Wimbledon 1R: Tursunov d. Gulbis 63 36 76 76

06-22-2011, 07:02 PM
First GS win in more than two years for Tursunov.

Match dominated by serves -- over 100 unreturned ones.
On day one Gulbis was missing from the baseline significantly less than expected, at times making Tursunov look like a retriever. Ernie's backhand was particularly dangerous.
One loosy service game cost Gulbis the first set, the same can be said about Tursunov in the second. Third set was of great hilarity with both players complaining about darkness, Gulbis slipping on countless occasions and Tursunov failing to serve for the set and eventually DFing on BP to give the break away. They left at 5-5.
Two LOL moments. 1) Tursunov, after barely lobbing off return, standing at the fence with his arms stretched impersonating a goalkeeper during a penalty kick -- and Gulbis dumps the overhead into the net. 2) Gulbis awkwardly slips storming inside the court, lands on his ass but manages to recover and produce a beautiful CC BH winner.

On day 2 Gulbis came back with a monster serve not letting Tursunov win a point on return. His ground game worsened though (for example, nearly every time Tursunov created a good angle Gulbis had no answer but Mitya wasn't doing it often enough). At the tiebreak both stayed on serve till 6-6, if I'm not mistaken. Then Mitya earns SP after Ernests touches the net with his foot successfully chasing a netball (Gulbis would've won the point otherwise). What does Tursunov do now? You guessed it right. He DFs on SP. A couple of points later it's Gulbis' turn to waste SP from a totally winning position at the net. Finally, on his 4th or 5th SP, Tursunov unleashes a big forehand forcing Gulbis to committ an error. 14-12.
Set 4. Both were holding serve rather comfortably before Gulbis decided to really go for his shots. Huge backhand, huge forehand, and he's 40-15 up on Tursunov's serve. Ernie dominates the rally on first BP, hits Tursunov off the court and opts for elegant dropshot as a putaway -- FAIL. On second BP he slips during neutral rally and sails BH long. Breaks his racquet. After that Gulbis' groundstrokes completely broke down and though his serve pushed him to another TB he couldn't do a thing there as Tursunov didn't miss a single return this time.

Not an awfully bad match from Tursunov as he played with quite a margin for error. But he really needs to cut those DFs on key points.

06-22-2011, 07:03 PM
fuck... Gulbis won a set on slams after few years

Josh V
06-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Great play from Tursunov. He was too solid off the ground for Gulbis. Tursunov should have a chance against Melzer next round.

Sham Kay Adams
06-22-2011, 07:05 PM
That's great for Tursunov and equally saddening for Gulbis, fwahaha. On another note.. C'moon Haase

06-22-2011, 07:05 PM
Gulbis! :sad:

06-22-2011, 07:05 PM
good for the game

06-22-2011, 07:06 PM
I bet Gulbis doesn't bitch (no pun intended :tape:);moan and whine as much when he is with his whores as he did in that match against Tursunov:rolleyes:

Tursunov welcome back buddy:hatoff:

06-22-2011, 07:07 PM
fuck... Gulbis won a set on slams after few years

Yeah, I was pretty surprised myself :dance: I also wanted him to win the match but you can't ask for too much at once.

Still, it was a promising display from Ernests. Seems like getting a coach has helped him again.

06-22-2011, 07:08 PM
:haha: mugbis :haha: . Good for tennis and for the sport this result. Too bad Tursunov gave a set to this mug.

06-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Just fuck off Gulbis.

Sunset of Age
06-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Gulbis :rolls:

Congrats, Dima!

06-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Seems like watching tennis for looks don't pay off. :haha: Gulbis is bad for tennis.

06-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Wimbledon line judges continue to impress, btw. A lot of overrules in this match, including two in one game on almost successive points.

06-22-2011, 08:06 PM
Good job, Mitya! :yeah:

06-22-2011, 11:50 PM
Congrats to Gulbis for winning a set in a gs! First time in years! :yeah:

06-23-2011, 12:32 AM
Good to see some fight from Gulbis! :yeah: :D

06-23-2011, 12:37 AM
Ernie. :sobbing: Lost cause.

06-23-2011, 02:56 AM
Americans keep on surging into the 2nd round.

bad gambler
06-23-2011, 02:58 AM
Americans keep on surging into the 2nd round.

:lol: :p

They breed them better on the West Coast ;)

06-23-2011, 03:02 AM
good result in the douchebag battle

06-23-2011, 05:20 AM
Ernests :o winnable match
Dmitry :)

06-23-2011, 07:35 AM
All I saw was that third set tiebreaker, but Gulbis was not as bad as recent form would suggest. I expect he'll have at least one good tournament in the US...I hope.

06-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Gulbis still as erratic as ever...losing two consecutive tiebreaks to Dima is a quite a feat, considering his fragile mentality

06-23-2011, 08:34 AM
Gulbis is such a waste of space. :sad:

06-23-2011, 08:56 AM
yipiee! :D
good luck against melzer.

06-23-2011, 09:52 AM
Gulbis showed some signs of good play.
He will raise up his level.
Some aspects are good already...

06-23-2011, 10:08 AM
gulbis' needs to get to stockholm quick and part with some cash for some sexual healing

06-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Great for the game :yeah: Gulbis is a total waste of court oxygen all around the world.

06-23-2011, 10:24 AM
Expected. Ernie is in such a shitty form lately!

Super Djoker
06-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Gulbis just doesent Commit anything like enough to make it in Tennis! If was really Comitted to Tennis he could be like a Monfils, i feal, but he won,t. I would not be surprised if he retires before he is 24!

06-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Why I'm not surprised this thread is all about Gulbis instead of the winner Tursunov.