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Rogers Cup-Toronto R1: Jose Acasuso humiliates Ernests Gulbis 6-7, 6-3, 7-5

federernadalfan
07-22-2008, 01:50 AM
acasuso wins
gulbis FH is AWFUL

very disappointing performance by gulbis

leng jai
07-22-2008, 01:51 AM
1-5 to 7-5 in the third :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Gulbis apparently still needs to get some work done in the Mental Department. What a self-destruction in that final set. :help: :tape: :retard:

Well done, José! Always nice to see the older blokes coming through. ;)

bjurra
07-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Wow that was some shitty match...

Jaap
07-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Gulbis was *5-1 up and also *5-3 and 30-0 up.

Has to be choke of the year.

Good job, Jose.

rocketassist
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
Biggest choke of the year without a shadow of a doubt, uncontested. Forget Nadal's Wimbledon 4th set jitters, this is choking at its finest.

well done Erno. :worship:

ReturnWinner
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
lol Gulbis was serving 5-1 in the third ,I came back to check for Dancevic Ancic score and i see 6-5 and serve for Acasuso, choked against one of the weakest minded player, well good for Chucho finally a good win.

scoobs
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
Pure comedy from Ernests to lose the final set with a 5-1 lead.

The Freak
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
Ouch.

Guy Haines
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
What in the hell happened? :mad:

Gulbis had this match in his pocket and Acasuso is hardly known for his come-from-behind spirit.

Stensland
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
one of gulbis' worst matches ever. he wouldn't have won a single game vs. the top 3 tonight. acasuso mediocre at best but he got some nice presents that kept him alive.

TankingTheSet
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
Big surprise considering how poor Chucho has been playing for months...he played well and Gulbis lost his head making errors.

Biggest surprise was Gulbis losing from *5-1 up in the third set. :eek:

gusman890
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
I looked at the scoreboard..i saw 5-1 in the 3rd. I shower, and come back and find out Chucho had won. Amazing.

~*BGT*~
07-22-2008, 01:52 AM
11 FH winners to 63 errors :eek:

Deivid23
07-22-2008, 01:53 AM
What a collapse fom Ernests :eek:

Some kind of 65 ues off his fh without wind :help:

tennizen
07-22-2008, 01:53 AM
I like this guy but what a choke. The biggest choke ever:haha:

Snoo Foo
07-22-2008, 01:53 AM
:worship: Excellent fightback from the "wily veteran." :worship:

Bad Religion
07-22-2008, 01:53 AM
Too overrated this nobody Gulbis

scoobs
07-22-2008, 01:54 AM
11 FH winners to 63 errors :eek:
OUCH. :help:

Clydey
07-22-2008, 01:56 AM
How do you lose a 5-1 lead when you serve like Gulbis does? Insanity. I was hoping he'd get through to face Federer. Looks like Gulbis still has a long way to go.

Deivid23
07-22-2008, 01:56 AM
one of gulbis' worst matches ever. he wouldn't have won a single game vs. the top 3 tonight. acasuso mediocre at best but he got some nice presents that kept him alive.

Once you see him losing like 10 games out of 11 against Gabashvili indoors, nothing can surprise me :lol:. He will be fine, just another lesson in his developing process

HoistDaColors
07-22-2008, 01:57 AM
I saw the first set and it was BORING. no rhythm whatsoever from neither of them. saw latter part of the third and Chucho was just hitting the ball to Gulbis's FH and waiting for him to make the error. UE fest. and Gulbis served 19 aces?!?!?WTF?

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 01:57 AM
At least another Bandwagon SILENCED for a while. :D

TMJordan
07-22-2008, 01:58 AM
Happy I didn't stay for this one.

GlennMirnyi
07-22-2008, 01:58 AM
El Sagaz Stalin says (22:31):
Homo - Acasuso
El Sagaz Stalin says (22:31):
still useless though
Gustavo <Glenn> - down and out says (22:32):
chucho will win his match
Gustavo <Glenn> - down and out says (22:32):
7/5

From a msn messenger conversation with a MTF member. :p

TankingTheSet
07-22-2008, 01:59 AM
I saw the first set and it was BORING. no rhythm whatsoever from neither of them. saw latter part of the third and Chucho was just hitting the ball to Gulbis's FH and waiting for him to make the error. UE fest. and Gulbis served 19 aces?!?!?WTF?

Gulbis hit a lot of aces in the first part of the match but faded badly near the end.

GugaF1
07-22-2008, 02:00 AM
He was totalyy without confidence on his forehand from game 1. Acassuso notice it, and started to hit most of the shots to his forehand, it is funny because the FH is usually the shot the players run away from and Jose was just feeding forehand for him to miss.

Merton
07-22-2008, 02:01 AM
Well done for Chucho, nice to see him for once on the other side of a spectacular score change. :lol: Gulbis will be fine, it was just one of these days when he is spraying balls all over.

federernadalfan
07-22-2008, 02:01 AM
yeah it was practically his serve that took him to three sets and made the score look somewhat competitive. His groundstrokes were of amateur quality.

Caio_Brasil
07-22-2008, 02:02 AM
I've never seen such a bad display at the end by a player :haha:

HoistDaColors
07-22-2008, 02:04 AM
Gulbis hit a lot of aces in the first part of the match but faded badly near the end.

Yeah I think four aces just in the first game!

bad gambler
07-22-2008, 02:11 AM
Chucho :eek:

Unexpected one

finishingmove
07-22-2008, 02:17 AM
one mug got lucky today

djoky
07-22-2008, 02:21 AM
what is a Mug?

Medina
07-22-2008, 02:24 AM
chucho :D

Kolya
07-22-2008, 02:25 AM
I looked at the scoreboard..i saw 5-1 in the 3rd. I shower, and come back and find out Chucho had won. Amazing.

Pretty long shower hey? :haha:

Svetlana.
07-22-2008, 02:39 AM
What a disappointing ending. I hope Ernests can learn a lesson from this shocking defeat. :(

miura
07-22-2008, 02:47 AM
I don't have words.

ChinoRios4Ever
07-22-2008, 03:15 AM
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

:haha::haha::haha:

Gonzo will be happy with this result

Rumour
07-22-2008, 03:40 AM
Gulbis :speakles: :o :sad:

Mimi
07-22-2008, 03:47 AM
i guess useless right? :confused:
what is a Mug?

*Viva Chile*
07-22-2008, 04:25 AM
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

:haha::haha::haha:

Gonzo will be happy with this result

indeed :lol:

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 04:26 AM
Great comedy here.

osalsyst
07-22-2008, 04:34 AM
HAHA Ernests! Another flop performance in a master's event!

All 3 of Ernie's losses in master's events this year have come after he served for the match in the third set. I guess he only likes winning in slams.

MarcelJordan
07-22-2008, 05:42 AM
I think Gulbis was thinking this at 5-1:

Gulbis : Yawn. Easier than I thought. Now at this quality I can sure beat Gonzalez and then tackle Roger. Got good feelings for the Roger match"

Umpire: Game, set Match Acasuso!

Gulbis : What? Very funny Ump! Im.....damn I AM out! :mad:

:p

oranges
07-22-2008, 05:57 AM
I think Gulbis was thinking this at 5-1:

Gulbis : Yawn. Easier than I thought. Now at this quality I can sure beat Gonzalez and then tackle Roger. Got good feelings for the Roger match"

Umpire: Game, set Match Acasuso!

Gulbis : What? Very funny Ump! Im.....damn I AM out! :mad:

:p

:haha:

He must have slipped into a serious daydream at some point not to wake up from 5:1 all the way to the end. I was watching another match so I just kept staring at those numbers on live score going from 1 to 7 in disbelief.

wenty
07-22-2008, 05:58 AM
Jose :yeah:

+alonso
07-22-2008, 06:42 AM
Gulbis played awful indeed. Anyway people should go easy on him, this is what happens when there's too much expectation. People just bash as usual.

I'm not a particular fan of Gulbis or whatsoever, but He needs time.

CHUUUUUUUUUCHOOO! .......Finally a good result. I felt like you revenged Nico and South America :lol: beating Gulbis. Well done
:bounce: Congraaaaaaaaaats, man. :bounce: Nice win.

ToniTennis
07-22-2008, 06:56 AM
This has to be the sister of the Mother of all chokes, on par with Roger's own at Monaco/Hamburg.

Dear God, Ernests, whatever happened?:(

José, nice coming back.

Laba
07-22-2008, 07:10 AM
The thread title should be Ernests Gulbis humiliates himself. :o

Horrible choke.

Ma Baker
07-22-2008, 07:13 AM
FU Gulbis :mad: :smash:

rhinooooo
07-22-2008, 07:24 AM
:haha: What a win for Chucho.

Shame for Gulbis choking, but he's had a few similar losses like this. He'll improve with experience.

Venle
07-22-2008, 07:29 AM
:eek:

Ernests :(

martine2
07-22-2008, 08:18 AM
WOW :eek: this is a surprise, but a nice one :banana:

Voo de Mar
07-22-2008, 09:09 AM
Gulbis loses these tight matches... He has great potential to be simultaneously a big threat for the best players and one of the biggest chokers in the circuit.

richie21
07-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Where is all this hype about Gulbis suddenly coming from?:rolleyes:
Just because he took a set from Nadal in the last Wimbledon,now many believe he is the next big thing :o

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 09:23 AM
Where is all this hype about Gulbis suddenly coming from?:rolleyes:
Just because he took a set from Nadal in the last Wimbledon,now many believe he is the next big thing :o

When CD says the player is the one to watch, then it has to be true.

Funny a Gasquet fan complaining about someone being overhyped :)

madmax
07-22-2008, 09:23 AM
Well Gulbis obviously is not the strongest player mentally, he still has a lot to improve in this department, as well as learn, how to concentrate throughout the whole match and avoid mental lapses;)

richie21
07-22-2008, 09:27 AM
When CD says the player is the one to watch, then it has to be true.

Funny a Gasquet fan complaining about someone being overhyped :)

Did Gulbis already defeat Federer blastering him with winners and made a MS final or have i missed something?:eek: :o

The hype about Gasquet was at least completely justified back then(even though he has not quite justified this hype so far) as the guy was the youngest world junior champion ever,the youngest player ever to win an ATP match, he had beaten Federer and made a MS final at only 18.
In comparaison, what has Gulbis done so far to justify the same hype?

oranges
07-22-2008, 09:34 AM
In comparaison, what has Gulbis done so far to justify the same hype?

Isn't reaching RG QF at his age in itself enough to attract attention?

richie21
07-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Isn't reaching RG QF at his age in itself enough to attract attention?

Who did he beat to reach that stage?:o

Voo de Mar
07-22-2008, 09:37 AM
the youngest player ever to win an ATP match

7 players have won an ATP match being younger that Gasquet...

richie21
07-22-2008, 09:39 AM
7 players have won an ATP match being younger that Gasquet...

Sorry ,i was wrong.
I actually meant "the youngest player ever to have won a match in a Master Serie"

oranges
07-22-2008, 09:40 AM
Who did he beat to reach that stage?:o

Everyone up to Djokovic, including Blake. What does it matter? He shows great potential, as does Cilic from that generation.

JolánGagó
07-22-2008, 09:42 AM
... Gasquet was the youngest player ever to win an ATP match

Would you please get your facts straight before letting such hilarious nonsense slip from your fingertips into our tortured eyes?

Voo de Mar
07-22-2008, 09:43 AM
Sorry ,i was wrong.


But he is the youngest player who did it in the last 20 years :yeah:

Puschkin
07-22-2008, 09:48 AM
Did Gulbis already defeat Federer blastering him with winners and made a MS final or have i missed something?:eek: :o

:topic: Hi, Richie 21, come over to the Gasquet forum and complain about Richard's forehand. While this is also :o and :zzz:, it is easier to tolerate than your contribution here. You really make all Gasquet-fans look like complete idiots.

Voo de Mar
07-22-2008, 09:50 AM
:topic: Hi, Richie 21, come over to the Gasquet forum and complain about Richard's forehand. While this is also :o and :zzz:, it is easier to tolerate than your contribution here. You really make all Gasquet-fans look like complete idiots.

:haha:

richie21
07-22-2008, 09:52 AM
Everyone up to Djokovic, including Blake. What does it matter? He shows great potential, as does Cilic from that generation.

Blake on clay......nuff said

:topic: Hi, Richie 21, come over to the Gasquet forum and complain about Richard's forehand. While this is also :o and :zzz:, it is easier to tolerate than your contribution here. You really make all Gasquet-fans look like complete idiots.


You are flattering me in saying that i somehow represent all Gasquet-fans :eek:
Do you imply that all the guys in this board are stupid enough to think that Richie21's opinion= all Gasquet's fans opinions?:rolleyes:

Would you please get your facts straight before letting such hilarious nonsense slip from your fingertips into our tortured eyes?

read my correction.
I mistaken "youngest player ever to win an ATP match" with "youngest player ever to win a Master Serie match"

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Gulbis has received nowhere near the hype of Gasquet. It's not like there were articles equating Gulbis to Mozart.

His performances in the GS events so far have been respectable.

oranges
07-22-2008, 10:02 AM
Blake on clay......nuff said


Was there really need for this? If you just feel like bashing the guy, post one of the common hate remarks and I probably won't bother responding. You asked where the hype is coming from and I pointed to one result that attracted everyone's attention. Personally, I had him on the radar ever since Pilic started working with him personally. It's exciting watching promising players develop. Otherwise, my interest for Gasquet would have waned some time ago ;)

richie21
07-22-2008, 10:03 AM
Gulbis has received nowhere near the hype of Gasquet. It's not like there were articles equating Gulbis to Mozart.

His performances in the GS events so far have been respectable.

In this board anyway,i've noticed a huge amount of hype about him recently.

Puschkin
07-22-2008, 10:05 AM
. It's not like there were articles equating Gulbis to Mozart.

There is one thing you and richie21 have in common: Both of you sound like broken records. :p

richie21
07-22-2008, 10:07 AM
Was there really need for this? If you just feel like bashing the guy, post one of the common hate remarks and I probably won't bother responding.

I'm not bashing him, i'm just saying that the amount of hype he got recently in this board is a bit unjustified considering what he has achieved so far.
He's got a good game though and might well end to have a better career than other hyped players like Murray or Gasquet(whose hype at least was justified but who didn't quite fullfill it so far)

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 10:08 AM
There is one thing you and richie21 have in common: Both of you sound like broken records. :p

Awww poor baby, don't let the get facts in the way.

Puschkin
07-22-2008, 10:12 AM
Awww poor baby, don't let the get facts in the way.

:topic: Fact is that you come up with the Mozart-comparison all the time, while richie 21 either reminds us that Richard beat Roger on Monte Carlo 2005 or that his forehand is crap. Both your posts are predictable. :p

richie21
07-22-2008, 10:13 AM
There is one thing you and richie21 have in common: Both of you sound like broken records. :p

One thing that fortunately i don't have in common with you: i'm not a Gasquet fanboy to the point i defend him at all cost even when we all know he was wrong(cf the unbelievable way you kept defending him about the Davis Cup incident when almost everybody knew that his behaviour was not good and totally inacceptable)

Damn
07-22-2008, 10:16 AM
Gulbis :help: Gulbis FH :help:

What a choke.

Puschkin
07-22-2008, 10:17 AM
One thing that fortunately i don't have in common with you: i'm not a Gasquet fanboy to the point i defend him at all cost even when we all know he was wrong(cf the unbelievable way you kept defending him about the Davis Cup incident when almost everybody knew that his behaviour was not good and totally inacceptable)

:topic: I did not defend him, I just refused to join the general bashing.

Manon
07-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Gulbis apparently still needs to get some work done in the Mental Department. What a self-destruction in that final set. :help: :tape:


Apparently so. I didn't watch after 1-5 in 3rd and early in the morning found out what's happened.

richie21
07-22-2008, 10:23 AM
:topic: I did not defend him, I just refused to join the general bashing.

You were responding to guys who were bashing him for that Davis Cup incident and tried to defend him in those anwsers, i remember it very well.
I especially remember that you conveniently preferred to blame Forget(who as always is "le coupable ideal") rather than to blame Richard.

Puschkin
07-22-2008, 10:26 AM
I especially remember that you conveniently preferred to blame Forget(who as always is "le coupable ideal") rather than to blame Richard.

I really think we should continue this discussion elsewhere, but I can't resist the temptation to answer on this one: Yes, I remain convinced that Forget mismanaged this tie, and NOT only on the last day.

Horatio Caine
07-22-2008, 12:36 PM
Good grief. :haha:

Didn't know what all the kerfuffle was about until I checked the match report...agree, definitely goes down as "choke of the year" so far. :tape: :o

groundstroke
07-22-2008, 12:46 PM
1-5. 7-5. Choke of the year.

Bilbo
07-22-2008, 12:55 PM
one of the biggest chokes i can remember

Mateya
07-22-2008, 12:57 PM
Ernest :retard:

Leading 5-1 against Acasuso and not winning a game after - and Acasuso is really not known as a great fighter or for his comebacks...

PHM never loses like this...blowing 5-3 or 5-4 lead is nothing compared to this "choke". :worship: You have to admit that.

jonny84
07-22-2008, 01:09 PM
:banghead: Gulbis.

seljanin
07-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Ernest :retard:

Leading 5-1 against Acasuso and not winning a game after - and Acasuso is really not known as a great fighter or for his comebacks...

PHM never loses like this...blowing 5-3 or 5-4 lead is nothing compared to this "choke". :worship: You have to admit that.

Didn't PHM lose a set last year to Roddick in Wimby from 5:0 up? :)

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 01:56 PM
Didn't PHM lose a set last year to Roddick in Wimby from 5:0 up? :)

I think I remember yet one other bloke at least coming close to such a glorious performance this year as well. Wait, what was his name again... :scratch: ;)

seljanin
07-22-2008, 02:05 PM
I think I remember yet one other bloke at least coming close to such a glorious performance this year as well. Wait, what was his name again... :scratch: ;)

Hmm... somehow I cannot recall a similar heroic performance in a flash :scratch:

Are you refering to Stepanek's loss in AO to Spadea from 2:0 in sets and a break up, or last year's Roddick's loss in W to Gasquet from a very similar situation? Must be a player from my siggy :)

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 02:10 PM
Hmm... somehow I cannot recall a similar heroic performance in a flash :scratch:

Are you refering to Stepanek's loss in AO to Spadea from 2:0 in sets and a break up, or last year's Roddick's loss in W to Gasquet from a very similar situation? Must be a player from my siggy :)

:secret: Fed in Hamburg. Leading 5:1 in the first set, ended up losing it 5:7. ;)

seljanin
07-22-2008, 02:15 PM
:secret: Fed in Hamburg. Leading 5:1 in the first set, ended up losing it 5:7. ;)

Indeed. Now I remember :)

Nathaliia
07-22-2008, 05:04 PM
How come nobody has ever called it a fix when 2 million Euro landed on Betfair on 1.01, and some people surely are satisfied with the score?

Just for a thread to be complete since hypes and Gasquet were already discussed ;)

Xenosys
07-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Losing in 3 sets ? I really don't see how this is a humiliation.

Merton
07-22-2008, 05:34 PM
How come nobody has ever called it a fix when 2 million Euro landed on Betfair on 1.01, and some people surely are satisfied with the score?

Just for a thread to be complete since hypes and Gasquet were already discussed ;)

It is only a fix if people lose money on it, but here my guess is that Gulbis was too short for gamblers to begin with and nobody saw this coming. :p

Corey Feldman
07-22-2008, 05:35 PM
weird one this Gulbis

Rumour
07-22-2008, 06:30 PM
All 3 of Ernie's losses in master's events this year have come after he served for the match in the third set.
A curious and rather perplexing stat :confused:
I guess he only likes winning in slams.
At least he's winning the right matches i.e. with more ranking points :p