34-year-old Carlos Moya announced his retirement from the ATP tour earlier this week, citing a complicated foot injury as the main reason. The French Open champ and first world number one from Spain was honored in the O2 arena at the opening day of the World Tour Finals, with the tournament’s stars standing by and Rafael Nadal (in some lovely tight pants) saying the kind words.
Side note: Anyone else catch Rafanatic Andy Murray break into a goofy smile as soon as Rafa takes the mic? That’s some serious fanboy love.
Roger and Rafa have a mutual googly goofy thing going on:
Andy Murray had his game face on during his opening match vs. Robin Soderling, whopping the Swede 6-2, 6-4. He played some absolutely jaw-dropping defense in this match – scrambling from corner to corner of the court seemingly on purpose. It was all part of his plan to amaze, frustrate and demoralize. Good stuff.
He certainly had girlfriend Kim Sears mesmerized:
Now that’s keeping you eyes on the ball!
Roger Federer beat David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4, in a match that was much closer than the skyline indicates. So says Roger:
Here’s Roger picking up the Fan Favorite Award:
Earning his keep:
The photogs are seriously on fire this tournament. And Roger’s so cool, he’s hot:
Some of Sunday’s highlights, in case you missed the action:
Monday pits Djokovic against Berdych in the afternoon match. Nadal and Roddick play each other at night. I’ve been liking Todd Martin’s to-the-point match previews on the ATP’s website: click here.