Israel's Dudi Sela Eliminated in First Round at Wimbledon

Israel's leading tennis player was no match for Spain's David Ferrer, who is ranked 14th in the world.

Dudi Sela.
Miguel Medina, AFP

Two and a half weeks ago, Israel's Dudi Sela played David Ferrer of Spain, who is ranked 14th in the world. Although Sela ultimately lost to Ferrer then, he put up a respectable showing. But in a rematch at Wimbledon on Monday, Ferrar clobbered the Israeli 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1 in the space of an hour and 15 minutes.

Sela, a Kiryat Shmona native, who is 63rd in the ATP rankings, will now look for success in the Wimbledon doubles competition with Stephane Robert of France.

Another Israeli in the doubles competition is Yoni Erlich, who will be playing with Colin Fleming of Britain.