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Defending champion Andujar advances at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Defending champion Pablo Andujar of Spain advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday. Fourth-seeded Andujar next faces another former champion on the Gstaad clay courts, two-time winner Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. Bellucci beat Stephane Robert of France 6-3, 6-2 in their second-round match in the high...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2-time champion Bellucci advances at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil eased to a 6-2, 6-3 first-round victory over Kimmer Coppejans on Tuesday. The left-handed Bellucci, who won the Gstaad clay-court title in 2009 and 2012, dominated on serve against the 21-year-old from Belgium. Two former champions lost first-round matches: 2013 champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia exited...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellucci, Zverev advance at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Sixth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open after defeating wild card entrant Christian Lindell of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, on Wednesday. Bellucci's victory left 2011 Bastad winner Robin Soderling as the last Swede to have reached the quarterfinals or better in the tournament. The Brazilian meets 18-year-old Alexander Zverev...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Almagro, Bellucci advance at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Nicolas Almagro upset fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 in an all-Spanish contest on clay to reach the second round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday. Almagro, the 2010 Bastad champion and winner of 12 clay-court titles, sealed victory on his third match point. Sixth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil beat Swedish wild card entrant Elias Ymer 6-4, 6-2,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paire, Lindell through to 2nd round in Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Markus Eriksson on Monday. Paire's next match will be against top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium. In Monday's other first-round match, wild card entrant Christian Lindell of Sweden beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Lindell, who is Souza's friend and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazil's Bellucci beats Sousa to win Geneva Open title

  Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4. The 27-year-old Bellucci's fourth career ATP title was his third in Switzerland. He also won on clay at the Swiss Open in Gstaad in 2009 and 2012. Bellucci, a 60th-ranked left-hander, wasted three set points at 5-4 in the first before winning the tiebreaker...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil wins Geneva Open title

GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4. The 27-year-old Bellucci's fourth career ATP title was his third in Switzerland. He also won on clay at the Swiss Open in Gstaad in 2009 and 2012. Bellucci, a 60th-ranked left-hander, wasted three set points at 5-4 in the first before winning...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

  Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title. Bellucci, twice a champion at Switzerland's other clay-court event in Gstaad, eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4. The 60th-ranked Bellucci says ''this is my favorite place to play. Maybe I feel very relaxed here.'' The sixth-seeded Sousa beat...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wawrinka goes three sets to advance at Geneva Open

GENEVA -- Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland outlasted Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of his home Geneva Open tournament on Wednesday. Wawrinka needed a single break of service to win the opening and deciding sets, though faltered with his own first serves in losing the second set. In the quarterfinals, Wawrinka will play 74th-ranked Federico...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advances at Geneva Open

GENEVA (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland outlasted Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of his home Geneva Open tournament on Wednesday. Wawrinka needed a single break of service to win the opening and deciding sets, though faltered with his own first serves in losing the second set. In the quarterfinals, Wawrinka will play 74th-ranked Federico...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomaz Bellucci, Mikhail Youzhny win first-round matches at Geneva

  Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday. Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week. After wasting a 5-2 lead in the first set, Bellucci held serve the rest of the way...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

GENEVA (AP) Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday. Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week. After wasting a 5-2 lead in the first set, Bellucci held serve the rest...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Isner beats Mannarino to reach second round of Madrid Open

  John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The 16th-seeded Isner will next play either Jeremy Chardy -- another Frenchman -- or Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. In the women's competition, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland eased past Casey Dellacqua of Australia to reach the third round. The ninth...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Isner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Open

MADRID (AP) John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The 16th-seeded Isner will next play either Jeremy Chardy - another Frenchman - or Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. In the women's competition, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland eased past Casey Dellacqua of Australia to reach the third round. The...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellucci beats Youzhny in 1st round of Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL -- Thomaz Bellucci defeated seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the inaugural Istanbul Open. Bellucci served six aces to eliminate Youzhny. Andrey Golubev swept past wild card Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-3 in the other main-draw match. Roger Federer is the top-seeded player in the event, one of the clay tournaments leading up to the...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Granollers beats Matosevic to play Tsonga in Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Marc Granollers of Spain eased past Marinko Matosevic of Bosnia 6-2, 6-3 on the opening day of the Barcelona Open on Monday. Granollers meets sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the next round, and he said that although the French player hadn't competed in many matches this year he was always ''capable of playing great tennis.'' He said he would need to play...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brazil's Souza: I was target of racist fans during Davis Cup match in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina won the decisive singles match against Brazil on Monday to close out a dramatic Davis Cup encounter marred by reports of racist taunts by spectators during the longest singles match ever played in the competition. Brazil's Joao Souza told the Brazilian website SporTV.com that he heard fans call him a monkey during his reverse singles match against...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Federico Delbonis wins, sends Argentina to Davis Cup quarters

  Argentina advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Monday, beating Brazil 3-2 after Federico Delbonis defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that took two days to complete. The match had been suspended because of darkness on Sunday with Delbonis leading 1-0. It started late after Leonardo Mayer needed 6 hours, 42 minutes to beat Joao Souza in the longest...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Delbonis wins, sends Argentina to Davis Cup quarterfinals

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Monday, beating Brazil 3-2 after Federico Delbonis defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that took two days to complete. The match had been suspended because of darkness on Sunday with Delbonis leading 1-0. It started late after Leonardo Mayer needed 6 hours, 42 minutes to beat...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonardo Mayer beats Joao Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match

  Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 to keep Argentina's hopes alive against Brazil in their first round series on Sunday. Mayer needed 6 hours, 42 minutes to beat Souza, which is also longer than the record for a clay-court match on the ATP tour. It leveled the...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup has South American flair with Argentina-Brazil starting Friday

Back in September, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) had their general annual meeting held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and decided Argentina will face Brazil in the first round of this year’s Davis Cup. That matchup will take place this weekend in Buenos Aires. An all-South American clash sees neighbors and long-time rivals Argentina and Brazil battle it out for the...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Fifth seed Leonardo Mayer tops Stephane Robert in Argentina

  No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round of the clay-court event...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayer into 2nd round in Buenos Aires; Nadal tries to rebound

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Estrella Burgos becomes oldest first-time ATP winner

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Victor Estrella Burgos became of the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event in the Open Era, beating top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Sunday in the Ecuador Open final. The 34-year-old Dominican won 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) in his first ATP final. He was the first Dominican to reach a top-level ATP final. Seeded No. 8, Estrella Burgos defeated Brazilian Thomaz...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray rallies past Anderson at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday. The third-seeded Murray will face either top-seeded David Ferrer or Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Anderson, the seventh seed, edged Murray in a first set that featured several attractive long rallies on the indoor hard court....
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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