Moya reaches Croatia Open final

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain downed teenage countryman Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the US$452,000 Croatia Open.

Moya reaches Croatia Open final

Umag:

Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain downed teenage countryman Rafael Nadal, who was playing in his first ATP semifinal, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the US$452,000 Croatia Open. Nadal, who displayed determination, skills and energy, was far from being inferior against the defending champion. But Moya served perfectly and didn't face a single break point. The youngster, a fast rising tennis star ranked No 58, had beat Moya at the Hamburg Masters in May. Moya claimed to have e learned a lesson there. "I played more aggressively today," Moya said, adding that he generally plays with a lot of confidence in Umag. Sunday's final will be Moya's third in a row at the Croatia Open. He has won the tournament three times, in 1996, 2001 and '02. Moya will face either Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia or Filippo Volandri of Italy. (AP)

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