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Cincy R3: Gulbis def. [7] Blake 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

MIMIC
07-31-2008, 05:59 PM
Blake saved 3 match points on Gulbis's serve (although Gulbis double-faulted on one of them). Couldn't save the 4th.

TMJordan
07-31-2008, 05:59 PM
Flake :worship:

Hopefully this will take him out of the top 10 :D

octatennis
07-31-2008, 06:00 PM
yeahhhhhhh

selyoink
07-31-2008, 06:00 PM
Well done Gulbis on sending Blake the joke out of the tournament.

finishingmove
07-31-2008, 06:01 PM
good one ernests

Pepi.
07-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Ernests!
:yeah:

well done :D

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Blake saved 3 match points on Gulbis's serve (although Gulbis double-faulted on one of them). Couldn't save the 4th.

never in doubt. i called this match yesterday.

still troubled by the following:

1. poor shot selection from E-Gul
2. little or no point construction from E-Gul
3. little bit too careless/reckless
4. lack of consistency

Jimnik
07-31-2008, 06:02 PM
Oh yes :banana:

First ever QF appearance at a TMS for Ernie. He's definitely up there with the big boys now. :yeah:

MacTheKnife
07-31-2008, 06:02 PM
Picked this one wrong. Good win by E-Gul..

tennizen
07-31-2008, 06:02 PM
Gulbis:woohoo: First QF in a Masters Series:yeah: But he is so erratic at times:lol:

martinatreue
07-31-2008, 06:02 PM
buh bye big butt!

TurtleTennis
07-31-2008, 06:03 PM
YES!!!!!!!

ugh my steam kept logging me out, really frusturating

Gulbis good 1st set, shitty 2nd, and bad for first 1/2 3rd, thank god he got it back in the end

Sunset of Age
07-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Well done, Ernest! :hatoff:

Still too eh... flakey to make it to the final I think... ;) - but of course a promise for the (near) future.

KitinovRules
07-31-2008, 06:06 PM
The draw opens up for the Faker again

Action Jackson
07-31-2008, 06:07 PM
Good work in repeating the RG win and last months bandwagon winner of the month progressing along well.

GlennMirnyi
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
WTF is a guy who lost to Acasuso on HC doing in Cincy's 4th round?

JV1965
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
Congrats Ernie!

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 06:12 PM
Picked this one wrong. Good win by E-Gul..

E-Gul is likely to get Djokovic next. it would be tremendous match if E-Gul was really consistent and tactically smart.

seljanin
07-31-2008, 06:14 PM
Almost choked it away, didn't you Ernests? :lol: :yeah:

1st set was pretty good by both men, then the quality dropped, and I already thought that Gulbis is a goner after the 2nd set. Good to see him finding some strong character.

Good win though. Now James is defeated on his favorite surface as well :)

:hug: for James.

Jimnik
07-31-2008, 06:15 PM
He's got a very decent shot at being seeded for the US Open now. Just one more win either here or at the Olympics should do it.

oranges
07-31-2008, 06:15 PM
Nice one Ernests :yeah: Cut down on those drop shots tomorrow, please, and return as well as for that final break and all will be dandy :cool:

octatennis
07-31-2008, 06:15 PM
The draw opens up for the Faker again



hahahahahahahahah and you thought blake could be a treat to djoko-ono? hahaha

MacTheKnife
07-31-2008, 06:16 PM
E-Gul is likely to get Djokovic next. it would be tremendous match if E-Gul was really consistent and tactically smart.

Yep, he's played is last Blake this week.

Lurker011
07-31-2008, 06:17 PM
i think Gulbis can surely beat the djoker if djoker beats seppi. gulbis right now just bashes the ball too much,he needs to learn how to construct points better. Still,he has the game to beat the big boys and djokovic will be scared.

Langers
07-31-2008, 06:19 PM
Flake. :lol: What a joke this man is.

As for Gulbis, what complete gunnage! :yeah:

selyoink
07-31-2008, 06:19 PM
The draw opens up for the Faker again

You are quite the comedian.

tangerine_dream
07-31-2008, 06:22 PM
James, whad up? You're not giving us much to cheer about this summer. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/pale_mage/sadbanana.gif

Good win though. Now James is defeated on his favorite surface as well :)
I won't believe that James is finished until he loses at Pilot Pen.

star
07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
:bigclap:

:bounce: :bounce: I'm so happy for Ernests!

Snoo Foo
07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
:worship: Vamos :worship:
http://www.celebritynooz.com/watn/images/barry-livingston-ernie.jpg
:worship: Ernie :worship:

madmax
07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
Faker is playing like garbage now, no way Gulbis is gonna lose to that clown

TMJordan
07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
James, whad up? You're not giving us much to cheer about this summer. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/pale_mage/sadbanana.gif


I won't believe that James is finished until he loses at Pilot Pen.

He saw Devilder on the entry list and was scared shitless :D

selyoink
07-31-2008, 06:25 PM
I won't believe that James is finished until he loses at Pilot Pen.

:lol:

~Maya~
07-31-2008, 06:26 PM
Congrats to Gulbis. :yippee:
Bad loss for Blake.:hug:
That was some cold handshake at the end

seljanin
07-31-2008, 06:28 PM
I won't believe that James is finished until he loses at Pilot Pen.

Emm.. I meant it in a way that Gulbis has won Blake not only on his least favorite surface (clay), but also on his favorite surface (hard) now. No bashing intended, I'm a James' fan as well.

jitterbug
07-31-2008, 06:29 PM
That was some cold handshake at the end

Same thing I was wondering :lol: Blake looked pretty frosty all match towards Gulbis, the commentators mentioned a few times how it seemed like "there's no love lost between these two."

I would like to think that it was because of Blake's loss at RG but it seemed like a bit too lame of a reason for them to have issues :scratch:

tangerine_dream
07-31-2008, 06:33 PM
Emm.. I meant it in a way that Gulbis has won Blake not only on his least favorite surface (clay), but also on his favorite surface (hard) now. No bashing intended, I'm a James' fan as well.
I saw your huggy smilie so I knew you weren't bashing James, I was just saying.

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 06:33 PM
Same thing I was wondering :lol: Blake looked pretty frosty all match towards Gulbis, the commentators mentioned a few times how it seemed like "there's no love lost between these two."

I would like to think that it was because of Blake's loss at RG but it seemed like a bit too lame of a reason for them to have issues :scratch:


Blake is just a sore loser. that much has always been obvious.

tennisfan444
07-31-2008, 06:34 PM
:) blake has issues with most everyone

tangerine_dream
07-31-2008, 06:40 PM
Blake is just a sore loser. that much has always been obvious.
I'm glad to hear this. At least he still cares about winning, and knows that he's been playing like crap.

freeandlonely
07-31-2008, 06:40 PM
Yesssssssssssss
:yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
07-31-2008, 06:44 PM
yes Gulbis :woohoo: :D :)

end of the road for BB

Corey Feldman
07-31-2008, 06:44 PM
looking depressed thesedays eh James

ChinoRios4Ever
07-31-2008, 06:49 PM
Blake sucking nuts nowadays

well done Ernie :yeah:

Enjoy Incubus
07-31-2008, 06:50 PM
Gulbis will win the tourney

Deboogle!.
07-31-2008, 06:50 PM
I won't believe that James is finished until he loses at Pilot Pen.well I guess you have a year of belief left b/c he's not even playing Pilot Pen this year :lol:

tangerine_dream
07-31-2008, 06:53 PM
well I guess you have a year of belief left b/c he's not even playing Pilot Pen this year :lol:
I noticed his name wasn't on the roster but I figured he was holding out for whatever reason. So he's really not going this year? I'm actually shocked. That's his home tournament. That's J-Block land. That's like Roger saying "Nah, not this year" to Halle.

Björki
07-31-2008, 06:56 PM
:yeah:

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 06:57 PM
I'm glad to hear this. At least he still cares about winning, and knows that he's been playing like crap.


there is that other side of the coin as well. some of the players have figured out how to play him.

his "see ball, close eyes, blast the damn ball" style of play does have its drawbacks these days as well.

body language is useless. he shows little or no fire.

Deboogle!.
07-31-2008, 06:59 PM
I noticed his name wasn't on the roster but I figured he was holding out for whatever reason. So he's really not going this year? I'm actually shocked. That's his home tournament. That's J-Block land. That's like Roger saying "Nah, not this year" to Halle.I'm sure it's because it's the week after the Olympics. Even if he loses early in Beijing, I imagine it'd be tough to bounce back from the trip in order to play in New Haven - maybe they'll save a WC for him just in case, but I would be surprised if he put that kind of strain on himself to play there after the trip to Beijing with the USO right after.... I'm sure if Halle were the week after the Olympics, Fed would say "sorry, i love ya, but not this year"

Allez
07-31-2008, 07:13 PM
Is Blake still in the top 10 ? :eek::eek::eek:

lalit
07-31-2008, 07:20 PM
expected
blake is an even bigger joke than gasquet in the nerves department

Merton
07-31-2008, 07:33 PM
Well done for Gulbis and nice pigeon potential in this matchup, hopefully they will meet often enough for us to find out. :lol:

Mashachosen1
07-31-2008, 07:33 PM
Gulbis :yeah:

Okonsky
07-31-2008, 07:37 PM
I am sorry for Blake. I don't like this Egg or whatever Clay named him.

star
07-31-2008, 08:02 PM
I am sorry for Blake. I don't like this Egg or whatever Clay named him.

awww :hug: Maybe you will get to like him. :)

Voo de Mar
07-31-2008, 08:56 PM
"Bad boy" Blake is painful to watch when he is out of form.

KitinovRules
07-31-2008, 09:11 PM
hahahahahahahahah and you thought blake could be a treat to djoko-ono? hahaha
No,
But Gonzo or Byrdshit would have beaten the Faker.
Seppi BTW was injured.

groundstroke
07-31-2008, 09:14 PM
Fllllllllllllllake is out!

miura
07-31-2008, 09:46 PM
Gulbis <3

WhataQT
08-01-2008, 05:26 AM
Ugh, Blake!

aussie_fan
08-01-2008, 05:52 AM
Blake :o guess it was expected

jetblackheart
08-01-2008, 05:54 AM
Good job Ernests :D

JimmyV
08-01-2008, 05:57 AM
I love Blake, always finding new ways to disappoint.

I mean Gulbis is good and all, but still.

Mimi
08-01-2008, 06:01 AM
Gublis looks so cute:baby::inlove:, while Blake, sorry, why he does not grow back his hairs? with the hair band tied around his bald head, and his "outstanding butt" and slender legs, he looks like a duck mama for me :ignore::devil:

*Jean*
08-01-2008, 06:01 AM
Well done Ernests, keep going!