Posted on November 12th, 2012
Andreas Seppi of Italy defeated Belluci and won the men’s singles event of Kremlin Cup. The two national no 1 player fought against each other brilliantly to win the Kremlin Cup tournament.
Thomaz served twice in the match in the second set but Seppi won the tiebreak and suddenly broke Belluci two times in the decider with the purpose of winning the $673 000 ATP 250 tournament with 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. The match took place on Sunday and the stadium was surrounded by massive crowd. It was a great match to watch as two big players were fighting against each other.
Seppi said, in an interview, that he personally felt that he had somehow broken Belluci’s mentality when he prevented Belucci serving out the match in the second set of the tournament.
Seppi added that Belluci was playing good at the beginning but he suffered some problems on return. But Seppi stayed close and put pressure on him. In the deciding set of the match, Seppi was in total command defeating his rival to snatch the set and the match within 2 hours.