Updated: 23/07/2012 19:49 | By pa.press.net

Tipsarevic targets two in a row



Janko Tipsarevic a straight-sets winner over Paul-Henri Mathieu in Gstaad

Janko Tipsarevic a straight-sets winner over Paul-Henri Mathieu in Gstaad

Top seed Janko Tipsarevic will face Thomaz Bellucci in Sunday's Suisse Open final.

Having won his first ATP World Tour clay-court title last week at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Tipsarevic is close to clinching another. The world number eight has impressed throughout the tournament in Gstaad and comfortably beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in the semi-finals.

Tipsarevic took just over two hours to overcome world number 172 Mathieu, beating the 2007 Gstaad winner 7-6 (12/10) 6-3. The Serbian will face Bellucci in the final after the Brazilian defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

The semi-final clash between the two unseeded players ended in Bellucci's favour as he reached his fourth ATP World Tour final, winning 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/5).

The 24-year-old will be looking to avenge the defeat he suffered to Tipsarevic in last week's Stuttgart semi-finals.

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