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R1: E-Gul disposes of Almugro 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2

finishingmove
04-28-2009, 11:30 PM
rome not mickey mousish enough for mugro

Okonsky
04-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Bad news finally.

miura
04-28-2009, 11:32 PM
YES! ERNESTS!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Labamba
04-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Erno actually showed some guts :eek: nice comeback :yeah:

Pfloyd
04-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Finally a good win for Gulbis.

But Almagro's season has been horrible.

HeretiC
04-28-2009, 11:34 PM
Wow, this was a surprise, no first round exit.:yeah: Maybe he is improved and will get back to his previous pattern of losing in second rounds?

Ouragan
04-28-2009, 11:34 PM
Who the F%!k is Mugro ? A new player? What's this for a thread title?

finishingmove
04-28-2009, 11:36 PM
Who the F%!k is Mugro ? A new player? What's this for a thread title?

edited.

u know who e-gul is, though?

miura
04-28-2009, 11:38 PM
Just had to make this in honor of King Ernests!

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv237/miura_2009/gulbis.jpg

Voo de Mar
04-28-2009, 11:41 PM
Gulbis :yeah:

Almagro had 4:2 in the tie-break. He is a great material for players who play against him to improve mental strength, Gulbis used it :D

seljanin
04-28-2009, 11:41 PM
Out of the blue this one. A fluke?! :scratch:

A win for a change is a good result. Hope he can build on that.

GlennMirnyi
04-28-2009, 11:41 PM
:lol:

Awesome. Always great to see Mugro losing.

Bilbo
04-28-2009, 11:45 PM
pity

would have prefered gulbis to lose

mug player

Voo de Mar
04-28-2009, 11:47 PM
Wow, this was a surprise, no first round exit.:yeah: Maybe he is improved and will get back to his previous pattern of losing in second rounds?

Gulbis has great opportunity to finally win two matches in a row because the winner of Gasquet-Tsonga match will be playing against Gulbis second match tomorrow. I don't suppose both Frenchmen are capable to win two matches within one day on clay against good opponents.

miura
04-28-2009, 11:49 PM
pity

would have prefered gulbis to lose

mug player
And yet you've got him listed as a player you like in your signature? :confused:

MIMIC
04-28-2009, 11:49 PM
:cool:

00923
04-28-2009, 11:55 PM
Finally. Now, let's see if he'll actually win his next match.

miura
04-29-2009, 12:02 AM
Next up is Gasquet or Tsonga.

HeretiC
04-29-2009, 12:03 AM
Finally. Now, let's see if he'll actually win his next match.

He has not won two matches in a row for 9 months now. It would be sacrilege to break up such a tradition.

dijus
04-29-2009, 12:06 AM
cmon Erno

Har-Tru
04-29-2009, 12:14 AM
Almagro's season: win Acapulco and play with his arse the rest of the time.

Jimnik
04-29-2009, 12:24 AM
This slump needs to end. Well done Ernie.

He couldn't keep losing forever. Would be great to finally see him in the next round. Hopefully a televised court.

Guy Haines
04-29-2009, 12:48 AM
I won't go so far as to say this is a change for the better. We all know Gulbis needs to win two matches in a row for a bandwagon to resume. :D

Glad he won.

Roddickominator
04-29-2009, 12:51 AM
I'd love to see Mugro, Fatbandian, and Dent destroy a pizza buffet sometime. Better than watching Mugro's tennis, that's for sure.

federernadalfan
04-29-2009, 01:03 AM
surprise win for gulbis. won;t last long though, prob exit next rd

Burrow
04-29-2009, 01:12 AM
And yet you've got him listed as a player you like in your signature? :confused:

:retard:

Afleet Alex
04-29-2009, 01:26 AM
probably the biggest win of Gulbis' career

not kidding either. He HAD to have it.

Johnny Groove
04-29-2009, 01:28 AM
probably the biggest win of Gulbis' career

not kidding either. He HAD to have it.

I think beating Djokovic and denying him the #2 ranking was bigger.

Afleet Alex
04-29-2009, 01:34 AM
I think beating Djokovic and denying him the #2 ranking was bigger.

no that was in the first round of a mug tournament and before Gulbis was in a true slump

this one could be a career-saver

ChinoRios4Ever
04-29-2009, 01:34 AM
Mugro :help:

ArgieFan
04-29-2009, 02:28 AM
Gulbis won the Battle of the Mugs...

Johnny Groove
04-29-2009, 02:31 AM
no that was in the first round of a mug tournament and before Gulbis was in a true slump

this one could be a career-saver

A career saver for a 20 year old? :lol: His career has barely begun :lol:

Afleet Alex
04-29-2009, 02:53 AM
A career saver for a 20 year old? :lol: His career has barely begun :lol:

2 full years and it has "barely begun"??? :retard: 2 years is a LONG time in tennis

and even longer for Gulbis. Trust me, if you followed him every week, you would know.

Clay Death
04-29-2009, 02:59 AM
rome not mickey mousish enough for mugro

the great E-Gul decided to fly for a change. i am happy for him. quarterfinal match against the Clay Warrior could happen if he can keep it up.

Smoke944
04-29-2009, 03:02 AM
Yessssssssssss well done Ernie, keep it up :cool:

gulzhan
04-29-2009, 03:05 AM
Davai, Gulbis! :rocker2:

Johnny Groove
04-29-2009, 03:46 AM
2 full years and it has "barely begun"??? :retard: 2 years is a LONG time in tennis

and even longer for Gulbis. Trust me, if you followed him every week, you would know.

Give it a rest, Ricky. I follow Gulbis closer than you do. Coming from someone who can't even read post dates, I'd stick to TT, where you at least have some sense of credibility.

fast_clay
04-29-2009, 03:57 AM
I'd love to see Mugro, Fatbandian, and Dent destroy a pizza buffet sometime. Better than watching Mugro's tennis, that's for sure.

:spit:

Geo
04-29-2009, 03:58 AM
Finally Gublis :dance:

keep goin', you crazy SOB :sport:

wenty
04-29-2009, 04:56 AM
Nico :sad:

Afleet Alex
04-29-2009, 05:10 AM
I follow Gulbis closer than you do.

No, trust me you do not. Give that argument a rest. The argument over how big this win was, however, is still in play.

betowiec
04-29-2009, 05:14 AM
nico needs to lose some weight and work on his fitness

iSzavay.
04-29-2009, 05:47 AM
Nico :rolleyes: Has not been playing very well this year :mad:

JimmyV
04-29-2009, 07:27 AM
Now Gulbis can get his streak of 2nd round losses rolling again.

jonathancrane
04-29-2009, 07:40 AM
Almugro :lol:

StanisKing
04-29-2009, 08:01 AM
Ernie will probably lose to Tsonga/Gasquet next round.
But still this is very good win, after beeing a set down.

Almagro really need to lose some weight.

HeretiC
04-29-2009, 08:26 AM
Ernie will probably lose to Tsonga/Gasquet next round.
But still this is very good win, after beeing a set down.

Almagro really need to lose some weight.

He weights about the same when he was winning Acapulco twice, Valencia twice and Costa do Sauipe. That is just his thing: he performs well only in MM clay tournaments.

Horatio Caine
04-29-2009, 08:58 AM
Finally a good win for Gulbis.

But Almagro's season has been horrible.

In terms of matches, yes it has been poor...in no way as impressive on clay as last year. However, in terms of ranking...I make him #15 (entering this week) in a Race-equivalent ranking on the year. That "500" win in Acapulco and the improved R3 showing at the AO have helped to keep him elevated for now. :help:

Anyway, the result in itself doesn't surprise me too much. Almagro obviously not great coming into this event, and he has lost to ball-bashers on clay before. :tape:

Gulbis has a reasonable shot in R2. He might prefer to play Tsonga, as Jo doesn't really have an advantage over him on clay imo. However, while Gasquet has better awareness, he is fragile these days, so...

-Evita-
04-29-2009, 09:49 AM
I'm so happy I didn't have to update my signature yesterday :dance: :yippee: :D People in Latvia (on esports.lv) are saying that Gulbis must have got his inspiration to fight from our ice hockey team who beat Sweden for the first time ever on Monday :lol: There could be some truth to it though, Ernie has said he likes hockey :)

Voo de Mar
04-29-2009, 11:18 AM
I'm so happy I didn't have to update my signature yesterday :dance: :yippee: :D People in Latvia (on esports.lv) are saying that Gulbis must have got his inspiration to fight from our ice hockey team who beat Sweden for the first time ever on Monday :lol: There could be some truth to it though, Ernie has said he likes hockey :)

Hi Evita :wavey:

Nice win for Gulbis but remember that Almagro is a kind of player who loses tight matches constantly. We can count on his defeats when the final set is going to tie-break or - like yesterday - he has only tie-break ahead to clinch the match in two sets.

Jōris
04-29-2009, 11:34 AM
This slump needs to end. Well done Ernie.

He couldn't keep losing forever. Would be great to finally see him in the next round. Hopefully a televised court.

You only seem to post in Gulbis threads when he wins. Bandwagon slut.

Bilbo
04-29-2009, 11:54 AM
4 pages for this match?

gulbis seems to be an important player around here.

-Evita-
04-29-2009, 11:57 AM
Hi Evita :wavey:

Nice win for Gulbis but remember that Almagro is a kind of player who loses tight matches constantly. We can count on his defeats when the final set is going to tie-break or - like yesterday - he has only tie-break ahead to clinch the match in two sets.

Well, be that as it may, Gulbis himself isn't known for his tough mentality so it's still great that he was able to take advantage of Almagro's, well, whatever physical or psychological stuff was troubling him in the last set. There's just no downside for Gulbis in this win, it should improve his confidence so I'll enjoy it for all that it's worth :) And I know he'll still more likely than not lose in the next round :(

You only seem to post in Gulbis threads when he wins. Bandwagon slut.

No need for name calling. I think Jimnik has been a Gulbis fan for a long time, and in any case, Gulbis's bandwagon at the moment is as empty as can get so... Let's better enjoy this moment :)

4 pages for this match?

gulbis seems to be an important player around here.

You sound so surprised as if you'd just joined MTF :lol: Some people love him (like me), some people hate him (like you) but he doesn't leave many people indifferent. Add that to an unexpected result in a serious tournament and 4 pages doesn't seem much to me :shrug:

Jōris
04-29-2009, 12:28 PM
No need for name calling. I think Jimnik has been a Gulbis fan for a long time, and in any case, Gulbis's bandwagon at the moment is as empty as can get so... Let's better enjoy this moment :)

And maybe later on we could gather around a fire and sing Kumbaya, share our happiest Gulbis memory, and hug a tree?

-Evita-
04-29-2009, 12:30 PM
And maybe later on we could gather around a fire and sing Kumbaya, share our happiest Gulbis memory, and hug a tree?

If you feel like it :D

Venle
04-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Yay, go Ernests!

Jōris
04-29-2009, 12:40 PM
If you feel like it :D

:lol:

Mateya
04-29-2009, 06:08 PM
4 pages for this match?

Gulbis seems to be an important player around here.

Spectaculary overrated ;)

Incredible how Mugro cannot win a tight match.
Now I'm going to look at his entire playing activity through the years, since becoming a pro...surely he has won a tight match or two, no? :confused:

Okonsky
04-29-2009, 06:30 PM
Every round has it's bad news...

Voo de Mar
04-29-2009, 06:41 PM
Spectaculary overrated ;)

Incredible how Mugro cannot win a tight match.
Now I'm going to look at his entire playing activity through the years, since becoming a pro...surely he has won a tight match or two, no? :confused:

He has very poor ratio of tight matches, his tight wins were achieved actually only over mug-players. Generally the Spaniards are/were good in this department. I'd say Nadal, Moya, Ferrer, Ferrero or Robredo are excellent looking more attentively at their results/scorelines... Almagro is a choker.

heya
04-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Mugro can't serve, can't run fast and can't really stretch for any fast ball bouncing below his waist.
That's why he was humiliated like FedererSuryaBonaly and Ferrermug were taken to the dungeon against Nadmug.
Weak midgets, slow and fat mugs will choke against FedSurya, Ferrermug and Mugro.