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Bellucci claims Swiss Open title

Thomaz Bellucci
Brazil's Bellucci was playing in his second ATP Tour final

Thomaz Bellucci beat Andreas Beck 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in the Swiss Open final to claim his first ATP Tour title.

The 21-year-old Brazilian won the first set after breaking in the opening game and then triumphed after a 60-minute rain delay in the second.

The 119th-ranked Bellucci became the fifth first-time winner on tour this season, though not the lowest-ranked.

Rajeev Ram of the United States was number 181 when he won the grass-court event at Newport, Rhode Island.

Bellucci, who had to qualify for the clay-court tournament, broke his 51st-ranked German opponent in the opening game, and sealed the first set when the 23-year-old Beck netted a forehand.

The second set went with serve before a heavy shower forced the players off with Beck leading 4-3.

When play was resumed, Bellucci saved the only break point he faced in the match with a two-handed backhand winner.

Beck saved two break points at 5-5 but succumbed on the Brazilian's first match point in the tiebreak after one hour, 41 minutes.

It was Bellucci's second ATP final, after losing to Spain's Tommy Robredo on clay in Brazil in February.

In Turkey, Russia's fifth seed Vera Dushevina won her first WTA Tour by thrashing Czech eighth seed Lucie Hradecka 6-0 6-1 to win the Istanbul Cup final.



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