Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bellucci upsets Tipsarevic to win Swiss Open title

Bellucci upsets Tipsarevic to win Swiss Open title

Thomaz Bellucci upset Janko Tipsarevic 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Swiss Open 2012 title.

Bellucci led 6-1 in the first-set tiebreaker, before Tipsarevic reeled off seven points for the set. At 5-4 in the second, Bellucci broke the eighth-ranked Serbian's serve to love to even the match.

Tipsarevic saved two match points but double-faulted to present a third, which the 24-year-old Brazilian won.

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

"It was very tough losing the tie-break, having led 6-1," reflected Bellucci. "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 focussed 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," said Tipsarevic. "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."