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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.
The Israeli will return home on Monday ahead of his participation in the Israel Open, a $125,000 Challenger tournament.
By ALLON SINAI
Sela will face the Russian Andrey Kuznetsov for a place in the fourth round after defeating Spaniard Verdasco.
Sela came up short against 18-year-old American Taylor Fritz.
By ALLON SINAI,REUTERS
After reaching the semifinals without dropping a set, Sela, who is the No. 1 seed, battled for two hours and 36 minutes against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics before claiming a victory.
Sela beat Amir Weintraub 7-5, 6-2 in the final which was postponed by two days due to the rainy weather.
Patael teamed-up with Dudi Sela to win the doubles rubber on Saturday, but dropped to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 defeat to Aljaz Radinski on Sunday.
The blue-and-white was facing the prospect of playing a tie against relegation to Group II after suffering a humbling 5-0 defeat to Romania in March.
The absence of Erlich significantly hurts Israel’s chances in Saturday’s doubles tie, but the blue-and-white remains a firm favorite to overcome an under-strength Slovenia.
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