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Gulbis wins Belgium, Up to #46 in world

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 02:31 PM
the ascension has begun. He rolled through a strong field in the Mons Challenger last week, beat Vliegen 7-5, 6-3 in the final.:worship: Surged from 57 to 46.:banana:

He has Youzhny in the first round in Moscow this week. Should be a thriller.:eek:

2moretogo
10-08-2007, 03:52 PM
:bounce: :bounce: Do you have any match reports or tape any of the matches? Thanks!!!

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 04:18 PM
:bounce: :bounce: Do you have any match reports or tape any of the matches? Thanks!!!


nah. I don't even know if those Challenger events have their own websites. I'll try to find some kind of info. Ernie:worship:

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 04:22 PM
now we're talking:

Gulbis-Vliegen highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcjJQzFu5Kw)

Snowwy
10-08-2007, 04:30 PM
I dislike how players can move into the top fifty by playing challengers..

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 04:32 PM
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2682635340077182109dmpoZh


there we go.

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 04:33 PM
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2682635340077182109dmpoZh


there we go.


ok that definitely didn't work. That was an attempt to post a photo of Gulbis and Vliegen in here. How do I do it?

Stensland
10-08-2007, 04:43 PM
yikes! go ernie! go ernie! :)

martine2
10-08-2007, 04:56 PM
:yeah: Gulbis!!

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 05:48 PM
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/19564/2682635340077182109S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2682635340077182109dmpoZh)

stebs
10-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Good stuff for Gulbis and he may well be one of those guys that can beat anyone one day and lose to Bilbo's grandad the next.

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 06:00 PM
Good stuff for Gulbis and he may well be one of those guys that can beat anyone one day and lose to Bilbo's grandad the next.


maybe for a few more months. After that he'll harness the power, play smarter tennis, and roll over everyone he's supposed to - and he plenty of players he's NOT "supposed to." (ie, Robredo).

stebs
10-08-2007, 06:14 PM
maybe for a few more months. After that he'll harness the power, play smarter tennis, and roll over everyone he's supposed to - and he plenty of players he's NOT "supposed to." (ie, Robredo).

For periods of time he can do so but players with such an attcking style always have dips to go with the highs of their game.

rocketassist
10-08-2007, 07:12 PM
maybe for a few more months. After that he'll harness the power, play smarter tennis, and roll over everyone he's supposed to - and he plenty of players he's NOT "supposed to." (ie, Robredo).

Gulbis has far more raw talent and power out of those two players so he should win.

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 07:24 PM
Gulbis has far more raw talent and power out of those two players so he should win.


that's why i put "shouldn't" in quotes. Because by rankings standards, he is the underdog.

From what I witnessed that night at the Open, Gulbis has more raw talent and power than anyone other than Federer and Fernando. Does that mean he "should" beat Djokovic, Nadal, and Davydenko, etc. head-to-head? Certainly not.

Should he beat Youzhny? YES SIR!

musefanatic
10-08-2007, 08:50 PM
Woop go Gulbis :p Great to see him doing better :)

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Woop go Gulbis :p Great to see him doing better :)


better than WHAT??

Snowwy
10-08-2007, 09:27 PM
better than WHAT??

Hes had one good tournament, hes lucky to be in the top 50.

rocketassist
10-08-2007, 09:53 PM
Hes had one good tournament, hes lucky to be in the top 50.

He's the real deal and he's going higher than that, get over it.

Dimonator133
10-08-2007, 10:01 PM
Hes had one good tournament, hes lucky to be in the top 50.

you're a joke:smash:


it's not like Gulbis was ever not playing well, he just hasn't been AROUND long 'cause he is young as hell.

saying it's good to see Gulbis playing BETTER makes zero sense and you know it!

:bowdown:Ernie

Snowwy
10-08-2007, 11:19 PM
saying it's good to see Gulbis playing BETTER makes zero sense and you know it!

Wasnt me that said that :)

jitterbug
10-08-2007, 11:26 PM
Woop go Gulbis :p Great to see him doing better :)

saying it's good to see Gulbis playing BETTER makes zero sense and you know it!

That isn't a silly statement :shrug: he's played well at the start of the year, then went onto clay where he had a string of some dismal losses especially in matches where he had been leading by a set and a break. Even his pre-USO summer hard court season had been nothing much to crow about.

Just because for some people Gulbis magically popped into existence at the USO doesn't mean that he didn't have any prior results which should be taken into consideration.

So yes, to say that he's doing better sounds reasonable - and I hope the improvement keeps going. That's what such a young guy like him is supposed to be doing anyway. Improving.

Dimonator133
10-09-2007, 02:28 PM
That isn't a silly statement :shrug: he's played well at the start of the year, then went onto clay where he had a string of some dismal losses especially in matches where he had been leading by a set and a break. Even his pre-USO summer hard court season had been nothing much to crow about.

Just because for some people Gulbis magically popped into existence at the USO doesn't mean that he didn't have any prior results which should be taken into consideration.

So yes, to say that he's doing better sounds reasonable - and I hope the improvement keeps going. That's what such a young guy like him is supposed to be doing anyway. Improving.


fair points. I just wanted to emphasize that it's not like he was in a SLUMP earlier in the year on anything like that, which is what "glad to see him better" usually (but not always, and i guess not in this case) suggests. He simply had not broken on to the scene yet.

So yes, I stand corrected that he is doing better, but I think we can agree that it was just a matter of time before this happened, not a matter of really turning around his tennis game.