posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 12:27 PM
Carlos Moya was the highest-profile casualty on the opening day at the Australian Open, losing in four sets to unheralded compatriot Guillermo
The Spaniard was the first seed to tumble from the men's singles draw - losing 7-5 6-3 3-6 6-3 to spoil an impressive personal record. Moya previously
was unbeaten in 15 matches against fellow Spaniards, including Garcia-Lopez, whom he defeated in Chennai, India, earlier this month.
Moya appeared to be on the way to making it 16 wins when he led 3-1 and 40-0 on his opponent's serve in the first set.
"I had it under control I think," Moya said.
"Then at 3-1, love-40, and then 5-4 serving I played a horrible game.
"Then I lose control a little bit and I lose the rhythm and made many mistakes with my forehand.
"Once he won the first set, he started to play better and I play worse and worse.
"Then I didn't have no chance."