Cincy R1: Battle of the Baltics: E. Gulbis sees off J. Nieminen 7-6 (7) 6-2

07-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Gulbis barely took the first set. Good clutchplay from the Latvian.
In the second, Gulbis found his form and cruised through!

For the pendantics, I know Finland is not in the Baltics but still damn close :p

07-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Quite good performance by Ernest, especially in the 2nd set.
He is something overuses the dropshot, even he's got wonderfull touch.

07-28-2008, 04:40 PM
Good job, Gulbis. Had trouble closing it out again, but managed it much, much better than in Toronto. Next prob Wawa, which should be a good test.

07-28-2008, 04:42 PM
gulbis should beat wawrinka...

07-28-2008, 04:44 PM
lives up to expectations this time

07-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Gulbis:woohoo: After that disaster at Toronto, he better do well here:o

07-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Didn't see 1st set, very nice in the 2nd set though, all I was thinking in that last game was please Gulbis, don't make this like toronto

07-28-2008, 04:52 PM
Jarkko helped him not lose the TB, but the second set he played very good :yeah:. Should be a good match against Stan.

07-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Finland isn't a baltic state. :p

07-28-2008, 05:14 PM
This kid is better and better....:yeah:

07-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Finland has coast on the Baltic sea so I don't see why it's not a Baltic country.

Good win for Gulbis after the mess that was last week.

07-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Well done, Ernest :yeah:

Very nice second set

Or Levy
07-28-2008, 05:24 PM
I like him, a lot. Great touch.

07-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Finland isn't a baltic state. :p
As I stated in the first post, I know :P

07-28-2008, 06:34 PM
As I stated in the first post, I know :P

I know, I just had to make that joke. :p ;)

07-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Gulbis :yeah:

07-28-2008, 06:49 PM
:woohoo::woohoo: Ernests

07-28-2008, 07:05 PM
I only caught a couple games in the second, but Gulbis was playing some nice tennis. He was showing some great touch off the backhand, whether on drops or approach shots, and the variety was appreciated. Hope he pulls off the upset over Stan.

07-28-2008, 08:00 PM
I was there. Gulbis looked good.

07-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Good win for Gulbis. Sure he will scoop his first ATP title real soon.

07-28-2008, 08:50 PM
Well done for Gulbis, Jarkko was potentially tricky for him.

07-29-2008, 09:50 AM
Gulbis :D Nice to see him bounce back from last week's debacle disappointment...

07-29-2008, 10:10 AM
Got on a rough start with errors here and there. Despite that, he managed to get back in action in the 2nd set weakening Jarkko.

Yay! Good Luck Ernests!

07-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Solid win for Ernie. Hopefully he keeps his June form going. This should be his best outdoor surface.

07-29-2008, 05:27 PM