Tennis

Sela sparkles in Olympic opener - Day One review from Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Dudi Sela produced the one ray of light on a day of disappointment for Israel at the Rio Olympics.

Eliminated in the opening round at Wimbledon last month, tennis star Sela impressive in his first-ever Olympics - he is the first tennis player to represent Israel at the Olympics since 1992.

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I have nothing to prove at Olympics, says Sela

By Laura Stadler, August 2, 2016

Dudi Sela insists he has nothing to prove ahead of his first Olympic Games.

Sela, 31, missed the cut for the last two Olympics, including a well-publicised falling out with Israeli officials ahead of the London Games four years ago. But he is confident of impressing in Rio next month.

"I don’t really feel I have to prove myself any more in Brazil,” said Sela.

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This could be my last Wimbledon, says Erlich

By Laura Stadler, July 13, 2016

Jonathan Erlich has cast doubt over his future participation at Wimbledon after tumbling out in the first round of the Men’s Doubles.

The Israeli and Colin Fleming were left to reflect a missed opportunity after tumbling out in the first round of the Men’s Doubles.

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Blumberg ticked all the boxes but failed 'Jew test'

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Many of you will be familiar with 'the Jew test’. It's really nothing too painful but it’s something that often rears its head around major sporting events. It kind of comes with the territory and is ultimately something JC journalists consider par for the course.

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Brand, 13, makes tennis history at NLCS

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Isabelle Brand has become the youngest girl to win the Pamela Flower Cup.

Brand, 13, won a fiercely contested three-set match against Asha Bakhai at North London Collegiate School.

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Lipsky reaches Mixed Double quarters at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2016

Scott Lipsky and Alla Kudryavtseva continued their merciless march towards the latter stages of the Mixed Doubles competition at Wimbledon after knocking out the fifth seeds.

Lipsky of America and Kudryavtseva of Russia surprised Nenad Zimonjic and Yung-Jan Chan 6-3, 7-6 in a match that lasted just over an hour.

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I'd give top job to Hoddle

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2016

Square pegs into round holes … it was destined to end in failure. But it’s the kids I feel most sorry for. I’ve lost count of the number of false dawns when it comes to the England national team approaching a major football tournament, but the latest offering was simply pathetic.

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Wimbledon woe for Erlich but Lipsky reaches round three

By Laura Stadler, July 5, 2016

Jonathan Erlich expressed disappointment after tumbling out in the first round of the Men's Doubles at Wimbledon.

Partnering Brit Colin Fleming, the Israeli admits it was an opportunity missed against Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray.

"Obviously I’m very disappointed that we lost," said Erlich. "I thought we had a good chance to win this match, especially at the end."

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Schwartzman frustrated after five-set defeat against Haase

By Laura Stadler, June 29, 2016

Diego Schwartzman struggled to explain his first-round defeat against Robin Haase.

An upset looked on the cards early on as Schwartzman of Argentina won the opening set 6-2 on Court 5. Haase bounced back to win the next two 6-2, 6-3 before Schwartzman rediscovered his rhythm to win the fourth 6-2. But he was unable to see the match as Haase won an epic contest 7-5 in the fifth.

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Giorgi has no regrets after early Wimbledon exit

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2016

Camila Giorgi insists she has no regrets following her first-round defeat against second-seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the Ladies Singles.

Giorgi, 24, pushed the 2015 runner-up all the way on Centre Court in a pulsating match that lasted more than two-and-a-half hours.

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