Tennis

The Bernstein-factor would go down a treat

By Danny Caro, October 6, 2011

FA chairman David Bernstein told me earlier this week that he's planning to visit Rowley Lane.

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Rivals see red over Cup payout

By Simon Griver, October 6, 2011

Two of Israel's leading tennis stars almost came to blows over a pay dispute ahead of Israel's Davis Cup match against Canada.

Dudi Sela and Andy Ram had to be pulled apart after it was discovered that the Israel Tennis Association (ITA) had agreed to pay Sela $30,000 for playing in the World Group promotion playoff at Ramat Hasharon, while Ram and the rest of the team received $22,000.

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Israel beaten in Davis Cup playoff

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2011

Israel failed to return to the Davis Cup group stage after going down 3-2 in a promotion playoff against Canada at Ramat Hasharon.

The match got off to a bad start for Israel when top seed Dudi Sela (96) was beaten in a five-set thriller against Vasek Pospisil (124).

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Ram: Israel can succeed

By Simon Griver, September 15, 2011

Israel will be looking to return to the Davis Cup World Group at the first attempt when they entertain Canada in a promotion playoff at Ramat Hasharon.

Dudi Sela (96), Amir Weintraub (182) and doubles partners Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich will start as underdogs against Milos Raonic (31), Vasek Pospisil (124) and doubles specialist Daniel Nestor but the omens look favourable for an upset.

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Starlets have excelled but only one can win this race

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2011

Maccabi GB have unveiled the shortlist for this year's Sports Awards.

A high-class list of nine features in the JC Junior Sportsperson award when long-distance runner Richard Goodman will be looking to retain his crown.

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Sela bows out against Federer

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

Dudi Sela put in a spirited performance before bowing out of the US Open – going down in down straight sets against Roger Federer.

Sela was left chasing shadows on the Ashe Stadium, succumbing 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in 77 minutes.

“I had no chance against his serve, zero chance. "That's what's what I felt. Every point was so fast,” said Sela after his second round defeat.

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Peer passes first hurdle

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2011

Shahar Peer is safely through to round two after beating former doubles partner Sania Mirza in the ladies singles at Flushing Meadows.

Victory came as a relief for Peer who had crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon and the French Open earlier this year.

Peer, 24, bounced back after losing a first-set tie-break to win 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

A meeting with former world No.

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Sela to face Federer at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2011

Dudi Sela will play Roger Federer in the second round of the US Open after coming through a five-set thriller at Flushing Meadows.

Sela came from two sets down to beat world No. 35 Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0.

Federer breezed through his first-round clash against Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.

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Peer looks to prosper in NY

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Shahar Peer's prepararations for next week's US Open suffered a blow as she sank to an embarrassing defeat at the Texas Open.

Peer, who is ranked 24 in the world, was blown away by Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-4.

Larsson, who sits 40 places below Peer in the rankings, was just the latest player to inflict more pain on the Israeli.

Having defeated Anastasiya Yakimova (84) of Belarus in t

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Look out! Our best is yet to come

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Not so long ago, if someone had asked for my thoughts on the future of Jewish sport, I'd probably have looked to the heavens and said a little prayer.

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