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Doha QF: Federer b. Gulbis 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

abraxas21
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
Looks like the old man still has some gas left in the tank for a hard fought third set. Gulbis looked in good form and at times it seemed like he was on fire. However, he was somewhat inconsistent throughout the match. Federer on the other hand didn't look particularly good today and at times it seemed like his defense was his main weapon against the offensive flat shots of Gulbis. But he got the job done at the end.

Next up: Kolya/Karlovic.

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
YES!!! Can't have people like Gulbis beating top players!!!

MIMIC
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
booooooo!!

Fiberlight1
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
Those 6 UE's in a row at the end really cost him :P

rocketassist
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
The Davis Cup coward squirmed his way out. Ernie should have had him :mad:

FedererBulgaria
01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Way to go Fed!

philosophicalarf
01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Two woeful service games in the final set for Gulbis. First one he throws in two doubles and a wild mis-hit, then when he gets lucky and Fed gifts the break back, he goes nuts again.

For all that periods of the match were good for him, it's all a waste of time if you're going to explode under the pressure near the end of the match. He might as well just have eaten two bagels.

EnriqueIG8
01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
First set was 6-2 bro:)
But Fed played really well in the first and okay in the second and third.
Ernests showed was he's capable of (at least for patches of the match)

prafull
01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
That was utter shit from Gulbis. Any top 50 ranked player would have beaten federer today. Looks like Davydenko V Nadal final in the making for sure.

Gulbis better learn how to hit second serves.

iriraz
01-07-2010, 05:29 PM
Gulbis is like an Ivanisevic.Huge serves and can win matches against anyone if they keep it up together but in most cases their head get the better of them

Ad Wim
01-07-2010, 05:30 PM
Talking about a brainless ballbasher...
This Gulbis is more and more becoming an all-serve guy.

Foxy
01-07-2010, 05:30 PM
Nice choke-bend, Ernie! My brain hurt every UE you made.

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 05:30 PM
Any top 50 ranked player would have beaten federer today.
Agreed!!!

EnriqueIG8
01-07-2010, 05:31 PM
That was utter shit from Gulbis. Any top 50 ranked player would have beaten federer today. Looks like Davydenko V Nadal final in the making for sure.

Gulbis better learn how to hit second serves.

You're talking like Federer was in his worst form ever...that was not the thing here, I think Gulbis actually played very well for big parts of the match.

maxardy
01-07-2010, 05:31 PM
pretty much a serving contest. gulbis tried to win with groundstrokes in the first set but made really lots of UE and the score became 62. then he really upped his serve and it's better that federer's and the score was 64/ at the end federer became more defensive and won 64. but overall a very bad match for both. i don't know if i someone can find more that a couple highlights from this match

jonas
01-07-2010, 05:31 PM
Not very impressive from Fed.
On another note: hasn't anyone teached Gulbis to close his mouth? Can't stand watching that gaping fool. :cuckoo:

Johnny Groove
01-07-2010, 05:32 PM
Didn't see the entire match, but Gulbis had to have played lights out to even get to 6-4 in the third. Nice 2nd serve ace in the last game, but Roger made him go for too much time and time again and Gulbis couldn't get it done.

As for Fed, good on him for pulling it out and he will surely pick it up vs. Davy/Karlovic, lest he be accused of tanking and not wanting to play Rafael in the finals.

abraxas21
01-07-2010, 05:33 PM
First set was 6-2 bro:)

oops... i just corrected it :)

eieieishockey
01-07-2010, 05:34 PM
his parents should have called him "error gulbis"...
what a no brainer!

l_mac
01-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Really not very good at all from RogiGOAT.

And a "great shot followed by hideous brainless UE/ace followed by DF" match from Gulbis. Expected.

seljanin
01-07-2010, 05:35 PM
Fed became very sloppy during the 2nd set and carried this sloppyness till the very end of the match.

Gulbis played an OK match, decent performance. Could have made less double-faults though. Didn't understand why he was serving his 2nd serves so hard, as Fed's return wasn't up to the standards today.

alter ego
01-07-2010, 05:36 PM
That was utter shit from Gulbis. Any top 50 ranked player would have beaten federer today. Looks like Davydenko V Nadal final in the making for sure.

Gulbis better learn how to hit second serves.

Sure, because all top 50 ranked player have 185km/h+ 2nd serve serve and 210 km/h 1st serve. :smash:
Roger, you made me sad tonight. Some bad UEs. Hope you play better against Davy/Karlovic.

Corey Feldman
01-07-2010, 05:36 PM
Fed goes into experimental mode nearly every match outside of GS's thesedays, this was no different

whatever, used to it by now.. the rest of you can be shocked day after day by his nonsense.

habibko
01-07-2010, 05:37 PM
Davydenko should be the favorite should he make it, clear as water.

Corey Feldman
01-07-2010, 05:37 PM
Nice choke-bend, Ernie! My brain hurt every UE you made.TAKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!11111

Ivanatis
01-07-2010, 05:38 PM
wont be enough vs. Davydenko:(

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 05:39 PM
He'll play better tomoz :shrug:

Johnny Groove
01-07-2010, 05:40 PM
Gulbis should have served more up the T on both courts, might have won him the match.

Fed's return on those serves has always been below his relative par even at his peak. Roddick really did a # on it in the Wimbledon final.

Roamed
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Great stuff in the first set, hopefully he can get his head back to his play there in the semis :) Rest was meh.

malisha
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
good fight as expected from Erno

Start da Game
01-07-2010, 05:43 PM
if this gulbis fellow could cut out half the UEs he usually makes, he would easily have had federer today.......such a clown blowing off all the break points and so many UEs.......

Roamed
01-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Anyone know what the winner/UE ratio for both was?

elessar
01-07-2010, 05:54 PM
Something like 47 winners and 38 UEs for Roger and 50 winners and 40 UEs for Ernest (not sure at all about the UEs)

Thought this was going to be yet another match of Roger completely blowing it after having billion of opportunities but clearly Gulbis had other plans :yeah:

Arkulari
01-07-2010, 05:55 PM
Anyone know what the winner/UE ratio for both was?

http://i50.tinypic.com/117fqrr.jpg

Corey Feldman
01-07-2010, 05:56 PM
4/13 bp's Eh Claire

Arkulari
01-07-2010, 05:58 PM
as usual, shit BP conversion :lol:

elessar
01-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Wasn't too far off with the stats :cool:
4/13 bp's Eh Claire
Same old, same old :sad:

rofe
01-07-2010, 06:03 PM
There is no point in getting tense about a match like this. Roger's game is on the decline as expected. He is going to have an exceptional year if he gets one slam. He has to pump himself up by saying he is becoming "explosive" again but the truth is a little different. I am pretty sure Roger knows it too.

Hope he does well against Ivo/Davy.

Commander Data
01-07-2010, 06:07 PM
a bit disappointing from Fed.

nanoman
01-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Bad match. Roger is looking like an old old man. One more Slam for the rest of his career, I'll gladly take that.

sammy01
01-07-2010, 06:10 PM
missed this, but was far from convinced with feds 1st 2 matches, going to 6-4 in the 3rd vs gulbis aint good.

Arkulari
01-07-2010, 06:11 PM
this is not going to be enough against Denko or Ivo :lol:
well, at least he defended the points ;)

Cyrus_Paice
01-07-2010, 06:21 PM
First set was a present, Gulbis played brilliant in the second and third set but blew it all in the end. Typical Federer-win.

king_roger
01-07-2010, 06:28 PM
First set was a present, Gulbis played brilliant in the second and third set but blew it all in the end. Typical Federer-win.

Just like many Nadal wins over other Spaniards...

*Jean*
01-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Wow Ernests seems to have found a really good level of tennis so far in 2010. :eek:
Keep going!

timafi
01-07-2010, 06:36 PM
not impressed with Roger at all today:scared:

crazillo
01-07-2010, 06:44 PM
I thought Gulbis looked to be in quite good shape today. It wasn't the best match ever but it always had to be a little bit of a serving contest...

flexeter
01-07-2010, 07:13 PM
Some brave 2nd services from Gulbis, but it was clear he would choke it away in the 3rd, although had his chances. Hope this isn´t his best performance of the year, like last years win over Djokovic early in the season. :)

Federer will have problems against an error-free Davydenko.

samanosuke
01-07-2010, 07:51 PM
Poor Gulbis if his off court intelligence is on the same level like on court

nsidhan
01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Fed usually follows up an error fest with a clean match. That's the optimist in me speaking :).

born_on_clay
01-07-2010, 10:08 PM
To the final Roger !

Wolbo
01-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Federer was excellent in the first set but he seems to have more and more difficulty to stay on that high level throughout the match. Second and third set were not so great but that was also due to Gulbis who started to serve all or nothing.

osmonde
01-07-2010, 10:30 PM
"I'm happy to have come through a tough outing. It was pretty hard toward the end. It looked more like Gulbis gave up rather than me earning the victory," Federer told a news conference.

"It's pretty cold out there. That affected my game to some extent and, at times, I just couldn't get going."

“I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now,” Federer said. “Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the ranking he deserves. I took him very seriously. I wasn’t surprised by how he played today.”

It says it all...

Roddickominator
01-07-2010, 10:36 PM
Good result for Gulbis really....taking a set against Fed is always impressive.

Goldenoldie
01-07-2010, 10:37 PM
Federer dropped a set to Gulbis.

The end of the world is nigh!

Bilbo
01-07-2010, 10:40 PM
Good result for Gulbis really....taking a set against Fed is always impressive.

fed is losing a lot of sets since a year or two playing a lot of 3 set matches. it's not like it's something special these days. however, gulbis played well at some times but it was never in doubt he would brainfart the match away.

Melly Flew Us
01-07-2010, 10:42 PM
...
On another note: hasn't anyone teached Gulbis to close his mouth? Can't stand watching that gaping fool. :cuckoo:
o.m.g. lol for true.

barbadosan
01-07-2010, 10:51 PM
"I'm happy to have come through a tough outing. It was pretty hard toward the end. It looked more like Gulbis gave up rather than me earning the victory," Federer told a news conference.

"It's pretty cold out there. That affected my game to some extent and, at times, I just couldn't get going."

“I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now,” Federer said. “Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the ranking he deserves. I took him very seriously. I wasn’t surprised by how he played today.”

It says it all...

So I thought the unwritten rubric of some on MTF says that Fed always takes the credit for the win, is arrogant etc.

fran70
01-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Gulbis will make that jump to the top 10 if he matures on time, builds up his confidence and works as a full time pro tennis player.

rofe
01-07-2010, 11:42 PM
So I thought the unwritten rubric of some on MTF says that Fed always takes the credit for the win, is arrogant etc.

Can you hear the crickets chirping? :)

Probably no Fed hater is going to answer you.

rofe
01-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Fed is having more and more trouble against flat hitters (something he had relatively no trouble with in the past :sad: ). This would be a good year for Solderling to win one against Fed.

habibko
01-08-2010, 04:23 AM
i don't know if i someone can find more that a couple highlights from this match

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Johnny Groove
01-08-2010, 04:32 AM
So I thought the unwritten rubric of some on MTF says that Fed always takes the credit for the win, is arrogant etc.

Funny.

I saw that line as a shot at Gulbis.

Arkulari
01-08-2010, 05:17 AM
"I'm happy to have come through a tough outing. It was pretty hard toward the end. It looked more like Gulbis gave up rather than me earning the victory," Federer told a news conference.

"It's pretty cold out there. That affected my game to some extent and, at times, I just couldn't get going."

“I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now,” Federer said. “Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the ranking he deserves. I took him very seriously. I wasn’t surprised by how he played today.”

It says it all...

Funny.

I saw that line as a shot at Gulbis.

maybe, but he also praised the guy reflecting what happened in the match, once Gulbis started serving better and doing his thing, things got complicated for Roger and he's giving the credit ;)

Certinfy
01-08-2010, 07:23 AM
"I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now" - Is he serious?

habibko
01-08-2010, 07:25 AM
"I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now" - Is he serious?

perhaps he meant the most "unrealized" potential, which is true.

Certinfy
01-08-2010, 07:27 AM
perhaps he meant the most "unrealized" potential, which is true.Ah, that makes a lot more sense.

but-it's-ok
01-08-2010, 09:35 AM
After the 1st set,I thought Ernests was gonna suffer a humiliation,he was so out of the loop early on,I didn't expect a 3rd set,not at all. Usual high UE count for Ernests but 50 winners against the mighty Fed,thats not too shabby:lol:. If Ernests could have cut out those crazy double-faults yesterday and particularly the stages of the match he produced them at,a different end result would have occured.

Respect to Roger for his comments,I think it irks a few people here that Roger should say complimentary things about an opponent thats so low down in the rankings,poor Roger just cant say the right thing in pressers for you guys can he?:lol:.

Ernests is still a work..in progress..slowly but surely,indeed he has as yet unrealized potential,though he's beginning to turn 2nd round defeats into last 8 appearances more often which will help his ranking somewhat.

Arhaych
01-08-2010, 09:46 AM
Gulbis went for a toilet break, and subsequently wiped his ass with fifty dollar notes.

Sophocles
01-08-2010, 09:46 AM
Fed is having more and more trouble against flat hitters (something he had relatively no trouble with in the past :sad: ). This would be a good year for Solderling to win one against Fed.

Unfortunately, yes. Movement & anticipation not what they were.

Corswandt
01-08-2010, 09:52 AM
pretty much a serving contest. gulbis tried to win with groundstrokes in the first set but made really lots of UE and the score became 62. then he really upped his serve and it's better that federer's and the score was 64/ at the end federer became more defensive and won 64. but overall a very bad match for both. i don't know if i someone can find more that a couple highlights from this match

Good summary.

Gulbis plays like a WTA ballbasher - perhaps even more extreme. Going for broke on 1st and 2nd serve, going for low % winners on ROS, ripping the covers off the ball on nearly every single shot. Needless to say that someone who plays like that will seem invincible for a couple of points and then a total mug for the next couple.

Fed was sloppy, and his performance steadily worsened as the match went along. His topspin BH was extremely erratic.

Yves.
01-08-2010, 12:46 PM
very good

Start da Game
01-08-2010, 12:56 PM
"I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now" - Is he serious?

he said something along the same lines about gasquet 5 years ago........

paseo
01-08-2010, 01:36 PM
he said something along the same lines about gasquet 5 years ago........

You don't think that Gulbis & Gasquet have very good potential/talent? I think they do, but both are headcases right now.

andy neyer
05-17-2010, 02:56 AM
"I know that Gulbis is the player with the most potential right now" - Is he serious?

Yeah.

Federer knows more about tennis than 99% of the people who post on this forum.

00923
05-17-2010, 02:59 AM
Yeah.

Federer knows more about tennis than 99% of the people who post on this forum.

:worship: Great bump.

Sunset of Age
05-17-2010, 03:06 AM
Yeah.

Federer knows more about tennis than 99% of the people who post on this forum.

Reminds me of that fantastic quote from Federer at the beginning of this year, about Rafa, when he seemed to be written off by many - "We haven't yet seen the best of him."

He was laughed at for this at that time, but might it well be possible that he was in fact spot-on? ;)

Don't ever, EVER write off great champions. I am guilty of it myself, yes.