Again a hard to take loss, this time vs Gulbis, he was up 7/5 5/5* 40-0, but Gulbis saved the Bp's with big serves. Then he lost 6/4 the 3rd after having loads of chances. He was outplaying Gulbis from the baseline for the most part of the match, but the combination of some silly errors and some clutch serving on big points from Ernests made the job for the Latvian.
He will be 1st seeded on LA
, because of the Olympics, a great chance for his 1st ATP title or at least to add some easy points to his ranking.