Tennis: Sixth seed Bellucci out

Sixth seed Thomaz Bellucci has lost an epic three-hour battle to Olivier Rochus in the Heineken Open tonight.

Belgian Rochus won the second-round match, which lasted three hours 12 minutes and included two tie-breakers, 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-7 (5).

Bellucci, ranked 30 places higher than Rochus at 37th, was a quarter-finalist in Auckland last year.