Dudi Sela 311.
(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
Dudi Sela advanced to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on
Wednesday, beating Andreas Beck of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Sela (73) saved
five of Beck’s (87) seven break points, while converting four of his seven in
the one hour and 47 minute encounter. He next faces Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic
(46), who beat beat Blaz Kavcic 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich
are also in action in Zagreb and will come up against Daniele Bracciali and
Lukas Rosol in the quarterfinals after defeating Michal Mertinak and Andreas
Seppi in their first round match.
Meanwhile in Eilat, Shahar Pe’er (37)
saved a match point to defeat Michaella Krajicek (79) 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to
equalize Israel’s Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie against the Netherlands
The Dutch took the lead after Bibiane Schoofs (154) beat Julia
Glushko (211) 6-3, 7-5, making the most of a meek performance by Israel’s No.
The blue-and-white looked set to lose its Pool C opener when Krajicek
reached a match point in the 12th game of the second set after taking four
straight games to win the first.
However, Pe’er kept the national team
alive with a forehand winner and tied the match after winning the subsequent
There was no stopping Israel’s No. 1 after that, with Pe’er
surging ahead in the decisive set after taking a marathon third game.
tie was decided late Wednesday night in a doubles match which ended after press
Israel faces Portugal in its second pool tie on
Portugal’s Michelle Larcher De Brito (136) and Maria Joao
Koehler (194) lost their opening tie against Judy Murray’s Great Britain side on