Mattia Bellucci out with head held high in Melbourne

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Mattia Bellucci, at the first Slam of his life, succumbed to Bonzi

Mattia Bellucci ended his Australian Open adventure in the first round of the main draw. The 21-year-old from Varese, at the first Slam of his career and coming from the qualifiers, was overcome in four sets by Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi with the scores of 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-4.

The challenge with the world number 48, which was very balanced, was interrupted for three hours because of the scorching heat, over 40 degrees, which made it impossible to play in Melbourne. Decisive was the tie-break of the third set, won by the transalpine, which directed the match. In the fourth set Bellucci managed to foil a match point, but then had to surrender to the French player, who surpasses him by 100 positions in the Atp ranking.

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