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Auckland Rd 2 - Del Potro def Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-1

Knightmace
01-14-2009, 01:16 AM
Nice shot between the legs. :worship:

:D

kyleskywalker007
01-14-2009, 01:17 AM
After that blip in the first set, it is nice to see Delpo storming back!

TMJordan
01-14-2009, 01:17 AM
It all changed when Gulbis choked at 6-4 4-4 30-0.

TMJordan
01-14-2009, 01:18 AM
Dale

Andi-M
01-14-2009, 01:20 AM
Gulbis is another Gasquet.

NinaNina19
01-14-2009, 01:21 AM
Knew it Delpony.

Voo de Mar
01-14-2009, 01:22 AM
I can't stand Gulbis' lack of concentration. He lost 6 service games and on each break point he played like an amateur :help: Gulbis is such a waste. It's not only a matter of his technical skills, he's got also amazing potential in respiration what's very helpful in Australia.

Snowwy
01-14-2009, 01:22 AM
The better player won

Byrd
01-14-2009, 01:23 AM
Ballbashers never prosper

Jōris
01-14-2009, 01:27 AM
I can't stand Gulbis' lack of concentration. He lost 6 service games and on each break point he played like an amateur :help: Gulbis is such a waste. It's not only a matter of his technical skills, he's got also amazing potential in respiration what's very helpful in Australia.

u wut?

oranges
01-14-2009, 01:30 AM
Ballbashers never prosper

One just won today.

Disappointing overall from Erno and those lapses are :rolleyes: Whatever happened to being focused on important points

Arhaych
01-14-2009, 01:31 AM
Hard match for Gulbis today, sounds like his mental strength cost him dearly today though, is he motivated enough?

Well done to JMDP, feel he is a darkhorse for the AO.

richie21
01-14-2009, 01:34 AM
Gulbis is another Gasquet.

Has Gulbis already beaten Federer or made 2 MS finals??

Voo de Mar
01-14-2009, 01:36 AM
u wut?

His breathing efficiency is tremendous. After the longest rally at the end of the third set Del Potro had huge problem to regulate the breath while for Gulbis it was just a rally like any other. Gulbis is actually beyond physical fatigue after two hours of play :shrug:

kyleskywalker007
01-14-2009, 01:37 AM
Hard match for Gulbis today, sounds like his mental strength cost him dearly today though, is he motivated enough?

Well done to JMDP, feel he is a darkhorse for the AO.

I guess it's too early to tell with just one match under his belt. Let's see how the week develops for him.

Byrd
01-14-2009, 01:38 AM
His breathing efficiency is tremendous. After the longest rally at the end of the third set Del Potro had huge problem to regulate the breath while for Gulbis it was just a rally like any other. Gulbis is actually beyond physical fatigue after two hours of play :shrug:

You can't compare Auckland with Melbourne, conditions wise :haha: :smash:

Jōris
01-14-2009, 01:38 AM
His breathing efficiency is tremendous. After the longest rally at the end of the third set Del Potro had huge problem to regulate the breath while for Gulbis it was just a rally like any other. Gulbis is actually beyond physical fatigue after two hours of play :shrug:

ok, didn't know this. I was a bit worried. :lol:

Voo de Mar
01-14-2009, 01:40 AM
You can't compare Auckland with Melbourne, conditions wise :haha: :smash:

I didn't compare it :confused:

Andi-M
01-14-2009, 01:42 AM
Has Gulbis already beaten Federer or made 2 MS finals??

No he hasn't. But, I was just refering to the fact that they are both talented headcases.

Byrd
01-14-2009, 01:44 AM
I didn't compare it :confused:

Ummm your right, it should of been directed at the other guy, rather than you :lol:

VolandriFan
01-14-2009, 01:49 AM
Strong finish from Juan Pony. I hope he can make his mark in Melbourne. :D

name_change
01-14-2009, 02:37 AM
Yay!

SheepleBuster
01-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Del Potro is going to give anyone trouble. Del Potro vs. Simon was a classic at the U.S Open

*bunny*
01-14-2009, 04:36 AM
Well done Juan Martin!! :D

Huntress555
01-14-2009, 07:25 AM
Gulbis is so frustrating sometimes :( OH well.

Congratulations to Del Potro tough.

Kore
01-14-2009, 07:27 AM
I like Delpo! Im interested in seeing the future matches between himself and Murray/Nadal.

ORGASMATRON
01-14-2009, 07:34 AM
Del Pony doesnt seem to be a phony. He can do well at the Oz Open.

Forehander
01-14-2009, 09:51 AM
Gulbis is way overrated... People keep saying how effect his game is, but right now he's nothing but a ball basher, and ball bashing is always effective against any player but most likely you end up losing.

LleytonMonfils
01-14-2009, 09:55 AM
It's funny how some of you are forgetting Gulbis is still a kid. He still has a good year left ahead of him before we should even expect to see consistent results. Until then he pull occasional upsets and might make a random run in a slam, but temper your expectations. He's still very raw jesus.

VolandriFan
01-14-2009, 10:05 AM
It's funny how some of you are forgetting Gulbis is still a kid. He still has a good year left ahead of him before we should even expect to see consistent results. Until then he pull occasional upsets and might make a random run in a slam, but temper your expectations. He's still very raw jesus.

Del Potro is a month younger than Gulbis and has managed to string together consistent results over the last 6 months. People are probably suggesting that much of Gulbis' hype is unwarranted. Which is fair enough, when you consider that several players had already found consistent success on the big stage at an earlier age. Game or no game, results are the most important thing in tennis - just look at Berdych and Gasquet. I'm not ruling out Ernests' chances of developing into a solid top 5 player, it's somewhat expected to be honest, but so far he's untapped potential.

duong
01-14-2009, 10:22 AM
Del Potro is a month younger than Gulbis and has managed to string together consistent results over the last 6 months. People are probably suggesting that much of Gulbis' hype is unwarranted. Which is fair enough, when you consider that several players had already found consistent success on the big stage at an earlier age. Game or no game, results are the most important thing in tennis - just look at Berdych and Gasquet. I'm not ruling out Ernests' chances of developing into a solid top 5 player, it's somewhat expected to be honest, but so far he's untapped potential.

Exactly, at the same age, Gasquet and Berdych were actually doing much better : both of them were in the top-20, and Gasquet reached the semi-finals in Wimbledon few months later.

So far Del Potro is in the move of the "champions" (better than Gasquet and Berdych) but Gulbis is late.

GlennMirnyi
01-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Gulbis is the new Nalbandian.

duong
01-14-2009, 10:36 AM
Gulbis is the new Nalbandian.

Even Nalbandian reached Wimbledon final at Gulbis's current age :D

GlennMirnyi
01-14-2009, 10:49 AM
Even Nalbandian reached Wimbledon final at Gulbis's current age :D

Hummmm, ok.

HattonWBA
01-14-2009, 02:56 PM
Get In - Good to see a truly great player beat an overrated ball basher with no skills - well done del potro take the title