Showing posts with label Thomaz Bellucci. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thomaz Bellucci. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bellucci and Sela winners in Sao Paulo

Bellucci and Sela winners in Sao Paulo

Thomaz Bellucci beat Bobby Reynolds 6-3, 6-3in his opening ATP Challenger Tour Finals in Sao Paulo.

Bellucci converted four of his six break point chances and won 84 per cent of points behind his first serve to claim victory in 70 minutes.

"I was always in the lead so it was easier to control the match. I made a few mistakes, but it's normal for a first match so I'm happy to win," said Bellucci, who plays Andreas Beck on Thursday. "Against Beck it will be a tough match because he is an aggressive player, so I will have to play inside the court and not let him play."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bellucci feeling home pressure in Sao Paulo

Bellucci feeling home pressure in Sao Paulo

Thomaz Bellucci leads the Green Group at the 2011 ATP Challenger Tour Finals and will face Andreas Beck, Martin Klizan and Bobby Reynolds.

Rui Machado is the top player in the Yellow Group, with rivals Dudi Sela, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Matthias Bachinger.

"It's a different tournament compared to the others and that's why even though I have a better ranking, I don't think I'm favourite to win the title", Bellucci said. "All these players come from strong competitions and most of them are hard-court players.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bellucci ends partnership with coach Larri Passos

Bellucci ends partnership with coach Larri Passos

Thomaz Bellucci has ended his partnership with Gustavo Kuerten’s former coach Larri Passos.

Bellucci says they reached an agreement to part ways after a series of disappointing results. Passos was Kuerten’s coach when the Brazilian won three Roland Garros titles.

Since hiring Passos about a year ago, Bellucci has won 25 matches and lost another 25, without winning a title.

The 36th-ranked player said in a statement that he was grateful for all that he learned from Passos but that it was better to end the partnership.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Watch Djokovic vs Bellucci Madrid Open Semifinal Online Video Streaming

Watch Djokovic vs Bellucci Madrid Open Semifinal Online Video Streaming

Saturday, May 7th 2011

Day 6 :: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - Mutua Madrid Open 2011 :: Madrid, Spain

Novak Djokovic vs Thomaz Bellucci


Not Before 19:00 Local time

13:00 ET to 15:00 ET
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Videos: Madrid Open Thursday Interviews: Soderling, Ferrer and Bellucci

Videos: Madrid Open Thursday Interviews: Soderling, Ferrer and Bellucci

Robin Soderling, Thomaz Bellucci and David Ferrer where among the winners at the Madrid Open on Thursday and they talk about their matches in the following video interviews....










Thursday, May 5, 2011

Murray falls to Bellucci in Madrid

Murray falls to Bellucci in Madrid

Andy Murray was beaten 6-4 6-2 by Thomaz Bellucci in the third round of the 2011 Madrid Open.

Murray was broken once in the first set and twice in the second while Bellucci saved all three break points he faced.

“I’ve got to look more at the week as a whole,” Murray said. “I was coming back from an injury that wasn’t serious but an elbow injury isn’t easy for tennis players.

“I’m happy that physically I progressed, I was hitting the ball decent, I think I can definitely get better.

“You just need to be quite cautious and not do too much too soon because then you take a step back, but I think I’ve judged it pretty well.

“I need to get my tennis back because that’s the most important thing going into Rome and the French Open.”

“Tonight’s match wasn’t great; I don’t feel I played particularly well," admitted Murray. "I started the match okay but I didn´t really keep that up."

"I had to be solid, but at the same time, play aggressively, without letting him take all the control in the match," evaluated Bellucci.

"He managed to play and serve well. My serve was very helpful and I think I played a good game and made him feel a bit uncomfortable playing against me because of my forehand and my serve as well. I think the key was to miss very few shots on the court and play the important points well."


Source AP/Yahoo/ATP

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Almagro and Ferrer to meet at Acapulco Final

Almagro and Ferrer to meet at Acapulco Final

Nicolas Almagro beat Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the final of the Mexican Open, where he will be trying for his third straight ATP title.

Almagro will face his compatriot, David Ferrer, in the final

“I am very happy,” said Almagro. “This is the product of the hard work I have done in the past, but it’s not over yet.”

Ferrer rallied to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

After losing the opening set, he took advantage of seven double faults to storm past his opponent in the other 2 sets. Ferrer converted only six of 17 break points.

Almagro is trying to become the first player to win three of the four events on the ATP’s Latin American clay-court swing.

"I am very happy to be in my third consecutive final and to be again in the final here in Acapulco," Almagro said. "It's been an incredible South American swing for me and I hope I can finish brilliantly tomorrow. A final is not match you go out to play, it's a match you go out to win."

After the win Ferrer said: "It was a very difficult match. Dolgopolov is a great player who is going up very fast. I am very happy I was able to come through in three sets today and to be in the final tomorrow. I expect a very difficult match against Nico, he's playing unbelievable and has built a lot of confidence in the past three weeks. I am very happy I am able to defend my title from last year."


Source AP/ATP


Friday, February 25, 2011

Video: Thomaz Bellucci Wednesday Interview in Acapulco

Video: Thomaz Bellucci Wednesday Interview in Acapulco

Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci discusses reaching the quarter-finals at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fernando Verdasco upset in 1st round at Mexican Open

Fernando Verdasco upset in 1st round at Mexican Open

Fernando Verdasco lost to Thomaz Bellucci 6-2 4-6 6-3 in the first round of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Verdasco held triple break point as Bellucci served for the match, but was unable to convert on his opportunities. The win over the World No. 9 was Bellucci's first in 10 matches against a Top 10 player.

Bellucci converted 75 percent of his break points and won 70 percent of his service points to beat Verdasco in just over two hours.

Nicolas Almagro scored an easy 6-3, 6-2 win over Victor Hanescu while Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Pablo Andujar7-6 7-6.


Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images
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Monday, May 31, 2010

Rafael Nadal beats Bellucci in Roland Garros, faces Almagro next

Rafael Nadal beats Bellucci in Roland Garros, faces Almagro next

Rafael Nadal made it past Thomaz Bellucci with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open where he will play against Nicolas Almagro

Nadal broke Bellucci’s serve in the opening game but was broken in the fourth game, when he made a backhand error. Bellucci won seven straight points to 40/0 at 2-2, before Nadal sprang into action by winning four straight games to clinch the first set.

Nadal started better in the second sett also but Bellucci was not going to give it up so easily. They exchanged service breaks twice in the second and third games and then again in the ninth and 10th games. At 5-5, Nadal got a crucial break and with his serve closed out the second set.

Bellucci kept fighting in the third set, holding his own in baseline rallies, but Nadal broke him for a 3-2 lead. The Spaniard maintained his serve to come out of the court with another win in Paris.

Nadal was pushed hard by Bellucci after dominating the first set but the outcome was never seriously in doubt. Rafa was broken four times during the match but always found a stinging response to deflate his opponent.

“I played probably my best match today in the tournament,” Nadal said. “I am in the quarter-finals. I am very happy to be here, and you will have Nadal v Almagro, sure,” he added.

Nadal remained cautious and was already looking for improvement.

“I wanted to have longer and deeper shots. I want to improve this. Sometimes, these details are such that the opponent could take this opportunity so as to dominate the game.”

About playing against Alamgro, the world number 2 said:
"It's going to be very difficult because the way he plays is really excellent. He's managed to maintain the same level here in the tournament. It's going to be complicated; he's going to be very aggressive. It's normal. He knows how to do this. And as far as I'm concerned, I'll try and play my way and do my best. I'll do my best so that he feels a bit uncomfortable."




Source ATP/Reuters

Photos: Rafael Nadal vs Thomaz Bellucci at Roland Garros

Photos: Rafael Nadal vs Thomaz Bellucci at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals after beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes.

Nadal has now reached the last eight for the 14th time in his past 16 Grand Slam championships. He is bidding to become just the second man in history to win five or more Roland Garros titles, after Swede Bjorn Borg.

Enjoy some tennis photos from their match....







































































































Photos from Getty Images/AP