Thomaz Bellucci Morocco won this Saturday Elliot BenkcherNumber 234 in the world, for 2 sets, with a double 6/2 in 1h16. The duel was valid for the first round Qualifying ATP 250 D SantiagoNot Chile.
Without competition from the first week of the year on the ATP 250 at Delray Beach in the United States, Bellucci took the opportunity to talk about the absence of the courts. “It was really a long time without competition. Not because I wanted to, but because of travel restrictions,” the Sao Paulo native said. “Today was a good game, I managed to be consistent and the opponent made a lot of mistakes. Now it’s about staying focused and keeping a good level for the next games.”
In the next round, Thomaz will face the winner of the duel between Portuguese João Domingues, ranked 4th and 188th in the rankings, and Argentina Nicolas Kicker. Brazil need two more wins to enter the main tournament key, in which he was already the champion in 2010.
In Qatar at the ATP 250 in Doha, Minor Marcello Mello lost to the German Tim Puetz in the qualifying tournament in 2h from 1 set, 6/3 and 6/2 in the 1h15 of departure. Brazil, ranked 11th in the world doubles rankings, has not played a singles match since 2013.