Tennis: Sela crashes out in Tokyo quarterfinals

The 22-year-old Israeli was no match for the third-seeded Gasquet, who needed just an hour and nine minutes to defeat him, 6-4, 6-1.

October 7, 2007 04:58
Tennis: Sela crashes out in Tokyo quarterfinals

Dudi Sela 298.88. (photo credit: AP)


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Dudi Sela's superb run at the AIG Open in Tokyo was cut short at the quarterfinal stage on Friday by world No. 13 Richard Gasquet. The 22-year-old Israeli, who will enter the world's top 100 for the first time in his career this week despite losing, was no match for the third-seeded Gasquet, who needed just an hour and nine minutes to defeat Sela, 6-4, 6-1. Sela, who returned to Israel over the weekend for Noam Okun's wedding on Sunday, will train in Israel for a couple of weeks before returning to action in two big Challenger tournaments in South Korea. On Friday, Gasquet broke Sela in the first game of the match and held his serve throughout the remainder of the first set to win 6-4. The Frenchman, who collected his fifth career title in Mumbai last week, broke the Israeli's serve in the first game of the second set as well and cruised to the win after Sela dropped his serve once more in the fifth game.

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