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Moodie on world stage

By Mark Etheridge

Our top-ranked doubles player, Wes Moodie makes his debut with Dick Norman in the Barclays ATP World Tour finals tournament in London on Monday evening.

Teamed up with Belgium’s Dick Norman, Moodie is seeded seventh for the lucrative season-ending tour.

And the duo are up against it from the off, taking on second seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic.

Moodie and Norman are no strangers to taking on Nestor and Zimonjic though, having squared up over the net on three separate occasions in the last two years.

Until now they’ve yet to get the better of the Canadian/Serbian combination, going down in the quarter-finals of the Montreal Open in 2009 and then in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Open and the French Open earlier this year. Nestor and Zimonjic went on to win the double title at the French Open for their third Grand Slam title.

On all three occasions they’ve met, Moodie and Norman have failed to take a set in going down. Hopefully that will all change on Monday as they go in search of their first ATP World Tour final of the season, despite getting to seven semi-finals.

This is the final tournament that Nestor and Zimonjic will play as a team, opting for new teammates in the 2011 season.


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