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Cincy R2: Gulbis defeats Clement 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)

lalit
07-30-2008, 06:40 PM
Clement served for the match twice i think

QuicKyMonSter
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Yes, he served for the match at 5*-4 and 6*-5....Gulbis was lucky I guess.

Voo de Mar
07-30-2008, 06:42 PM
Yes, Clement served twice for the match and had match point at 5:4. Gulbis has been waiting long since the last win after tight match. Good for his confidence after painful defeats in the previous Masters Series tournaments. Clement has lost 10th match in career after wasting MP.

seljanin
07-30-2008, 06:45 PM
Match was played on the only court, which is not covered by camera, so I could only follow the livescore.

A nervy end of the match. Each player had only one break of serve up to 4:4 in the 3rd set. Then there were 4 breaks of serve in a row. Clement had a matchpoint at 5:4, but didn't take it. Gulbis won with his 2nd matchpoint.

Now vs Blake. Bring the ballbashing on, guys! :cool:

Stensland
07-30-2008, 06:46 PM
for a guy who's barely 19 gulbis had had a very high number of tight third set tie-breakers in tournaments. most times he ends up losing them, thank got this time he apparently managed to control his shots a bit better.

always good to see clement departing.

gebl
07-30-2008, 06:49 PM
many congrats Ernests

NYCtennisfan
07-30-2008, 06:49 PM
for a guy who's barely 19 gulbis had had a very high number of tight third set tie-breakers in tournaments. most times he ends up losing them, thank got this time he apparently managed to control his shots a bit better.

always good to see clement departing.

He has played some tight ones and it's all part of the learning process. He gave one away last week and he snatched one away this week. Keep it going Ernie.

r2473
07-30-2008, 06:51 PM
Now vs Blake. Bring the ballbashing on, guys! :cool:

Can't wait for this one. Hopefully it is as entertaining as Blake / Tursonov was in Indy a few weeks ago.

Fumus
07-30-2008, 06:51 PM
Gulbis is KING!

dylan24
07-30-2008, 06:53 PM
clement does what the french do best
choke.

Okonsky
07-30-2008, 06:56 PM
I left coz Clement already 'won' this. Shamless:) Clement.

Mashachosen1
07-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Gulbis :yeah:

lalit
07-30-2008, 06:57 PM
clement does what the french do best
choke.
no one can argue against that
my fave is the king of choking

Il Primo Uomo
07-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Ernie :) *relieved*

vincayou
07-30-2008, 07:03 PM
well done gulbis

selyoink
07-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Good win for Gulbis fighting from match point down. Hope he can now take out the American scum Blake.

Sebby
07-30-2008, 07:11 PM
Nice fight from Lucky Clement.

miura
07-30-2008, 07:12 PM
Too bad I had to follow the livescore. Seemed like an exciting match. Well done Ernests!

Action Jackson
07-30-2008, 07:13 PM
When Clement loses, it's good for the game.

scoobs
07-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Well done Ernie.

Always better to win from a losing position than lose from a winning position.

seljanin
07-30-2008, 07:14 PM
Good win for Gulbis fighting from match point down. Hope he can now take out the American scum Blake.

I'm always puzzled, when I read your posts about the American players, you seem to hate every single one of them :shrug: What's the reason for that? :confused:

Action Jackson
07-30-2008, 07:17 PM
Ernie, time to give Blake another beating just like in Paris.

Guy Haines
07-30-2008, 09:05 PM
:D Major relief for Ernests, especially after the meltdown in Toronto.

Cl:timebomb:m:smash:ment serving for the match: just what the doctor ordered for Gulbis.

Didn't Clement fold in a similar situation against Schuettler at Wimbledon?

Good luck to Ernests tomorrow. But he's going to be tired, Blake is going to be out for revenge, and the match is in Blake country. :unsure:

tennisfan444
07-30-2008, 09:30 PM
:)

TMJordan
07-30-2008, 09:30 PM
You better beat Flake, Ernie.

oranges
07-30-2008, 09:43 PM
Well done, I was afraid the bandanna man will go through watching that live score :unsure:

Regenbogen
07-31-2008, 02:14 AM
Gulbis really played well in the last two games to take the match. Good for him for getting through :yeah:

sheeter
07-31-2008, 02:36 AM
I've only watched Clement once or twice and I don't get what his weapon is? Could someone enlighten me please?

TankingTheSet
07-31-2008, 02:47 AM
I've only watched Clement once or twice and I don't get what his weapon is? Could someone enlighten me please?

I haven't seen him too much lately but he is known to play well against big servers, very good return. His serve is not bad either. I think his lack of other weapons makes him vulnerable against some types of players.

clandis
07-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Best match I saw today.

star
07-31-2008, 03:34 AM
:yippee: :yippee:

I'm very happy for Gulbis. I wish him luck next round.

ChocGeek
07-31-2008, 05:00 AM
I hope he gives Blake a thrashing in the next round.

RogandyFan
07-31-2008, 05:54 AM
I haven't seen him too much lately but he is known to play well against big servers, very good return. His serve is not bad either. I think his lack of other weapons makes him vulnerable against some types of players.

Quite the opposite. Gulbis has a very big serve and huge ground strokes from both wing. To give you an idea of how big his shots are, he was able to hit through nadal in Wimbledon and took a set.

jcempire
07-31-2008, 06:41 AM
Gulbis

EVEN little luck, but this kid is amazing

Fedexex
07-31-2008, 08:20 AM
welldone:woohoo:

seljanin
07-31-2008, 12:37 PM
Quite the opposite. Gulbis has a very big serve and huge ground strokes from both wing. To give you an idea of how big his shots are, he was able to hit through nadal in Wimbledon and took a set.

TankingTheSet was describing Clement, not Gulbis :)