Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.

Bellucci, twice a champion at Switzerland’s other clay-court event in Gstaad, eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4.

The 60th-ranked Bellucci says ”this is my favorite place to play. Maybe I feel very relaxed here.”

The sixth-seeded Sousa beat Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

Though Sousa again won a third-set decider, it was less dramatic than his quarterfinal win over Spain’s Pablo Andujar when he saved four straight match points in a tiebreaker.