Actually this wasn´t bad Gulbis that los, yes he didn´t played his best, but he was solid, his serve was working, a lot of aces, unreturnables also in rallies his weird FH isn´t such bad, just he didn´t do nothing special - i mean 4 sets and he wasn´t able to break Johnson´s serve. Missed opportunity here for Ernests at least points in ranking would be nice, but hope he will play in good form next tournaments, his serve is working, isn´t making million UE, he can win some matches i hope at next tournaments and his confidence will go up - that´s most important for him. Good win for Johnson R3 at USO, not many people would say this before USO started.
Pretty much agree with everything. Just wanted to add that catastrophic break point conversion (actually, complete lack of it) by Gulbis, and that new FH technique, which he has adapted in recent months, looks simply disgusting. In fact, his new FH tehnique could be among my least favorite shots in tennis