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Lismore tennis player sets record at Victorian open

IN ACTION: Brendan Moore.
IN ACTION: Brendan Moore. File

LISMORE tennis player Brendan Moore has broken the record for most wins at the Sawtell Seaside Open tennis championships.

Moore, 27, won the tournament for a fourth time - more than any other player.

He went into the 36th staging of the event as the No 3 seed and beat Ben Rocavert 6-2 6-2 in the open men's final.

The platinum Australian Money Tournament is one of the strongest competitions apart from grand slams and ATP fixtures.

Moore snapped up a healthy share of the $13,000 prizemoney.

He knew going in that it would be a record if he won it for a fourth time.

The other person to win it three times is Robert Smeets, who at one time was ranked No 146 in the world.

"I was aware of it and it's a nice sweetener on the side," Moore said.

"Just to be back out on the court playing is the biggest thing for me."

Moore won a tournament at Grafton last month after taking out the Tamworth Easter Open in April.

He missed most of 2012 with stress fractures in both legs.

"It was a long time to be out and you have to feel your way back into it," Moore said.

"You see a lot of things on the sidelines you don't pick up on the court.

"I think I'm playing better than ever.

"My body is holding up well and my legs are fine."

Platinum events are designed to be a stepping stone to the pro tour.

Brisbane-based Moore has always enjoyed playing overseas in places such as South America.

He spent three weeks in Korea this year and has a string of events in Queensland lined up next month.

"Travel is a big part of what I do," Moore said.

Topics:  tennis




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