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Guga : Gustavo Kuerten beats Carlos Moya in International Challenge

   2011-10-09 10:58:23
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- In his home town of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazilian tennis legend Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten beat former rival Carlos Moya on Saturday in the 2011 International Challenge, a friendly competition between the two players.
With individual set scores of 6-4, 2-6 and 6-3, Guga eased to a 2-1 set victory and friendly tournament title against the Spanish native.
Both are former No. 1 ranked players from the ATP. In their professional careers, they faced each other seven times. Guga won four times while Moya won three.
Guga said that one of his dearest memories as a professional was his victory over Moya in the 1998 Davis Cup. Conversely, Moya claimed that one of his cherished memories is his win over Kuerten in the 1999 Indian Wells that consequently led to his rank as No. 1.
Guga thanked the crowd for their support in what is Gustavo Kuerten Week in Florianopolis and for raising awareness and money for his social project, the Gustavo Kuerten Institute.
As a part of Gustavo Kuerten Week, he has orchestrated a tournament for tennis players restricted to wheel chairs as well as a junior's tournament, the Gustavo Kuerten Cup, both set to begin on October 9.


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