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Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

I mean fair enough he's young, but the amount of times commentators call him 'young' gets a bit too annoying, I mean look at Cilic and Del Potro, both are younger and yet both don't really get referred to as 'young' as much as Gulbis when both have achieved more
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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

Del Potro is 7 days older than Gulbis.

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

Maybe because, unlike Del Potro and arguably Cilic, he hasn't lived up to his potential thus far and they use the 'young' card as a reason for it?

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

The ATP site says Del Potro is younger

Yeah ur probz right Roamed, didn't think of that.
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Right! I don't know why thought Del Potro was born in August

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

Maybe because he looks older than Gulbis

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

He's young in the sense that he's not been on the same level that long. People are not accustomed to him. Also, in tennis terms people age differently in the sense that some start younger than others. E.g. IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.

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lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?

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IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.
Exactly, time is relative and flows for everyone in different ways

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

He has the brain of a 10 yrs old, so that´s maybe the reason
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He has the brain of a 10 yrs old, so that´s maybe the reason
You watch tennis lately bro? I'm guessing no.
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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

I think it's because he looks quite young in the face, unlike Del Potro and Cilic who could pass for mid-20s I think. Also, the not living up to potential thing.

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He's young in the sense that he's not been on the same level that long. People are not accustomed to him. Also, in tennis terms people age differently in the sense that some start younger than others. E.g. IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.
This.

There's young and there's tennis young. Every player develops at a different age, but you have to base it on their careers and when they break through and "come of age". That's why this is called this way. If you are at the top when you're just 18 years old you have the mental and physical wear of players at 25 at times that broke through at 21 at maybe 22 years old already

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Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

because he acts like it?

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