CINCINNATI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Fouth-deeded Carlos Moya of Spain suffered his third consecutive first-round loss in as many weeks Monday at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.
The defending champion was ousted by Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Since winning the Umag title last month, Moya, seventh ranked in the world, made early exits at Sopot two weeks ago and Montreal last week.
Making his next to last stop before retiring at the U.S. Open, Michael Chang had another disastrous day on his farewell tour, losing 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-0to Hicham Arazi of Morocco.
Britain's Greg Rusedski was responsible for the other upset of the day, scoring a 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over No. 12 Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic.