Wimbledon 2012, Rafael Nadal vs Thomaz Bellucci - As it happened...

Updated: Jun 26, 2012, 20:18 PM IST

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.

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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.