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Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Gulbis came with his aggressive play but had an erroneous shot-selection at critical times (what's up with the :retard: drop shots?), partly due to the pressure of Nadal who responds everything, I guess. Rafa was sweating a lot and on one occassion he asked the trainer about it who replied to him he just needed to drink more water (it was during a time off between games, he didn't ask for a medical time-out) but all in all he played a damn good match. Solid ball-striking, amazing passing shots, good movement, 27/11 Winners to Unforced Errors ratio and above all a good mentality to keep it up against a very talented but unstable guy like Ernie.

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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Proportional guy this Gulbis. His IQ is definitely in correlation with his age
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Should have been a routine 6/3 6/3, but Nadal is sick. Basically nothing on his serve right now. Still, 27/11 W/UE ratio, he was aggressive when needed. RoS still needs work.
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Clowns like Gulbis don´t stand a hope against a smarter player as expected
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Yeah, sure... Nadal is "Sick".

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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Nicely done was worried about this one but Rafa is improving with every match

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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

What a spartan
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

congrats Rafa

that shot at 4-4 30:40 was too good
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Mugbis.
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

As I stated before Gulbis has the game but not the mentality to be a top player. Nadull's serve is a worry though,,was threaten to being broken again in the second set after he secured the break.

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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Mugbis made a right mess of that. Nadal was clearly feeling problems in the first set, his game went awol. Gulbis had triple bp, missed em all of course, and then decided to play stupid dropshots on every big point for the rest of the match.
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

Rafa was good today overall, some poor errors and at times lacked aggression and allowed Gulbis to dictate, but some sublime winners and volleys in there too. Gulbis continues to frustrate, hope he can gain some consistancy this year and cut out those ridiculous drop shots.
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I love the way Rafa blocks Gulbis's serve. He finally learned some tricks when returning serve. I guess Davy is pissing his pants now.

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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

awful shot selection in the tiebreak from Gulbis though

dropshot, too agressive second serve return and framed forehand

pretty cheap mistakes
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Re: Doha QF: Nadal d. Gulbis 7-6, 6-3

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