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.