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Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?

Certinfy
05-01-2010, 03:53 PM
I mean fair enough he's young, but the amount of times commentators call him 'young' gets a bit too annoying, I mean look at Cilic and Del Potro, both are younger and yet both don't really get referred to as 'young' as much as Gulbis when both have achieved more :shrug:

Voo de Mar
05-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Del Potro is 7 days older than Gulbis.

Roamed
05-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Maybe because, unlike Del Potro and arguably Cilic, he hasn't lived up to his potential thus far and they use the 'young' card as a reason for it? :shrug:

Certinfy
05-01-2010, 04:06 PM
The ATP site says Del Potro is younger :shrug:

Yeah ur probz right Roamed, didn't think of that.

Voo de Mar
05-01-2010, 04:14 PM
The ATP site says Del Potro is younger :shrug:


Right! I don't know why thought Del Potro was born in August :shrug:

Certinfy
05-01-2010, 04:20 PM
oh :lol:

Voo de Mar
05-01-2010, 04:21 PM
Maybe because he looks older than Gulbis ;)

Lopez
05-01-2010, 04:54 PM
He's young in the sense that he's not been on the same level that long. People are not accustomed to him. Also, in tennis terms people age differently in the sense that some start younger than others. E.g. IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.

Voo de Mar
05-01-2010, 04:55 PM
IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.

Exactly, time is relative and flows for everyone in different ways ;)

Deivid23
05-01-2010, 04:57 PM
He has the brain of a 10 yrs old, so that´s maybe the reason

Smoke944
05-01-2010, 05:02 PM
He has the brain of a 10 yrs old, so that´s maybe the reason

You watch tennis lately bro? I'm guessing no.

brent-o
05-01-2010, 05:12 PM
I think it's because he looks quite young in the face, unlike Del Potro and Cilic who could pass for mid-20s I think. Also, the not living up to potential thing.

gulzhan
05-01-2010, 05:15 PM
Little dog is a puppy until it's old :p

schorsch
05-01-2010, 05:27 PM
He's young in the sense that he's not been on the same level that long. People are not accustomed to him. Also, in tennis terms people age differently in the sense that some start younger than others. E.g. IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.

This.

There's young and there's tennis young. Every player develops at a different age, but you have to base it on their careers and when they break through and "come of age". That's why this is called this way. If you are at the top when you're just 18 years old you have the mental and physical wear of players at 25 at times that broke through at 21 at maybe 22 years old already :shrug:

Goldenoldie
05-01-2010, 05:34 PM
because he acts like it?

Filo V.
05-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Because Gulbis is just now starting to reach the top of the game and play top players. So he's young in a sense that he is just now becoming more than just potential, and he's actually someone you need to think about and not write off. Cilic and Del Potro have been at the top for a while, so that's why it is different.

star
05-01-2010, 07:06 PM
I think all three are young.

MrChopin
05-01-2010, 07:07 PM
He has the brain of a 10 yrs old, so that´s maybe the reason

So we should refer to you as "really young"?

duong
05-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Gulbis is only one month older than Del Potro and Cilic :lol:

In modern tennis, players aged less than 22 are young indeed.

For me who follows the results and generations closely, you can see players improving around that age.

For instance this year the main improvements come from players from generations 1987 and 1988 : apart from Gulbis and Cilic, Bellucci, De Bakker, Giraldo, Lacko, Dolgopolov, Marchenko, even Brands, Riba, Souza, Ilhan ...

that's modern tennis, and comparing with the old time doesn't work well imo, since it has been shown that players nowadays need more time to succeed than before.

Vida
05-01-2010, 07:48 PM
his routine is to play with the ball like a child.

andy neyer
05-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Because the commentators are idiots.

Selby
05-01-2010, 08:43 PM
21 isn't young?

Sunset of Age
05-01-2010, 10:53 PM
21 is pretty young still, seeing the way some Federer (okay, wrong example there :o), Ljubicic, Ferrero, Ferrer and Verdasco are doing right now.

Fortunately I haven't seen so many addressing to a certain 23-nearly-24-years old player as a 'kid' lately. ;)

duong
05-02-2010, 08:01 AM
21 is pretty young still, seeing the way some Federer (okay, wrong example there :o)

Federer is a good example in another meaning : he started playing great at 22 years old :)

oranges
05-02-2010, 08:07 AM
Why does it bother you? He IS young. Do they need to mention it for the other two often enough as well for you not to lose sleep?