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Moodie out of US Open

By Mark Etheridge

Wesley Moodie has gone out of the US Open doubles and mixed doubles competition at Flushing Meadows, New York.

Our top-ranked doubles player, Moodie and big Belgian partner Dick Norman went down to the Asian pairing of India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in the quarter-finals.

The 16th seeds accounted for 10th seeded Moodie and Norman in straight sets 7-5┬á 7-6 (7-2). Moodie and Norman also reached the quarter-finals of last year’s US Open.

Bopanna and Qureshi now go on to play unseeded Argentina’s Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballo in the semi-finals. In the other semi-final top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan come up against 12th seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo.

Moodie is also out of the mixed doubles competition. Together with American partner Lisa Raymond, he went down to the top seeded combination of Bob Bryan and Liezl Huber of the US, 6-4 7-6, also at the quarter-final stage. The fact that Huber is a former South African will be of little consolation.

Huber and Bryan now play the fourth seeded US/Canadian combo of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Daniel Nestor in the first semi-final.