Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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A week after Gustavo Kuerten was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, another Brazilian has made news. World No. 60 Thomaz Bellucci prevented top seed Janko Tipsarevic from defending his Swiss Open title by upsetting the Serb 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2 in the final on Sunday.

For Bellucci this is his second Gstaad crown and his third overall ATP World Tour tournament victory.

The win was not easy, as Bellucci let a 6-1 lead in the first set tiebreak slip with Tipsarevic capturing the next seven points to collect the set.

“It was very tough losing the tie-break, having led 6-1,” said the Brazilian. “I was playing very well, but on the set points I was too nervous. I miss-hit a lot of balls and I was very disappointed. I was very focused after this, which was the key of the match, because if I had lost serve at the start of the second set it would have been very difficult to win. I’m very happy I got the focus to win two more sets.”

“I would like to congratulate Thomaz on a successful tournament and a great final,” Tipsarevic said. “I felt the first two sets could have gone either way and he was just a better player than me in the third set. This was my first time in Gstaad and I honestly don’t know why; I should have come and played here more often. It’s an amazing event and a great tournament. Even though I lost in the final, I had an incredible two weeks with the win in Stuttgart and the final here.”

“Gstaad is very special for me because I won my first title here three years ago, which was a surprise and unexpected,” Bellucci said. “For me to win one more time here is very special. I feel very comfortable here, like I’m playing at home.”

Next tournament for both men will be the Olympic Games in London.

Singles – Final
T Bellucci (BRA) d [1] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 67(6) 64 62

Doubles – Final
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d R Farah (COL) / S Giraldo (COL) 64 76(9)

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