Brave Sela goes down fighting at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Israel's involvement in the singles competition at Wimbledon ended in near-darkness on Wednesday evening as wild card Dudi Sela was beaten by 15th seed Gilles Simon of France.

For Sela, it was the end of a brilliant run that had seen him win 16 consecutive matches. He went down after putting on a brave and battling performance.


Game over for Weintraub

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Wimbledon was over before it started for Amir Weintraub who was beaten in the qualifiers this afternoon.

The Israeli went down 7-6, 6-3 to Simone Bolleli of Italy in the first round of the qualifiers for the men’s singles.


Wimbledon spot for Israel's Sela

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Dudi Sela has received a wild card for Wimbledon, which starts next week.

Sela will climb to 81 in the ATP rankings after winning the Nottingham Challenger.

He beat Jeremy Chardy of France – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

An impressive run of form has seen the Israeli win his last 15 matches, steering him to three consecutive challenger titles.


Israel Tennis hits back at player critics

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, July 1, 2010

As the last Israeli tumbled out at Wimbledon, a senior official at the Israel Tennis Centre has hit back at the claims of Dudi Sela who blasted the state of the Israeli game and the way it is run.

Sela crashed out in the opening round of the men's singles while Shahar Peer was eliminated in round two of the ladies competition. Andy Ram was the only Israeli involved in week two at the All England Tennis Club but he was eliminated from the men's doubles and mixed doubles on Monday.


Israelis ousted at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2010

Israeli involvement at Wimbledon ended on Monday when Andy Ram was eliminated from the men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Seeded eight with Austrian partner Julian Knowle, Ram was beaten in round three of the men’s doubles by 11th seeds Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo of Spain. They went down 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

A few hours later, Ram and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina were beaten in straight sets by Kim Clijsters and Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-2.


Massu cross over Wimbledon defeat

June 24, 2010

Nicolas Massu was in dismissive mood following his first-round defeat at the hands of qualifier Ilija Bozoljac.

"I don't expect much when I play on grass," said the Chilean after the four-set defeat. "I think this is a different sport. I try to fight and try to do my best, but if there is someone that plays better on this surface, it's difficult to beat him. I have my chances today, but I didn't make it."


Dudi Sela slams Israeli tennis

June 24, 2010

Dudi Sela has predicted a bleak future for Israeli tennis following his first-round exit against 13th seed Mikhail Youzhny from Russia.

Clearly aggrieved following a recent falling out with the authorities back home, Sela (65) and Shahar Peer are Israel's only singles players in the top 100 of the men's and ladies world rankings.


Levine out of Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Jesse Levine was unable to repeat his heroics of last year although he took 22nd seed Feliciano Lopez to four sets on Court 14.
Having qualified for the main draw as one of seven lucky losers, Levine, 22, said: "I played well but at the crucial moments, he came up with some big shots. It was a tough match but I felt like a did a good job."


Peer crashes out in round two

By Laura Stadler, June 23, 2010

Shahar Peer suffered a shock second round elimination at the hands of Angelique Kerber on Wednesday afternoon.

Having accounted for former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in the opening round, the 13th seed from Israel succumbed in straight sets against the German on Court 5.


Sela goes down fighting against 13th seed

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2010

Israel No. 1 Dudi Sela was unable to repeat his heroics of 2009 after going down in four sets against 13th seed Mikhail Youzhny on Court 8 on day two at Wimbledon.

Having reached round four and ousting former top 10 player Marat Safin last year, a resilient Sela gave the powerful Russian a run for his money.

He lost the first two sets before battling back to win the third. The baseliner failed to capitalise on two sets points in the fourth before eventually losing the tie-break, going down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7).