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Starace comes back from set and break down, d. E. Mugbis 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Afleet Alex
04-20-2009, 03:35 PM
must have planned it that way knowing Gulbis would choke. Only explanation for losing a set and going down a break in the second to that clownish excuse for a tennis player.

ArgieFan
04-20-2009, 03:39 PM
why this doesn't surprise me at all?

betowiec
04-20-2009, 03:44 PM
too good potato

philosophicalarf
04-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Crapload of money went on Gulbis prematch too, odds dropped from 2.25 to 1.60. I wonder if someone in Potato's camp was leaking fake info so they could arb :-)

Spadea TT
04-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Gulbis was leading 6-4 3-1* 0-40 (3bps) then lost 7 games in a row...

Good comeback Potito :yeah: Hopefully he can find some form...

miura
04-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Frankly, I'm not even surprised.

Ernests :smash:

Horatio Caine
04-20-2009, 03:56 PM
:lol:

Johnny Groove
04-20-2009, 04:15 PM
Gulbis :lol:

rocketassist
04-20-2009, 04:25 PM
Ugh, Ernie is going downhill at a rapid rate.. get a new coach ASAP!

Sapeod
04-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Deniss Pavlovs is the real Latvian number to me at least :o

Geo
04-20-2009, 04:44 PM
Gublis :retard: :silly: I really hope he sorts himself out quickly. He's too talented to keep having these awful results :o

ossie
04-20-2009, 04:54 PM
Gublis :retard: :silly: I really hope he sorts himself out quickly. He's too talented to keep having these awful results :ooh please... :rolleyes:

kingfederer
04-20-2009, 05:10 PM
Gublis :retard: :silly: I really hope he sorts himself out quickly. He's too talented to keep having these awful results :o

talent is the most overrated element in pro sports! when ur in the highest level, its mental 90% of the time and hard work that will get u higher! talent will get u through age group tennis, and that is all! gasquet is a talent, but a mental midget, where is he? gulbis is mentally not there and unless he works his arse off he will not get very far in pro sports! people say nadal is not talented because he doesnt play the classical way, but when he hits those incredible winners from defensive positions, or his increble dipping, spinning and pacey passing shots or his control of the top spin, or his ability to hit top spin with added pace to the ball, that is pure talent of the man! its not some flukey thing he just does, his freakish talent along with his hard work enables him to do that! roger federer is not more talented than rafa nadal, roger is more elegent but talent wise they are very equal, its nadal's hard work and mental strength that gives him the advantage over federer!

even bernard tomic a 16 yr old kid beat this mug starace at the aussie open!

ClaudiuS
04-20-2009, 05:18 PM
:zzz: Expected 1st Round exit from Gulbis.

If he can't win them on his own.

He should try new strategies like bribing his opponents for ex.

schorsch
04-20-2009, 05:22 PM
get it together ernie :sad::mad: get a proper coach and friggin' do whatever you need to do :o

Mint Chip
04-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Two players that are not in form does not surprise me that the one who lost is Gulbis :o He went from losing second round to losing first round :o Expected Result

HeretiC
04-20-2009, 06:04 PM
Go play some challengers kid, you need to find yourself, your game and build some confidence.

CooCooCachoo
04-20-2009, 06:15 PM
Expected :shrug:

Good job Potito :yeah:

DhammaTiger
04-20-2009, 11:44 PM
talent is the most overrated element in pro sports! when ur in the highest level, its mental 90% of the time and hard work that will get u higher! talent will get u through age group tennis, and that is all! gasquet is a talent, but a mental midget, where is he? gulbis is mentally not there and unless he works his arse off he will not get very far in pro sports! people say nadal is not talented because he doesnt play the classical way, but when he hits those incredible winners from defensive positions, or his increble dipping, spinning and pacey passing shots or his control of the top spin, or his ability to hit top spin with added pace to the ball, that is pure talent of the man! its not some flukey thing he just does, his freakish talent along with his hard work enables him to do that! roger federer is not more talented than rafa nadal, roger is more elegent but talent wise they are very equal, its nadal's hard work and mental strength that gives him the advantage over federer!

even bernard tomic a 16 yr old kid beat this mug starace at the aussie open!

I agree with your post:yeah:

So happy that Gulbis lost well done Potito :bigclap:

Geo
04-21-2009, 12:18 AM
talent is the most overrated element in pro sports! when ur in the highest level, its mental 90% of the time and hard work that will get u higher! talent will get u through age group tennis, and that is all! gasquet is a talent, but a mental midget, where is he? gulbis is mentally not there and unless he works his arse off he will not get very far in pro sports! people say nadal is not talented because he doesnt play the classical way, but when he hits those incredible winners from defensive positions, or his increble dipping, spinning and pacey passing shots or his control of the top spin, or his ability to hit top spin with added pace to the ball, that is pure talent of the man! its not some flukey thing he just does, his freakish talent along with his hard work enables him to do that! roger federer is not more talented than rafa nadal, roger is more elegent but talent wise they are very equal, its nadal's hard work and mental strength that gives him the advantage over federer!

even bernard tomic a 16 yr old kid beat this mug starace at the aussie open!



some players do work hard, but the results don't always come right away. Maybe Gulbis just needs more time :shrug: Not everyone can rise quickly up the rankings like Nadal, Djokovic and Murray :shrug: It's just frustrating because he IS clearly more talented than a lot of players he has been losing to recently, including Starace :wavey: :zzz: It's a shame his game just hasn't come together yet.


and I never said anything bad about Nadal :lol: I think he's got the best combo of talent, fitness, strength and mental toughness obviously, or else he wouldn't be #1 :shrug:

richie21
04-21-2009, 12:51 AM
talent is the most overrated element in pro sports! when ur in the highest level, its mental 90% of the time and hard work that will get u higher! talent will get u through age group tennis, and that is all! gasquet is a talent, but a mental midget, where is he? gulbis is mentally not there and unless he works his arse off he will not get very far in pro sports! people say nadal is not talented because he doesnt play the classical way, but when he hits those incredible winners from defensive positions, or his increble dipping, spinning and pacey passing shots or his control of the top spin, or his ability to hit top spin with added pace to the ball, that is pure talent of the man! its not some flukey thing he just does, his freakish talent along with his hard work enables him to do that! roger federer is not more talented than rafa nadal, roger is more elegent but talent wise they are very equal, its nadal's hard work and mental strength that gives him the advantage over federer!

even bernard tomic a 16 yr old kid beat this mug starace at the aussie open!

Don't compare Gulbis to gasquet please.
At least,the hype about Gasquet was justified(being the youngest player ever to win a MS match and to become junior world champion,beating Federer and pushing Nadal close on his best surface at only 18,making 2 MS finals at only 20 and making a GS 1/2 final at 21).
Gulbis has done almost fucking nothing to deserve any hype.
Ffs,he has yet to even win a tournament :lol:

FlameOn
04-21-2009, 01:48 AM
WTF? I can't believe even Ernie found a way to lose this one. :o

Afleet Alex
04-21-2009, 04:39 AM
WTF? I can't believe even Ernie found a way to lose this one. :o

why not:shrug:

FlavorNuts
04-21-2009, 04:44 AM
Don't compare Gulbis to gasquet please.
At least,the hype about Gasquet was justified(being the youngest player ever to win a MS match and to become junior world champion,beating Federer and pushing Nadal close on his best surface at only 18,making 2 MS finals at only 20 and making a GS 1/2 final at 21).
Gulbis has done almost fucking nothing to deserve any hype.
Ffs,he has yet to even win a tournament :lol:Gasquet has already peaked. Gulbis has a long way to go.
He has the potential to become a hell of a lot better than Gasquet.

Machiavelli
04-21-2009, 08:02 AM
Gasquet has already peaked. Gulbis has a long way to go.
He has the potential to become a hell of a lot better than Gasquet.

You can't seriously be thinking this???

Gasquet is way more talented then Gulbis is or ever will be (and i am far from a Gasquet fan), the latvian is a ballbasher who thinks he can dropshot and loves to do it, and fails to see that he is patehtic in doing it; no gameplan at all, never has there been a player so overhyped like Gulbis on this forum.....

Starace does easy business, the far more intelligent player wins of course...

robiht
04-21-2009, 08:29 AM
Yes,Gasquet is more talented,but he never proved it in the last 1-2 years.
I don't know what's his problems in the majority of his important matches,but there must be something.Maybe the injury every time?

Gulbis lost ofc is not surprising :)