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Moya to play in Chennai Open

November 13, 2008 23:22 IST

Spain's tennis ace and world number 42 Carlos Moya has confirmed his participation for the 14th edition of the Chennai Open, scheduled in January.

It will be Moya's seventh appearance in the last eight years and the two-time Chennai Open winner joined star players like Nikolay Davydenko, Mike and Bob Bryan, Mahesh Bhupathi/Mark Knowles and Leander Paes/Luaks Dlouhy to have already confirmed their participation.

The Spaniard won the Chennai Open in 2004 and 2005.

Moya, winner of 20 ATP singles titles, missed a hat-trick in 2006 when he was defeated by Ivan Ljubucic in the final.

In 2007, he was well on-course to another final but a brilliant performance by Austrian Stefan Koubek, the eventual runner-up, stopped him mid-way.

Last year, he lost his semi-final match to then World No 2 Rafael Nadal.

"This would be my seventh visit in the last eight years. I always look forward to coming to Chennai. I love the courts and the crowd always supports me. I just want to come here and give my best and enjoy being part of this popular tournament," Moya said.

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