41 Facts About Thomaz Bellucci

1.

Thomaz Cocchiarali Bellucci was born on 30 December 1987, in Tiete and is a Brazilian professional tennis player.

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Thomaz Bellucci achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No 21 in July 2010.

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Thomaz Bellucci has won 4 ATP World Tour titles, reached the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 Madrid Masters.

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Thomaz Bellucci's playing style relies on using the heavy topspin of his forehand to control the points.

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Thomaz Bellucci lacks outright power to produce a lot of aces, but he has excellent spin on his serve, allowing him to force his opponents off of the court which leads to him taking the offensive at the beginning of the point.

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Thomaz Bellucci's preferred court is clay, but shows the adaptive potential to get much better at faster courts as well.

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Thomaz Bellucci is one of the players who generally play the South American and European Summer clay court swings.

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Thomaz Bellucci reached as high as No 15 in the junior combined world rankings, two weeks after his 17th birthday, in January 2005.

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Thomaz Bellucci began 2007 ranked No 582, but began a rapid ascent in June to finish the year at No 202.

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Thomaz Bellucci's streak ended at 17 matches the next week, after beating No 128 Rik de Voest to reach the quarterfinals of a challenger in Bordeaux, France, when he finally lost to No 111 Igor Kunitsyn, improving Bellucci's ranking to No 75.

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Thomaz Bellucci lost in the first round of the 2008 Olympics to Dominik Hrbaty.

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12.

Thomaz Bellucci began the year reaching the Brasil Open final for the first time.

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13.

Thomaz Bellucci reached the last 4 at the Stockholm Open, losing to Olivier Rochus in three sets.

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Thomaz Bellucci then followed his good form to win his second challenger title of the year, at the 2009 Copa Petrobras Sao Paulo in Brazil.

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Thomaz Bellucci beat Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador to win the sixth challenger of his career, and the second on his native soil.

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Thomaz Bellucci entered the first tournament of the season, the Brisbane International ATP tournament worth 250 points.

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Thomaz Bellucci made the quarter-finals after being narrowly edged out by Czech Tomas Berdych, where he lost two tiebreaks.

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Thomaz Bellucci then lost early to Andy Roddick at the 2010 Australian Open.

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Thomaz Bellucci then played in 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, losing in the second round to eventual champion David Ferrer.

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Thomaz Bellucci suffered a third-round loss in Wimbledon to Robin Soderling, and lost a marathon quarterfinal at ATP 500 event in Hamburg to Seppi.

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At the US Open, Thomaz Bellucci started promisingly, beating American Tim Smyczek in straight sets after a grueling 3h51m battle with South African Kevin Anderson, he succumbed in a fifth-set tiebreaker.

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22.

Thomaz Bellucci failed to defend his title at Santiago losing in the quarterfinals to Fognini.

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23.

Thomaz Bellucci then reached the quarterfinals at his hometown 2011 Brasil Open but played poorly and lost to eventual finalist Juan Ignacio Chela.

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24.

At the Abierto Mexicano tournament Thomaz Bellucci beat a top ten player for the first time in his career, a three set victory over world number 9 player Fernando Verdasco in the first round.

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Thomaz Bellucci received a first round bye at the BNP Paribas Open but was dumped quickly by Tomas Berdych in the third round.

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Thomaz Bellucci then had three straight losses at the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, and at the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell.

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Thomaz Bellucci ended up losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, who was yet to be defeated this season.

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Thomaz Bellucci lost to local qualifier Paolo Lorenzi in the first round of the Rome Masters in straight sets.

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29.

At the French Open, Thomaz Bellucci defeated Andrey Golubev and Andreas Seppi but lost in the third round to 13th seed Richard Gasquet.

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30.

Thomaz Bellucci made more than 40 unforced errors in this three-hour match.

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31.

Thomaz Bellucci made it to the quarterfinals of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, but was defeated by Alex Bogomolov.

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32.

Thomaz Bellucci spent six tournaments without winning a single match, from the Cincinnati Masters to the Paris Masters.

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33.

Thomaz Bellucci started 2012 reaching three second rounds in a row, with the Australian Open included, where he lost to Gael Monfils.

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Thomaz Bellucci then went to Indian Wells, where he managed to beat seed 20 Jurgen Melzer and walked over Russian Nikolay Davydenko to equalize his second best ever Masters 1000 campaign, reaching the fourth and losing to Roger Federer in three sets.

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35.

Thomaz Bellucci then won his third career title at the Gstaad Open with a three set win over the same Janko Tipsarevic.

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36.

At the Kremlin Cup Thomaz Bellucci reached his first final in a hard-court tournament, losing to Andreas Seppi.

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37.

Thomaz Bellucci won in the 1R against fellow countryman Guilherme Clezar but fell again to Volandri in the 2R at Brasil Open.

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Thomaz Bellucci started the European clay court season by losing again in the first round of Monte Carlo to Philipp Kohlschreiber and finally reached his first quarter-final of the year in Barcelona, by defeating Pablo Carreno Busta and Dmitry Tursunov; he withdrew from the tournament with an abdominal strain, which made him lose the rest of the European clay court season and the grass season, including Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

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39.

Thomaz Bellucci reached the quarterfinal stage at Vienna after defeating third seed Feliciano Lopez and again at Valencia after winning over Mikhail Youzhny and Bautista Agut.

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40.

At the Rio Olympics, Thomaz Bellucci reached the quarterfinals of the men's singles where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

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41.

Thomaz Bellucci reached the second round of the men's doubles with Andre Sa.

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