Sela claim third success of the year

By Simon Griver, October 21, 2013

Dudi Sela has risen to 68 in the world rankings after winning the Tashkent Challenger.

Sela, 28, claimed his third title of the year after beating Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets in the final. The Israeli beat top seed Lukas Lacko in the semis.

"I'm thrilled with my win and the points will help me qualify for major tournaments in the coming year," said Sela who missed out on Wimbledon after slipping out of the top 100 in the world rankings earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the ATP is investigating Malek Jaziri’s decision not to play Israel’s Amir Weintraub. The Tunisian failed to show up for the match, reportedly on instructions from his government.

Last updated: 11:03am, October 21 2013