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Sela forced to pull out due to injury
Sela will next face the winner of Sunday night’s encounter between Argentinian- Jew Diego Schwartzman and Cyprus’s Marcos Baghdatis.
The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 97, was already preparing to leave California last week after falling in the second round of the qualifiers of the year’s first Masters event.
Israel had won the three previous ties it had hosted in the country, not losing at home since falling to Canada in Ramat Hasharon in the World Group playoffs in September 2011.
By ALLON SINAI
“I have to win on Friday,” said Sela.
Querrey's lightning serve helped him dictate the match to win in a quick one hour and twenty minutes.
By HOWARD BLAS
Sela is aiming to reach the third round in New York for the first time in his career.
Sela was consistently crushed by Donaldson’s serve, which bailed him out from a would-be mistake-riddled match.
By EVAN WOLF
The Israeli star sustained an injury in the third round at Wimbledon and hadn't played since dropping out of the tournament.
Isner had chances to break back in the seventh and ninth games, but Sela prevailed in the important points and closed out a memorable win.
Sela, ranked No. 62 in the world, entered the second day of the match trailing qualifier Brown (116) 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (5), with the score in the fourth set tied at 1-1.
The Israeli will return home on Monday ahead of his participation in the Israel Open, a $125,000 Challenger tournament.
Sela will face the Russian Andrey Kuznetsov for a place in the fourth round after defeating Spaniard Verdasco.
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