Sela to play Tunisian Jaziri in Istanbul final

In 2013, Jaziri withdrew from the Tashkent Challenger tournament before his match against Israel’s Amir Weintraub.

September 18, 2016 05:28
1 minute read.
Israel Olympic

Dudi Sela. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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 analyses 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 Don't show it again

Dudi Sela is due to face Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the final of the Istanbul Challenger tournament on Sunday.

It remains to be seen though if Jaziri actually shows up considering his past of avoiding meetings with Israeli players.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Sela, ranked No. 74 in the world, beat Mario Chiudinelli (132) of Switzerland 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday’s semifinal, while Jaziri (70) defeated Tobias Kamke (141) of Germany 6-3, 6-4.

The ATP cleared Jaziri of any wrongdoing last year, announcing that he did not pull out of his first round match in Montpellier, France, last October in order to avoid a meeting with Sela.

Jaziri retired from his match against Denis Istomin in suspicious circumstances after winning the first set 6-3.

In 2013, Jaziri withdrew from the Tashkent Challenger tournament before his match against Israel’s Amir Weintraub.

Tunisia was ultimately suspended from the 2014 Davis Cup competition after it was found that the country’s tennis federation had ordered Jaziri to pull out.

The ATP said that even though Jaziri’s elbow injury was verified by an ATP physiotherapist in Montpelier, it decided to investigate the matter “given a previous incident involving the player’s national federation in 2013.”

However, the ATP announced that “following further discussions with Malek Jaziri, as well as consultations with tournament physiotherapists and doctors working on-site at last week’s ATP World Tour event in Montpellier, the ATP is fully satisfied as to the legitimacy of the player’s reasons for retiring from his match due to an elbow injury. Accordingly, this matter is considered closed.”

Related Content

Ron Huldai
August 14, 2018
Poll: Huldai will handily beat any other Tel Aviv mayoral candidate