Sweden Beat Israel 2-1 Doubles Match in Davis Cup Series

In a recent article in ESPN, Sweden won the doubles match 2-1 lead against Israel in the Davis Cup series. Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt defeated Israelis Andy Ram and Amir Hadad 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 while policemen tried to stop anti-Israel protesters who tried to storm the barricades outside the Baltic Hall.

The clashes erupted after about 7,000 people gathered at a downtown square to hear speeches condemning Israel's offensive in Gaza and urging support for Palestinians. It marks the second time a Davis Cup series was played without fans in Sweden. In 1975, two years after a military coup in Chile led by Augusto Pinochet, Sweden played Chile in an empty stadium in Bastad.