Dudi Sela advances to US Open second round

Sela is aiming to reach the third round in New York for the first time in his career.

By HOWARD BLAS
August 29, 2017 10:48
1 minute read.
Dudi Sela

Israeli tennis star Dudi Sela. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Dudi Sela marked his 10th trip to the US Open with a first round victory over 21-year-old wild card recipient, Christopher Eubanks on Monday.

Sela’s first meeting with the hard hitting 6-foot-7 inch Georgia Tech college student lasted just over 90 minutes with Sela coasting to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory, setting up a second round meeting Wednesday with 17th seed Sam Querrey.

Sela is aiming to reach the third round in New York for the first time in his career.

Sela, ranked No. 71 in the world, was pleased with his performance. "I think today I returned a lot of balls from his serve and let him play a lot of balls. I kept a lot of balls in play and when I had the chance, I made him move a little bit," said Sela.

"My first serve, I didn't go for too much. I had a good percentage. I played very solid."

Eyal Ran, captain of Israel’s Davis team, watched the match and observed, "It was a great first round for him." Ram felt winning in straight sets "gives him lots of confidence and lets him preserve his strength for the rest of the tournament."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, at the Jerusalem Theater
June 24, 2019
Liberman accuses Netanyahu of covert deal with Arab parties

By JEREMY SHARON

Cookie Settings