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Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LAT) 6-4 6-2



Davydenko playing some amazing tennis!

gulbis

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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

Nasty collapse from Ernests at *2-3 there - blew a 30-0 lead with 4 UEs in a row and it was bye bye.
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Gulbis played well? I only watched the second set but Gulbis played awful in that set, every shot 3 meters out.


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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

Davydenko will win Gold.
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

Does Gulbis play with *NO* topspin at all ? Dreadful, just no control.
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

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Gulbis played well? I only watched the second set but Gulbis played awful in that set, every shot 3 meters out.
I only saw the second set too and got the same impression.
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

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Gulbis played well? I only watched the second set but Gulbis played awful in that set, every shot 3 meters out.
Gulbis looked spent in that second set. He was in complete ball bashing mode in order to end points quickly. Looked like the heat got to him.

Davydenko played solid tennis throughout. Hope that continues. He's been so up and down lately. Good job, Davy!
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

gulbis played well on the first set..

he showed some good shots.. and even broke when davydenko choked serving for the set

he was hitting nice winners.. on the second set, as others commented, he faded at 3-2* and that was it for him

i liked the way he played, even though he didnt win, davydenko looks really really comfortable under these conditions

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Gulbis looked out of sorts. Broke Davydenko as he served for the first set, then gave it right back. After that, Ernests looked confused. Bad match.
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

Ernests has not played well by any standards. The only question is whether he threw out more forehands or backhands
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Re: Beijing Olympics '08 Rd. 1: Davydenko (RUS) d. Gulbis (LET) 6-4 6-2

Experience, Experience, Experience.

And we know what a good player Davy can be.
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i hope he doesnt quit tennis for ¨Harvard

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donkey schooled him, although it seemed gulbis couldve done more if he used his chances

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nice fix davy
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