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Crowd was whistling during each Mayer serve, wildly celebrating every first serve missed, and shouting in the middle of points when Leo was about to hit. They clearly thought this was a football match between Brazil and Argentina. Umpire did nothing, Bellucci did nothing. In the end they succeeded in throwing Leo's concentration off at the end of the match.

Completely undeserved win by Bellucci.
 

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Mayer felt the pressure of the crowd and was broken when he was serving for the match in 5-4 of the third set and Bellucci got the break.

Break Point for Mayer in 30-40 of 5-5 and Bellucci served well to save the break and Bellucci continued serving with quality to win the game.

In 6-5, incredibly Bellucci began to return as well and Mayer hard pressed succumbed and Bellucci won the match with 7-5 in the third set.

Thomaz Bellucci :worship:

Towards the title :yeah:
 

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It was not the "pressure" of the crowd. If was the disgusting, unsportmanlike, un-tennislike, behavior of the crowd AND the umpire AND Bellucci who did nothing about it.

This match was stolen from Leo Mayer, plain and simple.
 

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Crowds don't win matches. Sadly for Mayer he let it get to him.
 

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Brazilians are disgusting animals when it comes to crowds and sports. Total disgrace watching that, especially at the end.
 

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The delirious crowd singing that is very proud to be Brazilian.

After the match talked that without the crowd he will not win the match and he invited all to the semifinals against Volandri.

Vamos :worship:
 

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didnt see the match, but everyone else is saying it so I will too

The crowd was terrible:eek:
 

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It's impossible to back Thomaz even in a situation like this where the crowd is entirely for him. :lol: I was a little surprised he pulled it together, but pleasantly so. Leo crumbled badly at the worst time possible.

Volandri vs Bellucci!
 

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I wonder if this shit will be allowed against Volandri also, Mayer really deserved to win but this is pretty entertaining and maybe this win will set Bellucci back on track a little bit
 

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The delirious crowd singing that is very proud to be Brazilian.

After the match talked that without the crowd he will not win the match and he invited all to the semifinals against Volandri.

Vamos :worship:
Only a group of classless fools could stoop so low in support of their mug-hero Bellucci :lol:
 

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Crowds don't win matches. Sadly for Mayer he let it get to him.
Everyone likes a good atmposphere and players should cope, as long as the crowd is not interfering with actual play. In this match the crowd crossed all limits of decency. In the end it's the umpire's fault for not handling the situation better.
 

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hopefully volandri disposes of the dirt that is bellucci next round
 

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Was it just to help Belucci, or do they have some reason to dislike Mayer? Because they seemed to be rooting for Chardy over him a little because of his whining about a serve being out.
 

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Wow! The crowd went crazy, I haven't seen such a chauvinistic behavior by the crowd since a Boetsch-Becker match in Paris 1993. Completely different crowd than that at Costa Do Sauipe, honestly I don't know the which one is better :shrug:

And the umpire was ridiculous with his repeating "Obrigado", and not doing anything more. He was so afraid of the crowd that gave Mayer first serve at 40-30 in the 8th game instead of the point, thankfully Mayer won the point anyway.
 
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