Wesley Moodie

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Wesley Moodie
Wesley moodie.jpg
Country  South Africa
Residence Durban, South Africa
Born (1979-02-14) 14 February 1979 (age 35)
Scottburgh
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired July 2011
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,455,112
Singles
Career record 58–70
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 57 (10 October 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 1R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2003)
US Open 3R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 170-133
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 8 (3 August 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2008)
French Open F (2009)
Wimbledon W (2005)
US Open QF (2009, 2010)
Last updated on: September 29, 2012.

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

Career[edit]

Early life and college career[edit]

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[edit]

Moodie first came to public notice when he reached the 3rd round at Wimbledon in 2003, losing to Sébastien Grosjean, whom he beat in the USA later that year. Moodie won his first top-flight tour singles event in capturing the 2005 Japan Open, beating #5 seed Mario Ančić in the final 1–6, 7–6, 6–4 after saving two match points in the tie-break (he 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 #6, 9, 3, 1 & 2 seeds in the process.

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

Playing style[edit]

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[edit]

Moodie is married to wife Marcia, a teacher.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Men's Doubles 2 (1–1)[edit]

Wins (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
2005 Wimbledon Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Runner-ups (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
2009 French Open Belgium Dick Norman Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6

Mixed Doubles 1 (0–1)[edit]

Runner-ups (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
2010 Wimbledon United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Singles finals 1 (1–0)[edit]

Wins (1)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 3 October 2005 Tokyo, Japan Hard Croatia Mario Ančić 1–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4

Doubles Finals 12 (6–7)[edit]

Wins (6)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Clay (2)
Grass (2)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 20 June 2005 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
2. 1 January 2007 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Todd Perry Serbia Novak Djokovic
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–4, 3–6, [15–13]
3. 9 April 2007 Valencia, Spain Clay Australia Todd Perry Switzerland Yves Allegro
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
7–5, 7–5
4. 20 April 2008 Estoril, Portugal Clay South Africa Jeff Coetzee United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
5. 14 June 2009 London (Queen's Club), UK Grass Russia Mikhail Youzhny Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
6. 20 June 2009 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Belgium Dick Norman Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
7–6(7–3), 6–7(8–10), [10–5]
Runners-up (7)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4)
Clay (3)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 31 October 2005 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Australia Stephen Huss Argentina Agustín Calleri
Chile Fernando González
5–7, 5–7
2. 6 February 2006 Delray Beach, United States Hard South Africa Chris Haggard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
2–6, 3–6
3. 5 January 2008 Doha, Qatar Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Czech Republic David Škoch
4–6, 6–4, [9–11]
4. 3 November 2008 Paris, France Hard (i) South Africa Jeff Coetzee Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
2–6, 2–6
5. 17 May 2009 Madrid, Spain Clay Sweden Simon Aspelin Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 4–6
6. 6 June 2009 French Open, Paris, France Clay Belgium Dick Norman Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
7. 10 April 2010 Houston, U.S. Clay Australia Stephen Huss United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 5–7

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
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
U.S. 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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