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Tokyo QF: Tsonga def Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-3

Gulbis played really well right up until serving to stay in the second set. Double faulted to hand it to Tsonga and it was over from there.

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Gulbis practically handed the match to Tsonga with boneheaded plays...oh well, still has plenty to learn I guess

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still has plenty to learn I guess
he seems on track ,keep it up Ernests
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Gulbis lost this match in a similar style to his defeat in Auckalnd (Del Potro 6-4 4-6 1-6) at the beginning of the year. In both matches Gulbis was a better player until 6-4 4:4. Gumy must still work with Gulbis' head, 10th game of the 2nd set was pathetic (three forehand errors from easy positions + the only double fault of the set at setpoint down)

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Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this result. On the one hand I'm happy for Tsonga having toughed it out again - it's a sign of a top player being able to win from a deficient on a consistent basis and find something there when not playing at your best. But on the other hand I feel a bit sad for Gulbis; I really thought he had a chance and I wanted him to go deeper, but nevertheless he should be encouraged by his effort this week. Maybe he'll loosen up a bit now.

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Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this result. On the one hand I'm happy for Tsonga having toughed it out again - it's a sign of a top player being able to win from a deficient on a consistent basis and find something there when not playing at your best. But on the other hand I feel a bit sad for Gulbis; I really thought he had a chance and I wanted him to go deeper, but nevertheless he should be encouraged by his effort this week. Maybe he'll loosen up a bit now.
Gulbis had chances to break Tsonga in the first game of the 2nd set & couldn't get the job done, but that disappointment didn't seem to effect him. He continued to hold serve confidently, but then when he was serving to stay in the match, he was all over the shop. Errors and then the pathetic double fault on set point.

Gulbis said himself that tennis is a game of confidence and I guess he has to work on that aspect of his game. Well, good result to get past the 2nd round for him. Hopefully he can build on this for a better 2010.

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Nice one Jo!
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a typical gulbis letdown. once he loses a set like this he's a goner. that's why he will never become a good player.
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Gulbis played really well right up until serving to stay in the second set. Double faulted to hand it to Tsonga and it was over from there.
this close score showed that Gublis is improving, he will get back to his top very soon

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a typical gulbis letdown. once he loses a set like this he's a goner. that's why he will never become a good player.
He isn't already a good player?

Does Tsonga do that stupid over acted celebration after every match win?

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Does Tsonga do that stupid over acted celebration after every match win?
Yes. No matter how big or small the opponent/tournament/match/round is.

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Well, for me, it's rather embarrassing to watch.

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Well, for me, it's rather embarrassing to watch.
Same here. But I still like the guy.

To be fair though Gael Monfils' Soulja Boy match celebration dance some time ago really was the definition of embarrassing.

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