Janko Tipsarevic goes for back to back clay-court titles against Thomaz Bellucci in the final of ATP Gstaad.
Just a week after he broke a long duck by winning his first ATP clay-court title, Tipsarevic looks on course to win his second here in Gstaad. He moved into the final with a 7-6(10), 6-3 over 2007 champion and former world number 12 Paul-Henri Mathieu on Saturday afternoon.
"The first set could have gone either way," Tipsarevic said afterwards. "I think he went for too much in some occasions in the second set and I was just more solid than him. I needed some time to adjust to the conditions here. I somehow survived the early rounds and here I am in the final."
Left-hander Bellucci edged into the final with a tight 7-6(3), 7-6(5) win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov has never made an ATP final so far in his career and it showed as he tensed up at crucial times in both tiebreaks to give Bellucci his chance but he can take heart from the fact that this is the closest he's been so far.
Bellucci won this title as a qualifier back in 2009, his first title on the tour and he will be hoping that the memories of that triumph can inspire him to something special this afternoon.
Prediction: Tipsarevic in two.