Tennis

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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The hard work starts now, Noah

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2014

Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s quite an illustrious list that Noah Rubin has joined. An A-list cast.

Indeed young Noah punched well above his weight at SW19, overcoming all the odds to win the big prize in the Junior competition. He was just ace.

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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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