Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Olympic hopes boosted by tennis doubles addition

    Israel’s hopes of winning an Olympic medal in 2012 have been boosted by the IOC’s decision to introduce a mixed doubles tennis tournament.

    Doubles specialist and grand slam winner Andy Ram said that he was looking forward to teaming up with Shahar Peer in London.

    “I have never partnered Shahar but I’m sure we can be successful. I’ve enjoyed a lot of achievements in mixed doubles including two grand slam titles.”

    Peer also greeted the news with enthusiasm. She said: “This is a great development. It will be a privilege to represent Israel at the London Olympics and the mixed doubles provides us with a marvellous opportunity to win a medal.”

    The 2012 tournament will be played at Wimbledon where Ram has already tasted glory, winning the 2006 mixed doubles title with Vera Zvonareva. He also won the French Open mixed doubles with Nathalie Dechy in 2007. He was the beaten finalist in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2003 and the Australian Open this year.

    Last month Ram and his Belarus partner Max Mirnyi were beaten finalists in the ATP Masters tournament at the 02 arena for the world’s best doubles teams. Ram hopes to renew his partnership with Jonathan Erlich who has recovered from injury for next month’s Australian Open.

Galleries

Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B

Monday, December 5, 2016
Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B
Sport news

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test

Danny Caro

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test
Sport news

London Lions - best team in the land

Danny Caro

Thursday, December 1, 2016

London Lions - best team in the land
Sport news

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4

Danny Caro

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4
Sport news

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body

Stan Rose

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body
Sport news

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview

Danny Caro

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview
Sport news

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November

Danny Caro

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November
Sport news

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test

Danny Caro

Friday, December 2, 2016

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test
Sport news

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...

Danny Caro

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...