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.”
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