Wimbledon 2012, Rafael Nadal vs Thomaz Bellucci - As it happened...
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Wimbledon: The scores might not suggest how well Bellucci has played in the match but the crowd at the Centre Court would be surely aware of it.
Nadal continues to dominate the game and leads 5-3 in the third set. And Rafa wins the match 7-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Nadal was leading 2-0 in the third and final set before the Brazilian once again put up some fight and won two consecutive games to equalise scores 2-2.
Now the match is heading in the direction everybody had predicted. Rafa leads 5-2 in the second set. Nadal wins the second set 6-2.
Nadal won the first three points and then Belluci’s forehand hit the nets. Nadal led 4-0 in the tri-breaker. Belluci didn’t hit the drop shot well that extended Nadal’s lead to 5-0. Nadal leads 6-0 and its time for the SET POINT! Nadal serves and the Brazilian’s return lands wide. So after a shaky start, NADAL WINS THE FIRST SET 7-6!
The Spaniard wins the next game and we are up for a tie-breaker!
Bellucci holds onto his serve and leads 6-5 in the opening set!
Nadal wins the next game. Scores leveled after 43 minutes in the opening set. 5-5
Bellucci wins the next game and extends his lead to 5-0. Nadal couldn’t win a single point in that game.
Nadal is back in business as he wins three more games. Score 4-4.
Now Nadal broke Bellucci’s serve and won the fifth game. The Spaniard still trails 1-4.
King of clay Rafael Nadal, who recently won the French Open is having a tough time at the Centre Court where his serve has been broken twice by Thomaz Bellucci.
The mighty Spaniard is trailing 0-4 against the Brazialian.
Bellucci has shown a lot of promise as has broken Nadal’s serve twice in the first set, something which the spectators are yet to believe.