ATP Challenger - Dudi Sela takes on Stebe in final


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ATP Challenger - Dudi Sela takes on Stebe in final

Israel’s Dudi Sela moved into the final of the inaugural ATP Challenger Tour Finals on Saturday as he upset top seed and home favourite Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-4 in Sao Paulo. "To be honest, I don't think it was a good match today," admitted Sela.

"Bellucci was clearly tired because of his tough match yesterday (against Martin Klizan) and he made a lot of mistakes. When your opponent is in that situation it's necessary to be calm and get the ball in and I did that well.

I'll try to play better on Sunday." In the final Sela will face Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, who won an all-German clash with Andreas Beck 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-6(4). "I think we both were a little nervous at the beginning," said Stebe.

"It was mentally a tough match as I had to come back a couple of times and I managed to keep my game; in the end it worked out. He's a very good player, was Top 40, knows my game well, and I hope to keep improving with good matches like this one." .