AO R2: Igor Andreev(RUS)[18] def. Ernests Gulbis(LAT) 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R2: Igor Andreev(RUS)[18] def. Ernests Gulbis(LAT) 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4

Fedexex
01-22-2009, 11:50 AM
Ernie:o:smash: you are such a choker:sobbing:
was 4-2 up in the fifth:(
a fightback for nothing:rolleyes:

welldone Igor:yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
01-22-2009, 11:52 AM
great escape Igor PHEW
was looking a gonner

LleytonMonfils
01-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Gulbis lost that match, he had it in his back pocket. Still trying to figure out how Andreev won that match. His game is soooo ugly at times, like just soooo damn ugly.

tenalyser
01-22-2009, 11:53 AM
It looked like Gulbis didn't even care he lost, strange fellow he is.

Doggy
01-22-2009, 11:54 AM
What an idiot. Saw Gulbis come back from two set to love down and lead 4-2 and then it was shit :rolleyes:

dark_ambient
01-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Gulbo is such a headcase. :smash:

Voo de Mar
01-22-2009, 11:55 AM
Poor Gulbis with his neverending story of close defeats :o Andreev's involving in tight matches is amazing considering his style of play. Anyway Igor is a better match up for Blake than Gulbis :yeah:

stzenit
01-22-2009, 11:56 AM
I enjoyed this match watched most of it. What a passing shot in the game where Andreev broke back in the 5th. First two sets Gulbis was 0/0 on Break point opportunities and Andreev was 2/8. Then Andreev's game plan stopped working and Gulbis found consistency. Final set was great, some nice hitting Gulbis was up 40-0 *4-5 in the fifth then Andreev won 5 straight points on the Gulbis serve to take it out!!! Wooo this has made my day :lol:

Andreev :worship: two 5 setters and didn't look to tired in the 5th whereas Gulbis was cramping up.

Good luck against Blake!!!

Ad Wim
01-22-2009, 11:57 AM
Gulbis will be remembered as the biggest talent that didn't make it to top 10...

Iván
01-22-2009, 11:58 AM
Gulbis really needed this for his confindence.

Huge blow.

dr.Damir
01-22-2009, 11:59 AM
Gulbis chokes too often, I can't see him as top 10 player.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2009, 11:59 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed this match - and congrats to Igor :D

LleytonMonfils
01-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Does anyone know how many 1st serves Gulbis got in his last two service games? Seriously I don't remember one! Sometimes I really don't think the kid is thinking about what he is doing out there.

HeretiC
01-22-2009, 12:00 PM
I don't know what to say, such a shame that he somehow managed to blew this after such a comeback and being a break up. He looked like he ran out of motivation after he got that break in the fifth. Even after being re-broken he had 40:0 lead on his serve for a 5-5. Unlike him Andreev in the fifth set looked like he want this win badly and he got it.

mickymouse
01-22-2009, 12:02 PM
2 consecutive 5 set matches for Andreev and he looked like he could still go on for another couple of hours.

gulzhan
01-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Good job, Igor! :yeah: Now get some rest before Saturday, I guess small chance they will give him later hr :(

flexeter
01-22-2009, 12:06 PM
ernie :( you brainless choker...one more match like this and i will remove you from my sig!

seljanin
01-22-2009, 12:07 PM
Ehh... crap :( Kinda good I decided not to skip university due to this match.

finishingmove
01-22-2009, 12:10 PM
andreev fought well to win this, it looked like it was all over for him.

but gulbis has all the reasons to blame himself

Voo de Mar
01-22-2009, 12:13 PM
ernie :( you brainless choker...one more match like this and i will remove you from my sig!

:lol:

stzenit
01-22-2009, 12:13 PM
:lol:

:lol:

MrJ
01-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Nice win Igor, but two 5 set matches in a row will come back to haunt him.

Gulbis is a joke!!

-Evita-
01-22-2009, 12:21 PM
I don't know what to say, such a shame that he somehow managed to blew this after such a comeback and being a break up. He looked like he ran out of motivation after he got that break in the fifth. Even after being re-broken he had 40:0 lead on his serve for a 5-5. Unlike him Andreev in the fifth set looked like he want this win badly and he got it.

I agree with everything in this post. It was strange to see Gulbis lose 5 straight points on his serve, it seemed he just didn't care enough to make the effort. Maybe he was just tired :shrug:

Langers
01-22-2009, 12:34 PM
I just got home from this match, what a friggen choke by Gulbis. Had a 4-2 lead in the 5th set, even still he had 40-0 in the final game of the match.

Crowd was completely on his side, pity he had to choke it away, mainly thanks to ridiculous drop shots. :o

Still, great match, well played Andreev.

Huntress555
01-22-2009, 12:47 PM
Im so gutted!

Ernests wasted his chances, he looked like he was tired though and just wanted to get off the court, and his legs were starting to trouble him, the commentators mentioned.

:(:(

CooCooCachoo
01-22-2009, 12:50 PM
Very poor stuff from Gulbis in that final set :o

Those drop shots are just awful.

Bilbo
01-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Gulbis is an overrated player of the highest order just like Berdych at his time.

bizzle
01-22-2009, 01:00 PM
over hyped player of the decade

yumo
01-22-2009, 01:07 PM
Gulbis is a joke!!
I'm so fed up with your BS. Cut the crap :rolleyes:
Blake is a joke ( He has lost to Gulbis twice :haha: ) please mind your own business :p

marcRD
01-22-2009, 01:08 PM
Seriously, you cant judge a 20 year old player like that. I find it unbelivable how very, very young players like Del Potro and Gulbis are judged so hard, the same was true for Murray before he matured and became a great, great player. Just stop it, in 1-2 years I think Gulbis will not only be top 10, he will be a contender in slams and possibly the 5th to enter the mix with the top 4.

Gulbis is not a choker and he is not overhyped, his hype is very low considering the amount of talent I see in him. Greatness comes with time and experience to most players (except freaks of nature like Nadal and Hewitt).

People are acting like this guy has years of choking experience on the tour and is an endless hopeless case, I didnt even know who he was 1 year ago, first time I saw him in the french open I was very impressed and he is even better this year. It is not like he is a Mathieu with a decade of choking and talentwasting in his bag.

Tess Gray
01-22-2009, 01:13 PM
Ernests :sobbing::(
Are you ever going to get past 2nd round?!

Congrats to Igor though:)

marcRD
01-22-2009, 01:17 PM
Ernests :sobbing::(
Are you ever going to get past 2nd round?!

Congrats to Igor though:)


Ehhm, you remember French open last year? :rolleyes:

marcRD
01-22-2009, 01:21 PM
Hey, I am swedish and our biggest "hope" is a 24 year old brainless choker without touch or feeling for the game named Söderling. Just to remind you, this guy cant get past 3rd round in a slam even if his life was depending on it. Even Bennetau was just too much talent to handle for Söderling i nthe French open 3rd round last year.

Gulbis was in quaterfinal in the French open, his worst surface when he was 19 years old. At 21-22 he could be winning his 1st slam.

yavore
01-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Crowd was completely on his side, pity he had to choke it away, mainly thanks to ridiculous drop shots. :o



Actually the crowd did him (Gulbis) a bad favor. They really pissed Andreev off and he fought like mad till the end. Always admired players who can beat their opponents despite noisy hysteric crowd ;)
Very well done Andreev.

MrJ
01-22-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm so fed up with your BS. Cut the crap :rolleyes:
Blake is a joke ( He has lost to Gulbis twice :haha: ) please mind your own business :p

When Gulbis reaches the top 10 then we can talk... until then he continues to be a joke given the talent he has at this disposal. :)

Tess Gray
01-22-2009, 01:29 PM
Ehhm, you remember French open last year? :rolleyes:

I didn't mean it literally :rolleyes:
Just trying to say that he hasn't played well in the last few months... geez:rolleyes:

Forehander
01-22-2009, 01:37 PM
Calm down this is his first five setter...

Machiavelli
01-22-2009, 02:26 PM
What this little punk did to me, just unreal, DF and dropshotting himslef into defeat, no brain, no gameplan, no nothing...

Just pathetic from Gulbis, how someone can be so brainless, this is beyond me....

JMG
01-22-2009, 02:34 PM
Ernests :retard:

So unnecassary, especially against this opponent.

gjr
01-22-2009, 02:35 PM
i was at the first 4 sets of this match. Wish i'd stayed for the 5th but i went to watch Murray. After the first 2 sets i was wondering what all this hype was about with Gulbis.

I quite fancy Andreev to beat Blake on Saturday.

miura
01-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Gulbis will prosper. Mark my words. He just needs to get some more consitency and a few important matches under his belt.

MrJ
01-22-2009, 02:49 PM
I quite fancy Andreev to beat Blake on Saturday.

Look at the head to head and im sure you will change your mind ;)

Crazy Girl
01-22-2009, 02:51 PM
A suffered battle against his abdominals pains.A good win, too.Congratulations Igor!:worship::worship::wavey:

rocketassist
01-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Andreev is one lucky shit. Grinder mug.

Ernie should have put him away :o

Bilbo
01-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Just pathetic from Gulbis, how someone can be so brainless, this is beyond me....

what's beyond me is that he has the most fans in here. a player who doesn't give it his all.

groundstroke
01-22-2009, 03:24 PM
Remember when Gulbis choked amazingly in that one match in the summer season to this 1bh player who is a headcase? Forgot his name, but Gulbis was 5-1 up and lost 7-5, this is just as bad.

Voo de Mar
01-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Calm down this is his first five setter...

Third, first in Grand Slam.

Remember when Gulbis choked amazingly in that one match in the summer season to this 1bh player who is a headcase? Forgot his name, but Gulbis was 5-1 up and lost 7-5, this is just as bad.

Acasuso.

Last year he lost "won" matches also to Davydenko, Nalbandian and Gonzalez :o He should have led also 2-0 in sets against Roddick in New York, but lost 1-3. If he doesn't stop to choke, in the future someone will write a book about his bitter defeats instead of his big victories.

safinalium
01-22-2009, 03:54 PM
Geez,you're being TOO hard on Ernests, he's still young, give him a break... With a little more experience and control I have a feeling that we will see a lot of great things from him in the near future. Hope that things will only get better for him this year despite the bad start :D

Crazy Girl
01-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Andreev is one lucky shit. Grinder mug.

Ernie should have put him away :oSir rocketassist...:rolleyes::rolleyes::p

gambit84
01-22-2009, 06:20 PM
is not supposed that this guy is going to become very strong? :haha:

atm he sucks :haha:


go Andreev :rocker:

GlennMirnyi
01-22-2009, 06:35 PM
Gulbis lost that match, he had it in his back pocket. Still trying to figure out how Andreev won that match. His game is soooo ugly at times, like just soooo damn ugly.

You like Monfils' and you call Andreev's game ugly?

You're in a high level of fanboyism.

Psichogauchovna
01-22-2009, 06:38 PM
Igor, what a great surprise

*snowflake*
01-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Gulbis has been riding off on his potential for a while now and it's about time to see him prove it, cause the best ranking of 38 doesn't really cut it.

Anyways, congrats to Igor for managing to pull it through.

Black Adam
01-22-2009, 06:48 PM
Go home you billionaire ballbasher. Enjoy the jet home.

fast_clay
01-22-2009, 07:14 PM
i agree the guy is still young... but... f***... for gulbis fans: a few more consecutive GS chokes (re: the roddick set 4-2 up choke) and you're looking at some lasting damage... the will to win is something you are born with or into, i am yet to see it on a supermarket shelf...

will be good for the kid to work away early this year and get himself a seeding into the FO... or maybe dad can buy him a seeding...

ClaudiuS
01-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Nice win Andreev. :yeah:

But it will be his last one here :o

FedFan_2007
01-22-2009, 07:38 PM
I don't understand the trashing of Igor, his game is very solid.

Vida
01-22-2009, 08:05 PM
IA :yeah:

FedFan_2007
01-22-2009, 09:51 PM
It's time for Igor to shine, I wouldn't be shocked if he won it all!

leng jai
01-22-2009, 11:07 PM
I don't understand the trashing of Igor, his game is very solid.

The only reason you like Igor is because he took Fedmug to 5 sets.

Byrd
01-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Horrible choke, this guy is the next safin minus the slams and titles.

FedFan_2007
01-22-2009, 11:21 PM
The only reason you like Igor is because he took Fedmug to 5 sets.

How many besides Nadal have done it? He earned major props for taking Fed to the limit.

leng jai
01-23-2009, 01:32 AM
How many besides Nadal have done it? He earned major props for taking Fed to the limit.

So you must love Haasi then.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 01:35 AM
So you must love Haasi then.

Of course I do. One handed backhands rule! :worship:

Fired Up!
01-23-2009, 08:08 AM
Gulbis is the most overrated player at the moment. :o

Igor :yeah: