Moodie on a mission

SOUTH Africa's Wesley Moodie is chasing a place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the second year in a row - but with a new partner in 2,03m Belgian big hitter Dick Norman instead of his regular Davis Cup teammate, Jeff Coetzee.

SOUTH Africa's Wesley Moodie is chasing a place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the second year in a row - but with a new partner in 2,03m Belgian big hitter Dick Norman instead of his regular Davis Cup teammate, Jeff Coetzee.

And with four of the eight positions already settled for the year-end finals in London, the seventh-placed duo will be seeking much-needed points in the current Masters tournament in Shanghai.

Seeded fifth in Shanghai and receiving a bye into the second round, Moodie and Norman open their programme against the formidable pairing of Spaniards Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez.

Among those who have already qualified for the doubles at the ATP World Tour Finals, which have been switched from Shanghai to London this year, are points leaders Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic, and American twins Bob and Mike Bryan. - Sapa

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