Sports

July 24, 2012

Gstaad Suisse Open 2012 – All Hail The New King Thomaz Bellucci

Janko Tipsarevic

B

razil was honored this year in the Swiss Alps by having their tennis star, Thomaz Bellucci crowned “King of the Mountain” at the Gstaad Suisse Open.

Three years after his first success in Gstaad, last Sunday he won his third title of his career defeating the tournaments’ headliner Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 6-4 6-2 (ATP 8). The player from Sao Paulo managed to win in earlier rounds against the top 30 players Mikhaïl Youzhny (ATP 28) and Feliciano Lopez (ATP 30). He also won the semi-finals against the Bulgarian raising star, Gregor Dimitrov in a very close encounter 7-6 7-6.

2012’s edition

Gregor Dimitrov

The organizer of the Crédit Agricole Tennis Open 2012 is happy with this year’s edition. Except Friday and Saturday, this year’s edition participants enjoyed good weather during the entire week. This no doubt contributed to attracting around 37’000 visitors according to tournament’s director, Jean-François Collet.

With David Ferrer cancelling his venue to prepare himself for the Olympic Games and Janko Tipsarevic nearly losing against the qualifier Martin Fischer from Austria in the second round, the tournament was close to missing the top players before the semi-finals.

No one managed the tournament’s slogan “Today’s champions meet stars of tomorrow“ better than the Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov who is also known as “Baby Federer” because of his game play. He won against qualifier Dustin Brown and Lukasz Kublot before losing against this year’s winner in the semi-finals.

The future is green

Thomaz Bellucci

The decision of Wimbledon to postpone their Grand Slam for one week in 2015 is likely to change the tennis calendar. The resulting additional week between Roland-Garros and Wimbledon is of interest to several smaller tennis events wanting to offer an opportunity to the players to adapt from the Roland Garros’ clay surface to Wimbledon’s grass.

The organizer of the Suisse Open Gstaad asked the ATP to set the date for the Swiss tournament in between the two Grand Slams of Roland-Garros and Wimbledon and to change the surface from clay to grass. In 2015, the Suisse Open Gstaad could get one step closer to its surname, the “Wimbledon of the Alps”.

The Swiss tournament expects to be able to attract more top players. All top 10 players are likely to take part in at least one preparation event ahead of Wimbledon. In addition, placing the event a few weeks ahead of the high season summer holidays is better suited to the hotels as well as to the sponsors.

More photos under www.pbase.com/tcom/tennisgstaad2012


Did you enjoy this article? If so, please click on our Facebook Like button and visit our page on FB too.

Interested in becoming part of our IMPress Staff? Would you like to cover major trade shows, concerts, sports and travel and have your articles appears on IMPress just like the ones you have just read?

If you would, then visit our main site at internationalpress.com and find out how.

Subscribe To Our Feed and be alerted to our new articles by email.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share


About the Author

Dominique Schreckling
Dominique Schreckling
IPA Staff ID: 06617 • I live in the french speaking part of Switzerland, near Lake Geneva. I am a freelance photojournalist focusing mainly on events photography (music festivals, sports events and trade shows) and travel photography. An overview of my photographic work over the last few years can be seen under www.bydoms.com.




 
Article Feed
 

 
copyright © 2013 Rudi Goldman All rights reserved

Bodega Nanni: A Family Tradition

An insightful story of a passion for natural winemaking by a small Argentine producer with over a century of family tradition. My wife and I first discovered the delightful taste and aromas of Torrontes wine in the cafes and r...
by Rudi Goldman
1

 
 

Tamron’s New 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC

Tamron announces the development of a new ultra-telephoto zoom lens with superior image quality, advanced features and lightweight, compact design 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) September 15, 2017, Commack, New York...
by Len Rapoport
0

 
 

QuickChek Festival of Ballooning 35th Year Best Ever

  ” The QuickChek Festival Ballooning Best Ever” is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey and took plac...
by Len Rapoport
0

 

 

Parade Navale 2017 – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Review of the 2017 edition of the now traditional "Parade Navale" gathering all the Belle Epoque paddle steamboats of Lake Geneva from the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux
by Dominique Schreckling
0

 
 

2017 International Auto Show NYC – HiRez Video+Photos

IMPress Magazine once again covers the New York's International Auto Show. Held each year in April running through Easter Week this show is the largest and most expensive show to produce. Hundreds of concept, hybrid and new m...
by Len Rapoport
0

 

 

New York’s Vision Expo 2017 – Coco & Breezy’s Newest Designs

New York's Vision Expo is the world's largest vision show in the United States. Featuring all the top eye wear designers and companies including Luxotica and many others. The show also showcases the latest in eye care and tec...
by Len Rapoport
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


You must be logged in to post a comment.


 
%d bloggers like this: