David "Dudi" Sela was born in Kiryat Shmona, Israel in 1985. He reached a career-high singles ranking of 29 in July 2009. He is currently Israel's top men's singles player, ahead of Harel Levy and Noam Okun. He is right-handed, and at 5' 8½" he is one of the shortest players on the tour.
As a 17-year-old junior, he won the 2003 French Open boys' doubles championship with his doubles partner. His peak junior rankings were 12 in singles, and 16 in doubles. Representing Israel in the Davis Cup, his highlight has been an upset win in 2007 over world number 7 Fernando Gonzalez. In 2008 he beat world number 5 David Ferrer in straight sets. In 2009, through June he had won seven matches against players ranked in the top 50 in the world.
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