- Tiete, Brasil
- Sao Paulo, Brasil
- 6’2″ (188 cm)
- 181 lbs (82 kg)
- Turned Pro
Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci was born on the 30th of December 1987 in Tiete. The left-hander has had most success on clay courts.
In 2008, thanks to his victories in Challenger tournaments, he reached the Top 100 in the ATP rankings at barely 20 years of age. It wasn’t until 2009, however, that he won his first tournament, lifting the trophy in Gstaad after having lost his first final in front of a home crowd at Costa do Sauipe.
In 2010 he reached his highest position in the ATP ranking (no21), defeated Juan Mónaco to win his second title in Santiago, Chile and achieved his best result in a Grand Slam tournament, reaching the last sixteen round at the 2010 Roland Garros.
In the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open he was the surprise semi-finalist, his best result in a Masters 1000 tournament. In that semi-final he came face to face with Novak Djokovic and came very close to stealing victory from the Serb, winning the first set and breaking his opponent’s serve in the second. But Djokovic reacted, sending Bellucci home empty-handed.