Moya pleased with resurgence

Carlos Moya was glad to rediscover his game at the French Open. "Well," he said, "it disappeared for a couple of years."

Once ranked No. 1, and a past French Open champion, Moya hadn't been to the quarterfinals at a major since 2004 before making a run at Roland Garros this year.

Trying to become the oldest French Open men's semifinalist since Jimmy Connors in 1985, the 30-year-old Moya lost to Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

"He played a very good tournament," Nadal said. "I'm very happy for him, because he's coming back ... to his best level, no?"

In addition to his 1998 French Open title, Moya reached the final at the 1997 Australian Open and the semifinals at the 1998 U.S. Open.

But his ranking slid from No. 5 at the end of 2004 to No. 43 at the end of last year.

"I always believed that I had a lot of tennis inside of me that didn't come out yet," Moya said. "And now it looks like finally this tennis is coming out."