Ram­nets 14th ti­tle

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY SI­MON GRIVER

IS­RAEL’S Andy Ram teamed up with Max Mirnyi of Be­larus to win the men’s dou­bles at the Bank of Aus­tria Tro­phy tour­na­ment in Vi­enna.

The victory was Ram’s 14th in dou­bles com­pe­ti­tion, though the straight­sets win over Philipp Pet­zschner and Alexan­der Peyer was the first time he has played without Jonathan Erlich in a tour­na­ment since winning the Indianapolis ti­tle with Croa­tia’s Mario An­cic in 2003.

“Ihave­re­al­lymixed­feel­ings,”saidRam. “It was a great week and I learned a lot from Max who is a very ex­pe­ri­enced dou­bles player. But I re­ally missed play­ing with Yoni, al­though its al­ways good to taste suc­cess and win a cham­pi­onship.”

For his part Erlich, who is in­jured, was happy for Ram. “It’s not easy to play with a new part­ner for the first time and win a tour­na­ment,” he ob­served. “That shows what a great player Andy is. It’s also im­por­tant he should not feel down be­cause I’m in­jured.”

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