Tennis

Super Sela on the up

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2013

Dudi Sela regained his place in the top 100 after winning the Bosun Challenger tournament in South Korea.

The Israeli climbed to 88th place in the ATP rankings and although he has refused to play in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, he hopes to make the main draw as a lucky loser.

Sela will play in the Nottingham Challenger next month followed by the Wimbledon qualifiers.

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Wimbledon woe for Israel

By Simon Griver, May 10, 2013

Israel’s top two players – Shahar Peer and Dudi Sela - will need to qualify for the main draw at this year’s Wimbledon grand slam after sliding down the rankings.

A series of poor performances from Peer (104) and Sela (107) means that there will be no Israeli players in the main Singles draw.

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Paris powers to junior title

April 18, 2013

Joshua Paris continued his preparations for this summer’s Maccabiah Games by winning the Aegon Junior International tournament in Nottingham.

Paris, who will captain the Maccabi GB Maccabiah squad in Israel, beat Corentin Denolly of France 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the final of the under-18 Grade 4 competition.

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Israel to play Belgium in Davis Cup

By Simon Griver, April 10, 2013

Israel has been drawn away to Belgium in the Davis Cup World Group relegation play-offs.

The tie is scheduled for September 13-15 but Israel will request that matches are not played during the Yom Kippur fast on September 14.

Israel has been handed one of the least daunting draws with Dudi Sela (106) and Amir Weintraub (170) pitted against Xavier Malisse (50) and David Goffin (65).

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Success for Glushko

By Simon Griver, March 28, 2013

Julia Glushko won the Innisbrook ITF final in Florida.

The Israeli Federation Cup star came from a set down to beat Patricia Mayer-Achleitner (161) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the final. Glushko (174) is expected to climb to 160 in the world rankings.

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Team GB Maccabiah tennis squad announced

February 5, 2013

Team GB will take a 20-man tennis squad to Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Chaired by Jan Feldman, the junior squad features previous medal winners, tournament finalists and ranked players. ITF national ranked starlet Joshua Paris will captain the junior squad which also features Aegon Schools team national finalists Max Benaim and Gabriel Freedman.

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Israel whitewashed by France

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2013

Israel were on the receiving end of an embarrassing whitewash in their Davis Cup World Group match against France in Rouen.

Their hopes were dealt a blow before the action started when Andy Ram pulled out of the doubles match due to injury.

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French test for Israel

By Simon Griver, January 31, 2013

Israel returns to the Davis Cup World Group stage on Friday after a two-year absence, but they face the sternest possible test against France in Rouen.

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Erlich eliminated from Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2013

Jonathan Erlich bowed out of the Australian Open in the third round of the Men's Doubles after he and partner Kevin Anderson were beaten in straight sets by Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling.

Erlich was Israel's most successful player in Melbourne, but his round came to a halt following a 6-2, 7-5 defeat.

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Weintraub reflects on finest hour

By Simon Griver, January 18, 2013

Amir Weintraub described his victory over Argentina's Guido Pella in the first round of the Australian Open as the greatest of his ATP career.

There was a great maturity about Weintraub's performance in the straight sets win over Pella who lies more than 100 places above him in the ATP rankings.

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