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RG R16: Gulbis blows Llodra out of the water 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3

osalsyst
06-01-2008, 12:53 PM
I'm not a huge fan of this Gulbis but he was just on fire today. There was just nothing Llodra could do. The serve and volley game just wasn't happening against this guy.

dam0dred
06-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Look out Djoko! http://www.woolywonder.com/forums/images/smilies/cheerleader.gif

Deivid23
06-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Brilliant from Gulbis :worship:

Fedexex
06-01-2008, 12:55 PM
c'mon reach the semis:rocker2:

TMJordan
06-01-2008, 12:55 PM
Llodra is braindead.

eck
06-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Ernest :worship:

Naide
06-01-2008, 12:59 PM
Llodra is braindead.

Seen sexy again :rolleyes:

Bilbo
06-01-2008, 12:59 PM
expected one

jitterbug
06-01-2008, 12:59 PM
Beautiful :hearts:

rocketassist
06-01-2008, 01:00 PM
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-01-2008, 01:01 PM
Llodra saw stepanek before the match.
Thats why he lost

-Evita-
06-01-2008, 01:01 PM
Simply amazing :)

HeretiC
06-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Again great stuff from Ernests. Good week for Llodra anyway.

Rogiman
06-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Gulbis will need much more than that to make up for that disgraceful loss to Safin at the AO :rolleyes:

dark_ambient
06-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Never in doubt! :cool: Perhaps a semi-final position against Nadal sounds really optimistic and i don't think that Gulbis can do it but he's gotta put up a fight! ;) Congrats!

FedererSlam
06-01-2008, 01:08 PM
Good job Gulbis. He's finnaly making a move in the rankings hopefully.

schorsch
06-01-2008, 01:08 PM
what does blowing someone out of the water mean ?


i know he beat him, but i am not familiar with this idiom...

anyone ?

dark_ambient
06-01-2008, 01:10 PM
what does blowing someone out of the water mean ?


i know he beat him, but i am not familiar with this idiom...

anyone ?Fanboy enthusiasm. ;)

wurthluc91
06-01-2008, 01:11 PM
To blow someone out of the water is to astound and shock them.. in this case, totally overwhelm him with his tennis. I hope I capture what the phrase means...

Oh and, Nice One Ernests :D

schorsch
06-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Ok, thx :)

jonny84
06-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Good win for Gulbis. Into the quarters!

scarecrows
06-01-2008, 01:18 PM
let's see if he can build up on this result or it'll be another letdown like after US Open

KitinovRules
06-01-2008, 01:18 PM
Well played Ernest.
Now PHM, beat the choker.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-01-2008, 01:19 PM
too good! :yeah: Congrats Gulbis :hug: LOOL Laughing Out Outrageously Loud

http://www.netdisaster.com/go.php?mode=tomato&url=http://www.worldpicks.eu/a5618-Michael-Llodra_Ernest-Gulbis

Rumour
06-01-2008, 01:22 PM
Great result :yeah: Hope Gulbis can keep the momentum going now...

but-it's-ok
06-01-2008, 01:23 PM
Wow, well done Ernests:worship: Stuff the haters:spit::rolleyes:

Ernests you rock:rocker::rocker2:

FedererBulgaria
06-01-2008, 01:37 PM
:worship:No words!

seljanin
06-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Whatta day, a Latvian into GS QF! Some 5 years ago I didn't think that smth like that will be ever possible. It's such a great feeling to follow the success of someone, who you know from a kid's age :cool:

Well done, Ernests, for taking full advantage of a relatively favorable draw! :worship:

Micka, good tournament for you anyway, and do your best on the green stuff :yeah:

Clay Death
06-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Wow, well done Ernests:worship: Stuff the haters:spit::rolleyes:

Ernests you rock:rocker::rocker2:


win or lose, he is the story of the tournament as far as i am concerned. one hell of a tournament for the 19 year old.

Marine
06-01-2008, 01:44 PM
What a deception, micka. Not a good match of him. With a better service, he would have won, his opponent was good, but not on fire.

Uraitan
06-01-2008, 01:49 PM
Good job Gulbis ... :banana:

Pixie
06-01-2008, 02:09 PM
Good match from Ernests. As expected, the quality of his 2nd serve didn't give Llodra any chance to come to the net in good position, plus the accuracy of his return/passing shot especially on the BH side proved too much for Llodra.

And good to see his first ever QF in GS happens on the clay of RG, very promising.

ClaudiuS
06-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Gulbis :worship:

m9m9m9m9m9
06-01-2008, 02:36 PM
He looks real good.
Can this Gulbis pull a "Tsonga at AO"? :confused:

peacechick
06-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Ernests made the quarters :banana:
I should be not following tennis because of work more often :p

Marine
06-01-2008, 02:43 PM
BAMFF2C Bad Assed Mother F**ker France 2 Commentator :devil:

"Gulbis is playing like Berdych, so Michael Llodra will beat him easily"

here we go:

http://www.netdisaster.com/go.php?mode=pee&url=http%3A//roland-garros.france2.fr/index-fr.php%3Fpage%3Dvideos

I can watch over than 3000 tv channels and each time I watch tv on a French Channel *only under extreme necessity though* they are talking about Berdych... j'les déteste :armed:

Don't watch if you don't like them.
Personly I prefer france 2 to eurosport. And they're right about Berdych, he's not interesting.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-01-2008, 02:50 PM
Don't watch if you don't like them.
Personly I prefer france 2 to eurosport. And they're right about Berdych, he's not interesting.

that's your opinion and pls agree I don't share it.

rocketassist
06-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Erno is like Baghdatis in that he's struggled to perform in the MM events like he's done in the slam events.

Corey Feldman
06-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Mika :bigcry:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Don't watch if you don't like them.



can't you read? ... under extreme necessity only

AIHIWTH And I Hate It When That Happens :devil:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-01-2008, 03:34 PM
Very well done, Gulbis! :hatoff:

Bolelli :smash:

habibko
06-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Very well done, Gulbis! :hatoff:

Bolelli :smash:

bolelli :haha:

finishingmove
06-01-2008, 03:41 PM
nice one gulbis , interesting match in the QF

shotgun
06-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Well done to Gulbis and good to see Llodra out. :D

LinkMage
06-01-2008, 03:47 PM
Great job by Gulbis.

NYCtennisfan
06-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Brilliant match from Ernie. He's finally putting all that firepower to work and showing his talent.

star
06-01-2008, 04:08 PM
I loved watching Gulbis in this match.

I'm anxious to see him play against one of the big guns. I enjoyed his calm demeanor -- minus that really bad game when serving for the second set. :eek:

star
06-01-2008, 04:12 PM
what does blowing someone out of the water mean ?


i know he beat him, but i am not familiar with this idiom...

anyone ?

It is an expression from Naval battle. Imagine a wooden ship totally evaporating under cannon fire. The ship is blown out of the water. :) :)

NYCtennisfan
06-01-2008, 04:12 PM
I loved watching Gulbis in this match.

I'm anxious to see him play against one of the big guns. I enjoyed his calm demeanor -- minus that really bad game when serving for the second set. :eek:

I think eventually he has the talent to become a big gun himself down the road, but it's too soon to expect him to beat Djoko.

star
06-01-2008, 04:16 PM
I think eventually he has the talent to become a big gun himself down the road, but it's too soon to expect him to beat Djoko.

Yes, I agree. Big things have been expected from this young man, He now has to manage his emotions and his game.

A reliable drop shot would be a nice thing to add to his arsenal. :lol:

But, I think it's very important in today's game to have a very good serve, and he has that (along with service tics that would be great to add to Novak's repertoire!) He's also got nice volleys and moves forward instinctively. Those are nice things to see in a young man.

He got extraordinarily nervous when serving for the second set, and that makes me concerned about his nerves, but that's not so bad from a young man. He can learn to manage that.

Plus, he was a doll in the interview! :lol: :lol:

I just want to see how his game measures up against an established big game. That will give more of an idea of how far he has to go. But so far I love his ease on the court.

p.s. plus best lobs I've seen since Hewitt. :)

fran70
06-01-2008, 04:20 PM
Great performance for Gulbis reaching already the quarterfinals! Congratulations whatever happens in your next match.

Definitely he will be ranked in the top 20 in a nearby future. Well done!

Manon
06-01-2008, 04:28 PM
I loved watching Gulbis in this match.

I'm anxious to see him play against one of the big guns. I enjoyed his calm demeanor -- minus that really bad game when serving for the second set. :eek:

Nice. About this serving - it will comes with expirience.

star
06-01-2008, 04:37 PM
I'm listening now to Djokovic's press conference and he was asked about Gulbis. He said he knew him at Pilic's academy and knew him well both on and off the court. He said they had some crazy times together. He went on to praise Gulbis's game and said he was only lacking in consistency. Said Gulbis was destroying him in practice. Said all the pressure was on Gulbis. He was the favorite. (lauging) He was asked if he would describe some of the crazy times. "No." he said shortly, and laughed a bit. Someone said that he (Djokovic) seemed more of a crazy guy than Gulbis. "Don't be too sure about that. (laughing) I think I know him a lot better than you."

ChinoRios4Ever
06-01-2008, 06:34 PM
wow, well done Gulbis :yeah:

Jimnik
06-01-2008, 07:32 PM
I never thought I'd see him in a RG QF and he's still only dropped one set. :worship:

Unbelievable run. Well done Ernie.

Magus13
06-01-2008, 08:23 PM
Reall happy for Gulbis. Hopefully his ranking will go up to the point where he wont have to play a top player early on in either GS or Masters Tournaments. Anyone got an idea where he will be ranked worse case scemaorio losing in the QF. Beat the Joke.

Merton
06-02-2008, 12:31 AM
Excellent run for Gulbis to reach the quarters here and he showed the ability to adapt facing players with distinct styles on the tour these days, like Lapentti and Llodra. Considering that clay is clearly his worst surface, this is a great result for him.

bad gambler
06-02-2008, 01:03 AM
Nerves of steel this kid. He could easily have thrown away that second set after repeatedly blowing bp chances throughout it and then being broken when serving for it. However he regrouped well in the TB.

Good job Ernests

kinglear
06-02-2008, 02:43 AM
Never in doubt! :cool: Perhaps a semi-final position against Nadal sounds really optimistic and i don't think that Gulbis can do it but he's gotta put up a fight! ;) Congrats!

True, and if this were hard courts, Gulbis would have an even bigger chance of upsetting Nadal. But because this is the French Open, I don't think Gulbis is going beat Nadal, but I'm sure he'll take a set off Nadal. :) I also love Gulbis' forehand...in my opinion, it's technically perfect. Let's put it this way, Gulbis' forehand is VERY photogenic.