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-wokkel-
11-09-2004, 06:06 PM
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DUDI

Maia
11-13-2004, 03:37 PM
:D I hope he'll have a good season :)

-wokkel-
11-13-2004, 10:35 PM
:D I hope he'll have a good season :)
me 2!! :bounce:

-wokkel-
12-12-2004, 06:12 PM
bumpie.. :P

-wokkel-
03-10-2005, 01:38 PM
Dudi is back after a long long break:


Australia F2 Futures Australia
FU 22 Feb 2005 to 27 Feb 2005 Entry : DA Hard (I)
32 W Luke BOURGEOIS (AUS) 6-2 6-3
16 W Steven GOH (AUS) 6-3 6-1
QF W Adam CHADAJ (POL) 6-3 2-6 6-1
SF W Jaymon CRABB (AUS) 6-2 6-3
FR W Sadik KADIR (AUS) 6-1 6-1

Australia F1 Futures Australia
FU 15 Feb 2005 to 20 Feb 2005 Entry : DA Hard (I)
32 L Vince MELLINO (AUS) 2-6 2-6

Tasmania Challenger Australia
CH 07 Feb 2005 to 13 Feb 2005 Entry : DA Hard (I)
32 W Andrew COELHO (AUS) 6-2 6-2
16 W Ivo KLEC (GER) 6-1 6-2
QF W Vasilis MAZARAKIS (GRE) 6-7(6) 7-6(6) 6-3
SF L Gouichi MOTOMURA (JPN) 3-6 7-6(4) 5-7

-wokkel-
03-10-2005, 01:39 PM
This week:

Shimadzu All Japan Indoor Tennis $25,000+H

R1 Dudi Sela (ISR) d. Victor Bruthans (SVK) 6-1 6-4
R2 Dudi Sela (ISR) def. (1)Michal Tabara (CZE) 6-7 6-2 6-4

-wokkel-
05-19-2005, 05:05 PM
He's in the last quallieround :bounce:

-wokkel-
05-20-2005, 06:44 PM
Dudi is in the MD!

-wokkel-
05-21-2005, 05:41 PM
He wil face Roger in the first round.. :(

-wokkel-
08-08-2005, 12:36 PM
After winning the challenger of Vancouver, Dudi is the no. 158 of the world!

Maia
09-24-2005, 10:40 AM
Dudi lost his doubles rubber in DC yesterday to Wayne Black :sad: but I'm sure he'll do better tomorrow :)
GOOD LUCK DUDI AND GO ISRAEL!

Scotso
09-24-2005, 03:05 PM
God, I love Dudi. He's the hottest/funniest player in the world.

Maia
09-25-2005, 01:25 PM
Dudi beat Genius Chidzikwe 6-4 6-4 6-3 :woohoo:
Israel defeates Zimbabwe :yeah:
Congrats on your first DC win, Dudi :)

Maia
01-22-2006, 02:05 PM
Nobody had posted here in a long time....

This is from Marcos Baghdatis' press conference today after beating Roddick:

Q. Which is your best friend between the players here?

MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Dudi Sela.

I thought it was cute :angel:


Dudi plays the Wrexam challenger this week, good luck :)

cobalt60
01-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Through the qualies at Zagreb! Good luck!

cobalt60
01-31-2006, 02:42 PM
Lost in his last qualy round. Next time.

Maia
02-09-2006, 11:47 AM
ISRAEL v SERBIA-MONTENEGRO
Venue: Ramat Hasharon, Israel (hard – outdoors)

Dudi Sela (ISR) v Janko Tipsarevic (SCG)
Noam Okun (ISR) v Novak Djokovic (SCG)
Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR) v Ilija Bozoljac/Viktor Troicki (SCG)
Dudi Sela (ISR) v Novak Djokovic (SCG)
Noam Okum (ISR) v Janko Tipsarevic (SCG)

Maia
02-10-2006, 08:50 PM
Dudi & Noam lost their matches today :sad:
Israel 0 - Serbia 2

physics
02-15-2006, 04:29 AM
Dudi Sela was sitting right in front of me at the 2005 US open Qualies, watching Noam Okun. I think he's smaller than his official numbers, he's probably about 5'7'' and weighs 130 pounds. Dudi is so small, it's amazing how he can hang in with some of the big dogs.

cobalt60
02-15-2006, 11:55 AM
Dudi Sela was sitting right in front of me at the 2005 US open Qualies, watching Noam Okun. I think he's smaller than his official numbers, he's probably about 5'7'' and weighs 130 pounds. Dudi is so small, it's amazing how he can hang in with some of the big dogs.
And Noam is a big dude! They support each other. When I was in Montreal, Andy Ram went to watch Noam's first round.

physics
02-15-2006, 04:22 PM
Yes, the Israelis watch eachother at the U.S open. It's good that they support eachother.

dudi_fan
09-01-2006, 12:20 AM
guys dont badly about dudi please he's good friend a very good friend of mine!

dudi_fan
09-01-2006, 12:28 AM
sorry TYPE-O talk..

dudi_fan
09-01-2006, 12:31 AM
Thanks for support!!! guys all tell him thats lots of ppl are cheerin for him!!

JPhurst
01-13-2007, 04:25 AM
Good start for Dudi this year. He's just won his 3rd qualy round at the Australian Open. The 2nd Slam ever for Dudi!

shirgan
01-15-2007, 10:54 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2007-01-15/200701151168850028812.html

Duty comes first
by Angus Morgan
Monday, 15 January, 2007


As if trying to get established on the world tennis Tour is not tough enough, imagine having to juggle your responsibilities as a citizen by completing national service at the same time.

That's the task that confronts the Israeli players on Tour and, judging by their first round results on Monday at Australian Open 2007, their civic duties have been a positive influence on two of the four Israelis competing at Melbourne Park, journeyman Dudi Sela and women's No.16 seed Shahar Peer.

Competing in just his second Grand Slam tournament, Sela, who finished 2006 at No.240 in the men's rankings, summarily disposed of No.53-ranked Paradorn Srichapan of Thailand, while Peer completed a regulation 6-1 6-3 first round victory over Romina Oprandi of Italy.

In his only other Grand Slam tournament appearance at the 2005 French Open, Sela had the misfortune to be drawn to play Roger Federer, someone the 21-year-old describes as 'Superman, not a tennis player'.

Needless to say, Sela's stay at Roland Garros was short - he went out in straight sets 6-1 6-4 6-0 - but 20 months on, the modest and quietly-spoken Sela made the most of his second chance against Srichapan on a surface he enjoys.

"I played solid and every point I played the same," Sela said of his victory.

"I think he was injured a little bit in his wrist. I tried to play long points because I could see that he was not at his best."

"Last year I was injured for four months with a broken elbow so my ranking dropped, but I am looking to get into the top 100, that's my next aim."

Like all Israeli citizens, Sela was required to complete his basic military training as soon as he turned 18, but as an elite athlete, he had the option of entering a community service program as an alternative to military service.

He only recently completed his compulsory three-year stint, putting-in 100-hours of work annually with schoolchildren and disabled athletes.

physics
01-18-2007, 04:31 PM
Wow, Dudi Sela played his best ever tennis at this year's australian open!tough loss against Safin in 5 sets!

TankingTheSet
08-04-2007, 05:57 AM
He deserves a mention at the moment, cutting through the rankings like a knife through butter, currently at his highest ranking of 124. He is taking advantage of some really weak Russian challengers, but his play has definitely improved. With virtually zero points to defend until the end of the year, he will soon enter the top-100 and will have opportunities to play ATP level events.

Edit: Looks like I jinxed him because he lost to youngster Ivan Sergeyev in Saransk.

cobalt60
08-26-2007, 01:44 PM
Dudi is into the MD of the USOpen playing against Nico Lapentti. Best of luck :yeah:

Eustache
09-01-2007, 04:23 PM
Anyone can get an interview after his loss against Monaco :( ?

cobalt60
09-23-2007, 10:05 PM
:worship: From the Davis Cup site:
Israel wins epic tie to claim World Group spot
Dudi Sela was Israel's hero again as he defeated Fernando Gonzalez 46 76(5) 57 76(7) 63 in a nailbiting contest lasting one minute over five hours, to give Isarel an unassailable 3-1 lead in this Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie against Chile.

That means that Israel will line up in the World Group in 2008 for the first time since 1994- and the nation's women will also be in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group I next year.

Sela, ranked 105, produced an astonishing upset in defeating world No. 6 Fernando Gonzalez on Sunday. It was another extraordinary event in a World Group tie that saw a dramatic first day end level at 1-1, followed by an epic doubles on Saturday that Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram edged 10-8 in the fifth set over Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu. It was a weekend that proved again that Davis Cup has its own rules.


Gonzalez began solidly

Knowing that he had to win the match against Sela to keep alive Chile’s hopes of retaining World Group status, Gonzalez began in solid fashion and one break in the seventh game was enough to take the first set 6-4.

The second set was a see-saw affair and although Gonzalez was the first to break to go up 3-0, Sela broke back in the sixth game. He took the set to a tiebreaker, in which he was the better player and took it 7-3.

Gonzalez was dominant in the third set and a break at 5-all eventually gave him the set 7-5. There were no breaks in the fourth set, so another tiebreak loomed. Sela held on by his fingernails to take it 8-6 and so force a fifth set.

At this stage, Sela looked much the fresher and one break of Gonzalez’s serve at 3-2 was enough. Sela won the fifth set 63 to spark wild celebrations at Israel’s advance to the World Group for the first time since 1994.


Sela overcome by emotion

Sela couldn’t find the words to describe his emotions and said through tears: “It’s an amazing feeling. There’s nothing I can say to describe it in words. This is definitely the happiest day of my life.

“We made an amazing achievement, for the tennis in Israel and for the all nation. I just want to get some rest now. I can't breathe.”

Israel captain Eyal Ran summarised the atmosphere in one sentence by saying: “There is one king in Israel at this moment and his name is Dudi Sela.:awww:
"It’s amazing. We beat one of the top teams in the world but we believed for all the way that it is possible.”

Gonzalez said: ”I was sure that we wiould win this one. Even when we were at 1-2 down I thought that we can come back. But I have to give the respect to the Israeli team that made a terrific job and left me dumbfounded.

“Sela is a great player and it’s a real mystery that he is 105 at the world ranking. He should be top 50.”

Paul Capdeville defeated Noam Okun 21 ret. in the dead fifth rubber to leave the final score Israel 3 Chile 2.


Israel: A World Group nation without a top 100 singles player

2008 will mark the first time since 1994 that Israel will play in the World Group, and it’s rare for a World Group nation not to have any top 100 players.

Chile meanwhile must face life in Americas Zone Group I, but with their talented team, few would bet against them having a shot at getting back into the World Group in the Play-offs this time next year.

cobalt60
09-24-2007, 09:08 PM
Wonder if this will work? Interview with Dudi today I believe. Brief interview with massu as well.

http://www.sport5.co.il/lobbyvideo.aspx?FolderID=59&docID=25712&lang=he

Archer16
09-25-2007, 02:05 AM
:worship: From the Davis Cup site:
Israel wins epic tie to claim World Group spot

Dudi Sela was Israel's hero again as he defeated Fernando Gonzalez 46 76(5) 57 76(7) 63 in a nailbiting contest lasting one minute over five hours, to give Isarel an unassailable 3-1 lead in this Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie against Chile.

Gonzalez began solidly

Knowing that he had to win the match against Sela to keep alive Chile’s hopes of retaining World Group status, Gonzalez began in solid fashion and one break in the seventh game was enough to take the first set 6-4.

The second set was a see-saw affair and although Gonzalez was the first to break to go up 3-0, Sela broke back in the sixth game. He took the set to a tiebreaker, in which he was the better player and took it 7-3.

Gonzalez was dominant in the third set and a break at 5-all eventually gave him the set 7-5. There were no breaks in the fourth set, so another tiebreak loomed. Sela held on by his fingernails to take it 8-6 and so force a fifth set.

At this stage, Sela looked much the fresher and one break of Gonzalez’s serve at 3-2 was enough. Sela won the fifth set 63 to spark wild celebrations at Israel’s advance to the World Group for the first time since 1994.

I've read that too, and I was shocked that the official site of the Davis Cup could put up such an amateur, mistaken match summary.
The most funny/bizzare/sad (pick your choice) thing is the report contradicts the match score, which they got right.


2nd set: Gonzalez led 3-1 - how could he lead 3-0 with a single break if he was serving the sixth game? (at least that part is correct)
Dudi won the tie-break 7-5, not 7-3 (and how could anyone not mention the between-the-legs point for 5-3?).

3rd set: That is simply untrue. No word of the early break and the galant comeback. And the deciding break was of course at the last game.

4th set: tie-break score was 9-7, not 8-6.

5th set: the ultimate break came at 2-1, not 3-2. Again no mention of preceding events (the stolen break at 1-0).

It seems that the reporter haven't seen the match at all. This kind of organization cannot afford writing such a piece of crap. It makes them look unreliable.

Here are some links to Dudi-talk following this dreamy weekend:
Win over Massu:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=110324
Win over Gonzalez:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=110469
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=110470 (esp. post #15)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=110464

Both wins set several all-time duration records:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=6042952#post6042952
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6054527#post6054527
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=89471

My Sela-Gonzalez match summary (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=6054726#post6054726)

There have been some interesting interviews with him on Monday, I will try to bring highlights for the non-Israeli fans asap.

cobalt60
09-25-2007, 05:13 PM
Thanks for the info re: Dudi :D. BTW not the first time the Davis Cup write ups have been written wrong. Fortunately they were right about the end result;)

TankingTheSet
10-28-2007, 02:24 AM
He is in the final of Seoul Challenger against Economidis, if he loses he gains 45 net ranking points, if he wins 72. That means in the worst case he will rise to about 80 in the ATP rankings and if he wins he will go to about 73.

That's good news for him because he will be able to play ATP tournaments in the first half of next year.

Getta
10-28-2007, 02:30 PM
Dudi defeated Kostas 6/4 6/4.

Happy for Dudi and pretty sure he will enter top50 in 2008 :D

Getta
11-18-2007, 10:14 AM
Dudi reached Kaohsiung Challenger final where he lost to Yen-Hsun Lu 3/6 3/6.
His current ranking (#66) makes him eligible for direct entry into the main draw of ATP tournaments.

Keep it up, Dudi ! :yeah:

Good luck in Yokohama. :D

Getta
11-25-2007, 09:17 AM
Dudi overcame his fatigue from playing two straight weeks and won Yokohama Challenger by defeating Takao Suzuki in the final 6/7(5) 6/4 6/2.

As for now, he is up to a career-high 63 in the latest rankings. :D

Have a nice rest, Dudi, and be properly prepared for the upcoming season. :cool:

Scotso
11-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Dudi has really turned it on at the end of this year. :yeah:

EagleWatch
11-30-2007, 03:34 AM
dudi will finish as 64th.
superb effort in the last part of the season, he really changed for the best.
good luck in 2008

Kristen
01-03-2008, 06:01 AM
Dudi, warming up for first round doubles in Adelaide.

Getta
01-03-2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks, Kristen. :yeah:

Scotso
01-03-2008, 09:44 PM
Not the best picture of Dudi :o ;)

Kristen
01-04-2008, 01:15 AM
That's what the Adelaide sun will do to you on a 40 degree day :shrug: ;)

Scotso
01-04-2008, 06:35 AM
I believe it. :scared:

I was at the D.C. tournament one day when it hit 46C. Looking back on it, I can't believe I survived.

Getta
01-05-2008, 05:31 AM
Dudi's first round opponent in Auckland is Julien Benneteau.

Winnable match, I think. :D

His second round opponent is much tougher. Either Acasuso or Almagro.

Good luck, Dudi. :bounce:

Getta
01-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Dudi lost to Julien Benneteau 4-6 6(3)-7. :(

Hope he recovers soon from his disappointment from the two straight defeats.

Better luck at Australian Open, Dudi. :)

Getta
01-11-2008, 01:40 AM
Dudi's opening match at AO is against a qualifier.

His second round match is most probably against Ivo Karlovic.

Good luck, Dudi. :rocker2:

Getta
01-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Dudi plays Martin Slanar (of Austria) on Monday.

Good luck, Dudi. :)

Scotso
01-14-2008, 04:44 AM
Dudi Sela def. Martin Slanar 6-2 6-4 6-2 :woohoo:

Dudi :worship:

Getta
01-14-2008, 05:44 AM
Well done, Dudi. :yeah:

Fee
01-14-2008, 05:58 AM
Very, very pleased for Dudi. :)

cobalt60
01-14-2008, 03:24 PM
Nice. :yeah: Not so sure about the next round though......

Getta
01-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Here we are. Dudi plays Ivo Karlovic in the second round.
To tell the truth, I am scared of the possible outcome of this match. :unsure:

I haven't seen either Dudi's or Ivo's first round matches. I cannot find even the matches statistics. Judging from the scorelines alone, Ivo had a difficult time against Jamie Baker (ranked #217). This, combined with his recent inexplicable loss to Christophe Rochus, seems encouraging for Dudi.

Try your best, Dudi.
Good luck. :)



I am not looking forward to seeing a photo showing Dudi giving to Ivo a handshake after the match.
The difference in height between the two players is rather funny...
Well, we all know that Dudi might be short, but he is dense as well. ;)

Getta
01-14-2008, 10:03 PM
:topic: Sue, I like your signatures. :yeah:

Scotso
01-15-2008, 04:10 AM
It's David vs. Goliath. :D The outcome will be the same. :rocker2:

Tommy fan
01-26-2008, 08:29 PM
Dudi's next tourney is the DC right?

cobalt60
01-26-2008, 10:03 PM
^^ Yes :D

MightyJurgenfan
01-26-2008, 11:10 PM
Congrats to the AO doubles Champs. They earned and deserve it.

Getta
01-26-2008, 11:40 PM
Congrats to the AO doubles Champs. They earned and deserve it.


They have a separate thread named "Andyoni".

Andy (Ram)

+

Yoni (Erlich)
------------
Andyoni ;)

Getta
02-03-2008, 03:44 PM
Dudi's schedule before heading to Indian Wells.

Schedule

Feb. 8 - Feb. 10: Israel vs Sweden, Davis Cup, World Group 2008, 1st round

Feb. 11 - Feb. 17: Delray Beach, Florida

Feb. 18 - Feb. 24: San Jose, California

Feb. 25 - Mar. 2: Memphis, Tennessee

Mar. 3 - Mar. 9: Las Vegas, Nevada


Pretty heavy schedule. :eek:

Tommy fan
02-06-2008, 12:35 PM
2 days for DC! :)

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 12:33 AM
Dudi's schedule before heading to Indian Wells.

Schedule

Feb. 8 - Feb. 10: Israel vs Sweden, Davis Cup, World Group 2008, 1st round

Feb. 11 - Feb. 17: Delray Beach, Florida

Feb. 18 - Feb. 24: San Jose, California

Feb. 25 - Mar. 2: Memphis, Tennessee

Mar. 3 - Mar. 9: Las Vegas, Nevada


Pretty heavy schedule. :eek:
Hopefully to be showed on the tennis channel :D I have to learn to check the website;)
2 days for DC! :)

Hoping he is the hero again;)

Getta
02-09-2008, 03:32 AM
Hoping he is the hero again;)



ToJo is a tougher opponent than Jonas.

Hope Dudi will deliver all right on Sunday. :)

cobalt60
02-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Tojo was indeed tougher. I don't see Harel Levy beating Bjorkman however. The former is a challenger level player and at the age of 35 Jonas can still play singles quite well.

physics
02-11-2008, 06:42 PM
Tojo was indeed tougher. I don't see Harel Levy beating Bjorkman however. The former is a challenger level player and at the age of 35 Jonas can still play singles quite well.

Well, Levy had a good chance to beat Bjorkman. It was a golden opportunity to take out a "vulnerable" Bjorkman. I even think Okun could have won against bjorkie.

Getta
02-11-2008, 07:25 PM
Well, Levy had a good chance to beat Bjorkman. It was a golden opportunity to take out a "vulnerable" Bjorkman. I even think Okun could have won against bjorkie.

A little respect for Jonas Bjorkman, please. It doesn't hurt. :)

physics
02-12-2008, 07:19 PM
A little respect for Jonas Bjorkman, please. It doesn't hurt.

There's nothing disrespectful about my comment. Levy's best chance to beat Bjorkie was in front of a home crowd than anywhere else. But congrats to Bjorkie for winning.

Getta
02-12-2008, 08:00 PM
Dudi withdrew from Delray Beach tournament for personal reasons.

Tommy fan
02-13-2008, 04:45 PM
He was tired from DC... Good desicion by Dudi.
He won't be fined, instead he'll promote San Jose

Tommy fan
02-23-2008, 08:52 AM
(1/WC) RODDICK, Andy USA v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v FISH, Mardy USA
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v HANESCU, Victor ROU
QUALIFIER v (8) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(4) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v QUALIFIER
SERRA, Florent FRA v DANIEL, Marcos BRA
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v KENDRICK, Robert USA
(WC) SAFIN, Marat RUS v (6) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

(7) MELZER, Jurgen AUT v (WC) ISNER, John USA
DARCIS, Steve BEL v SPADEA, Vincent USA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v BECKER, Benjamin GER
HARTFIELD, Diego ARG v (3) HAAS, Tommy GER

(5) QUERREY, Sam USA v RUSSELL, Michael USA
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
FALLA, Alejandro COL v SELA, Dudi ISR
YOUNG, Donald USA v (2) BLAKE, James USA


Good luck!!!
Falla is winable but Blake.. You can never know I guess..
GL Dudi!! Kadima!

Getta
02-23-2008, 01:25 PM
(1/WC) RODDICK, Andy USA v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v FISH, Mardy USA
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v HANESCU, Victor ROU
QUALIFIER v (8) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(4) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v QUALIFIER
SERRA, Florent FRA v DANIEL, Marcos BRA
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v KENDRICK, Robert USA
(WC) SAFIN, Marat RUS v (6) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

(7) MELZER, Jurgen AUT v (WC) ISNER, John USA
DARCIS, Steve BEL v SPADEA, Vincent USA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v BECKER, Benjamin GER
HARTFIELD, Diego ARG v (3) HAAS, Tommy GER

(5) QUERREY, Sam USA v RUSSELL, Michael USA
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
FALLA, Alejandro COL v SELA, Dudi ISR
YOUNG, Donald USA v (2) BLAKE, James USA


Good luck!!!
Falla is winable but Blake.. You can never know I guess..
GL Dudi!! Kadima!


^^^
Main Draw of the Memphis tournament.


Good luck, Dudi. :D

cobalt60
02-23-2008, 02:31 PM
thanks for posting :yeah:

Getta
02-25-2008, 01:00 AM
Dudi plays against Alejandro Falla on Monday.

Good luck, Dudi. :D

Getta
02-26-2008, 12:58 AM
Dudi lost to Alejandro Falla 6-4 6-2. :tears:

Hope for better luck in Las Vegas.

Tommy fan
02-28-2008, 07:49 PM
Dudi :tape:
Bad loss and wasted chance due to Blake's retirement..
GL in Las Vegas! :rocker2:

Getta
03-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Very tough first round match for Dudi in Las Vegas.

He will face Fernando Gonzalez. :awww: A revenge motivated Gonzalez... :scared:

cobalt60
03-01-2008, 01:44 PM
:eek: And dudi has not been playing all that well.......Well enjoy Las Vegas for all the other things;) I went to this tournie in 2006 btw. Did not place one bet but saw lots of magic shows and a couple of days of tennis;)

cobalt60
03-05-2008, 12:56 AM
Good thing the year is young cuz Dudi is having a hard time this year.

Tommy fan
03-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Good thing the year is young cuz Dudi is having a hard time this year.

Yeah..
I don't know what's going on since he's not talking to the Media like Peer (Which I think better, it only hurts Peer..) and no channel shows his matches here..

Getta
03-11-2008, 10:58 PM
Dudi plays Nicolas Kiefer in the first round at Indian Wells.

Try your best and try to win, Dudi. :bounce:

cobalt60
03-12-2008, 12:24 AM
Oh boy. KADIMA!!!!;)

Getta
03-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Dudi defeated Nicolas Kiefer 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3.

Nice job, Dudi. :yeah:

Now, try your best against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. :bounce:

cobalt60
03-13-2008, 11:16 PM
Dudi defeated Nicolas Kiefer 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3.

Nice job, Dudi. :yeah:

Now, try your best against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. :bounce:

echo echo echo echo echo echo echo
Me too :p

Getta
03-15-2008, 11:47 PM
Dudi lost to Tsonga 6-2 6-4.

In spite of Dudi's loss, it's encouraging to see him giving a good fight (especially in the 2nd set). :)

cobalt60
03-16-2008, 12:22 AM
:) As I mentioned on GM - a little guy has a harder time in this tennis era.

cobalt60
03-17-2008, 11:32 PM
I assume he will be playing the Sunrise Challenger since he is still on the list.

Getta
03-17-2008, 11:38 PM
The main draw hasn't been released yet.

cobalt60
03-19-2008, 12:47 AM
And I don't see Dudi in the draw.

Getta
03-25-2008, 12:57 AM
Well, bad luck keeps on following Dudi.

He plays Hyung-Taik Lee in the first round in Miami. :scared:

Getta
03-27-2008, 07:16 PM
Dudi defeated Hyung-Taik Lee 6-4 6-3. :yeah:

He'll play Tommy Robredo on Saturday.

cobalt60
03-27-2008, 07:24 PM
:yeah: Good news for the win.

Tommy fan
03-28-2008, 01:07 PM
God win for Dudi, and in great result as well.
Robredo is next, I thik it's possible these days.. Kadima :)

cobalt60
03-29-2008, 07:33 PM
It was indeed possible;)
7-6 6-1
:banana:

Getta
03-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Happy to see Dudi winning back-to-back matches in a TMS event. :yeah:

He'll play either Lleyton Hewitt or Jose Acasuso on Monday.

Getta
03-29-2008, 09:27 PM
Dudi's third round opponent will be Jose Acasuso.

matanuriel
04-03-2008, 06:59 PM
Dudi lost to Acasuso 6-4 6-4. He is in Israel at the moment practicing with is Coach Zoref for the clay season, he will be back in the USA for Houston where he will be seeded. Have a good Clay season Dudi and lets break to the top 50!

Getta
04-13-2008, 06:05 PM
Dudi's first round opponent in Houston will be Robby Ginepri.

Good luck, Dudi. :rocker2:

Getta
04-15-2008, 02:37 AM
Dudi defeated Robby Ginepri 7-6(5) 6-2. :yeah:

Love this result. Just love it.

cobalt60
04-15-2008, 12:03 PM
Dudi defeated Robby Ginepri 7-6(5) 6-2. :yeah:

Love this result. Just love it.

:yeah: :banana:

Getta
04-16-2008, 12:16 PM
Israelis got a home tie for DC Play-offs. They'll play Peruvians in September (19-21 September). Nice draw. :)

Good luck to Israel. :bounce:

Getta
04-17-2008, 01:58 AM
Dudi will face Wayne Odesnik tomorrow.

Good luck, Dudi. :rocker2:

Getta
04-17-2008, 07:50 PM
Dudi lost to Odesnik 6-3 7-5. :sad:

He'll play the Bermuda Challenger next week.

cobalt60
04-18-2008, 01:57 AM
Would have liked it for him to go farther but clay is not his thing;)

Getta
04-19-2008, 10:08 PM
Bermuda Challenger

MAIN DRAW

[1] Sela vs. J.Vacek
Nishikori vs. Daniel
Massu vs. Koellerer
Bogomolov Jr. (WC) vs. Gulbis [8]

[4] Young vs. G.Jones (WC)
Cuevas vs. Ginepri
Odesnik vs Gaudio (WC)
Polansky (WC) vs. Luczak [6]

[7] Granollers-Pujol vs. Hartfield
Levy vs. Puerta
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Troicki vs. Roitman [3]

[5] Isner vs. Capdeville
Spadea vs. Haider-Maurer
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Berlocq vs. Hernandez [7]


Dudi's first round opponent will be Jan Vacek. Good luck, Dudi. :)

cobalt60
04-27-2008, 09:06 PM
He will be playing Gonzalez again- this time in Munich. Poor dudi ;)

Getta
04-27-2008, 11:53 PM
It's Dudi's turn to win.

cobalt60
04-28-2008, 12:30 AM
It's Dudi's turn to win.

That would be very nice....

Getta
04-29-2008, 05:34 PM
F.Gonzalez defeated D.Sela 6-3 6-4.
Once more Gonzalez proved too strong for Dudi.

Hopefully Dudi will do better at Roland Garros. :)

andrex_s323
05-10-2008, 07:20 PM
any 1 knows the objetive for this year and the player that he admire of dudi sela?

cobalt60
05-11-2008, 12:08 AM
any 1 knows the objetive for this year and the player that he admire of dudi sela?

Sorry I only follow his results; don't look for much else. :)

andrex_s323
05-11-2008, 02:04 AM
ok :(
and any israeli knows that?

andrex_s323
05-11-2008, 09:39 PM
anyone knows?

Getta
05-12-2008, 01:14 AM
anyone knows?

Nope.

Getta
05-14-2008, 05:23 AM
Dudi will be playing at Poertschach next week.

Getta
05-17-2008, 12:00 PM
Poertschach MD has been released.

Dudi's first round opponent will be Mischa Zverev.

If he comes through this match, Gulbis or Seppi will be waiting for him in the second round.

Getta
05-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Dudi's match against Zverev is postponed until Tuesday. Players haven't even managed to finish the first set as the match was interrupted by rain.

Getta
05-21-2008, 02:37 PM
Dudi defeated Zverev 7-6(2) 6-0.

Andreas Seppi will be his second round opponent.

cobalt60
05-21-2008, 03:23 PM
Dudi defeated Zverev 7-6(2) 6-0.

Andreas Seppi will be his second round opponent.

I like them both but I give Seppi the edge; I think :lol:

Getta
05-21-2008, 06:30 PM
I like them both but I give Seppi the edge; I think :lol:

Seppi is growing on me lately, but not so quickly to cheer on him over Dudi. ;) Tomorrow's match is a win-win situation for me. Well, almost...

Tommy fan
05-23-2008, 11:09 PM
RG:
Dudi will play his first match against Hanesco, I think Dudi should win, I mean, I hpe becuase with Dudi, you can never kow..
If he wins so it's Gasquet or Serra..
Against Serra he should win, against Gasquet in current form he should, but Dudi is a real clown on clay, and has never beaten Richie as far as I know so if they would play in RG so I'd say it's 65/35 in Gasquet's favor

Getta
05-23-2008, 11:41 PM
Andreas Seppi will be his second round opponent.

Dudi lost to Andi Seppi 5-7 1-6.

RG:
Dudi will play his first match against Hanesco, I think Dudi should win, I mean, I hpe becuase with Dudi, you can never kow..
...


Victor Hanescu is an experienced clay court player. Still, there is hope for Dudi as Hanescu comes from a rather long break.

cobalt60
05-24-2008, 01:10 PM
Not expecting much from Dudi at the FO. He needs to get back to hard courts;)

Tommy fan
05-24-2008, 09:45 PM
I'm sure he cant wait :lol:

cobalt60
05-25-2008, 08:43 PM
I'm sure he cant wait :lol:

Put Andyoni in that category too ;)

Tommy fan
05-26-2008, 08:52 AM
I will.. They were tottaly sucked on clay this year!

Getta
05-28-2008, 05:46 PM
Dudi lost to Hanescu 6-4 2-6 6-4 4-6 3-6.

Not so disappointed as it was somehow expected.
Haven't watched the match but judging from the scoreline I suppose Dudi had put up a good fight to keep the match close. :yeah:

Getta
06-04-2008, 06:03 PM
Dudi will be playing at Queen's next week.

Very strong field there. Don't understand why he's chosen to play Queen's over Halle. :scratch:

Tommy fan
06-07-2008, 01:57 PM
Dudi will be playing at Queen's next week.

Very strong field there. Don't understand why he's chosen to play Queen's over Halle. :scratch:

Yeah I don't understand that too.. Like most of Dudi's choices :tape:
Main draw will be out soon.. Hoping for a good one..

Getta
06-07-2008, 05:50 PM
Dudi's first round opponent will be Viktor Troicki.

Tommy fan
06-07-2008, 06:20 PM
Good luck Dudi! Winnable one..

cobalt60
06-24-2008, 01:16 AM
Time for the dude to hit the showers- a lackluster spring and early summer.
But keep plugging Dudi :yeah: US hardcourts are coming;)

Tommy fan
06-24-2008, 08:23 AM
He won't go to the olimpycs :o

Tommy fan
07-10-2008, 08:12 PM
Dudi won't play the olympics thanks to our stupidnolimpyc assosiation :o

Poor Dudi :sad:
TBH, as sad as it is, I think he souldn't play DC anytime soon, he gave a lot of himself to th represent Israel, he was sooo happy when he won, and devestated after losing an it means a lot, and that's what he gets?
I know he isn't in good shape, but Dudi likes those stages, and he's ggood on HC

cobalt60
07-10-2008, 08:50 PM
How exactly does the Israeli Committee work? Why would they not choose him given his ranking? :scratch:

Tommy fan
07-11-2008, 05:19 PM
How exactly does the Israeli Committee work? Why would they not choose him given his ranking? :scratch:

They're crap. According to them Dudi should have been atleast no.50 to go there, and even though we don't have much athlits or tennis players (Exept Andyoni) they don't care and not willing to let him go there.
The ITF even contacted with the Israeli president (Shimon Peres) and yet.. :(

cobalt60
07-11-2008, 05:37 PM
They're crap. According to them Dudi should have been atleast no.50 to go there, and even though we don't have much athlits or tennis players (Exept Andyoni) they don't care and not willing to let him go there.
The ITF even contacted with the Israeli president (Shimon Peres) and yet.. :(

That's shooting themselves in the foot;) He is the number 1 player for Israel; is in the top 100 which is an elite group of men and even the ITF wanted him to go. Could there also be a money issue of sorts? I remember when Noam was ranting about tennis in Israel he had nothing nice to say about the tennis powers that be there.

Tommy fan
07-11-2008, 08:26 PM
That's shooting themselves in the foot;) He is the number 1 player for Israel; is in the top 100 which is an elite group of men and even the ITF wanted him to go. Could there also be a money issue of sorts? I remember when Noam was ranting about tennis in Israel he had nothing nice to say about the tennis powers that be there.

Oh they have the money to send him if they want to, but they don't, they don't really care about the sports, just a bunch of stupid business men who want more money for themselves :o
They are stupid and this desicion is so styypid... Massu won it when he was #70! I'm not saying Dudi will win, I don't think he would get far, but he deserve to be there, to be given a chance!He gave a lot from himself for the israeli tennis and we didn't have an ATP player (singles) over 20 years in the olympics

cobalt60
07-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Well maybe something good will come of it; maybe Andyoni will win a medal ;)
Massu was ranked higher I believe; I think he had the #12 seed at the time for the tournie.

Tommy fan
07-12-2008, 08:19 AM
They better :armed:
And I actually hope Massu was something like #70 since Dudi said that when he was asked about that situation...


Btw, he'l play in the 1st round of indianopolis against Blake :(

Tommy fan
07-16-2008, 06:34 PM
Dudi lost to Blake 7:6 6:2.
I guess he can be "happy" about the 1st set's result, agaist Blake in USA is very tough, but loss is a loss, and this time his ranking will be down badly, he has many pints to defend now...

physics
07-18-2008, 05:48 AM
I Saw him play in New City, NY In kennedy fundning invitational last week. It's not an official event as you know. He lost in the final and took home $20,000.

Tommy fan
07-18-2008, 05:01 PM
Can you tell us some info please? Was he playing good?

physics
07-19-2008, 11:42 PM
He beat Kevin Kim In straight sets the first match. Then he beat Paul Goldstein 6-0 6-1. Then He lost in the final 2-6 4-6 to Somdev Devvarman despite leading 4-1 in the second set. I thought he looked pretty good overall, you can check my video of him on youtube "Dudi Sela 2008 New York"

Tommy fan
07-20-2008, 02:07 PM
Wow thanks! :)
Good to hear he played well, that's good or him.
I've never heard about this Devverman guy, I he's a great college player right?

cobalt60
07-20-2008, 03:15 PM
Devverman just graduated. There is a thread on GM about him. He won the college NCAA championships 2 years in a row. Good player.

physics
07-20-2008, 04:19 PM
Yeah Devvarman just turned professional. I think he could be ranked between 200-100 pretty soon.

Tommy fan
07-20-2008, 07:37 PM
So good to hear it wasn't such a bad loss.. Thanks :)

Snoo Foo
07-29-2008, 07:16 PM
I just saw this & thought it was cute, sorry if it's been posted before.

Getta
08-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Dudi won Vancouver challenger by defeating Kevin Kim 6-3 6-0 in the final.
As Nathii said on her site it seems that Dudi found the shape he was looking for so much. :)

By the way, Nathii's site on challenger events is highly recommended. :yeah:

Getta
08-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Today Dudi will be playing his first round match against Amer Delic.

In Los Angeles.

cobalt60
08-05-2008, 06:19 PM
Today Dudi will be playing his first round match against Amer Delic.

In Los Angeles.

Wouldn't you know it; 2 of my favs playing each other:p Best to either guy:yeah:

Getta
08-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Wouldn't you know it; 2 of my favs playing each other:p Best to either guy:yeah:

Is so often the case with me. :lol: I have many favs. :shrug:

cobalt60
08-06-2008, 02:01 AM
The dude lost but at least it was to Amer :)

physics
08-08-2008, 07:24 PM
It's a shame israel didn't send dudi to the olympics! there are plenty of guys ranked outside the top 100 who are playing there!:confused:

Tommy fan
08-09-2008, 07:32 AM
It's a shame israel didn't send dudi to the olympics! there are plenty of guys ranked outside the top 100 who are playing there!:confused:

Yep. Only hte comitte's stndarts are ridiculous :o

Dudi will play Washington this week, he'll play against Speada in his 1st round match.
Kadima Dudi

Getta
08-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Dudi beat Spadea 7-6(6) 6-3.

So happy for Dudi. :yippee: Don't even remember where his last victory took place. :o

Getta
08-16-2008, 01:50 PM
Don Young is Dudi's first round opponent in New Haven.

Tommy fan
08-16-2008, 05:59 PM
Kadima Dudi.. Do your best :banghead:

Getta
08-17-2008, 11:37 PM
Dudi beat Don Young 6-4 6-2. :yippee:

physics
08-23-2008, 05:07 PM
I saw Dudi during the us open qualifying week, he was watching harel levy. I don't like Dudi's chances against davydenko in the first round.

Tommy fan
08-23-2008, 07:47 PM
me too :tape:
That's a really not lucky one, but TBH all of his GS draws this year were decent (exept this one..) and in 2 of them he was slumping/injured and wasted his chances :sad:
I hope he'll be very montivated against Davydenko (whose form is questionable lately..)
Kadima Dude

Tommy fan
08-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Dudi will play today against Davydenko.. 1st match on Armstrong.
I hope ES will show it. anyway, Give it all Dudi!!!!

Getta
08-27-2008, 06:54 PM
Dudi lost to Davydenko 3-6 3-6 3-6.

His next tournament is the Donetsk challenger in Ukraine (September, 8-14).

cobalt60
08-28-2008, 04:14 AM
Sigh.

Tommy fan
08-28-2008, 07:32 AM
That wasn't a good match from Dudi.
He was way too defensice and just wait for Davydenko to miss. It might help him in the challenger level, but against the very top players you can't win a match like that.
Shame, I hope the crowd would push him becuase he was quite behind hime.

Better luck in your next tourny Dudi!!! :)

Sexysova
08-28-2008, 11:28 AM
US Open R1 - Nikolay Davydenko def. Dudi Sela 6-3 6-3 6-3

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/headshots/main/D402_AS.jpghttp://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/headshots/main/SC56_AS.jpg

MATCH: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4429&p=7465#p7465

cobalt60
09-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Clinched by the dude- back to the World Group

Tommy fan
09-21-2008, 09:33 PM
:woohoo:
WD!!!!

Getta
09-21-2008, 11:38 PM
At Davis Cup World Group play-offs against Peru:

Dudi defeated Miranda 6-2 6-1 3-6 6-4 and
Dudi defeated Horna 6-7(6) 6-4 6-1 6-2.

Andyoni won the doubles (as expected), so Israel is in the World Group. :)

Getta
09-21-2008, 11:43 PM
Dudi plays in Beijing this week. His first round opponent is Nicolas Devilder.

Winnable match. And, Dudi needs the wins as his singles record this year is simply outrageous. 11-20, it is. :o Well now we can add his two DC wins, so it becomes 13-20. A bit better. ;)

Good luck in Beijing, Dudi.

Tommy fan
09-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Dudi plays in Beijing this week. His first round opponent is Nicolas Devilder.

Winnable match. And, Dudi needs the wins as his singles record this year is simply outrageous. 11-20, it is. :o Well now we can add his two DC wins, so it becomes 13-20. A bit better. ;)

Good luck in Beijing, Dudi.

I'm not sure, Dudi will win, his head is never in the right place after DC ties.

Anyways, about his record, yeah it's true. He didn't adjust to the ATP circuit like he, and everyone actually expected from him. there was a lot pressure on him from the press here since the moment fe beat Gonzo last year, they all expected from him to a great breakthrough.. and then there was all the mess with the Olympics..
And then Dudi's mind and tennis kind of fell apart.
Even in the DC matches he wasn't consistent and won with the crowd's help. He had some super points, but many stupid errors, and his serve is still vounrable..

Getta
09-24-2008, 10:22 AM
Yes. Dudi won 6-4 6-3. :)

David Ferrer is next.

Tommy fan
09-24-2008, 03:40 PM
GL :scared: youll need it...

Getta
09-25-2008, 04:27 PM
He did it!!! Dudi defeated Ferrer 6-3 6-3. :)

Tommy Robredo is next.

Tommy fan
09-25-2008, 05:15 PM
WD Dudi!!! Great win1!
GL tommorow! Robredo is in way better shape than he was in Miami

cobalt60
09-26-2008, 04:31 PM
Fantastic :cool: Into the SF's!!!!!!!!

Getta
09-26-2008, 06:21 PM
Yes!!! Dudi defeated Robredo 6-4 6-1 and reached his maiden ATP semifinal. :)

Rainer Schuettler is next.

Getta
09-26-2008, 06:31 PM
From ATP official site


http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2008/sela_beijing5.jpg

Dudi in his match against Tommy Robredo

Tommy fan
09-26-2008, 06:36 PM
WD Dudi!!! Great win, and match!!
GL tommorow!!!

Getta
09-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Dudi defeated Schuettler 6-3 6-3. :)

Andy Roddick is next.

Getta
09-27-2008, 02:41 PM
I try to stay calm, as I go crazy at times.

cobalt60
09-27-2008, 03:01 PM
^^ :hug:
Good week for him no matter what. Hopefully I will be up early enough tomorrow to watch the finals. Have a lecture to plan...................

Getta
09-27-2008, 04:44 PM
^^^ A lecture on radiooncology, I guess.
Not much effort is needed to keep your audience tuned in, no matter what the medical topic is. :)


From ATP official site


http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2008/sela_beijing6.jpg

Dudi in his match against Rainer Schuettler

RGK
09-27-2008, 09:05 PM
TOP 50 here we come!
well done Dudi. just fantasic..his wins on Deliver, Ferrer' Robredo and today. just great wins.

ciprianned
09-28-2008, 09:36 AM
Wow ... Sela saved 2 match points and the score is now 4-6 7-6 Sela - Roddick .

ciprianned
09-28-2008, 10:11 AM
Dudi lose :((
4-6 7-6(8) 3-6

RGK
09-28-2008, 11:18 AM
Shame. but fantasic week for him.
just keep it on Dudi.

Getta
09-29-2008, 05:30 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/beijing_sunday.asp


The Tel Aviv resident is the first Israeli to reach an ATP singles final since Harel Levy at Nottingham in 2001 (l to T. Johansson) and was bidding to become the first title winner since Amos Mansdorf at 1993 Washington (d. Martin).

The 5’9’’ right-hander, who is the top-ranked Israeli, has improved to 15-21 for the season on the strength of his results this week, which is already an improvement on his previous career-best of 10-5, recorded last year.

"Overall I feel very good," said the 92-ranked Sela. "I played a good match and I had some chances but I hope next time I’m going to do better. It gives me a lot of confidence. I showed myself that I can play with the big players and hopefully I’ll continue like that and improve my game a little bit and improve my ranking of course."

Getta
09-29-2008, 05:40 AM
Saturday's blog entry written by Krystle. Krystle is one of the best MTF posters. :)


http://mvn.com/tennis/

Sela makes his first ATP final, and meets Roddick in the final
By Krystle Lee | September 27th, 2008
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Following the excitement and drama of Davis Cup last week, it was back to business as usual on the ATP tour as some of the players made their way to Asia to play in either Beijing or Bangkok. Unlike Davis Cup, the matches that took place this week were all about the tennis, with crowds being in both tournaments being sparsely populated and players being treated to nothing more than a polite applause, although for a brief moment yesterday, Andy Roddick’s name was chanted enthusiastically by a small group of Chinese fans.

This week was the start of the Asian tennis season, which briefly lasts two weeks and ends in Tokyo next week although it will be expanded from next year where Shanghai will be awarded an indoor Masters Series event. The results that took place in both tournaments were contrasting, with upsets galore in Beijing while the top four seeds navigated their way into the semi-finals stage.

Clearly the man of this week has been Dudi Sela, from Israel, who earned his way into the Beijing finals defeating the likes of David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Rainer Schuettler. Sela, currently ranked 92nd in the world, had previously never advanced past the quarter-finals of an ATP event. Prior to this week’s efforts, he was most known for carrying Israel into the Davis Cup world group by defeating Nicolas Massu and most notably Fernando Gonzalez in five sets.

Sela is another one of those players who has a very natural feel for the game, in a similar vein to Olivier Rochus but without the hustle and determination (or to a lesser extent anyway). His groundstrokes, which lack the necessary punch to threaten at the highest level, are fluid, effortless and difficult to read especially on his one-handed backhand. His shots rely mainly on timing, and in this particular match against Schuettler he was striking the ball particularly well, resulting in a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over the German. His backhand is his big weapon - he can generate numerous winners off that side or throw in a slice backhand for variety which often forced errors out of Schuettler especially in the first set. Early on in the match, I noticed Sela in one point which was being evenly contested, suddenly unleash a backhand down-the-line winner out of nowhere, completely taking Schuettler by surprise. I watched his backhand closely to notice that Sela takes his racquet back early in preparation but has the ability to hold it before completing his swing, making it almost impossible for his opponent to read where it is going. Because of this, he was also able to increase the pace on his shots using the same backswing which allowed him to take control of points by taking his opponents by surprise. But you can also see the downside to this sort of approach because Sela can get pushed back to playing a more defensive game, or get rushed into error by a bigger hitter.

In the match against Schuettler, it was interesting to note the contrasting styles between both players. Schuettler has a fairly mechanical game in that the effort he puts in is obvious to make sure that he sets himself in the right position, and how he throws his body weight forward to try and maximize the amount of power he can generate. Schuettler generally plays a high percentage game in that he usually likes to keep the ball going crosscourt and only pulls the trigger if he sees the opportunity to do so, although he has the variety to come to the net to finish off points. Schuettler is fairly good from a tactical point of view, and his shots are usually struck with purpose. In the second set, he tried to change the rhythm of the match by taking more risks, hitting with more pace and coming into the net more often, but it was not enough to change the outcome of the match. Sela took a more instinctive and reactive approach to his tennis, often coming up with winners on the run, or shots that were able to turn the point in his favour. While Sela won the first set relatively comfortably with two service breaks, the first four games of the second set went on serve until Sela broke serve with a flourish, first firing a forehand winner down-the-line on the run, then two lobs over Schuettler’s head to take control of the match. By the end of the match, Schuetttler’s frustration became obvious as he began to talk to himself, knowing that he had run out of ideas.

Tommy fan
09-29-2008, 06:48 AM
Dudi :hug: :hug:
Tough loss, but awsome week, he showed great tennis, the best of his life, and kept it for few matches.
Dudi is 66 in the world now, he still have many points to defend from last year if he wants to stay in the top 100, I hope he'll defend them succesfully.

Kadima Dudi, you can do it!!!

cobalt60
09-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Nice write up :yeah: This is the reason I joined MTF to begin with. Read about players games!
GL Dudi!

Getta
09-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Dudi is playing in Tokyo this week.

His first round opponent is Bjorn Phau.

RGK
09-30-2008, 12:24 AM
Tough match for him. i hope he make a win here.

Getta
09-30-2008, 03:00 PM
Dudi defeated Phau 7-5 6-1. :)

Juan Martin del Potro is next.

RGK
09-30-2008, 03:42 PM
Nice job Dudi.

Getta
10-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Dudi lost to JMDP 5-7 0-6.

Moscow is his next tournament.

cobalt60
10-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Did not think he would get past JMDP but at least he is having good fall season.

Getta
10-05-2008, 04:29 AM
Dudi will be playing in Moscow this week.


LLODRA, Michael FRA vs QUALIFIER
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA vs SCHUKIN, Yuri KAZ
SELA, Dudi ISR vs HANESCU, Victor ROU
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA

RGK
10-07-2008, 04:17 PM
win on Hansco today in three sets.
great jod Dudi

cobalt60
10-07-2008, 11:48 PM
:banana:

*Raine
10-08-2008, 07:17 AM
I know this is late but I just read this one from the ATP site and thought I should post this here:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/sela_airplane.asp

Sela Safe But Shaken After Emergency Landing

Dudi Sela typically gets a little bit nervous before every flight, but as a professional tennis player, he’s learned to cope with that feeling. Last week, however, a flight he was on had an engine go out, and needed to make an emergency landing, which gave the Israeli No. 1 quite a fright.

Sela was flying home from Tokyo late Thursday for a couple days before coming to Moscow. From Tokyo he went to Beijing, where he boarded an El Al 767 for the flight to Tel Aviv.

Seated over the wing, Sela noticed on take off a strange noise from the engine just outside his window. After 10 minutes, he called for a flight attendant and asked about the noise.

A few moments later, the pilot made an announcement that indeed there was some trouble with one of the engines, but they were fine to continue.

For three hours the strange noises stopped and started from the engine. Then suddenly there was much louder noise from the engine, and Sela says the whole plane seemed to jerk back.

Twenty seconds later, the same noise and jerking sensation happened again.

“I was very nervous,” Sela said Sunday in Moscow. “I thought it was not going to finish good.”

Quickly the pilot announced that the left engine had gone out, and as a precaution, the aircraft was going to make a rather hasty landing at a small airport near the China-Kazakhstan border.

It was only about 15 minutes later that the plane was on the ground, much to the relief of Sela and the more than 150 passengers on the flight.

Sela said they were lucky to be so close to an airport to land at, but even for that short time until landing, it was a tense ride. “There were some people getting stressed and in shock,” he said. “Most of the people were very calm. Everyone was very quiet.”

All the passengers spent the night in a hotel while another plane was brought in to take them to Tel Aviv.

With a different aircraft, the passengers flew to Tel Aviv on Friday. For Sela, there wasn’t any real fear getting back on a flight. “It was a new plane,” he explained. “I’ve flown a lot before. I knew the chances of that happening again were very small.”

The mishap cost Sela some time at home, and also didn’t give him much time to shake off the experience. On Saturday he boarded an Aeroflot plane to head nonstop to Moscow. This was a much smaller plane, and Sela admitted “I was very scared.”

Sela will leave the flying behind as he plays Victor Hanescu in the opening round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.:wavey: I'm a newly converted fan of Sela. First time I saw him play on tv was when he played against Robredo and Roddick in China Open.

cobalt60
10-08-2008, 11:56 AM
thanks for the article and welcome :)

Getta
10-12-2008, 11:12 PM
Dudi will be playing the Tashkent Challenger this week.

cobalt60
10-13-2008, 01:17 AM
I saw that he received a wild card.

RGK
10-13-2008, 01:57 AM
yes.
should be at least be in the final.
come on Dudi

Tommy fan
10-13-2008, 07:22 PM
Come on Dudi

Getta
10-15-2008, 01:37 AM
Dudi defeated qualifier Nathan Thompson 7-5 6-3. He will be playing Yuri Schukin in the second round.

Official site: http://www.tennis.uz/

http://www.tennis.uz/photos2008/14-10-2008-2a.jpg

Getta
10-16-2008, 06:55 PM
Dudi defeated Schukin 6-1 7-6(1).

He will be playing Mathieu Montcourt in the QF.

Enja
10-23-2008, 08:42 PM
from Moscow
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Sela.html

Getta
10-25-2008, 11:50 AM
Dudi will be playing the Challenger in Busan next week.

Getta
11-02-2008, 02:18 AM
Jelena has found this article. Just thought it might interest Dudi's fans as well. :)

http://www.thejc.com/node/7593

Hot Ram wins again

From The Jewish Chronicle

Simon Griver
October 30, 2008

Tennis Andy Ram, Israel's most successful player, claimed his 15th title after pairing up with Frenchman Michael Llodra to win the men's doubles at the Lyon Grand Prix.

The victory was Ram's second in three weeks after winning the Vienna Trophy with Max Mirnyi of Belarus. Next week, he will team up with Brazilian Bruno Soares at the Paris Masters.

Fellow Israeli Jonathan Erlich, his regular partner, this week returned to full training in a bid to get fit for the end of season Shanghai Masters for the world's top eight doubles seeds starting November 10.
Erlich, 31, has been sidelined with an injured elbow for two months but dismissed rumours that he is contemplating retirement.

"I love tennis and love playing tennis and still feel I have a lot of goals to achieve, even though we are ranked number three in the world," he said. "I can't wait to get back. I'll certainly be there with Andy in Melbourne in January defending our Australian Open title.

"These past few months have been difficult but it's made me very happy to see Andy doing so well without me."

Ram is only eligible to play in Shanghai with Erlich and the Israeli pair have a major financial incentive to be in China with appearance fees of $25,000 each and $7,500 for every victory.

Shahar Peer has appointed the Peruvian Pablo Giacopelli as her new coach, her third of the year. Peer has had a disastrous year slipping from 19 to 38 in the WTA rankings.

Dudi Sela (86) has withdrawn from the remaining tournaments this year through tiredness.

Last updated: 3:08pm, October 30 2008

Getta
11-17-2008, 10:23 AM
Seems that Dudi has changed his mind. He played Dnepropetrovsk last week where he made a second round exit after losing to Stefan Koubek.

He will be playing Helsinki this week. His first round opponent is Dawid Olejniczak of Poland.

Dudi's quarter:
[8] KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS vs MARCHENKO, Ilia UKR
GALVANI, Stefano ITA vs [WC] DONSKOY, Evgeny RUS
BECK, Karol SVK vs PEYA, Alexander AUT
OLEJNICZAK, Dawid POL vs [4] SELA, Dudi ISR

It's a bit strange that he chose to play Helsinki over Yokohama, isn't it? He is currently ranked 91st in the world rankings.

Venle
11-18-2008, 05:14 PM
Dudi is great :inlove:

I saw his match yesterday, he won 6-3, 6-2 ;)

Tommy fan
11-19-2008, 06:49 PM
Wow were you there? How was it?

Sadly Dudi lost tday :sad:. Really awful loss, I think I've heard he was sick, but it's sad he's so inconssistnet..With this loss he'll have to play AO qualies next year, hopefully we won't see any stupid loss to a lower ranked player there.
Dudi has finished his season for now. Rest Dudi, and come back with more strength please. Kadima Dudi, we love you :)

Getta
11-19-2008, 07:14 PM
Sadly Dudi lost tday :sad:. Really awful loss, I think I've heard he was sick, but it's sad he's so inconssistnet..With this loss he'll have to play AO qualies next year, hopefully we won't see any stupid loss to a lower ranked player there.

There is no need to worry. Last year, the cut-off ranking for the direct entry into the main draw was 103.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6321440&postcount=1

Venle
11-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Wow were you there? How was it?

Yup, I saw his both matches :)
Against Olejniczak (sorry, can't write it) he played really well, yesterday he was quite awful :sad: Seemed that everytime he broke back, he lost his serve again.

Shame that he lost, he's such a sweetie

Good luck for the next season :hug:

cobalt60
11-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Dudi is great :inlove:

I saw his match yesterday, he won 6-3, 6-2 ;)

He is very sweet isn't he;)

Venle
11-22-2008, 10:36 AM
He is very sweet isn't he;)

Oh yeah :)

Tommy fan
11-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the reports Venle :yeah: :hug:

I hope Dudi won't need AO qualies, if I recall right, he'll be 108 on monday..

Getta
11-27-2008, 10:11 AM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1226404825987&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sela falls out of top-100

Nov 25, 2008 6:13 | Updated Nov 25, 2008 6:21
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF

Dudi Sela dropped out of the world's top-100 for the first in over a year on Monday, falling to number 109 in the ATP rankings.

The 23-year-old broke into the world's top-100 last October and was ranked as high as 57th seven months ago.

However, early exits in the Challenger tournaments in Seoul, Dnepropetrovsk and Helsinki in the last three weeks, resulted in an 18 place drop in Monday's rankings.

Sela, who played his last match of the year in Helsinki last week, now faces the prospect of not playing in next year's Australian Open qualifiers, as only the world's top 104 players enter the main draw automatically.

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Dudi has obviously had a very tough year. Things don't seem to go exactly well.
Hope he has an opportunity to make a comeback in 2009.

Getta
12-25-2008, 05:03 AM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1227702406834&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sinai Says: Sela at a crossroads

Dec 3, 2008 7:04 | Updated Dec 3, 2008 7:10
By ALLON SINAI

This was supposed to be Dudi Sela's year.

After finishing 2007 in the best form of his life and beginning 2008 at number 64 in the world, the 23-year-old was expected to finally realize his potential this year and cement his place among the globe's top-50 players.

On Monday, however, Sela dropped to 112th in the ATP rankings, his lowest position since last September.

By failing to defend the many ranking points he picked up at the end of last season, Sela has fallen 53 places in just six weeks and has effectively set himself back more than a year.

All the progress Dudi made in the last 18 months now counts for almost nothing, and his new ranking means he will begin 2009 in a very awkward position.

With just the world's top 104 players automatically clinching spots for the main draw of January's Australian Open, Sela will now, in all likelihood, need to play in the tournament's qualifiers and will have to win four matches just to reach the second round of the Grand Slam, as he did in 2008.

Sela will also have to qualify for much smaller ATP tournaments next year after failing to make the most of the automatic main draw entries he received to these events this past year.

In 22 top tier ATP tournaments this season, Sela only progressed past the second round twice, reaching the third round at the Masters Series event in Miami in March and progressing to the final of the Beijing tournament in September.

That week in China showed exactly what Dudi is capable of, and makes his recent demise all that more frustrating.

Sela swept aside world No. 5 David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo (16) and Rainer Schuettler (35) on consecutive days in Beijing, and in the final, came within one set of beating 8th ranked Andy Roddick to become the first Israeli in 15 years to win an ATP title.

His exquisite play in the Chinese capital proved once again that, indeed, Sela has the ability needed to compete with the world's top players, but his performance during the entire year showed that he lacks the consistency to become a leading player himself.

Sela's rollercoaster form will result in him playing far more second-tier Challenger tournaments than he would like in 2009 and leaves him with plenty of work to do to get his career back to the place it was 12 months ago.

At just 23, all is far from lost for Dudi, but even for him time is running out.

Unless he can play at his best on a regular basis he will never become a top-50 player and will sadly go down in history as just another wasted potential.

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Harsh sentences for Dudi here. I don't know if he needs to hear lots of complaints right now. He needs cheering up, I reckon. :)

Getta
01-03-2009, 02:47 PM
Dudi will be playing Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo in the first round of Chennai tournament.

Tommy fan
01-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Kadima Dudi! Do your best..
New season, new start.. Kadimaaaa

cobalt60
01-05-2009, 09:58 PM
And he won. That's a start:)

RGK
01-06-2009, 01:44 AM
Ramirez had 3 MP! lucku you Dudi.
move on.

Tommy fan
01-06-2009, 06:14 AM
I still can't believe Dudi won his first match of the yeah like this.. :lol:
However, if he wants to win some more, he better play much better than this.. Kadima ;)

Getta
01-06-2009, 10:13 AM
Bravo Dudi. :yeah:

cobalt60
01-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Looks like he held his own losing to Tipsy
7-6/ 6-4. Anyone watch it?

Tommy fan
01-08-2009, 01:13 PM
:sad:
Well, atleast it was tight, so I guess not really bad.. Next time play well in teh improtant points..
Tipsy is a good player, so I guess nothing wrong with this loss..

Getta
01-10-2009, 11:39 PM
This week, Dudi will begin his participation in the Australian Open qualifiers.

Getta
01-13-2009, 07:04 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Qualifying Draw

Dudi's part of the draw:

Dudi Sela ISR [3] vs. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE
Marinko Matosevic AUS vs. Giovanni Lapentti ECU
John Millman AUS [WC] vs. Ilia Marchenko UKR
Grega Zemlja SLO vs. Brendan Evans USA [29]

Tommy fan
01-13-2009, 09:29 PM
Good luck Dudi!!! :armed:

Venle
01-14-2009, 01:49 PM
He defeated Jaroslav Pospisil including a bagel :hearts:

6-3, 6-0

Giovanni Lapentti next, good luck! :D

Tommy fan
01-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Dudi won 12 games in a raw from 0-3 down in the first set! Nice win! :)

Good luck!

cobalt60
01-14-2009, 10:10 PM
:banana:

Getta
01-16-2009, 02:54 AM
Dudi defeated Giovanni Lapennti 6-3 6-4. :yeah:

Tommy fan
01-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Kadima! Now qualify :)

cobalt60
01-16-2009, 12:07 PM
:yeah:

Getta
01-17-2009, 04:15 AM
Dudi defeated Grega Zemlja 6-0 2-6 8-6 and finally made it to the MD.

Snoo Foo
01-17-2009, 04:42 AM
:yeah: :woohoo: :yeah: yoffi yoffi yoffi :yeah: :woohoo: :yeah:

Getta
01-17-2009, 05:18 AM
From the Australian Open official site, a "no so flattering" photo of Dudi... They don't have others... :rolleyes:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-16/200901161232035690406.html?glryid=players/atpsc56

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Dudi_Sela_16_2i.jpg

Dudi Sela during his winning match in straight sets
against Giovanni Lapentti at Melbourne Park.
Photo by: Brent Bignell

Tommy fan
01-17-2009, 10:23 AM
Omg what a thriller :sobbing:
I've never heard about this Slovenian guy, so I don't know if he gave a great match or it was Dudi who played bad, but anyway, Dudi won and he's in th main draw against Schuttler.. Kadima Dudiii!!! Show us what you know!

cobalt60
01-17-2009, 02:00 PM
:yeah: :woohoo: :yeah: yoffi yoffi yoffi :yeah: :woohoo: :yeah:

:woohoo: It is a beautiful thing ;)

ronim1
01-17-2009, 04:33 PM
Dudi is well able to win against Schuttler.

Getta
01-20-2009, 10:54 AM
Today's match against Germany's Rainer Schuettler at the Australian Open tennis tournament
in Melbourne January 20, 2009.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0b6j47QgkG2zb/610x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04kFgyQgsE8pO/610x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08618KX4nXd8r/610x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08O82bp4HqeZJ/340x.jpg

cobalt60
01-20-2009, 12:47 PM
:woohoo:

Tommy fan
01-20-2009, 06:14 PM
yesss!!! Kadima Dudiii!!!
Now take your revange in Hanescu! :)

Getta
01-22-2009, 06:14 AM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00tKa2H4BG9nH/610x.jpg

Israeli fans pose for pictures after the match between Israel's Dudi Sela and Romania's Victor Hanescu
at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2009.
© Reuters Pictures


Dudi defeated Victor Hanescu 6-3 6-3 6-2. :yeah:

cobalt60
01-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Woot!