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Zverev looks really solid on grass this year with his two loses to Troicki and Karlovic, both in 3 sets. In first round he cruised past Kukushkin 60 62 (who sucks on grass btw). I don't see Bellucci to be good grass court player with the way he plays, two meters behind baseline - even if he can adapt somehow Zverev should take this in 2
 

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Alexander should take this one! :yeah:
 

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Zverev looks really solid on grass this year with his two loses to Troicki and Karlovic, both in 3 sets. In first round he cruised past Kukushkin 60 62 (who sucks on grass btw). I don't see Bellucci to be good grass court player with the way he plays, two meters behind baseline - even if he can adapt somehow Zverev should take this in 2
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Bellucci isn't a good grass player indeed, but since when he plays 2 meters behind the baseline? He's one of the most agressive players on the tour. Much more agressive than Zverev for example.
 

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Bellucci isn't a good grass player indeed, but since when he plays 2 meters behind the baseline? He's one of the most agressive players on the tour. Much more agressive than Zverev for example.
what I meant is that Bellucci will not move forward which is essential on grass.
Zverev rushes to net a lot, at least on grass. it gives him Adv here over Thomaz.
 

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Bellucci isn't a good grass player indeed, but since when he plays 2 meters behind the baseline? He's one of the most agressive players on the tour. Much more agressive than Zverev for example.
Yess Bellucci is the Brazilian Verdasco. Even the chokes are similar. But his tennis is sugar when he's on
 

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what I meant is that Bellucci will not move forward which is essential on grass.
Zverev rushes to net a lot, at least on grass. it gives him Adv here over Thomaz.
Bellucci isn't a good grass courter, but he can play well at times.

Zverev is surely the favorite because of more practice on court, but the point is: Thomaz isn't a player who plays deep in the baseline like you said previously. He'll try to dictate points with the serve-forehand combo in the service games and return deep in the return games.

Some good matches by Bellucci in the grass I remember:
- beat Dimitrov in Queens 2011, saved match points.
- defeated by Cilic in a 3rd set in the same Queens 2011.
- won a set against Tsonga in OG's 2012.

Sadly the match is now scheduled to court 2 and won't be streamed I guess. :sad:
 

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Yes the real reasons for Bellucci not being good on grass:

- He's Brazilian, country of claybots
- He plays with an extreme grip good for clay / slow hc
- His best weapon, the forehand is surely not the most compact shot in the world, far from that
- Not a volleyer
etc. etc. :D
 

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Yes the real reasons for Bellucci not being good on grass:

- He's Brazilian, country of claybots
- He plays with an extreme grip good for clay / slow hc
- His best weapon, the forehand is surely not the most compact shot in the world, far from that
- Not a volleyer
etc. etc. :D
The first 3 reasons can be said for Nadal also (just changing Brazil for Spain) though and he won 2 titles there.

I'm not saying Bellucci should've won titles on grass, but his agressive game can be successful in faster surfaces too, he just doesn't do that often. :p
 
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