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Carlos Moyá wins the Senior Masters Cup in Marbella

McEnroe, Moyá, the mayor of Marbella, and Manolo Santana at the prize ceremony.
McEnroe, Moyá, the mayor of Marbella, and Manolo Santana at the prize ceremony. / Julio Rodríguez
  • The Mallorca tennis player beat John McEnroe 6-4 6-4 in an entertaining final

Carlos Moyá lifted the Senior Masters Cup trophy on Saturday after beating John McEnroe in the final of the event being held in Marbella.

McEnroe had reached the final after beating Mats Wilander in the semi-final at the Puente Romano Club on Friday while Carlos Moyá had got past 'Pato' Clavet.

Fifty-eight-year-old McEnroe was resilient against his 41-year-old opponent, but ended up being beaten in two straight sets.

Moyá, who trains world number one Rafael Nadal, was forced to retire seven years ago due to a hip injury; but the notable age difference gave him an easy win against the American. The match, in which both players proved they were great performers as well as athletes, was watched by over 2,000 people.

Noah humorously losing his balance and falling into a chair in the doubles final.

Noah humorously losing his balance and falling into a chair in the doubles final. / J. Rodríguez

In the doubles final on the same day, French pair Yannick Noah and Sebastien Grosjean beat Spanish Alberto Costa and Swedish Mats Wilander.

The match did not seem highly competitive and Noah delighted in putting on a show for the spectators, full of pranks and amusing tennis techniques, in this riveting match.