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THOMAZ BELLUCCI RUMORS

Top-seeded Nishikori upset by Bellucci in first round in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Nishikori, who lost the Argentina Open final on Sunday on clay, smashed his racket on the red clay after losing Tuesday's first set. It didn't get any better. He was broken in the first game of the second and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellucci into the quarterfinals on clay in Quito

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Fourth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil reached the quarterfinals of the Ecuador Open on Wednesday, defeating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2). In another second-round match in the clay-court tournament, No. 8 Renzo Olivo of Argentina had a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3 win over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. In the first round, Victor Estrella Burgos of the...
Via Associated Press
16 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 Associated Press
May 23, 2015  |  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...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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