Israeli doubles pair just misses podium

Shraga Weinberg and Itai Erenlib missed out on a bronze medal in men’s quad wheelchair tennis at the Rio Paralympics in heartbreaking fashion on Tuesday, losing 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) to Britain’s Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne in a grueling four hours and 25 minutes.

The match was played in 35 degrees Celsius and a 30-minute break was required after the second set, which by itself lasted one hour and 50 minutes.


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