Tennis

Davis Cup woe for Israel

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2014

Israel experienced Davis Cup heartbreak as they were beaten 3-2 by Argentina in their World Group playoff match against Argentina.

In a match moved to Florida due to the security situation in Israel, Israel led 2-1 after Day One, but Argentina won both singles matches on Day Two to progress.

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Israel can progress, says Ram

By Simon Griver, September 12, 2014

Andy Ram insists the odds are stacked against Israel winning their Davis Cup promotion playoff against Argentina, starting today.

The tie has been moved from Tel Aviv to Sunrise, Florida due to the security situation in Israel.

Ram, 35, recently said that he would retire from the sport after the match, but victory could result in a change of heart.

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Super Sela marches on

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2014

Dudi Sela stormed into the second round of the Men's Singles at the US Open with a thrilling four-set victory over Carlos Berlocq.

Berlocq of Argentina took the first set in swashbuckling fashion 6-1, but Sela rallied superbly to level the match after taking the second set 6-2.

Sela was the dominant force in set three, winning 6-3, before he powered home to win the fourth 7-5.

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Rubin leaves his mark on US Open

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, August 28, 2014

Noah Rubin’s first grand slam appearance ended in disappointment, but the Junior Wimbledon champion certainly did not look out of place at the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

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Peer passes first test at US Open

By Simon Griver, August 26, 2014

Shahar Peer beat Britain's Johanna Konta (121) in the first round of the US Open.

Peer powered her way past Konta 6-2, 6-3 to reach a grand slam second round for the first time since January 2013 in Australia.

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Israel to face Argentina in Florida

By Simon Griver, August 26, 2014

Israel will play Argentina in the Davis Cup World Group playoff on September 12-14 at the Sunrise Club in Delray Beach, Florida.

The Israel Tennis Federation insisted that the match cannot be played at home as scheduled due to the Gaza conflict.

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Conflict ruining sporting dreams

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2014

The Gaza conflict is wreaking havoc with Israel’s international sports ambitions.

September had promised to be a festival of sports in football, tennis and basketball, but many events are being moved away from the country.

Israel’s showpiece opener in the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Belgium at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on September 9 looked likely to be moved to a neutral venue.

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Israel tennis tournament cancelled

August 5, 2014

The Negev Israel Open has been cancelled due to security concerns arising from the conflict in the region.

The competition in Tel Aviv, scheduled to take place between September 15-21, had been set to become the first ATP World Tour event in Israel since 1996.

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Sela back to his best

By Simon Griver, August 4, 2014

Dudi Sela finished runner-up at the Atlanta Open, going down to defending champion Jon Isner 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

Playing in only his second ATP final, Sela, 29, was looking to become the first Israeli to win a major men’s singles title since Amos Mansdorf in 1993, but he was blown away by the world no. 12 who is more than a foot taller.

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Sela goes down in Atlanta final

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2014

Dudi Sela finished runner-up at the Atlanta Open, going down to hard-hitting American Jon Isner 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

Having reached the final of an ATP tournament for only the second time, Sela, 29, failed to become the first Israeli to win an ATP tournament since Amos Mansdorf in 1993, as he was blown away by the world no. 12.

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