Cincy R3: Murray def. Gulbis 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Cincy R3: Murray def. Gulbis 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)

MIMIC
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Murray seemed lethargic throughout. I think initially that he was a little flustered that Gulbis wasn't ball bashing and resorted to creating the point. Murray resorted to just rolling a lot of his 1st serves in waiting for Gulbis to make the error off of the return or during the rally.

Not a great performance. But he did enough.

Serenidad
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Brands like performance. :D

jonas
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Gulbis is a mental midget.

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Murray saves tennis :worship:

dombrfc
08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Awful for tennis that the players who play their game cant see it through.

murray_2k8
08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Murray was tired but still did great to get the win :drool: Onwards, young Brit :woohoo:

misty1
08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
damn, poor ernests:sad:

was really hoping he'd get the win

Clydey
08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
It wasn't pretty, but it was gutsy. He looked in pain out there.

As far as Gulbis goes, he really is a joke. If he couldn't beat Andy today, I don't think he ever will.

Johnny Groove
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Murray looked like he tweaked something (hip? knee?) on a wrong footing by Gulbis mid-way through the third.

Andy did what he had to do, but is ripe for the picking for Fish next round.

As for Gulbis, some good stuff, but bad decision making in crucial times and a MUGGY tiebreak.

henke007
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Gulbis wouldn't have made an Ace or good 1st serve in that breaker if it so went on to infinity, Mugray outruns another mug playing below average!!

sabina_RF_lee
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Whats wrong with Andy??? Gulbis was good but he is too young and couldnt manage a tie

dombrfc
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Oh well.

murray_2k8
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Awful for tennis that the players who play their game cant see it through.

My soul bleeds :rolleyes: Awful for Gulbis that playing his game isnt good enough to beat fatigued Murray, more like. Get a grip :wavey:

solowyn
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Match stats:

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy76/liapp/Screenshot2010-08-19at194832.png

7 DFs?? Ouch.

Voo de Mar
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Pathetic stuff by Gulbis :o Murray played 30 % below his standards, won actually only thanks to his amazing defensive skills and lack of Gulbis' killer instinct.

alter ego
08-19-2010, 07:50 PM
What a clown this Gulbis. He hit 6 UES in the tiebreak. All Murray had to do was to win a point, and in end he did.

Priam
08-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Murray looked so fatigued out there. Good luck next round. Terrible match btw.

jcreback
08-19-2010, 07:50 PM
I wouldn't say Murray won today, he just lost less.

Ben.
08-19-2010, 07:51 PM
Good for Murray to win when he is below par, would have lost this match earlier in the year, good for his USO seeding too. Not a great match to watch, Gulbis wasn't too great either making some poor errors. Conditions were apparently tough though.

Singularity
08-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Murray looked like he tweaked something (hip? knee?) on a wrong footing by Gulbis mid-way through the third.

Andy did what he had to do, but is ripe for the picking for Fish next round.

As for Gulbis, some good stuff, but bad decision making in crucial times and a MUGGY tiebreak.
Would be Fish's third victory over Murray this year.

djb84xi
08-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Not a very exciting match at all. I'm very disappointed that Gulbis missed such easy overheads and volleys. That killed his chances of winning this match. He basically let Murray off the hook with some poor shot choices and if I were Gulbis, I would be ashamed of myself for not making the shots I should've been making. I hope Fish takes Murray out in the next round.

Ozone
08-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Both guys tanking their hearts out, but in the end it was Richbis who tanked by Murray

scoobs
08-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Total wasted chances for Gulbis though, didn't recognise the situation, played too aggressive and wild when solidity and consistency would have taken Murray's legs out from under him.

Andy battled through though, as he is wont to do - he rarely hands these matches over, you have to take them, and Gulbis didn't.

madmax
08-19-2010, 07:53 PM
Gulbis...still a mental midget I see:banghead:

djb84xi
08-19-2010, 07:53 PM
Murray looked like he tweaked something (hip? knee?) on a wrong footing by Gulbis mid-way through the third.

Andy did what he had to do, but is ripe for the picking for Fish next round.

As for Gulbis, some good stuff, but bad decision making in crucial times and a MUGGY tiebreak.

The missed overheads and volleys were the reason Gulbis didn't win this one. If he has any intention on taking his game to the next level......those are 2 crucial things he needs to work on.

philosophicalarf
08-19-2010, 07:54 PM
Gulbis choked. Lame.

Murray had some physical problem in the 3rd set, from his 2nd service game onwards he averaged pretty much spot on 100mph ......... on the first serve. Gulbis just made a total mess of his chances though.

Sapeod
08-19-2010, 07:54 PM
Andy was pretty sluggish, but like the fighter he is, pulled out the win.
CMON ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ozone
08-19-2010, 07:54 PM
Great tanking from both sides

Blackbriar
08-19-2010, 07:55 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: :bigwave: Ernest.
what a jerk... He thinks he is as good as the best and look at that. Murray was really tired, but he again showed supreme willpower to thrash the spoiled rich kid....

ad-out
08-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Terrible TB from Ernests but it really shouldn't have even gotten there. No BPs converted in the 3rd set. :(

Shame because he totally outplayed Murray - good luck at the US Open!

straitup
08-19-2010, 07:56 PM
:rolls: That's all that I can say to describe that match.

Terrible from Murray but at least he got through

Johnny Groove
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
The missed overheads and volleys were the reason Gulbis didn't win this one. If he has any intention on taking his game to the next level......those are 2 crucial things he needs to work on.

That, and tactics.

Late in the third, he had chances on Murray's serve, 15-30, 2 points from the match, Gulbis misses two 2nd serve returns well out :o

seljanin
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
As for Gulbis, some good stuff, but bad decision making in crucial times and a MUGGY tiebreak.

Nothing to add here, well said.

Yeah, and Murray's retrieving skills are amazing, I dunno how he gets back some of these balls so well and deep, that is insane.

Sapeod
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Awful for tennis that the players who play their game cant see it through.
Awful for Gulbis that he was palying great and still couldn't beat a clearly very sub-par and sluggish Murray :rolleyes:
Or rather, amazing that Murray could beat a very good Gulbis, while being sluggish and very sub-par.
Either way...VICTORY FOR MURRAY YET AGAIN!!! :woohoo: :bounce: :aparty:
Suck it, haters :bigwave:

tangerine_dream
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
I think Murray's had it with playing in the heat all the time. He should get a night match next.

Goldenoldie
08-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Both guys tanking their hearts out, but in the end it was Richbis who tanked by Murray

I'm sure you know better.
Murray gets beaten, Murray plays rubbish sometimes, Murray often deserves to lose even when he wins, but MURRAY DOES NOT TANK.

peribsen
08-19-2010, 08:01 PM
Funny use of the word 'silences', he won by a hair's width.

Blackbriar
08-19-2010, 08:02 PM
5/0 MURRAY nuff said

enigma
08-19-2010, 08:04 PM
Terrible

scoobs
08-19-2010, 08:05 PM
I think Murray's had it with playing in the heat all the time. He should get a night match next.
Against Fish, possible but unlikely.

Blackbriar
08-19-2010, 08:05 PM
real champions never give up.

Sapeod
08-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Both guys tanking their hearts out, but in the end it was Richbis who tanked by Murray
Murray DOES'T TANK!!!!!!
How many times do I have to tell you all :rolleyes:
He never tanks.

philosophicalarf
08-19-2010, 08:09 PM
I wish Murray had tanked, tbh. There's a reason Fed never won both of these masters, quite sensible scheduling.

scoobs
08-19-2010, 08:09 PM
Well I'm not so bothered about that, he should still have time to recover well for New York whatever happens here.

I'd just rather he didn't lose to Mardy fucking Fish again.

FormerRafaFan
08-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Just what I expected, Murray to win in three. Gulbis put up a good fight though. Gotta give him credit. Murray was just too good today.

ad-out
08-19-2010, 08:29 PM
Murray saves tennis :worship:

:rolleyes: :sad:

but-it's-ok
08-19-2010, 08:37 PM
A crap match to be honest! Ernest did NOT outplay Murray,no way! Andy was fatigued. Ernests didn;t take advantage,the mental demons came back. If Andy had played even 10% better overall Ernests would have been soundly beaten.

A work in progress...geez get the painting done some day Ernests:lol: ;)

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 08:38 PM
:rolleyes: :sad:
:hug: :kiss: :smooch:

The Magician
08-19-2010, 08:44 PM
Terrible

Says it all :o

*Jean*
08-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Ernests :bigcry:

Roamed
08-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Kind of expected Ernests to win, so good on Murray for soldiering on when in some ways it might have been easier to be knocked out and then get some extra rest.

born_on_clay
08-19-2010, 09:53 PM
Gulbis was playing this one
Murray - a total pusher :o

born_on_clay
08-19-2010, 09:56 PM
Funny use of the word 'silences', he won by a hair's width.

affirmative

Gulbis was a better player today

NJ88
08-19-2010, 10:48 PM
Not a great performance from Andy, but like the great tennis players, he pulled the win out anyways. Hopefully he's looking better in the next round.

Javier Bardem
08-19-2010, 11:45 PM
why did gulbis miss so many overheads, a solid match from him but he missed 2 easy shots in the tiebreak and murray just held on. fish should give murray as much trouble as gulbis

Johnny_Bravo
08-19-2010, 11:53 PM
those bps at 4-3 in the third could have made my day

thedesertsun
08-20-2010, 12:02 AM
The Gulbis overhead hurts...

Sapeod
08-20-2010, 12:15 AM
Gulbis was playing this one
Murray - a total pusher :o
Still better than a certain player who got broken and struggled against a crippled and limping frenchman :wavey:

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 12:39 AM
Expected result and performance from both players.

Persimmon
08-20-2010, 12:40 AM
Murray got lucky.

Huntress555
08-20-2010, 05:01 AM
That was such an annoying match to watch at 4 in the morning. Several times I wanted to reach through my TV and slap both of them.
But particularly Ernests :sad: He had moments of brilliance, and then not so much. Horrible TB.

Oh well congrats Andy for scraping through that.