Wesley Moodie
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Wesley Moodie

Wesley Moodie
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Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceDurban, South Africa
Born (1979-02-14) 14 February 1979 (age 41)
Durban
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2000
RetiredJuly 2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,455,112
Singles
Career record58-70
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 57 (10 October 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open1R (2006)
Wimbledon3R (2003)
US Open3R (2006)
Doubles
Career record170-133
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 8 (3 August 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2008)
French OpenF (2009)
WimbledonW (2005)
US OpenQF (2009, 2010)

Wesley Moodie (born 14 February 1979) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Career

Early life and college career

He began to play tennis at an early age and won the South African Junior Masters tournament in February 1996.

Moodie played college tennis in the United States from January 1997 until May 2000, originally for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), and then from September 1998 at Boise State (BSU). He turned professional in June 2000.

Professional career

Moodie first came to public notice when he reached the third round at Wimbledon in 2003, losing to Sébastien Grosjean, whom he beat in the United States later that year. Moodie won his first top-flight tour singles event in capturing the 2005 Japan Open, beating fifth seed Mario An?i? in the final 1-6, 7-6, 6-4, after saving two match points in the tie-break (he had also saved four match points in the semifinal against Jarkko Nieminen).

Along with Stephen Huss, who formerly played college tennis for the Auburn Tigers, he became the first qualifier to win the Wimbledon men's doubles championship in 2005, beating the No. 6, 9, 3, 1 & 2 seeds in the process.

Wesley Moodie joined the Monte Carlo Tennis Academy on 9 June 2007.[1]

Playing style

Moodie is a serve-and-volley specialist who has developed his baseline game to a high level of proficiency. His 6 ft 5 in height is combined with a powerful serve.

Personal

Moodie is married to wife Marcia, a teacher. They have a daughter, Danica Jade, born 30 November 2006.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2005 Wimbledon Grass Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7-6(7-4), 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-3
Runner-up 2009 French Open Clay Belgium Dick Norman Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6-3, 3-6, 2-6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 2010 Wimbledon Grass United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Leander Paes
4-6, 6-7(5-7)

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1-0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2005 Japan Open, Tokyo Intl. Gold Hard Croatia Mario An?i? 1-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-4

Doubles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-1)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-2)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-4)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (3-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (6-5)
Indoor (0-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2005 Wimbledon, U.K. Grand Slam Grass Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7-6(7-4), 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-3
Loss 1-1 Oct 2005 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Hard (i) Australia Stephen Huss Argentina Agustín Calleri
Chile Fernando González
5-7, 5-7
Loss 1-2 Feb 2006 Delray Beach Open, U.S. International Hard South Africa Chris Haggard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
2-6, 3-6
Win 2-2 Jan 2007 Adelaide International, Australia International Hard Australia Todd Perry Serbia Novak Djokovic
Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek
6-4, 3-6, [15-13]
Win 3-2 Apr 2007 Valencia Open, Spain International Clay Australia Todd Perry Switzerland Yves Allegro
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
7-5, 7-5
Loss 3-3 Jan 2008 Qatar Open, Doha International Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Czech Republic David ?koch
4-6, 6-4, [9-11]
Win 4-3 Apr 2008 Estoril Open, Portugal International Clay South Africa Jeff Coetzee United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-2, 4-6, [10-8]
Loss 4-4 Nov 2008 Paris Masters, France Masters Hard (i) South Africa Jeff Coetzee Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
2-6, 2-6
Loss 4-5 May 2009 Madrid Open, Spain Masters 1000 Clay Sweden Simon Aspelin Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
4-6, 4-6
Loss 4-6 Jun 2009 French Open, Paris Grand Slam Clay Belgium Dick Norman Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Win 5-6 Jun 2009 Queen's Club Championships, U.K. 250 Series Grass Russia Mikhail Youzhny Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6-4, 4-6, [10-6]
Win 6-6 Jun 2009 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Belgium Dick Norman Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
7-6(7-3), 6-7(8-10), [10-5]
Loss 6-7 Apr 2010 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, U.S. 250 Series Clay Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 5-7

Career statistics

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career SR Career W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 3R 3R 3R SF 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 11-7
French Open A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R F SF 1R 0 / 6 10-6
Wimbledon A A A A A A A W 3R 3R 2R SF SF QF 1 / 7 21-6
US Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A QF QF A 0 / 5 6-5
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 27 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-2 5-4 4-4 6-3 12-4 9-4 2-3 N/A 48-24
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 1-3
Miami A A A A A A A A QF A SF 2R 1R A 0 / 4 6-4
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A A SF 2R SF A 0 / 3 6-3
Rome A A A A A A A A 2R A 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 5 0-5
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A A A A SF F 2R QF 0 / 4 7-4
Canada A A A A A A A 1R A A A QF A A 0 / 2 1-2
Cincinnati A A A A A A A QF A A A QF SF A 0 / 3 5-3
Shanghai Not Held QF 2R A 0 / 2 0-2
Paris A A A A A A A A A A F 2R QF A 0 / 3 4-3
Hamburg A A A A A A A A 2R A 2R NM1 0 / 2 1-2
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 2 0 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-4 0-0 11-7 7-9 7-7 1-2 N/A 31-31
Year-end ranking 1384 - 285 200 188 178 172 24 47 49 14 10 14 182 N/A

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