Dudi Sela
Dudi Sela
Dudi Sela
Dudi Sela
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    • Began playing tennis at age 7 at the Israel Tennis Centre in Kiryat Shmonna.
    • Father, Michael, is a bus driver; mother, Anca, is a nurse; brothers, Ofer and Nir; sister, Shirley.
    • Admires former Israeli No. 1 Amos Mansdorf and Roger Federer.
    • Enjoys going to the beach and surfing in Netanya, Israel.
    • Likes football and supports Kiryat Shmonna and Manchester United.
    • Favourite shot is backhand and surface is hard court.
    • Wife, Marina; son, Ilay; daughter, Talia.

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    • Ended 10 of last 11 seasons in Top 100 (2007-11, 2013-17), achieving career-high No. 29 on 20 July 2009 soon after run to Wimbledon 4R.
    • Earned biggest win of career over No. 5 Ferrer en route to 1st ATP World Tour final at 2008 Beijing. Also reached 2014 Atlanta final.
    • Advanced to 2009 Wimbledon 4R, becoming 1st Israeli into Grand Slam R16 since Mansdorf at 1992 Australian Open. Also advanced to 3R at Australian Open in 2009, 2015 and 2016, as well as at Wimbledon in 2017. Won 2003 Roland Garros junior doubles title w/Balazs.
    • During 2007 Davis Cup World Group Play-off vs. Chile, defeated 2004 Athens Olympics gold medalists Massu in 5h7m and F. Gonzalez in 5h1m (ISR d. CHI 3-2). Represented Israel in Davis Cup for 14 straight years (2005-18).
    • Boasts 287-133 ATP Challenger Tour record with 22 titles in 30 finals. Owns 2nd-most titles behind Lu’s 29.

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