Found March 21, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
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Brazil had a heartbreaking loss on Wednesday as Thomaz Bellucci fell to Federico Gil from Portugal. The fans for both players were very loud and involved. Even Bellucci would mumble words of frustration in Portuguese, directed to the crowd. It was not easy for Brazil’s No. 1 player, playing his first round match, on a day where the conditions did not really help him, he felt it was a little windy out there. He admitted he played poorly. At a times, Bellucci would hit his big forehand and set up beautiful points, but he could not sustain a high level throughout the game. His unforced errors cost him the match. At the end, Bellucci was still trying to find a way, getting out of a deep hole he was in, down a set, down a break in the second set. Gil went on to serve for the match at 5-3, got to 40/0, only to hit an easy short ball with his forehand to the net, keeping Bellucci’s hope alive. But it did not last long, since Bellucci could not find strength anywhere to prolong points Gil c...
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