Israel to host ATP World Tour event

April 23, 2014

Israel will host its richest-ever tournament after the ATP confirmed World Tour 250 event will take place in Tel Aviv in September.

The competition, which offers $1m in prize money, has been relocated from St. Petersburg following the approval of the tournament’s request by the ATP Board of Directors at its meetings in Monte-Carlo this week.


Ram to retire in months

By Simon Griver, April 8, 2014

Andy Ram, one of Israel’s most successful players, is considering retiring from the game.

Doubles specialist Ram will team up with Jonathan Erlich for Israel’s Davis Cup clash in Slovenia this weekend, but he has warned that he is close to ending his playing career.


Medals for Maccabi in Bratislava

March 27, 2014

Players from Maccabi GB and Maccabi GB Scotland were among the medal winners at the 13th Maccabi Slovakia Tennis Tournament.

Geoff Isaacs won bronze in the Men’s Masters Singles event, with his wife, Dawn, taking the same prize in the Women’s Masters category in Bratislava.

MGB’s Nick Baum and Scot Errol Hornstein teamed up to claim bronze in the Men’s Masters Doubles competition.


Brits on medals trial in Bratislava

March 26, 2014

Maccabi GB and Maccabi GB Scotland were celebrating as four British tennis players won medals at the 13th Maccabi Slovakia Tennis Tournament.

Geoff Isaacs won bronze in the Men’s Masters Singles, with his wife, Dawn, taking the same prize in the Masters Women’s category.


It was mission accomplished, says Peer

By Simon Griver, February 14, 2014

Israel missed out on promotion to the World Group despite claiming two wins in the Federation Cup Europe/Africa Group 1 in Hungary.

Victories over Austria and Slovenia counted for little after Israel slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Ukraine.


Lipsky and Zheng bow out in semis

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2014

Scott Lipsky's excellent run at the Australian Open ended in heartbreak as he and partner Jie Zheng were eliminated at the semi-finals stage.

Having knocked out fifth seeds A Medina Garrigues (SPA) / B Soares (BRZ) at the last eight hurdle, Lipsky and Zheng bowed out in straight sets against Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic, going down 6-3, 6-1.


Lipsky reaches semis at Australian Open

January 23, 2014

Sott Lipsky remains on course to win the second grand slam of his career after reaching the semi-finals of the Mixed Doubles competition at the Australian Open.

Having won the same event at the French Open in 2011 with Casey Dellacqua, Lipsky and Jie Zheng of China were the first pairing to make the last four.


Israelis reflect on Australian Open disappointment

January 17, 2014

There was disappointment for Israel’s three entrants who tumbled out in the first round at the Australian Open.

Shahar Peer (75) went down 6-4, 6-1 against Romanian Monica Niculescu (64). The Israeli no. 1 is still struggling for form following her return from a foot injury.


Giorgi bows out in round two in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2014

Italian ace Camila Giorgi bowed out of the Australian Open after going down in three sets against 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in Melbourne.

A first-round winner over Storm Sanders, Giorgi went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4.


Giorgi passes first test at Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 14, 2014

Camila Giorgi came through a tough first-round contest on Day Two of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The Italian came from a set down to beat Storm Sanders of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Ladies Singles competition.

Victory sets up a meeting with 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in round two. Cornet enjoyed an easy win over Polona Hercog who retired after the first game of the match.