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Jewish athletes play on with blind faith

Originally Published: September 4, 2002
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Harel Levy, chest heaving, sweat oozing from his pores, sits on the edge of Court 7 at the National Tennis Center. He stares straight ahead during this changeover, mentally deconstructing first-round opponent Andrei Pavel, oblivious to the teeming, hurly burly crowd just five feet behind him.

The spectators are arrayed on a three-tiered set of bleachers, set against a three-foot-high chain link fence. There is no visible security in sight, and not all the bags that come through ...

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