Tennis

Hero to zero

By Simon Round , July 10, 2014

There were mixed fortunes for two Jewish sportsmen competing at iconic British sporting events. Unseeded American tennis player Noah Rubin beat his compatriot Stefan Kozlov to win the junior championship at Wimbledon, but Israeli rower Dani Fridman sunk without trace at Henley Royal Regatta.

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Rampant Rubin seals Wimbledon junior title

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2014

Noah Rubin was crowned Junior Boys Singles champion at Wimbledon on Sunday.

The American concluded a memorable run with a thrilling victory over sixth seeded Stefan Kozlov in the final on Court 1.

Rubin ran out 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victor against his countryman before embracing his father in the crowd in a contest that lasted more than two hours.

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Experience the name of the game for Rubin

By Laura Stadler and Danny Caro, July 3, 2014

Noah Rubin had a look of satisfaction etched across his face after an impressive week at Wimbledon.

Facing two higher-ranked players in the first three rounds had certainly not left him overawed. If anything it inspired him, as did the atmosphere on Court 4 when he beat British favourite Jamie Malik.

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Giorgi ousted by Riske

By Danny Caro, June 30, 2014

Camila Giorgi missed out on a meeting with Maria Sharapova as she was beaten by Alison Riske in round two.

The Italian suffered a crucial break in the first set as she went down 7-5 in 52 minutes.

Riske stepped up a gear in the second set which she won 6-2 in 32 minutes.

Giorgi served three aces as well as seven double faults, while a total of 21 unforced errors halted her progress.

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Bier strikes gold

June 26, 2014

George Bier lifted the Boys under-14 singles titles at the Temple Fortune Club Championship following a 6-1, 6-1 success over Eddie Lisberg in the final.

Bier will be looking to add to his tally when he represents Maccabi Team GB at this summer's JCC Maccabi Games in New Jersey.

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Dudi loses to love (again)

By Laura Stadler, June 26, 2014

Dudi Sela has often cut a dejected figure following early elimination from Wimbledon. But not this time.

His defeat against Mikhail Kukushkin was a blessing in disguise. It gives him time to prepare for his wedding to girlfriend Marina Kavisher.

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Glushko, Peer and Sela ousted at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2014

Julia Glushko and Shahar Peer bowed out in the first round of the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Competing in the main draw for the first time, Glushko was ultimately outclassed by last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki.

The Israeli went down 6-2, 6-1 in just under an hour on Centre Court.

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He used every Last ounce of energy to help Hendon clean up

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2014

Of all the recent winners of the prestigious MGBSFL Player of the Year crown, I’d describe Ari Last as the most complete – the best all-rounder.

It’s hard to compare Last to the recent recipients - Dan Howard, Josh Lipman, Daran Bern and Louis Basger – three centre halves and a wing wizard. But the Hendon skipper simply has no weaknesses on the football pitch. Simple as that.

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Julia goes in all guns blazing

By Simon Griver, June 19, 2014

Julia Glushko will be looking to make her mark in her first appearance at Wimbledon, starting on Monday.

The in-form Israeli has climbed to 82nd in the ATP rankings following her excellent performance at the French Open, where she recorded a career-best victory over world no.

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Peer earns rare success

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2014

Israel's Shahar Peer moved into the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, but only after a scare.

Peer lost the first set 6-4 against Kritina Mladenovic, but rallied superly to progress 6-2, 6-2 and set up a clash against China’s Shuai Zhang (9).

Dudi Sela's preparations for Wimbledon were dealt a blow as he was beaten in the first round at the Aegon Championships at Queens.

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