2016-07-14 / Front Page

Courting the Title

Dudi Sela focuses on the shot at hand as he defeated defending champion Rajeev Ram of the United States Wednesday to advance to the final rounds of the Newport International Hall of Fame Championships for the Van Alen Cup. Sela, of Israel, just a seventh seed, was playing in his first Newport event. His defeat of Ram was the upset of the famed tournament so far. He enters the final pairings this weekend, which contains a truly world class field including Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic, Marcos Baghdatis of Cypress, Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland, and Ivo Karlovic of Croatia. Quarterfinal matches take place on Thursday, with semifinal singles and doubles on Friday. Champions will be crowned in each division on Saturday and Sunday before the enshrinement of this year's Hall of Fame inductees. (Photo by Jen Carter )

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