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Thomaz 1st Tournament back was Quito, Ecuador. However, he was defeated by Victor Estrella Burgos in 3 Sets.
 

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He next went to Rio where he was defeated by Fognini in 3 Sets. He then went to Sao Paulo where he was defeated by Zeballos in 3 Sets.
 

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To people who have watched him recently, is he getting back to his normal level? Are there signs that he can/will be back to ATP level (say top70)? What are his plans for the future? By looking at results only it doesn't look like he's anywhere near coming back.
 

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To people who have watched him recently, is he getting back to his normal level? Are there signs that he can/will be back to ATP level (say top70)? What are his plans for the future? By looking at results only it doesn't look like he's anywhere near coming back.
I was at the stadium on his first round match against Gianluca Mager at the Sopot Open Challenger two weeks ago. He opened up with a great hold and went up 1-0 40-0 on the Italian's serve and I was like "wow, Bellucci is gonna defeat this guy and get back to the top 100", but then he suddenly didn't get a ball back in play until the end of the game, lost it, lost the set and the match 4-6, 2-6 playing total crap.

Personally, I don't think he's ever coming back, but we're talking of a guy with immense talent. A few years ago I made a statement that it wouldn't surprise me if he won RG at some point of his career, provided that he peaked for the whole two weeks (his recent results make this a very funny opinion).

Mariusz Fyrstenberg, tournament director of the Sopot Challenger said in an interview that Bellucci was his pick to reach the final and that he is the most talented player in the draw (and that's saying something because there were, for example, Robredo, Gimeno-Traver, De Bakker and Lorenzi) but after watching his match against Mager, Fyrstenberg said that in his opinion it's a matter of confidence and that Thomaz lacked the decisiveness to step in into the court and finish the points. He also mentioned that he talked about it with Andre Sa, fellow former doubles player and currently Bellucci's coach and Sa agreed that the loss against Mager was due to lack of confidence.
 

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It didn't seem to me that he was going to make a successful comeback so I just dropped posting in the thread.
 

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@manwerty

Thank you for replaying. I definitely hope that they are right and that it's only a confidence issue, Thomaz is definitely talented enough to be at least a top50 player aged 30. I agree, every RG in the last like 8 years (when he was healthy and somewhat in form) he was one of my dark horses to make it deep.
 

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Dustin Brown defeated him in straight sets. He is now playing the Banja Luka CH where he defeated Pedro Cachin in straight sets.
 
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