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Costa do Sauipe QF: Bellucci def Ferrero 7/6 (5) 1/6 6/3

Yves.
02-12-2009, 11:36 PM
Awful in the end from Ferrero :o

EnriqueIG8
02-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Big win for Thomaz.

HeretiC
02-12-2009, 11:39 PM
Big win for sure but with a lot of help from JCF.

Adri89
02-12-2009, 11:40 PM
Yes, Ferrero's two last games were pathetic. :o
But congrats Bellucci for his first semi final on the ATP Tour. :)

Sapeod
02-12-2009, 11:41 PM
:worship: Great serving by Bellucci. Double figures on aces, just like yeaterday. Hope Thomaz continues like this for the rest of the year. He could do with some good runs. Almagro next. I feel an upset coming up ;)

GugaF1
02-12-2009, 11:41 PM
Bellucci coming around nicely. I think this is pretty much what he needed in order to kick off his career on ATP events. Cluch at the end there...

FilipeMB
02-12-2009, 11:41 PM
finally another brazilian clown in sf after saretta

FilipeMB
02-12-2009, 11:42 PM
saturday will be the def day for bellucci. ferrero is on downhill, almagro will be the real challenge for his career to now

Voo de Mar
02-12-2009, 11:43 PM
Bellucci :banana: Gives some hope for the Bralizians that their tennis isn't dead after retirement of Guga ;) Certainly the biggest win in his career so far. Very good serving in the most important moments, at 5:5 hit great serve at each of three break points, also good serves at 3:4 in the tie-break.
The last point of the match :lol: Who would have expected that he would finish the match with gentle stop-volley right after a serve?

GugaF1
02-12-2009, 11:46 PM
I think to expect him to take on Almagro is kind of nuts. This tournament is going to do wonders for him in the career I think. Because there is no place else that he is going to feel the pressure, like he is feeling here of representing the tournaments. Much of the tournament promoting interest for everybody that doesn't follow tennis closely here, is on his soloe shoulders... So, He is learning quite well, how to deal with the nerves already.

*bunny*
02-12-2009, 11:49 PM
:sad:
Juanqui came back from 2-5 in the first set to force a TB, only to lose the tight first set. After cruising the second set, he was reading Bellucci's serves much better but he probably got tight serving at 3-4 in the third...

Not a nice birthday for JC, better luck in BA! :hug:

FilipeMB
02-12-2009, 11:50 PM
I think to expect him to take on Almagro is kind of nuts. This tournament is going to do wonders for him in the career I think. Because there is no place else that he is going to feel the pressure, like he is feeling here of representing the tournaments. Much of the tournament promoting interest for everybody that doesn't follow tennis closely here, is on his soloe shoulders... So, He is learning quite well, how to deal with the nerves already.

if he wins almagro it can be something big. but it's reallyimpossible

roberthenman
02-12-2009, 11:50 PM
Amazing Thomaz :worship::worship::worship:

GugaF1
02-12-2009, 11:52 PM
Bellucci :banana: Gives some hope for the Bralizians that their tennis isn't dead after retirement of Guga ;) Certainly the biggest win in his career so far. Very good serving in the most important moments, at 5:5 hit great serve at each of three break points, also good serves at 3:4 in the tie-break.
The last point of the match :lol: Who would have expected that he would finish the match with gentle stop-volley right after a serve?

Brazilian tennis is far from dead, at least outside of the very top. Regardless of Bellucci, If you look the ranking through 100-250 Brazil has about 10 Players and many of them quite young. Is one of the countries that does the better in CH. events. And much of it is thanks to Guga, sure.

Brazilian tennis at its base currently, is much better off now than when Guga was around. When there were less players potentially. Is what I mean.. I think is likely that in few years time, Brazilian tennis is going to do very well, along with Argentina.

Montego
02-12-2009, 11:52 PM
All serve and big topspin forehand this Bellucci. But on clay it should be enough to make a decent run here or there.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-12-2009, 11:52 PM
Mosquito :sad:

Bellucci :yeah:

Voo de Mar
02-13-2009, 12:05 AM
Brazilian tennis is far from dead, at least outside of the very top. Regardless of Bellucci, If you look the ranking through 100-250 Brazil has about 10 Players and many of them quite young. Is one of the countries that does the better in CH. events. And much of it is thanks to Guga, sure.

Brazilian tennis at its base currently, is much better off now than when Guga was around. When there were less players potentially. Is what I mean.. I think is likely that in few years time, Brazilian tennis is going to do very well, along with Argentina.

Yeah, I meant the top of the game. In the time of Guga's best period, Meligeni was also doing well. Bellucci (at least at the moment) is nowhere to the Meligeni's position in men's tennis. I remember Meligeni's amazing run in Roland Garros 1999, there was something one of a kind when he was playing from the back of the court a tennis like Becker used to do on grass. Unfortunately choked that semfinal to Medvedev :mad: In the other case Brazil would have had two Grand Slam finalists year by year :D

mdjenders
02-13-2009, 12:15 AM
terrible finish from jcf. i especially loved how he kept standing a mile behind the baseline to return serve. he just gave bellucci so many easy service winners on the wide angle.

GugaF1
02-13-2009, 12:19 AM
Yeah, I meant the top of the game. In the time of Guga's best period, Meligeni was also doing well. Bellucci (at least at the moment) is nowhere to the Meligeni's position in men's tennis. I remember Meligeni's amazing run in Roland Garros 1999, there was something one of a kind when he was playing from the back of the court a tennis like Becker used to do on grass. Unfortunately choked that semfinal to Medvedev :mad: In the other case Brazil would have had two Grand Slam finalists year by year :D

Yes, you are quite correct about Meligeni. The good thing about the Brazilian tennis at the momment, is that it is no longer dependent on individual players only. Like Guga And Meligeni and then a bigger vacum... It is now forming a pretty solid base and developing the sport itself. And not depending just on an Idol since Guga.

In little time should have some good potential prospects inside of the top 100.

Nastasie
02-13-2009, 12:31 AM
Yeah, I meant the top of the game. In the time of Guga's best period, Meligeni was also doing well. Bellucci (at least at the moment) is nowhere to the Meligeni's position in men's tennis. I remember Meligeni's amazing run in Roland Garros 1999, there was something one of a kind when he was playing from the back of the court a tennis like Becker used to do on grass. Unfortunately choked that semfinal to Medvedev :mad: In the other case Brazil would have had two Grand Slam finalists year by year :D

That semi-final choke from Meligeni still kills me a little...:sad: It was a great run nonetheless, he was always amazing fun to watch, very charismatic.

FlameOn
02-13-2009, 12:35 AM
Ferrero should be back in the Top 100 soon. :) A quarter-final ain't so bad. It's hardly French Open incarnation of JC but it could be worse.

felipe2004
02-13-2009, 12:42 AM
Bellucci! :D Good luck in SF! ;)

GlennMirnyi
02-13-2009, 12:45 AM
That semi-final choke from Meligeni still kills me a little...:sad: It was a great run nonetheless, he was always amazing fun to watch, very charismatic.

Choke?

:lol:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

orangehat
02-13-2009, 12:47 AM
Hang on a minute, has almagro even won yet?

Voo de Mar
02-13-2009, 12:48 AM
^ Lets cheer for Gil, theoretically would be easier to beat for Belluci than Almagro :banana:

TankingTheSet
02-13-2009, 12:54 AM
Ferrero should be back in the Top 100 soon. :) A quarter-final ain't so bad. It's hardly French Open incarnation of JC but it could be worse.

Not bad, but in terms of ranking points it is a very little due the current ranking points structure. Only 45 points. Because points from 2008 are doubled in the current rankings, technically that's equivalent to 22.5 ranking points from 2008, or little more than an ATP second round or a challenger QF from 2008. So these kinds of results do not help JCF to really climb in the rankings against players who have results on the book from 2008.

FlameOn
02-13-2009, 01:00 AM
Not bad, but in terms of ranking points it is a very little due the current ranking points structure. Only 45 points. Because points from 2008 are doubled in the current rankings, technically that's equivalent to 22.5 ranking points from 2008, or little more than an ATP second round or a challenger QF from 2008. So these kinds of results do not help JCF to really climb in the rankings against players who have results on the book from 2008.
Oh yeah, see I don't know how it works. :D

shotgun
02-13-2009, 01:25 AM
Surprising win for Bellucci. Gil would be easier (and I'd like to see the crowd giving him crap in Portuguese :devil:), but Almagro has been looking very vulnerable this week, so a final is not impossible for Thomaz.

Sad to see Ferrero lose like this.

Nastasie
02-13-2009, 02:12 AM
Surprising win for Bellucci. Gil would be easier (and I'd like to see the crowd giving him crap in Portuguese :devil:), but Almagro has been looking very vulnerable this week, so a final is not impossible for Thomaz.

Sad to see Ferrero lose like this.

Looks like you got your wish. ;)

I didn't watch the match, so I can't say how I'd rate Bellucci's chances against Gil. But then again, I just cheer for him without ever expecting much.

Guille.
02-13-2009, 04:07 AM
Thomaz:banana::banana::woohoo::bounce:

HattonWBA
02-13-2009, 08:17 AM
Massive win for Bellucci, very talented player and this could be the kind of result he needs, also Gil in the semi finals is a great chance for him to make his first ATP Tour final, same for Gil tho also.