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Santiago Giraldo bounced in Brazil

Updated: February 25, 2014, 9:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Home-crowd favorite Thomaz Bellucci defeated eighth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday.

Bellucci broke Giraldo's serve to go up 4-2 in the final set, then held on to close out the match in just over two hours at the Ibirapuera arena. The break came right after Giraldo called for treatment on his lower back in between games.

The 108th-ranked Bellucci, playing on a wild card, had six aces, including ...

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