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Doha R1: Gulbis def. Hanescu 63 76

miura
01-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Future Grand Slam Champion this.

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01-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Hey - a win is a win! ;)

misty1
01-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Was serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set and got broken to 15 and than fought back from 0-5 down in the tiebreaker and won 6 straight points and 8 of the last 9

some things never change..ernie still likes making things hard on himself

jonathancrane
01-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Excellent TB from both players :yeah:

-Evita-
01-04-2011, 01:21 PM
Gulbis had 38 winners to 22 UEs, a really enjoyable match :yeah:

Voo de Mar
01-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Gulbis can't a win a tie-break longer than 9-7 so at least has already won a tie-break from 0:5 down - it's an achievement, not every player wins such a tie-break in career :p

Ozdog
01-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Good stuff

madmax
01-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Not a bad match from both - Gulbis seems to be gearing up for that first GS win

YouKnowWho
01-04-2011, 01:34 PM
lol at that TB.

enjoyable match overall though, Gulbis looked good throughout.

Topspindoctor
01-04-2011, 01:37 PM
Gulbis - AO and RG champ in 2011 :rocker2:






On his Playstation 3.

finishingmove
01-04-2011, 01:42 PM
colossal effort

seljanin
01-04-2011, 01:48 PM
Fairly good 1st match of the season by Ernests. Shouldn't have made that slip-up, when serving for the match at 6:3, 5:4 though. The start of the tie-break was also... khmmm... :tape: I was already looking forward to the 3rd set at 0:5 in TB.

Btw, anyone knows, why Gulbis plays with Wilson now instead of Head? Didn't know that he had made a switch prior to this match.

miura
01-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Fairly good 1st match of the season by Ernests. Shouldn't have made that slip-up, when serving for the match at 6:3, 5:4 though. The start of the tie-break was also... khmmm... :tape: I was already looking forward to the 3rd set at 0:5 in TB.

Btw, anyone knows, why Gulbis plays with Wilson now instead of Head? Didn't know that he had made a switch prior to this match.
Probably got a contract with Wilson. 95% certain it's a paintjob anyway :)

osmonde
01-04-2011, 05:25 PM
Gulbis can't a win a tie-break longer than 9-7 so at least has already won a tie-break from 0:5 down - it's an achievement, not every player wins such a tie-break in career :p

Right. From 0-5 in tie-break, seems that mostly Nadal could do it. So good start for 2011.

On court interview, asking how he managed that, he answered:

"People used to talk about my mental weakness, now they will talk about my mental toughness. It is my new style."

Always fast funny answers: hope he believes it.

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01-04-2011, 05:37 PM
On court interview, asking how he managed that, he answered:

"People used to talk about my mental weakness, now they will talk about my mental toughness. It is my new style."

Always fast funny answers: hope he believes it.
:lol: Still funny.

MIMIC
01-04-2011, 05:43 PM
Didn't see the match (hopefully it'll be on YouTube), but f**k yeah! :rocker2:

Nice way to kick off his season.

oranges
01-04-2011, 06:22 PM
:)