Qualifier Bellucci Wins at ATP Gstaad


Posted on August 2, 2009

Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci topped German Andreas Beck 6-4, 7-6(2) on Sunday to win his first career title at the Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad.

"For sure it was the best week of my career," Bellucci said. "I played unbelievably in three or four matches, I won against [Stan] Wawrinka, [Igor] Andreev and today I beat Beck. So, for me, it was an incredible week. I'm very happy. I served a little bit better than him and he started the match a little bit slowly and I was able to break serve. In the tiebreak I didn't make any mistakes and I think I played much better than him."

Beck was competing in his first ATP final.

"Of course I'm very disappointed," Beck said. "It's disappointing to lose 4-6, 6-7. But I have to give credit to Thomaz. He deserves to win since he was just the better player today. He made it very difficult for me."

Bellucci is the fifth player to claim his first ATP World Tour title this season, joining Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Kitzbuhel), Benjamin Becker ('s-Hertogenbosch), Rajeev Ram (Newport) and Jeremy Chardy (Stuttgart).

The 21-year-old reached his first ATP World Tour final in February on home soil in Costa do Sauipe, but finished runner-up to Tommy Robredo.

Rankings
ATP - Feb 01 WTA - Feb 01
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Andy Murray2 Angelique Kerber
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Agnieszka Radwanska
5 Rafael Nadal5 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Kei Nishikori7 Flavia Pennetta
8 Tomas Berdych8 Carla Suarez Navarro
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga9 Petra Kvitova
10 Richard Gasquet10 Lucie Safarova
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