RG R2: Gulbis def. Blake 7-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

05-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Many winners, few UEs.

God job Gulbis.

05-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Ta-ra James chuck.

05-29-2008, 11:50 AM
wow Ernests that was impressive :banana: :) :D

draw is open up to make QF

05-29-2008, 11:50 AM
Well done Gulbis, especially good, when behind in his service games. Blake had 0-30 or 15-40 in the fourth, but could do nothing about it.

Snoo Foo
05-29-2008, 11:51 AM
:woohoo: Vamos Ernie Boy! :woohoo:

05-29-2008, 11:51 AM
This is the first time I saw Gulbis for more than half an hour. Really, if he hits those winners i doubt anyone can stop him. They are really blazing.

Unfortunately for him this kind of game comes and goes, so he has to work a lot on his defensive play.

05-29-2008, 11:51 AM

Gulbis played well, no nerves serving it out.

Action Jackson
05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Less ball bashing by Gulbis, good to see him get the win. Lapentti is going to upset his rhythm a lot.

Watch out Blakie, big Odesnik is looking for the DC spot in Madrid.

Deathless Mortal
05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Ernests :rocker2:

05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
so many chances there James

served for the first set at 5-4
and then many games in the 4th set where he had chance to break

and that volley to give the break :tape:

05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Good play from Ernie. Really like his offensive approach to the game.

Blake :haha: :haha: Volley of the year right there :haha: :haha: What a mug !

05-29-2008, 11:53 AM
Job well done :yeah:

Draw is very good - even QF is possible now.

Voo de Mar
05-29-2008, 11:53 AM
Another pathetic performance by Blake :o I thought he would reach quarterfinal this year because of a very beneficial draw :lol: Gulbis has very good, gentle backhand dropshot in view of his ball-bashing.

05-29-2008, 11:54 AM
wow awesome display!

the volley at BP at the second last game in the match :lol: :haha:

05-29-2008, 11:54 AM
Gulbis :woohoo:

Voo de Mar
05-29-2008, 11:55 AM
and that volley to give the break :tape:

It's amazing how useless is Blake lately at games when he is forced to save breakpoints :o

05-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Oh yes!!! Well done, young man! :worship: Great gift on my birthday from my most supported player :)

Nice dropshotting :yeah: James was absolutely hopeless on getting to those dropshots.

Feeling a bit sorry for James though :hug:

05-29-2008, 11:57 AM
any excuses for this one?


Bernard Black
05-29-2008, 11:58 AM
Unlucky Blake, see you next year. Second round is a good effort by your standards.

05-29-2008, 11:58 AM
Good job kid! :woohoo:

Happy birthday seljanin :lol:

05-29-2008, 12:01 PM
Good job kid! :woohoo:

Happy birthday seljanin :lol:

Thanks, jitterbug :hug: :yeah:

05-29-2008, 12:07 PM
Gulbis is a bad match-up for people ranked #8 in the world, apparently :tape:

05-29-2008, 12:12 PM
Good to see that joke Blake out of the tournament. At least Gulbis isn't afraid to win big matches.

05-29-2008, 12:14 PM
Happy Birthday Seljanin:bdaycake::hug: I'm Di. Great present for you:yeah:

Well done Erno, great win:worship:

05-29-2008, 12:26 PM
Great match and good t see another yung player breaking through

05-29-2008, 12:32 PM
really liked the match, gulbis had some amazing shots. this seems to be the year of young talent

Horatio Caine
05-29-2008, 12:35 PM
Not a surprise...and was quite impressed with Gulbis's play in that 4th set, although he still had his moments of brainless ball-bashing. Nice to see that he has ironed out a few of the creases in his game though...definitely a better player than he was this time a year ago. :yeah:

And Blake's volley to give Gulbis the decisive break... :bolt: :spit:

05-29-2008, 12:37 PM
Good to see that joke Blake out of the tournament. At least Gulbis isn't afraid to win big matches.

Do you really think that Blake lost this one because he was afraid to win, because he choked??? And how can you know that Gulbis is a man of big matches? So far Gulbis has won only one doubles tournament, so it's a little early to conclude that he plays well in big matches.

All credit to Gulbis, it was well played. But no need to call Blake a joke and bring up his weak five set record. This match has nothing to do with that.

05-29-2008, 12:55 PM
the speed of Erny's strokes :hearts:

watched all the match! c'mon Erny :rocker2:

05-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Go Gulbis. He always had good chances over Blake on clay and he did it. :yeah:

05-29-2008, 01:23 PM

05-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Nice one James.

I really wanted to see him play Lapentti. Oh well. Congrats Gulbis!

05-29-2008, 01:43 PM
James Blake is the best case for special seedings at the French Open. What a waste.

05-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Ernests :hearts:

Bye bye Blake mug. :D

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-29-2008, 02:22 PM
expected ...

05-29-2008, 02:29 PM
Flake. :lol:

05-29-2008, 03:13 PM
Blake again demonstrates why he is a no-show at the slams. :rolleyes:

05-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Never in doubt, champ :yeah: Quality display and he's improving so quickly on clay after really struggling on it last year.

The marathon man Lapentti next, hope he can be patient and not lose his focus at times.

05-29-2008, 03:30 PM
James Lake :LOL:

05-29-2008, 03:37 PM
expected one

05-29-2008, 03:38 PM
blake on european clay :haha:

05-29-2008, 03:57 PM
Memo for thread title: Ernests "topspin master" Gulbis outthinks James "Grandmaster" Blake.

05-29-2008, 04:29 PM
Too bad James. Now go practice for the faster season :)

05-29-2008, 04:46 PM
Blake is not good on clay yes, but Gulbis was pretty impressive at this one.

05-29-2008, 06:06 PM
not an upset IMO

05-29-2008, 06:48 PM
Nice Performance Gulbis

Blake sucking hard has always.

05-29-2008, 08:43 PM
great win for Ernito :rocker2:

The best part is that he totally held his cool at the end.

05-29-2008, 11:08 PM
Good job Gulbis - not surprised but still very pleased :D