Moya’s biggest hard court title (20 titles: 16 clay, 4 hard). Both sets had similar progress: Hewitt  led 3:1* (break point) in the 1st set, and *5:2 in the 2nd set – Moya came back saving a double set point in the 9th game with two forehand winners. In the tie-break Hewitt trailed 2:5*, served an ace on second serve at 4:5, but at 5-all his another attempt to hit an ace on second serve was unsuccessful. Moya  converted his first match point with a service winner. “I knew my hardcourt game was not bad, but I didn’t expect to win this tournament,” Moya said. “It is a big surprise for me. When you have bad moments, you have to think that the good ones are going to come soon. The most important thing is to be healthy.” Hewitt, the best player of 2002, faced Moya five times that year and lost on four occasions in big events (every time in straight sets: Monte Carlo, Rome, Cincinnati, Shanghai-Masters).
Moya’s route to his 11th title:
1 Cyril Saulnier 6-3, 6-3
2 Sjeng Schalken 6-2, 6-4
3 Michael Chang 6-4, 6-3
Q Rainer Schuettler 7-6(3), 6-1
S Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-4
W Lleyton Hewitt 7-5, 7-6(5)
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