Bellucci wins in Gstaad again

  • Last Updated: July 23 2012, 8:20 BST

Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci stunned top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic to land the Swiss Open title for the second time in his career.

Thomaz Bellucci: Twice a winner in Gstaad

Unseeded Bellucci, ranked 60th in the world, claimed his third ATP career title after scoring a 6-7 (8/6) 6-4 6-2 victory over the Serb.

Tipsarevic was denied a second straight title after winning on clay last week at Stuttgart, where he beat Bellucci in the semi-finals.

Bellucci led 6-1 in the first-set tie-breaker, but Tipsarevic reeled off seven points to claim the set.

At 5-4 up in the second, Bellucci broke the eighth-ranked Serbian's serve to love to level the match.

Tipsarevic saved two match points but double-faulted to present a third, which the 24-year-old Brazilian took.

Bellucci, who also won the event in 2009, said afterwards: "Gstaad is very special for me because I won my first title here three years ago, which was a surprise and unexpected.

"For me to win one more time here is very special. I feel very comfortable here, like I'm playing at home."

Looking back on his first-set slip, the Brazilian added: "It was very tough losing the tie-break, having led 6-1. I was playing very well, but on the set points I was too nervous. I miss-hit a lot of balls and I was very disappointed. I was very focused after this, which was the key of the match, because if I had lost serve at the start of the second set it would have been very difficult to win. I'm very happy I got the focus to win two more sets."