Doha R1: Gulbis d. Montanes 6-2 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Doha R1: Gulbis d. Montanes 6-2 7-5

momo_momo
01-04-2010, 07:28 PM
Easy first set, the next one not. Great start for the year from Ernie.

simplet
01-04-2010, 07:34 PM
Looks like Gulbis came to play this year. Impressive service stats at the very least.

bleu_cheese
01-04-2010, 07:35 PM
No real mental lapses this time! Maybe a few lazy points, but Gulbis definitely showed his potential. Great lobs and dropshots, and even served 4 aces in a row to win a game. Well, Montanes wasn't anything spectacular today, so perhaps this will all end in another 2nd round loss.

Nidhogg
01-04-2010, 07:37 PM
Ernests was pretty much untouchable on serve all throghout the match, save for a time deep in the second set when he got down 0/30, but responded with four good points. He kept up his aggression and found his spots well from both wings, combined with some nice dropshots and ventures up to the net.

He will get to play the role of the aggressor in his next match as well against Hernandez or Seppi. Can he keep this level for a couple of matches ahead?

momo_momo
01-04-2010, 07:41 PM
Great lobs and dropshots, and even served 4 aces in a row to win a game.

Lob in the second set was terrific. I don't know when it happened exactly.

maratsmaiden
01-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Way to go Ernests! Now put 2 together for a winning streak! :p

*Jean*
01-04-2010, 07:49 PM
Wow it was a really impressive match by Ernests today. No chance for Montanes to do anything more. Keep going Ernests!

-Evita-
01-04-2010, 07:51 PM
Impressive really, the way he held his head together when he was in danger of being broken at the end of the second set. A lot of times last year he'd have gotten broken, lost the set and the match with it. I hope this was not just a one time thing.

I really want to see him play against Federer but the second round will be difficult :unsure:

Bilbo
01-04-2010, 07:52 PM
Ernests :banana::banana:

Certinfy
01-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Montanes :o

bleu_cheese
01-04-2010, 07:54 PM
I really want to see him play against Federer but the second round will be difficult :unsure:

As much as I'd like to see that match, I'll be rooting for Rochus to win. :D

Corey Feldman
01-04-2010, 07:56 PM
no surprises here

ad-out
01-04-2010, 08:01 PM
Yay for Ernie! Hopefully 2010 will be a great year for him. :)

Bennyko
01-04-2010, 08:52 PM
Would be awesome if Ernests was finally back. And living up to his potential :yeah:.

born_on_clay
01-04-2010, 09:25 PM
I hope he can win more :)

Agrajag
01-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Pretty good match from Gulbis, but I hoped he would drop a some pounds during the off season. It looked like he went the other way and gained a few...

theseth1119
01-04-2010, 10:06 PM
If Gulbis does make the QF on Thursday, he has 0 chance against Rogie. Rogie will beat him like 6-3 6-2.

FiBeR
01-04-2010, 10:13 PM
:hearts: Gulbis :worship:

this kid is really something else! could use a shave, but other than that.. he was flawless.. really enjoyed his tennis display

atm708
01-04-2010, 10:46 PM
After a dismal '09, good start Ernie!

miura
01-05-2010, 01:57 AM
Federer-Gulbis would be a treat :D