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rocketassist
02-28-2010, 10:06 PM
I cried, quite a lot this time, and then I went insane and now I am sitting in glee.

YAY ERNIE :D This is just amazing, after being a fan for so long and putting up with losses, it may not be the biggest tournament in the world but for today, Delray Beach could be a slam to me. :)

Ditto. :D

Some of the losses have been painful and I've seen so many bandwagon hoppers just jump off like that, but the proper fans kept the faith and Delray Beach, Newport or even a Slam this is a great moment :) :dance: :rocker:

Johnny_Bravo
02-28-2010, 10:15 PM
Gulbis 45th from tomorrow if i'm not mistaken

ekkikossar
02-28-2010, 10:27 PM
I lost the speech moment, as my stream decided to freeze. can you describe it to me, and tell me what he said, please?

moni
02-28-2010, 10:30 PM
It was an exciting week. But he was very calm actually.

What did he say while the trophy ceremony? The stream was down. :rolleyes:

I have problems to find the words to tell, how happy I am for him. What for a brave effort. The guy was written off by almost everyone. So unfair often. But he showed what he is capable of. We can call him a champion now. :angel:

moni
02-28-2010, 10:45 PM
"It feels great," said Gulbis, who finished with six aces and two double-faults. "I struggled a lot last year with injuries, without a coach. I am happy that my team is now pretty perfect."

When asked how he returned Karlovic's serve so well, Gulbis answered while sharing a laugh with his opponent, "I think he was a little bit scared to serve against me because the height didn't matter, because I blocked him in basketball. He thought that I fouled, but it's OK.

TravelingFanGirl
02-28-2010, 11:27 PM
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.(AP) Ernests Gulbis became the first Latvian to win an ATP Tour title when he upset second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3 at the Delray Beach International Championships on Sunday.
``Everything I do it's the first for my country,'' Gulbis said. ``I was first one in top 300, first one in top 200, first one in top 100.''
Now he's the first one on top.
The 72nd-ranked Gulbis, who never dropped a set all week, will move to a top-40 ranking next week after his first title. He won 45 of 48 service games in five matches played this week.
``I'm never impressed with statistics,'' said Gulbis, who also reached the Memphis semifinals last week. ``I'm impressed I won the title. So I didn't lose a set, I don't see that as a big accomplishment.
``I think winning a title is a big accomplishment.''
The 33rd-ranked Karlovic couldn't handle the windy conditions to get his trademark serve in gear on his 31st birthday, losing serve in the fifth and seventh games of the first set, and the third and ninth games of the second set.
Gulbis was the rare player to challenge Karlovic's serve this week, taking advantage of the 6-foot-10 Croatian's second serve by winning 19 of the 26 points played on the shot.
``I would like to thank him for this gift on my birthday,'' said Karlovic, tongue-in-cheek. ``Everything he touched with his racket today was unbelievable, a clean winner.''
Karlovic fought off three match points on serve with aces in the final game, but hit two double faults on the final two points to surrender the match.
Gulbis is the second player of the year to win a title in his first final appearance. American John Isner won the Auckland title in his first trip to a final last month.
The Latvian never looked nervous about playing in his first final.
``He was really cool, calm, like nothing could impress him,'' said Karlovic, who was hoping to win a fifth career title. ``This year he's going to make a breakthrough.''
Gulbis saved two break points in the fourth game, but otherwise seemed to have every shot in the book - serves, returns, groundstrokes, volleys, even dropshots



(via http://www.aolnews.com/story/gulbis-wins-delray-beach-title-bryans/927410?flv=1)
Hope that wasn't posted already.

TravelingFanGirl
02-28-2010, 11:33 PM
I think I'm still in shock! All of us who have been fans for him for so long, who have stuck by him through the past bumpy road...this is for us! This is our moment!This is where me look at the haters straight in the eye and :nerner::nerner: THANK YOU ERNO!

krfreak
02-28-2010, 11:44 PM
Woooooooow! I'm late for the party,but CONGRATULATIONS ERNO!!:banana::woohoo: Looks like everyone was here to witness our boy win his first title but me!:sobbing: I'm so happy for him, he must be feeling crazy now.:lol::worship: Thanks for the article,Courtney! :hug: New ranking :bounce:

moni
03-01-2010, 12:13 AM
Did Ernie get the Porsche too? Just wondering.

moni
03-01-2010, 12:15 AM
Someone in a betting forum wrote, that Karlovic got *****. :angel:

Because it might never been happened before that he got broken 4 times in one match.

TravelingFanGirl
03-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Did Ernie get the Porsche too? Just wondering.

I thought the winner did, but they didnt mention it so I don't think he did..hmm..:confused:

meitene
03-01-2010, 02:27 AM
Playstation! hahaha. :devil:
STILL CAN'T GET OVER THE VICTORY. :angel:

TravelingFanGirl
03-01-2010, 02:30 AM
Playstation! :lol: Nice! He is so fun!
Here is another article. Similar but a little bit different.


Like the Bryans, Gulbis did not have his serve broken Sunday, spoiling the 31st birthday of 6’10” intimidator Ivo Karlovic, 6-2, 6-3. He cracked the Karlovic code by breaking in four of the Croat’s nine service games, winning 19 of 26 points when Karlovic missed his first serve.

Even when Karlovic landed his lightning-like first delivery, Gulbis rapidly reflected returns at the Croat’s feet. Of Karlovic’s 43 first serves made, Gulbis returned 20 into play and won 14 points, negating the 14 aces Karlovic hit

“I knew what I had to do against him,” said Gulbis. “I didn’t go back when he was serving first serves; I tried to step in and take the ball early. And if I could do it, he didn’t have any time to hit the next shot… I was returning perfectly.”

Karlovic earned the first two break points of the match, which could have been considered set points because of the potency of his own serve. But Gulbis saved both, held, and then broke Karlovic in the next game after winning three points off Karlovic’s first serve. Gulbis added an insurance break two games later by slapping a down-the-line forehand return winner off a 111 mph slingshot from the Croat.

“He was returning really well, but it was windy and I didn’t feel really comfortable at all on the court today,” said Karlovic, who didn’t face a break point in his semifinal win Saturday over defending champion Mardy Fish. “It was different because yesterday it was night and cold. Today it was warm and windy, and I don’t know. I just didn’t play good.”

Gulbis hit a 127 mph ace to close the first set in 34 minutes. From there, his shotmaking seemingly cut Karlovic down to size.

The Croat stared dumfounded at his opponent in the second game of the second set after Gulbis squeezed a squash forehand in for a winner at an extremely acute angle. When the Latvian bulleted a return off a 127 mph serve in the next game, Karlovic put his hands on his hips and paused for a few seconds.

Again Gulbis got a hold of Karlovic’s famous first serve and again the Latvian broke, taking a 2-1 lead in the second set.

“He was playing really good,” said Karlovic. “Everything that he hit was in, even with the frame.”

Down 1-3, Karlovic held serve after he fended off a break point with a 130 mph ace, raising his hands and blowing kisses to the crowd as if hitting his serve past Gulbis was a more difficult task than Gulbis faced returning it.

Indeed, it was. Karlovic double-faulted two straight times to give Gulbis his first career title in his first career final: an impressive accomplishment for a player whose emotions have gotten the better of him to the tune of 50-60 broken racquets per year.

“I felt comfortable; I liked being in the final,” said a smiling Gulbis, the seventh player to win his first ATP title in at the ITC. “Nobody is giving me pressure. If I’m not putting pressure on myself, then it’s fine. I was relaxed. My coach told me before the match, ‘Just got out there and enjoy it.’ My father never puts pressure on me. He’s happy that I’m doing what I like to do. I think that’s what’s important.”

krfreak
03-01-2010, 02:32 AM
ďI was playing Play Station until 2:30 in the morning,Ē Gulbis said with a smile. ďI killed everybody. I played car races.Ē

Oh Ernie.:lol::spit:

Puschkin
03-01-2010, 06:54 AM
Congrats to Ernests for his first title and to all his fans who stayed with him through rough times. :D

banhhe
03-01-2010, 06:59 AM
ďI was playing Play Station until 2:30 in the morning,Ē Gulbis said with a smile. ďI killed everybody. I played car races.Ē


grrrrr, he's hanging out too much with Andy :fiery:

Stelle
03-01-2010, 07:45 AM
:O ERNESTS!!!!
I am still in shock too! I was like what? he broke how is this possible then i finally found a stream that wasn't blocked at school :) He played so well and i was pretty much in tears when he won, his smile and his little fist pump. Hernan was so happy and his dad for once was smiling!!! :) I am so proud of him, he has gone through a lot and Karlovic is definetley right, this will be his break through year! I am so pumped for Indian Wells and so happy for ernests :) I agree completley with courtney, this win was for his fans and whoever says he is a mindless ball basher is a complete ding bat!!!! (or some other rude words ;)) I am starting to enjoy reading the articles about him and he is up 27 places!!! WOOHOO :) I really liekd the trophy too, it was really pretty :) But, i think we all would agree the one who held it was prettier!! And i also loved the way he wasn't really celebrating he was being considerate waved and said thank you :) Well Done Ernie :)

ellen_
03-01-2010, 09:35 AM
Gulbis didn’t spend a sleepless night stressing over his first final appearance. Instead, he was up until 2:30 a.m. pushing buttons.

“I was playing Play Station until 2:30 in the morning,” Gulbis said with a smile. “I killed everybody. I played car races.”

He isn't just satisfied by saying what he did, he always has to add how GOOD he is. :p

Nadie
03-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Gulbis didnít spend a sleepless night stressing over his first final appearance. Instead, he was up until 2:30 a.m. pushing buttons.

ďI was playing Play Station until 2:30 in the morning,Ē Gulbis said with a smile. ďI killed everybody. I played car races.Ē

LOL :spit:

Ultraviolet
03-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Just joined the forums :) Hi, everyone!

Great start of the year for our Ernie! Almost died last night of pure joy!

underyourbridge
03-01-2010, 01:51 PM
:) http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/02/4th-Week/Spotlight-Ernests-Gulbis.aspx

First-Time ATP World Tour Winner Spotlight Ernests Gulbis
by ATP Staff

01.03.2010
Ernests Gulbis© CameraSportErnests Gulbis won his first ATP World Tour title in his first final.

Latvian Ernests Gulbis became the second first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season as he put a damper on Ivo Karlovicís 31st birthday celebration by defeating the second-seeded Croat 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Delray Beach International Tennis, becoming the first Latvian to win an ATP World Tour title.

Final Report

ATPWorldTour.com caught up with Gulbis after his maiden title.

Since you first started playing at age 5, when your grandmother took you to a court, did you always dream of winning an ATP World Tour title one day?

Yes, I always dreamed of winning an ATP World Tour title one day. I always knew that I was going to be a tennis player, when I saw some of the matches on TV I thought that I can be there. I always had this feeling that someday it would happen. I wasnít dreaming too much about it.

How does it feel to be the first Latvian to win an ATP World Tour title?

First of all Iím representing myself, I think. Secondly, my country, of course. I donít look at it like Iím the first Latvian to win a title. I won my first title; whatever else comes with it is good.

You didnít lose a set winning the tournament, capping it off with a win over the No. 2 seed, Ivo Karlovic. What did you do well this week to put it all together and win five matches?

I practised well. I did well last week, which gave me a little bit of extra confidence. I took care of my knee. Every match gave me more confidence, I was practising well, serving well, against Ivo I was returning well. Everything just worked out.

You had a breakout season two years ago when you reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and then ranked a career-high No. 38 in August that year. Did you feel that, as a teenager, there were great expectations of you and many thought that you would be a Top 10, Top 20 player very quickly? Did that affect you last year?

No, I donít think so. There were many other things that affected me - my coaching change, my knee problems, my practice scheduling, my thinking of life, my priorities, what is more important for me. So, now I understand that tennis is top two in my life, maybe not the biggest priority, but thatís my job.

Youíve already won 10 matches in the first two months of the season and last year you didnít win your 10th match until Wimbledon. Whatís been the difference for the consistent start compared to last year?

Off-season preparation, my new coaches Ė both my tennis coach and fitness coach are new. Iím very happy with that. I think that was the key. The right preparation, the eight practice and Iím fitter.

Did you come into this season with a ranking goal? And what was it?

I came into this season ranked around the bottom 90s, so in the first moment I was a bit scared, honestly, that I would drop out of the Top 100. On the other hand, I had no points to defend, so any points which I make Iím going to go fast up the rankings. I didnít have a goal. Now I have a goal, to keep on winning matches and to be even higher, reach the 30s, 20s, and then everything is open.

You began working with Hernan Gumy in September last year, how did you go about choosing him to be your coach? What has he helped you with to make you a better player?

Well, he was coaching Marat [Safin] before. First of all I have the same agent as Marat did. Second of all Iím friends with him. Before meeting Hernan, my father and I asked Marat what he thought about him. He said only positive things, he said heís a great coach and we should try him. My agent said the same thing. We met him, we liked him. I started to work with him and everything was clear. Heís a really good coach. He has helped me with every aspect of my game.

Your father and grandfather both played basketball and did well. Did you ever think about following in their footsteps and playing basketball? What made you choose tennis?

Actually, I didnít choose tennis. I was too young to choose then; I didnít know what I wanted. I was a really active young kid and I liked everything Ė basketball, football, tennis. My father had a school friend, who was a tennis coach, so I went. Also, my parents didnít want me to go into a team sport because Iím more of an individual guy, so tennis was a good sport. They chose it for me and I like it. I mean, if I didnít like it, I wouldnít play it.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career to help you get where you are today?

My parents. I have different relationships with my mother and with my father or my grandmother and my grandfather. All of them are putting something into me. Thatís why Iím the sort of person I am right now. Theyíre like my mentors. I can ask them any question. My family gives me really big support in anything that I do.

Away from the court, what are your interests and hobbies?

Like all people, I go to movies, listen to music, spend time with my friends, I like going out; the regular stuff. I also like to go hunting, I like nature, not fishing, but hunting.

I wonder what is his biggest priority? :cool: Man of big mystery for me :D

LaraFeddyGulbis
03-01-2010, 01:54 PM
PEOPLE !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2GFHymWv8o

ellen_
03-01-2010, 01:58 PM
:) http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/02/4th-Week/Spotlight-Ernests-Gulbis.aspx


I wonder what is his biggest priority? :cool: Man of big mystery for me :D

Thanks!

Could it be family? :awww:

And... hunting? :unsure: Dare I ask what you hunt, Erno?

Ultraviolet
03-01-2010, 01:59 PM
I wonder what is his biggest priority? :cool: Man of big mystery for me :DHis family?

underyourbridge
03-01-2010, 02:03 PM
Thanks!

Could it be family? :awww:

Yes, probably. :)
I just always assume family as the indisputable priority.

LaraFeddyGulbis
03-01-2010, 02:09 PM
His family of course.
And since we're discussing his family, his brother is stunning.

jitterbug
03-01-2010, 03:15 PM
And since we're discussing his family, his brother is stunning.

Kipons' jawline is magnificent.

moni
03-01-2010, 04:31 PM
It seems he got the Porsche as well. :eek:

"In reward for his success, the Latvian athlete receives 250 ATP ratings points, taking him into the top 50, as well as USD 75,700 (LVL 39,136) and a brand new "Porsche" automobile."

http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_news/?doc=4756

LaraFeddyGulbis
03-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Kipons' jawline is magnificent.

And, oh, yumm, how hot is he with the glasses !!
Btw, did you notice Erno mentioned his brother ? He never did before !!

erica
03-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Kipons' jawline is magnificent.

Get over it Zara :lol:

ellen_
03-01-2010, 05:06 PM
It seems he got the Porsche as well. :eek:

"In reward for his success, the Latvian athlete receives 250 ATP ratings points, taking him into the top 50, as well as USD 75,700 (LVL 39,136) and a brand new "Porsche" automobile."

http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_news/?doc=4756

Bye bye bike! :banana:

TravelingFanGirl
03-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Erno will looks so good behind the wheel of that car! *sigh*
It was nice to see Kristaps and how happy his father and coach were. Sweet moment.
I'm a little thrown off by the hunting. I went to highschool out in the country and most of the men in the school hunted and I would have never put Ernests in that group. I'm not a fan of hunting. I'm an animal hugger. :lol: I hope he only shoots something like quail.

Proxima2
03-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks, girls! :D


Erno will looks so good behind the wheel of that car! *sigh*
It was nice to see Kristaps and how happy his father and coach were. Sweet moment.
I'm a little thrown off by the hunting. I went to highschool out in the country and most of the men in the school hunted and I would have never put Ernests in that group. I'm not a fan of hunting. I'm an animal hugger. :lol: I hope he only shoots something like quail.

Same here.
In Corsica, we are only 300 000 people and there are more than 20 000 hunters! :sad:
A few years ago, I accidentally killed a fox with my car. Awful! I was in shock during 2-3 days. And I can't even crush an ant!

moni
03-01-2010, 08:23 PM
But you all eat meat, do you?

TravelingFanGirl
03-01-2010, 08:26 PM
But you all eat meat, do you?

Yes, I do eat meat. I wont eat like bear or rabbit or things like that but pork/beef/chicken/fish I do. I know I'm a hypocrite when I say I hate hunting and eat meat but I could never actually kill an animal. It would just break my heart.

ellen_
03-01-2010, 08:29 PM
But you all eat meat, do you?

Not everyone :wavey: :D

moni
03-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Not everyone :wavey: :D

I don't eat a lot of meat. But I don't judge hunting. Slaughterhouses are more worse, trust me.

If you don't want that an animal gets killed, just don't eat them.

cath85
03-01-2010, 09:09 PM
Not everyone :wavey: :D

some exceptional people don't, indeed :p

banhhe
03-02-2010, 03:36 AM
Now, there is a back story to this. Most kids who find themselves being forced onto the practice courts are the offspring of parents who do not live in the Gulbis financial comfort zone. Ainars Gulbis is an investment businessman and, reputedly, the third richest man in Latvia. It has been known for young Ernests to be flown to ITF Futures tournaments in his fatherís private plane.

somebody's late here :p

jitterbug
03-02-2010, 05:04 AM
Get over it Zara :lol:

You know how I like my jailbait :lol:

krfreak
03-02-2010, 06:16 AM
Wow,Erno the hunter...:armed: Glad to know he'll get his car!:drive: That's a pretty big jump,bike to Porsche...;)

banhhe
03-02-2010, 02:23 PM
He likes hunting, now I understand the reason for the shooting gesture he did back in Tokyo :p

Stelle
03-03-2010, 08:12 AM
I love Kangaroo :) Yeah, i know it sounds mean but it tastes so good, same with crocodile :P

Yay Erno gets his Porsche :)

TravelingFanGirl
03-03-2010, 03:04 PM
Jade - where are you from?

Kristaps is the little brother right? I need a Gulbis family tree lesson! :o

I'm sorry I just saw you wrote this now. I am from Ohio but moving to Vermont Saturday! :lol:

Kristaps is his younger half brother. Don't worry his family can be confusing. I think we have all been confused at one point or another. I'm still not sure where his older sister fits in.

Gulbis ED
03-03-2010, 05:03 PM
Gulbis is the real GOAT

TravelingFanGirl
03-04-2010, 12:20 AM
Gulbis is the real GOAT

Seems we have a new Ernests fan? You are very optimistic.

Is Kristaps the golfer? What's in Vermont? :D Wish we knew how practice in Argentina was going!!

Yes, he goes to Saddlebrook in FL for Golf. I will PM you about Vermont. I feel we are going off topic and I don't want to annoy anyone :)

banhhe
03-04-2010, 04:06 AM
http://www.tennistalk.com/en/blog/Ricky_Dimon/20100304/Gulbis,_the_new_Safin

now this guy wants to jump in his bandwagon again :ras:

TravelingFanGirl
03-04-2010, 04:21 AM
:haha: Ignore articles like that. We all do. If you are a real fan you would have never jumped off!

banhhe
03-04-2010, 05:01 AM
:haha: Ignore articles like that. We all do. If you are a real fan you would have never jumped off!

Of course I usually ignore them, but I just love to be the one who has the last laugh ;)

bleu_cheese
03-04-2010, 05:20 AM
Wow, I'm a little late to this. I watched the match, and I was blown away by how well he was playing! 2 and 3 against Karlovic? I am very happy for his first title, surely one of many to come.

-Evita-
03-04-2010, 03:43 PM
now this guy wants to jump in his bandwagon again :ras:

He meant that it's time for others to jump on the bandwagon again, he claimed that he never left it. I believe him :lol: He's always supported Ernest :awww:

banhhe
03-04-2010, 04:32 PM
He meant that it's time for others to jump on the bandwagon again, he claimed that he never left it. I believe him :lol: He's always supported Ernest :awww:

now I see his special kind of supporting :lol: always predicting that Ernests is gonna lose the match until he gets it right at one point in a tournament :lol:
but I don't blame Ricky, Ernests's fluctuant form makes us feel insecure all the time :(

TravelingFanGirl
03-04-2010, 06:53 PM
I understand the type of fan Ricky is. He does want to see Ernests live up to his potential and do well like all of us do. I just don't always believe in the way he supports him and has acted towards his "fan girls". He can be very negative and as a person who likes to be positive our opinions have clashed in the past. If I remember correctly Ricky kept saying that last year would be Ernests last year and that he was finished. I kept telling him all he needs is a decent coach, someone who can focus him more and help with the mental aspect of his game most of all. I like to be right! :lol:

meitene
03-04-2010, 07:01 PM
http://www.tennistalk.com/en/blog/Ricky_Dimon/20100304/Gulbis,_the_new_Safin

Wow, the comments to that blog post are hilarious. :p
I don't think the author was ever "off the bandwagon", though. Who would follow Ernie's matches all the time and not care in the slightest? It's the sharp criticism that sometimes can be taken wrongly.
It's true that this accomplishment of Gulbis is nothing compared to the guys in the TOP 10, but, hey, it still puts a smile on my face whenever I think about it and the possible future improvement :angel:

Gulbis ED
03-06-2010, 01:02 AM
[QUOTE=jade08;9685188]Seems we have a new Ernests fan? You are very optimistic.



Thank you dear yes I am anew fan in the forum but I am an old fan hhhhhhhhhhh

not optimistic but this is the true Gulbis can be better but he has to be focus.nice to meet you and all Ernests fans hello from arab countries.:)

banhhe
03-06-2010, 01:28 AM
I understand the type of fan Ricky is. He does want to see Ernests live up to his potential and do well like all of us do. I just don't always believe in the way he supports him and has acted towards his "fan girls". He can be very negative and as a person who likes to be positive our opinions have clashed in the past. If I remember correctly Ricky kept saying that last year would be Ernests last year and that he was finished. I kept telling him all he needs is a decent coach, someone who can focus him more and help with the mental aspect of his game most of all. I like to be right! :lol:

and this is Ricky's response :p


Jade08 - yes, you were right i am happy to say.

RickyDimon , 3/5/10 4:49 AM

minh
03-09-2010, 03:45 AM
Hope a easy draw for Gulbis, Delray beach title will help him to play well at IW, Come on Gulbis

ellen_
03-09-2010, 08:16 AM
IW draw comes out tomorrow! I wonder if he is back in the states??

Where else would he be? :p He's in main draw of IW, and first seed in qualies of Miami - so apparently they didn't give him a WC. I see 2 WCs have been given already, to Moya and Nalbandian. Apparently Ancic and Nishikori would get one aswell - so that's one WC left :(

minh
03-09-2010, 09:02 AM
Where else would he be? :p He's in main draw of IW, and first seed in qualies of Miami - so apparently they didn't give him a WC. I see 2 WCs have been given already, to Moya and Nalbandian. Apparently Ancic and Nishikori would get one aswell - so that's one WC left :(
Gulbis may play qualify, IT's difficult for him to get last WC, even he play well at IW,
Anyway, I hope Gul will play in MD at both IW and Miami

ellen_
03-09-2010, 10:28 PM
R1: Chiudinelli
Possible R2: Davydenko.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/404/mds.pdf

Gulbis ED
03-09-2010, 11:05 PM
nice draw

although davy in the 2nd round but it is a good draw

all wishes to the latvian GOAT

Michael Bluth
03-10-2010, 03:35 AM
Davy is injured, so a very winnable one for Gulbis.

Then Troicki and either Verdasco or Berdych most likely.

If he continues his recent form QFs are very possible, where Rafa(probably) awaits.

minh
03-10-2010, 03:39 AM
Good luck Gulbis, I think It's difficult for him to defeat Davy, but I hope He can

Stelle
03-10-2010, 07:07 AM
You guys are taking a bit of a leap there...Marco is a really tough opponent, so it isn't that good of a draw. After him i think he has a tough task of beating Davy but it would be a really good match to watch.

Proxima2
03-10-2010, 09:15 AM
Good luck Ernests! :)

And btw, Ernests is on the Entry List of Barcelona.

minh
03-10-2010, 10:44 AM
I know Marco is a really tough opponent, but Ernests is playing well, he will win this match

banhhe
03-10-2010, 10:49 AM
You guys are taking a bit of a leap there...Marco is a really tough opponent, so it isn't that good of a draw. After him i think he has a tough task of beating Davy but it would be a really good match to watch.

I agree :) never looking too far in the draw is what we've learned from him :rolleyes:
Any way, good luck Ernests and hopefully there'll be a livestream for his match :bounce:

banhhe
03-10-2010, 10:52 AM
I know Marco is a really tough opponent, but Ernests is playing well, he will win this match

do you remember the bitter lesson from Doha and AO? :p

banhhe
03-10-2010, 11:11 AM
I know.. I was just wondering if he had flown to California from Argentina yet. :shrug:

as in here (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/match-tough/the-stars-come-out-at-indian-wells/article1495674/) he is in IW now :)
One interested observer of Ancicís practice session was the revitalized (by his first title in Delray Beach, Florida, two weeks ago) Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. On his way out of the grounds, he and his father stopped briefly to watch Ancic hitting.

banhhe
03-11-2010, 02:00 AM
he will play the last match on court 2 on Thursday, hopefully I can watch it :unsure:

bleu_cheese
03-11-2010, 06:36 AM
If he can get past Chiudinelli, then I fully expect him to have a shot against Davy. I wish him the best. :yeah:

ellen_
03-11-2010, 08:44 AM
No streams until Sat though right??? I hope he makes it so we can see him. :fiery:

Right :tears:

krfreak
03-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Good luck,Erno.:bounce: Hope you have a better day than me.

jitterbug
03-11-2010, 03:22 PM
Good luck,Erno.:bounce: Hope you have a better day than me.

You got your SPM results today right?

krfreak
03-12-2010, 01:52 AM
You got your SPM results today right?

Yep. Everyone says it's bitter sweet,but I can only see the bitter right now.

Gulbis ED
03-12-2010, 02:31 AM
the truths hour is near and gulbis match i think now

Schmidt
03-12-2010, 04:03 AM
actually its 55F or 13C right now :) but that's still cold for tennis

icecastle
03-12-2010, 04:49 AM
good luck Ernests!:bounce:

banhhe
03-12-2010, 05:06 AM
the woman's match finally finished :p Ernests next! :bounce:

Nanda
03-12-2010, 05:07 AM
Good luck, Ernest!:kiss:

meitene
03-12-2010, 05:22 AM
Chiudinelli serves first! Sarauj, Ernest!!

ellen_
03-12-2010, 05:44 AM
That 2nd serve is nowhere today :tape: Break.

meitene
03-12-2010, 05:49 AM
5-2 :|

-Evita-
03-12-2010, 05:51 AM
I have a bad feeling about this :( Ace on second serve :eek: That's why he has 3 double faults already :rolleyes:

krfreak
03-12-2010, 05:54 AM
First set gone 3-6

banhhe
03-12-2010, 05:57 AM
today we see a typical Ernie again :(

krfreak
03-12-2010, 06:02 AM
You never know what he'll do next. Come on,Erno!:rocker2:Remember how winning felt!;)

banhhe
03-12-2010, 06:08 AM
never sleeping on victory, that's what I've been told since I was little :(
C'mon Ernests :rocker2:

banhhe
03-12-2010, 06:18 AM
he is :crazy: why trying to serve an ace on his second serve which results in a DF :mad:

bleu_cheese
03-12-2010, 06:33 AM
And he returns the favor 6-3. Keep the momentum Ernests!

banhhe
03-12-2010, 06:34 AM
set 2 is in his hand :rocker2: 6-3 now, fight for set 3 :bounce:

-Evita-
03-12-2010, 07:01 AM
star is in Indian Wells watching the match live, she posted some comments here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=158611&page=246)...

banhhe
03-12-2010, 07:03 AM
he won :woohoo: 3-6 6-3 6-3 :rocker2:

krfreak
03-12-2010, 07:04 AM
Yay!:yippee:

bleu_cheese
03-12-2010, 07:04 AM
Yes! Hopefully he can carry this to the next round. :D

erica
03-12-2010, 09:21 AM
:banana: Somehow I have the feeling that I'm so spoiled at the moment: Ernests keeps on winning and everything is looking good! Hopefully he will continue to spoil us all for a while, I don't mind :angel:

ellen_
03-12-2010, 09:27 AM
:banana: Somehow I have the feeling that I'm so spoiled at the moment: Ernests keeps on winning and everything is looking good! Hopefully he will continue to spoil us all for a while, I don't mind :angel:

I know :banana: 6 consecutive wins! :lol:

On to Davydenko...

minh
03-12-2010, 09:27 AM
Ernest had 6 continuous triumphs, congratulation
2rd round, hope he plays well and wins this match, i know it's not easy

Schmidt
03-12-2010, 09:47 AM
sooo happy!! he has won 9 of his last 10 matches! i think he has a shot against davydenko. you can listen to davydenko's interview on the tournament website and he still seems concerned about his wrist and he says he doesnt have lots of confidence because hes only been able to practice and doesnt have as much match play. Good Luck Ernests!

Proxima2
03-12-2010, 11:41 AM
Yeah, Ernests! :yeah: Good luck vs Davydenko! :D

but-it's-ok
03-12-2010, 01:55 PM
Nice comeback for the win,pleasing stuff!:yeah:

Gulbis ED
03-12-2010, 03:38 PM
It is your turn davi hhhhhhhhhhhh

gulbis will win god willing

banhhe
03-13-2010, 01:34 AM
Ernests will play second match on stadium 2 on Saturday :)

Good luck :bounce:

banhhe
03-13-2010, 04:07 AM
:lol: he should trim his hair a little bit (suddenly a hair tie crosses my mind :tape:)

minh
03-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Good luck Ernest, nothing is impossible

TravelingFanGirl
03-13-2010, 01:12 PM
:lol: he should trim his hair a little bit (suddenly a hair tie crosses my mind :tape:)

OMG! I wonder if he would let me put his hair in pig tails! :haha: Please Erno! Please!

meitene
03-13-2010, 08:44 PM
By the way, today is Ernie's NAME DAY in Latvia!! :)
GOOD LUCK TO HIM ON THIS WONDERFUL DAY!!

kryptonmania
03-13-2010, 10:40 PM
oh no
I'm so sad now.

Proxima2
03-13-2010, 10:51 PM
:awww: :sad:

moni
03-14-2010, 09:38 AM
Cheer up. Davydenko is one of the best players in the world. He is since ages in top 10. Murray, Nadal and Del Potro are among his victims. He could even upset Federer.

After the stupid break in 1st set, Gulbis wasn't able to start over. He has to learn to defence better. Not just going for risky winners.

Gulbis ED
03-14-2010, 02:30 PM
what should the man feel when his player loss a match because an easy fault

thanks allah gulbis played a nice match and no problem gulbis still young and he has a big future in this tourament and others.......
good luck my hero in the future

and in miami our time allah willing

moni
03-14-2010, 02:40 PM
what should the man feel when his player loss a match because an easy fault

thanks allah gulbis played a nice match and no problem gulbis still young and he has a big future in this tourament and others.......
good luck my hero in the future

and in miami our time allah willing

Ernests made 38 unforced errors. Not only one easy fault. But you're right, things changed quickly when he began to make the first of them. He doesn't have to feel bad that he lost against Davydenko, but maybe he feels bad for not playing his best tennis.

Btw. Davydenko made only 16 unforced errors.

Gulbis ED
03-14-2010, 03:01 PM
Ernests made 38 unforced errors. Not only one easy fault. But you're right, things changed quickly when he began to make the first of them. He doesn't have to feel bad that he lost against Davydenko, but maybe he feels bad for not playing his best tennis.

Btw. Davydenko made only 16 unforced errors.

you are right but the main and the cause of lossing the fault he did it in the first set and broke his serve.
davi is one of the players rearly make faults.
gulbis's problem was that he didn't find the way to annoy davi so davi was playing Easy Forgoer

moni
03-14-2010, 03:52 PM
you are right but the main and the cause of lossing the fault he did it in the first set and broke his serve.
davi is one of the players rearly make faults.
gulbis's problem was that he didn't find the way to annoy davi so davi was playing Easy Forgoer

At the end Davydenko looked exhausted. But it was too late for Ernests to take advantage of that. It sucks so much that Ernests had to play him in 2nd round. Almost everyone has an easier draw. :mad:

banhhe
03-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Now I wonder if he can get the last WC into maindraw of Miami or not :unsure:

but-it's-ok
03-14-2010, 04:51 PM
Ernests:hug: Its never a disgrace to lose against Davydenko,he's so good,in every aspect,his opponent has to really earn every point. Kolya makes his opponents make extra errors - his anticipation,foot speed and early ball striking are so good,meaning there is less time for his opponents to make shots.

The WC in Miami,I cant see how he'll get it,as far as I know there hasn't been any allocated to U.S.players yet..so.

-Evita-
03-14-2010, 09:53 PM
And... Davydenko withdraws because of a broken wrist :awww: :rolleyes: :mad:

but-it's-ok
03-14-2010, 09:58 PM
I think they only just realised:scratch:. I feel sorry for Kolya:sad:. Ernests is just unfortunate in this case,he's not to blame,the trainer came to treat Kolya's leg in the match,not his wrist. Ernests can play on,but Kolya cant..for at least 3 months.

osmonde
03-14-2010, 10:04 PM
Yes, I taught of that yesterday, hoping Davy would retire during the match.
But more money to win and more points...so he held on.
Gulbis was unluckey to hit Davy on 2nd round, but worst to see
Davy walk out today before 3rd round.
Positive from yesterday: just 1 double-fault, 1 throwing racquet but not crashing it, broke back late in 2nd set even down 5-2...he would not have done that before...
Hope a WC in Miami...whishing a better draw

but-it's-ok
03-14-2010, 10:31 PM
Just a funny note.. Did anyone else hear the tennis channel commentator say "at 30% humidity, it will be hard for Gulbis to control his curls".. :lol:

Who was it on TC that said that?:haha: Priceless:rolls:

TravelingFanGirl
03-14-2010, 11:07 PM
Hahahaha! Thats hilarious! I watched the match on livestream since I didn't have my TV until this morning. I'm sad I missed it.

-Evita-
03-17-2010, 10:59 PM
So it's not clear whether Ernests will play in Miami at all :unsure: But regardless of that I think it's time we created the clay thread :) Who wants to volunteer?

-Evita-
03-18-2010, 07:58 AM
Evita - nothing in your Latvian news?

No, Gulbis doesn't speak to the Latvian media. The only info we get sometimes in Latvian is if Dzelde (the Davis Cup captain) or Rīmenis (a tennis journalist) say something about him - which is not often.

TravelingFanGirl
03-19-2010, 02:57 AM
Where is Marat right now?

TravelingFanGirl
03-19-2010, 04:21 AM
He is still in Rio? Wonder if Marat & Ernests have matching Hawaiian board shorts!

Stelle
03-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Ricky Dimon reckons he has recieved Moya's WC lets hope so!!

Nadie
03-19-2010, 04:09 PM
:haha: Actually Marat is probably back in Moscow now.. :shrug: Who knows! Maybe some pics will surface at some point. I hate all this waiting for news!

in Moscow??

If I see Ernests and Marat somewhere plowing through snowbanks in Hawaiian shorts, I will let you know :angel:

but-it's-ok
03-19-2010, 10:35 PM
For those of you still hoping Ernests will get a WC due to Moya's 'injury',well looks like he intends being in Miami for sure. Carlos has plans for his off court time there,I should think he's in Miami already. He is appearing at a Chile Earthquake event to be held on 22nd March,an auction,a party etc.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/03/11/Gonzalez-Silent-Auction-Miami.aspx

I think Ernests now ought to focus on preparations for clay season.

Nadie
03-19-2010, 10:49 PM
but he is still in the MD entry list yet, he hasn't withdrawn from it and is #11 alt at the moment.

and to be honest, skipping Masters event sounds a bit weird to me :shrug: his first clay tournament is Monte-Carlo so there's plenty of time to get ready.

moni
03-19-2010, 11:01 PM
For those of you still hoping Ernests will get a WC due to Moya's 'injury',well looks like he intends being in Miami for sure. Carlos has plans for his off court time there,I should think he's in Miami already. He is appearing at a Chile Earthquake event to be held on 22nd March,an auction,a party etc.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/03/11/Gonzalez-Silent-Auction-Miami.aspx

I think Ernests now ought to focus on preparations for clay season.

That doesn't mean anything. Moya can help Gonzalez even if he isn't able to play the tournament. Doesn't Moya live in Miami? I read it somewhere.

but-it's-ok
03-19-2010, 11:04 PM
Ernests has had a lot of luck getting into tournaments as an Alt,his luck has to run out sometime.

My purpose of posting the link was for info. I believe Moya is fit and will play in MD - Ernests withdrew from qualies,so what. He makes decisions for himself not for our benefit:shrug:

but-it's-ok
03-19-2010, 11:15 PM
As far as I'm concerned the matter is closed. I'm not gonna hang around waiting for news and praying:shrug:

moni
03-19-2010, 11:37 PM
This is where an official website would be nice! ;)

Only if the site gets updated. ;)

moni
03-19-2010, 11:47 PM
Ernests has had a lot of luck getting into tournaments as an Alt,his luck has to run out sometime.

My purpose of posting the link was for info. I believe Moya is fit and will play in MD - Ernests withdrew from qualies,so what. He makes decisions for himself not for our benefit:shrug:

It's ok, that you posted the link. Thank you.

Of course he will have his reasons for the withdrawing. It's a shame that he doesn't want to share them. It's true that players play for themselves, but it's also true, that they need people who like to watch them, no?

moni
03-19-2010, 11:52 PM
True! :lol: I just hope he isn't injured and that's the reason he pulled out of qualies. I guess it is more likely that he just didn't want to play them though.

I can understand that he doesn't feel like to play them. He could reach 2nd round again and maybe become too worn to go further. There is not much to gain then. He has knee issues too. It might be smarter to rest and get ready for the clay season.

osmonde
03-20-2010, 03:34 AM
I saw the entry list at one point and Gulbis was the no:1 alternate, (not the qualies), but his name was striked out...after 5 injuries retirements, he could have been in the main draw, a pity...

kryptonmania
03-20-2010, 04:27 AM
Del Potro pulled out of the tournament too. Can Ernests be in the main draw now?

banhhe
03-20-2010, 04:36 AM
Del Potro pulled out of the tournament too. Can Ernests be in the main draw now?

I'm afraid not :(, he needs 11 guys pulling out to get in :p

minh
03-20-2010, 01:24 PM
Kei out, what about Ernest?? Will he get WC??????????

banhhe
03-20-2010, 01:33 PM
Kei out, what about Ernest?? Will he get WC??????????

thanks Lotus ;) really hope so :bounce::bounce::bounce:

minh
03-20-2010, 01:40 PM
thanks Lotus ;) really hope so :bounce::bounce::bounce:
Lotus??:worship::worship::worship:

banhhe
03-20-2010, 01:45 PM
Lotus??:worship::worship::worship:

you're welcome ;)

sad news :sad: they gave the WC for Fillip Krajinovic :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Players/Player-Landing.aspx

minh
03-20-2010, 01:49 PM
OH no, what a pity, ok, he will have much time to prepare for clay season, he will be so busy in clay season this year

moni
03-20-2010, 02:12 PM
you're welcome ;)

sad news :sad: they gave the WC for Fillip Krajinovic :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Players/Player-Landing.aspx

Really strange. I cannot imagine that they prefer Krajinovic over Gulbis. Ernests must be injured or had to change his plans for some other reason.

banhhe
03-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Really strange. I cannot imagine that they prefer Krajinovic over Gulbis. Ernests must be injured or had to change his plans for some other reason.

personally I think Gumy advised him to skip Miami to focus on clay. I hope it will pay off.

moni
03-20-2010, 02:39 PM
personally I think Gumy advised him to skip Miami to focus on clay. I hope it will pay off.

But he asked for a WC a few weeks ago. Why should he already focus on clay? He has nothing to defend in Miami. Hardcourt is his best surface or not? He had a kind of a run, only interrupted by Davydenko. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe he was not willing to wait for the chance for a WC.

banhhe
03-20-2010, 03:14 PM
But he asked for a WC a few weeks ago. Why should he already focus on clay? He has nothing to defend in Miami. Hardcourt is his best surface or not? He had a kind of a run, only interrupted by Davydenko. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe he was not willing to wait for the chance for a WC.

I'm afraid that he didn't feel good after the match with Davydenko. Maybe after he knew that he didn't get the WC, he withdrew from the qualifying list because there's no reason for him to play qualifying in a tournament where he virtually has nothing to defend. Fans want to see him playing more but it's only the beginning of the season, we should think ahead about the long-run in clay season where he has nothing to defend also. He hasn't played any clay tournament since Gumy became his coach yet, I wonder if Gumy can enhance his game on clay, after all his best GS result is on clay.

moni
03-20-2010, 03:34 PM
I'm afraid that he didn't feel good after the match with Davydenko. Maybe after he knew that he didn't get the WC, he withdrew from the qualifying list because there's no reason for him to play qualifying in a tournament where he virtually has nothing to defend. Fans want to see him playing more but it's only the beginning of the season, we should think ahead about the long-run in clay season where he has nothing to defend also. He hasn't played any clay tournament since Gumy became his coach yet, I wonder if Gumy can enhance his game on clay, after all his best GS result is on clay.

Yes. He knew that he didn't get the WC and changed his plans. He can collect points on clay as well. Why sticking around in Miami and waiting that someone cannot use his WC.

Their WC choices are bad anyways. All this players who are more or less injured. Even Nalbandian has issues. Maybe Ernests was a bit upset too that they ignored him. Who knows.

TravelingFanGirl
03-20-2010, 04:24 PM
It's Ernests! He HATES Quallies. He has said in past interviews that he can't stand playing them. That is why he hinted for the WC in his interview. He probably figured if he got a WC he would play but if not,he would rather spend his time relaxing/practicing before his next tournament. Also if his knee is bothering him a bit it is a nice break to take care of it. You have to remember, he is playing A LOT more tennis then he did last season and practicing harder so a break for the knee that has been acting up would be a good idea. I wouldn't think too much of this situation. We will just have to wait like good fan girls until his next tournament.

cath85
03-20-2010, 05:03 PM
I also think he's got some good reasons to pull out of the qualies. before, he would have just pulled out out of laziness but I hope Gumy wouldn't tolerate that. it he's still got the knee issues, I hope this time off will help him to fully recover ;)

-Evita-
03-20-2010, 08:43 PM
It's Ernests! He HATES Quallies. He has said in past interviews that he can't stand playing them. That is why he hinted for the WC in his interview. He probably figured if he got a WC he would play but if not,he would rather spend his time relaxing/practicing before his next tournament. Also if his knee is bothering him a bit it is a nice break to take care of it. You have to remember, he is playing A LOT more tennis then he did last season and practicing harder so a break for the knee that has been acting up would be a good idea. I wouldn't think too much of this situation. We will just have to wait like good fan girls until his next tournament.

That's exactly what I think :yeah:

I agree about the qualies but what I don't understand is about the WC. It just doesn't make sense that he wouldn't have gotten it with Kei withdrawing. Makes me think they offered and he turned it down.

I can think of three scenarios here:

1) They didn't offer it to him

2) He turned it down because of the knee or some other health issue

3) He turned it down because he had already left Miami (or perhaps he didn't even go there after IW? :scratch:) or was about to leave, perhaps he had already made all the arrangements for clay practice and he didn't want to change his plans at the last minute.

We can only hope that we get some answers at the next tournament he plays.

schorsch
03-22-2010, 03:05 AM
Is Moya even gonna play? He withdrew with a foot injury in IW...

schorsch
03-24-2010, 02:05 PM
So, Moya took the mdwc and then decided he'd withdraw late :mad: Thank you very much :(

banhhe
03-24-2010, 02:10 PM
he just got bad luck with all the injured guys :lol::mad: