Wimbledon 2017: Mixed fortunes for Oliel at SW19
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Wimbledon 2017: Mixed fortunes for Oliel at SW19

Israeli wins opening doubles match, but knocked out of singles competition

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Yshai Oliel was knocked out of the first round of the boys' singles competition
Yshai Oliel was knocked out of the first round of the boys' singles competition

Yshai Oliel enjoyed a day of mixed fortunes at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old started the day being knocked out of the boys’ singles competition, the 12th seed, beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Frenchman Matteo Martineau, in a match which last ed two days due to a rain delay.

There was though more positive news for him later on Wednesday after he and American Andrew Fenty won their first round doubles match – beating American Brian Cernoch and Dutchman Jesper De Jong 6-4, 6-2.

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