Rafa Nadal officially added Carlos Moya to his coaching team only recently, though Moya — a fellow Spaniard from Majorca like Nadal — has long been a respected voice around the Nadal camp. Moya won 20 career titles in his outstanding career, rising to the World No. 1 ranking in 1998. That year he won his only Grand Slam championship, the French Open. The year before, he lost in the Australian Open finals to Pete Sampras, with whom Nadal is currently tied for career major wins at 14. Those two were Moya’s only appearances in Grand Slam finals.
Though a right-hander, Moya the player resembled Nadal in strength and in his physically imposing stature. Moya stands 6’3″, an inch taller than Nadal. Moya was also a successful Davis Cup player. He is 40 years old, just ten years older than Nadal. Moya retired from professional tennis in 2010. Before joining Nadal’s team, Moya coached Milos Raonic.