And just like that, the flashy Frenchman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is making his move -- and just at the right time.
Not all life-altering developments on tour make headlines -- or even occur on the court. Whether for its nuptials or neonatal news, 2010 was a time to remember for many of tennis' rank and file.
Four days after retiring from tennis, former top-ranked player Carlos Moya was back on court and the center of attention.
Former French Open champion Carlos Moya has retired, citing a nagging foot injury in calling an end to his 15-year career.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia has defeated former champion Carlos Moya in the opening round of the Chennai Open. The fourth-seeded Tipsarevic won 6-3, 7-6 (2).
Former No. 1 Carlos Moya of Spain is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a foot injury.
Two-time event winner Carlos Moya lost 6-4, 7-5 to 110th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Mexican Open.
Former French Open champions Carlos Moya and Gaston Gaudio failed to survive the first round of the Copa Telmex on Tuesday.
Roger Federer easily beat Carlos Moya in a tuneup for the Australian Open.
Unheralded Somdev Devvarman of India upset two-time winner Carlos Moya of Spain in the second round of the Chennai Open on Thursday.
Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko defeated Daniel Koellerer of Austria 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Chennai Open.
Fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia advanced to the Open de Moselle semifinals Friday, beating Spain's Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-3.
Dmitry Tursunov of Russia needed just 48 minutes to reach the third round of the Open de Moseille, beating Jose Acasuso of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.
Carlos Moya beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Open de Moselle in an indoor match between Spaniards.
Gilles Simon of France won his second straight BCR Open Romania by beating Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's final.
Carlos Moya defeated top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-2, 6-4 Saturday and will face defending champion Gilles Simon in the BCR Open Romania final.