BBC Home
Explore the BBC
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
Last Updated: Monday, 16 October 2006, 21:13 GMT 22:13 UK
Moya & Gaudio outclassed in Spain
Carlos Moya
Former world number one Moya is now 43rd in the world rankings
Former French Open champions Carlos Moya and Gaston Gaudio both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Masters.

Moya committed 31 unforced errors in his 6-3 6-2 defeat to Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela.

Gaudio won the opening set 6-4 against Chile's Nicolas Massu but after losing the second 3-6 the Argentine retired with a stomach problem.

Mardy Fish defeated Xavier Malisse 5-7 6-3 7-5 to set up a meeting with defending champion Rafael Nadal.

Frenchman Sebastian Grosjean of France claimed a fourth win in five meetings over Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman winning 6-4 7-5.

  • The ATP said on Monday it wants China to host a major combined men's and women's tournament in place of the end-of-season men's Masters Cup, which it hopes to bring back to Europe in the future.

    Tour executive Etienne De Villiers said the ATP also wanted to add a combined tournament to the European calendar in the period leading up to the French Open in May - Madrid, Rome or Monte Carlo are the most likely venues.

    De Villiers also explained that the organisation was finalising plans to introduce round-robin formats and Sunday starts at a number of tournaments next year as a way of ensuring that big-name players remain throughout the week.


    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

    Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
    Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

    Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us