Mumbai, Nov 13 (UNI) Spain's Carlos Moya, World No 17 (Former World No 1) and two-time Chennai Open champion (2004, 2005), has confirmed his participation in the Chennai Open 2008.
The 13th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2007 to January 6, 2008 at the SDAT Stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai.
Selected by Peoplev Magazine in the US as one of its 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1999, Moya has been an overwhelming crowd favourite and will continue his romance with India and Chennai in particular, with his sixth appearance in the last seven years at the tournament, a press release stated here today.
Confirming his participation, Moya said, ''I always look forward to coming to India and especially Chennai. It is just fantastic here and I love the adulation and support of the crowd of Chennai. I have some very fond memories of playing at the Chennai Open and would love to improve my performance in 2008 and start the year on a bright note.'' Fernando Soler, Tournament Director, Chennai Open stated in the release, ''Moya is a legend and Chennai Open is always delighted to host this true champion. Players like Moya with their class and temperament always bring a lot of excitement and being a darling of the crowds, he will once again rise to the occasion.'' UNI