seed Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3).