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Federer loses in opening exhibition match

Saturday, December 08 2012 by SNTV
  • Intro:

    The world number two Roger Federer lost his opening exhibition match to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 7-5, 3-6 ,6-4 in the Roger Federer Tour in Sao Paulo on Thursday (6th December).

    Earlier USA's Bob and Mike Bryan beat Brazil's Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo in the opening doubles match.


    The opening match of the Roger Federer Tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and it was American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan who got the party started.

    The Bryan brothers - winners of 12 Grand Slam doubles titles - took the opening set against Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo of Brazil in commanding style 6-2.

    Their opponents fought back impressively, to capture the second set 6-3 and level the tie.

    But they were unable to push on from there with the experienced Americans opening out an emphatic 4-1 final set lead before winning it 6-3.

    Next up it was the man they were all there to see - 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

    But it was top ranked Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci who pulled off a major upset, defeating Federer 7-5, 3-6 ,6-4 in their opening match.

    Bellucci, who is ranked 33 in the world, broke the world number two in the third game of the opening set, and went on to win it 7-5.

    How's this for a point in game eight of the second set? Federer lost the point, but won the set 6-3.

    In the final set, Bellucci proved too strong, winning the exhibition match 7-5, 3-6 ,6-4 in front of the vocal and delighted home crowd.

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