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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...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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....
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  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 2 hours...
Via AP on Fox
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 before...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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 faltering...
Via AP on Fox
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 lead before faltering...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 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 back...
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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...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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