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Date of Birth: April 4, 1985 (age 31)
Event: Men’s Tennis
Schedule in Rio: Tournament – August 6-14
Career highlights: Fourth round of Wimbledon 2009, 20 ATP Challenger Tour titles, career-high ranking of No. 29 in 2009
Outlook for Rio: Sela will become the first Israeli tennis player since 1992 to take part in the men’s singles event at the Olympics. The last Israeli man to represent the country at the Olympic men’s singles tournament was Gilad Bloom at Barcelona 24 years ago and Sela will first and foremost be aiming to enjoy the experience after missing out on Beijing 2008 and London 2012.