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Troicki, Kohlschreiber reach semifinals in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) Viktor Troicki of Serbia beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-2 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday to reach his first semifinal in three years, and fourth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated fellow German Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3). Troicki, a former No. 12 who returned from a one-year doping suspension in July, saved two set points at 6-5 in the opening...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Erste Bank Open: Bellucci defeats 3rd-seeded Lopez

VIENNA -- Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday. Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semifinals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second. He also lost...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellucci defeats 3rd-seeded Lopez in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday. Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semifinals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second. He also lost...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazil beats Spain 3-1 in Davis Cup playoff

SAO PAULO (AP) Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Bellucci, Brazil's No. 1 player, converted all three of his break points in the final set to close out the match in...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut gives Spain 1-0 lead over Brazil in Davis Cup

  Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Brazil in a World Group playoff in the Davis Cup. The 15th-ranked Bautista Agut, Spain's top player for the series in Brazil, dominated from the start against the 201st-ranked Silva, winning the clay-court match in 1 hour, 31 minutes. The Spaniard won 11 straight games...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain takes 1-0 lead over Brazil in Davis Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Brazil in a World Group playoff in the Davis Cup. The 15th-ranked Bautista Agut, Spain's top player for the series in Brazil, dominated from the start against the 201st-ranked Silva, winning the clay-court match in 1 hour, 31 minutes. The Spaniard won 11 straight...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan at U.S. Open, beats Bellucci

NEW YORK -- Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to "Shut up," on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. Open. In a match that began Wednesday and finished after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the third-seeded Wawrinka quickly built a two-set lead before...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

NEW YORK (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to ''Shut up,'' on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. Open. In a match that began Wednesday and finished after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the third-seeded Wawrinka quickly built a two-set...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomaz Bellucci Advances in Munich Qualies

Thomaz Bellucci By Florian Heer (April 27, 2014) MUNICH – Second day of the BMW Open qualifying in Munich took place in chilly conditions, about10 degrees Celsius with drizzle for most of the day. Nevertheless, the matches could be played without any delays or interruptions. In Sunday’s opening encounter on Centre Court Tomaz Bellucci took on Alexey Vatutin for the very first...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellucci gets boost from Brazilian crowd, advances at Sao Paulo

Home-crowd favorite Thomaz Bellucci defeated eighth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday. Bellucci broke Giraldo's serve to go up 4-2 in the final set and then held on to close out the match in just over two hours at the Ibirapuera arena. The break came right after Giraldo called for treatment on his lower...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferrer to face unseeded Dolgopolov in Rio Open semifinals

Second-seeded David Ferrer will meet unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the Rio Open after defeating Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Friday. Earlier, Dolgopolov of Ukraine advanced after easily disposing of third-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-1, to improve to 3-0 against the Italian and deny Fognini from reaching his sixth consecutive final at a clay-court event...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal visits Christ the Redeemer Statue Ahead of the Rio Open

  (February 15, 2014) Rafael Nadal fulfilled his promise. On Friday during his news conference at the Rio Open, the Spaniard said he would like to make the most of his stay in Rio de Janeiro and visit some famous tourist attractions. This Saturday, after practicing with Thomaz Bellucci, the world No. 1 went to the Christ the Redeemer, one of the new seven wonders of the world, in...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tsonga into third round at Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court in beating Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the match when the temperature exceeded 42 Celsius (108F), meaning a brief delay while the roof...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Germany tops Brazil

Daniel Brands secured Germany's Davis Cup World Group place for another year by beating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci for an unassailable 3-1 lead in their playoff on Sunday. On his Davis Cup singles debut, Brands defeated the top-ranked Brazilian 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to ensure the hosts won the best-of-five match series. Brands says ''I'm just happy that I got the third...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Germany leads Brazil 2-0 in Davis Cup playoff

Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer gave Germany a 2-0 lead over Brazil in their Davis Cup World Group playoff on Friday with victories over Rogerio Dutra Silva and Thomaz Bellucci. Kohlschreiber defeated Dutra Silva 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the first match, although the 25th-ranked German was pushed hard by the 134th-ranked Brazilian. Mayer had a more comfortable 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Delbonis beats 2-time champ Bellucci at Swiss Open

Thomaz Bellucci's defense of his Swiss Open title ended in the first round on Tuesday when he lost to Federico Delbonis, who beat Roger Federer in Germany last week. Delbonis, an Argentine, won 7-5, 7-6 (2) against Bellucci, a Brazilian, who also took the clay-court title at Swiss ski resort Gstaad in 2009. Delbonis will continue to rise in the rankings, after his victory over...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-time champ Bellucci ousted

Thomaz Bellucci's defense of the Swiss Open title ended in the first round on Tuesday when he lost to Federico Delbonis, who beat Roger Federer in Germany last week. Delbonis, an Argentine, won 7-5, 7-6 (2) against Bellucci, a Brazilian, who also took the clay-court title at Swiss ski resort Gstaad in 2009. Delbonis will continue rising in the rankings after victory over Federer...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire, Hanescu in Stuttgart quarters

Fourth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup by beating Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-3, 6-1 Thursday. Paire's quarterfinal opponent will be Victor Hanescu of Romania, who beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-1, 6-4. Hanescu evened his record against Bellucci to 1-1. Paire advanced to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart for the first time,...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellucci Beats Janowicz in Raucous Match in Miami

  By Amy Fetherolf (March 23, 2013) MIAMI — In a match where crowd involvement surpassed the tennis for entertainment, world No. 40 Thomaz Bellucci upset world No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of Miami. The crowd was heavily behind the Brazilian, and it immediately became clear that dealing with [...]
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellucci Loses to Volandri in São Paulo and Gets Booed Out

Thomaz Bellucci photo by Gaspar Nóbrega/Inovafoto By Barbara Galiza (February 14, 2013) São Paulo – Brazil’s biggest hope of a home winner ended today, after the country’s No. 1, Thomaz Bellucci, was upset by Filippo Volandri, in two sets. In a match full of errors, the fifth seed of the ATP 250 São Paulo fell in the second round to the Italian, 6-3, 6-2, and the crowd...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellucci to Play Up-and-Coming Compatriot in São Paulo’s First Round

  Thomaz Bellucci By Barbara Galiza (February 11, 2013) São Paulo -Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil’s highest ranked player at number 35 in the world, will face a young compatriot in his first round match at ATP 250 São Paulo: Guilherme Clezar. Last year, Clezar made a splash on the tour, becoming the top player on the under-19 ATP rankings. At 20 years old, he is the youngest player...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

USA-Brazil Davis Cup Reflections

If the USA wins a hotly contested, live, fifth rubber against Brazil, and no one’s there to see it, did it still happen? This past weekend’s first round Davis Cup tie is a fine example of why you can never count on anything in tennis. On paper, the USA should’ve had no trouble dispatching the Brazilians. Not only did they have the privilege of choosing the venue and surface...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Querrey saves US from epic collapse

The United States was in trouble when Sam Querrey began his Davis Cup match against Thiago Alves on Sunday. A few booming serves later, the Americans were headed for the quarterfinals. Querrey beat Alves 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to give the U.S. a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brazil, stepping up after teammate John Isner lost to Thomaz Bellucci to send the countries to the deciding...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

“Uncle Sam” Saves U.S. – Querrey helps Americans squeak past Brazil and into the Quarterfinals

  DAVIS CUP: “UNCLE SAM” SAVES U.S. Querrey helps Americans squeak past Brazil and into the Quarterfinals   By Junior Williams   (February 3, 2013) JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Davis Cup team avoided a huge upset when Sam Querrey clinched the First Round tie for the Americans over Brazil, 3-2, in a fifth and decisive rubber on Sunday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil forces deciding match vs. US in Davis Cup

Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci beat John Isner in five sets Sunday to force a fifth and deciding match against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Bellucci beat his higher-ranked opponent 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3 to pull the Brazilians into a 2-2 tie with the Americans, leaving the second singles match later Sunday between Sam Querrey and Brazil's Thiago...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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