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Gulbis downs Stepanek, 6-4 6-4

Roddickominator
10-07-2009, 07:03 AM
Gulbis was quite scary this match....serve was on fire and there's really nothing the Sexmaster could do.

Radek was cheated at 6-4 5-4, 30-30 when he hit a sweet lob that was called out....it was clearly in. Probably would've lost anyway though.

Machiavelli
10-07-2009, 07:04 AM
Stepanek 0/5 bp, Gulbis 2/2; true fighter and indoor monster this Radek, yeah right..

Ilovetheblues_86
10-07-2009, 07:04 AM
:mad:

bleu_cheese
10-07-2009, 07:05 AM
Great display from Ernests. No real mental lapses, and he kept Stepanek back on the baseline. Stepanek was not at his best, though. Maybe some after effects from DC.

Good luck in the next round Gulbis. :yeah:

Bargearse
10-07-2009, 07:06 AM
I agree Steps was robbed on that lob to give Gulbis match point. Guess there's no Hawkeye. Too bad, but Gulbis was better on the day anyway. Who does he play next? Any chance Gulbis can break the 2nd round jinx?

HeretiC
10-07-2009, 07:06 AM
The big question now is can Gulbis break that R2 curse and beat Monaco/GGL?

simplet
10-07-2009, 07:08 AM
eh?

CooCooCachoo
10-07-2009, 07:13 AM
Radek :unsure:

jonathancrane
10-07-2009, 07:16 AM
lol

born_on_clay
10-07-2009, 07:17 AM
Awesome result from Gulbis :)

Certinfy
10-07-2009, 07:19 AM
:) Awesome!

Multiple Ernests
10-07-2009, 07:21 AM
I thought for sure Ernie was gonna choke it away serving for it at 5-4, with the FH UE's and the DF to 30-40. But I was pleasantly surprised as he held his nerve/serve to close it out. Second round loss here we come!

Ivanatis
10-07-2009, 07:29 AM
well done Gulbo

orangehat
10-07-2009, 07:33 AM
Good win over ugly steps :ras:

Goldenoldie
10-07-2009, 08:01 AM
Oh my gosh! Am I going to have to change my mind about Gulbis?

rocketassist
10-07-2009, 09:59 AM
Don't waste it Erno.

malisha
10-07-2009, 10:44 AM
Erno:rocker2:
:woohoo:

Dini
10-07-2009, 10:45 AM
It's coming...

:bounce:

Tulipe
10-07-2009, 11:45 AM
I love you, Gulbis :worship: If you just saw the terrible Steppa pic that was added to this in the Czech news... :bolt:

betowiec
10-07-2009, 11:50 AM
good job EG

*Jean*
10-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Ernests :hearts:

oranges
10-07-2009, 12:39 PM
Doubly good news :hearts:

tennishero
10-07-2009, 12:41 PM
great win for gulbis, should beat monaco comfortably.

philosophicalarf
10-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Has he finally found the right team to motivate him?

Monaco should be a piece of cake on a court this quick if Gulbis keeps any form.

tennizen
10-07-2009, 01:03 PM
Great win. Don't know if its some temporary motivation or a permanent return to good form.

rocketassist
10-07-2009, 01:21 PM
He has to take out Monaco, surely :scared:

-Evita-
10-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Great win. Don't know if its some temporary motivation or a permanent return to good form.

Should be more or less permanent :)

So Gulbis now has 20 points for qualifying and 45 for winning the first round. 65 points is the most he's gotten in any tournament this year :eek:

maki925
10-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Wow,excellent!Finally,he is winning again! :)

out_here_grindin
10-07-2009, 01:50 PM
The new indoor monster

Vida
10-07-2009, 01:53 PM
has he ever been consistent? not really. so hardly its gonna be a permanent return to good form.

good win though, :yeah: wish him all the best.

stepa dude :hug:

GlennMirnyi
10-07-2009, 02:13 PM
Steps can't win points off this small tournaments anymore. Just get the paycheck and leave.

oranges
10-07-2009, 02:15 PM
Steps can't win points off this small tournaments anymore. Just get the paycheck and leave.

:spit: It's a 500

GlennMirnyi
10-07-2009, 02:19 PM
:spit: It's a 500

So?

oranges
10-07-2009, 02:21 PM
So?

How exactly is he unable to earn points? I'm really curious, it will take some mighty imagination to come up with the explanation.

There isn't player who can't earn points in 500 at this point, but Steps is such a beast, he transcends it :lol:

tangerine_dream
10-07-2009, 02:30 PM
Yessss, Ernie. :D WTG.

GlennMirnyi
10-07-2009, 02:33 PM
How exactly is he unable to earn points? I'm really curious, it will take some mighty imagination to come up with the explanation.

There isn't player who can't earn points in 500 at this point, but Steps is such a beast, he transcends it :lol:

He has already a Houston final, 175 points from DC and 90 from Barcelona - there's not much more he can get, unless he makes a SF at Tokyo.

Fedexex
10-07-2009, 02:34 PM
:speakles:
welldone!

Burrow
10-07-2009, 02:51 PM
What's with the phrase "indoor monster" right now on MTF?

People are using it for just about any player.

Marat Safin = Indoor Monster.

oranges
10-07-2009, 02:55 PM
He has already a Houston final, 175 points from DC and 90 from Barcelona - there's not much more he can get, unless he makes a SF at Tokyo.

They don't count only 3, you know :lol: In other words, ANY points earned would go towards his ranking, but he decided to let the youngster have his day out of the goodness of his heart :p

Bilbo
10-07-2009, 02:55 PM
real deal

Certinfy
10-07-2009, 03:13 PM
How many R2 matches has Gulbis lost this year?

ad-out
10-07-2009, 03:44 PM
Love it!! :hearts:

EnriqueIG8
10-07-2009, 05:06 PM
I expected this, did the pick in my fill in the draw already. I really think Gulbis has got it together now much better, after he got close to beat Tsonga last week and his recent Davis Cup win/coach switch I think he will go up from here. Of course he can always surprise us and lose against Monaco indoors..but I think he'll have a shot to reach the SF here.

out_here_grindin
10-07-2009, 05:24 PM
What's with the phrase "indoor monster" right now on MTF?

People are using it for just about any player.

Marat Safin = Indoor Monster.

I thought people were referring to Nalbandian when they said that.

HeretiC
10-07-2009, 05:49 PM
I thought people were referring to Nalbandian when they said that.

Well, Safin won Madrid and Paris in 2004 just like Nalbandian in 2007.

Burrow
10-07-2009, 06:08 PM
I thought people were referring to Nalbandian when they said that.

3 Paris titles and 1 final in 5 appearances/Madrid(where he crushed Nalbandian) >>>> Nalbandians fluke of a MC where everybody had to pull out and 2 MS.

oranges
10-07-2009, 06:13 PM
3 Paris titles and 1 final in 5 appearances/Madrid(where he crushed Nalbandian) >>>> Nalbandians fluke of a MC where everybody had to pull out and 2 MS.

:lol: Burro strikes again. He only had to beat 2005 Federer for it, but that's obviously less important than the fact that indoor monster Nadal and youngster Agassi withdrew. BTW, aren't you supposed to be banned

Ichiban1920
10-07-2009, 07:05 PM
2005 Fed with a gimp ankle.

MIMIC
10-07-2009, 07:31 PM
:cool:

Yay

marquez
10-07-2009, 08:47 PM
tennis died today
sexy :sad:

tennishero
10-07-2009, 09:24 PM
3 Paris titles and 1 final in 5 appearances/Madrid(where he crushed Nalbandian) >>>> Nalbandians fluke of a MC where everybody had to pull out and 2 MS.

every time nalbandian is mentioned u need to bash him and diminish his achievements to make safin look better, ur pathetic.
everyone knows nalbandian is a better all around player than safin.


2005 Fed with a gimp ankle.

so gimp he reachd the TMC finals and took it to 5 sets without any sign of injury... right.

Ichiban1920
10-07-2009, 09:51 PM
so gimp he reachd the TMC finals and took it to 5 sets without any sign of injury... right.

Are you completely blinded by your obvious Argentine fanboyism? Federer couldn't even fucking move. Go on youtube and look up the highlights. Nalbandian was hitting crosscourt forehands all day that Federer couldn't even get to because he couldn't even move for shit. It doesn't take a genius to see that, but obviously you're an idiot so its way over your head.

And Nalbandian a better all around player than Safin? With his WTA serve, average volleys and mediocre forehand ? Riiiiiiiiight.

scarecrows
10-08-2009, 12:47 PM
everyone knows nalbandian is a better all around player than safin.


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HattonWBA
10-08-2009, 04:50 PM
Gulbis is an Indoor beast