No doubting Thomaz despite blip


Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:05

The third seed had beaten hometown hero – and top seed – Fernando Gonzalez in the semi-final and looked on course for a repeat when he took an opening set containing four breaks of serve.

But the wheels came off in spectacular fashion as he lost the second 6-0.

Second seed Monaco had dropped only one set on his way to the final and was not going to hand Bellucci the title without a fight.

A cagier third set saw just five break points, Bellucci crucially converting one of his three chances to seal a 6-2 0-6 6-4 win.

It was the second title of the 22-year-old left-hander’s career, following last year’s win in Gstaad.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.