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Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Match of chances lost and chances taken. Glad Soderling was of the latter.

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Gulbis had this one on the racket with one set up and multiple breakpoints in 2nd.

Some powerful hitting there and some stupid errors, quite good overall, but not spectacular

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Robin was rusty to start, looked better and better as the match went on. Gulbis served spectacularly at times.
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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Gulbis had successful clay court season, I'm afraid now he comebacks to his old bad habits

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

From what I saw, both players were holding serve until the server had a meltdown and the set was decided there.

Gulbis gifted the break in the third with very stupid mistakes, bashing the ball into the net when a safer shot would've been better.

I'm a fan of both so the result was kinda irrelevant for me, though I have Robin winning the tournament in the draw challenge...

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Errorling def on fire Gulbis fkin epic 1st round win from Robin!!

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Soderling saved 4 BPs in the second. Gulbis was the better player at that time and was serving great.
And then Robin got 1 BP and got the break out of nowhere.
In the end of the third Gulbis couldn't move cause he got cramps so the break was expected.

In short: Soderling was lucky. Glad he won, though.

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Good job dumping routine shots into the net to give up the break Gulbis.
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Gulbis played a horrendous game to get broken in the 3rd set. He had so many chances in the second set, many chances to break but he couldn't convert. Clutch play from Robin and he'll be glad to get through that one
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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Gulbis may have gotten more consistency in his game but he will always be a mental mug. Good that the former mental mug Soderling beat the current one, but Soda was never as clownish as Gulbis.
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Gulbis played a horrendous game to get broken in the 3rd set. He had so many chances in the second set, many chances to break but he couldn't convert. Clutch play from Robin and he'll be glad to get through that one
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From what I saw, both players were holding serve until the server had a meltdown and the set was decided there.

Gulbis gifted the break in the third with very stupid mistakes, bashing the ball into the net when a safer shot would've been better.

I'm a fan of both so the result was kinda irrelevant for me, though I have Robin winning the tournament in the draw challenge...
Gulbis obviously had cramps, he went all out on the second serves and just wanted to end the points at any cost.
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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

robin's draw is brutal

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wasn't rafa involved in the draw ? makes sense lol

but seriously..this is draw from hell (on current form of the opposition)

If sod wins this tournament beating all of the above names its gonna be heck of an achievement...

But I think Nalbandian takes him out .....

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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

Gulbis free zone for the rest of the week
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Re: Toronto R2: Soderling def. Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-4

gulbis should have won
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