Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela retires from third round of Wimbledon after easy defeat

Although Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela won a dramatic victory over the 6-foot 10-inch tall American John Isner yesterday (Friday) during the second round of the Wimbledon, Sela retired after just two sets against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov today, effectively dropping out of the tournament.
Dudi Sela Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela was ousted from the Wimbledon tennis tournament after being easily defeated in two sets 6-1, 6-1 by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Sela, who asked for medical attention for pain in his groin area during the match, decided to retire after the second set, ending his career in the tournament.

During the short match, Sela was unable to beat Dimitrov who is ranked 13th at the Wimbledon this year. In the first set, Sela appeared to surrender almost entirely to Dimitrov, struggling to play and seemingly unable to focus on the game. By the end of the set Sela sought medical attention for a long time. 

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Sela’s end to this year’s tournament may be bitter but he can be pleased with his performance this past week. Sela won the first two rounds, against Marcel Granollers from Spain, and against the near 7-foot tall American John Isner, in what will surely be remembered as one of his greatest victories. After the third round, Sela will receive a prize of £90,000 while the winner, Dimitrov, is expected to continue on to the eighth round during which he will face the legendary Roger Federer on the central Wimbeldon court.



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