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Tokyo QF: Tsonga def Gulbis 4-6 6-4 6-3

Bargearse
10-09-2009, 08:48 AM
Gulbis played really well right up until serving to stay in the second set. Double faulted to hand it to Tsonga and it was over from there.

madmax
10-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Gulbis practically handed the match to Tsonga with boneheaded plays...oh well, still has plenty to learn I guess

Elena.
10-09-2009, 08:52 AM
still has plenty to learn I guess

he seems on track ,keep it up Ernests :hearts:

Voo de Mar
10-09-2009, 08:52 AM
Gulbis lost this match in a similar style to his defeat in Auckalnd (Del Potro 6-4 4-6 1-6) at the beginning of the year. In both matches Gulbis was a better player until 6-4 4:4. Gumy must still work with Gulbis' head, 10th game of the 2nd set was pathetic (three forehand errors from easy positions + the only double fault of the set at setpoint down) :banghead:

Tsonga is 2nd best player this year in winning matches being 1 set down - has won 10 matches this way, Del Potro 12.

Dini
10-09-2009, 08:53 AM
Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this result. On the one hand I'm happy for Tsonga having toughed it out again - it's a sign of a top player being able to win from a deficient on a consistent basis and find something there when not playing at your best. But on the other hand I feel a bit sad for Gulbis; I really thought he had a chance and I wanted him to go deeper, but nevertheless he should be encouraged by his effort this week. Maybe he'll loosen up a bit now.

Bargearse
10-09-2009, 08:57 AM
Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this result. On the one hand I'm happy for Tsonga having toughed it out again - it's a sign of a top player being able to win from a deficient on a consistent basis and find something there when not playing at your best. But on the other hand I feel a bit sad for Gulbis; I really thought he had a chance and I wanted him to go deeper, but nevertheless he should be encouraged by his effort this week. Maybe he'll loosen up a bit now.

Gulbis had chances to break Tsonga in the first game of the 2nd set & couldn't get the job done, but that disappointment didn't seem to effect him. He continued to hold serve confidently, but then when he was serving to stay in the match, he was all over the shop. Errors and then the pathetic double fault on set point.

Gulbis said himself that tennis is a game of confidence and I guess he has to work on that aspect of his game. Well, good result to get past the 2nd round for him. Hopefully he can build on this for a better 2010.

bokehlicious
10-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Nice one Jo! :yeah: :cool:

born_on_clay
10-09-2009, 09:22 AM
Good match and expected result :D

Bilbo
10-09-2009, 09:52 AM
a typical gulbis letdown. once he loses a set like this he's a goner. that's why he will never become a good player.

Mimi
10-09-2009, 10:02 AM
Gulbis played really well right up until serving to stay in the second set. Double faulted to hand it to Tsonga and it was over from there.:hug: this close score showed that Gublis is improving, he will get back to his top very soon :hug:

malisha
10-09-2009, 10:21 AM
:sad:

Burrow
10-09-2009, 11:03 AM
a typical gulbis letdown. once he loses a set like this he's a goner. that's why he will never become a good player.

He isn't already a good player? :lol:

Does Tsonga do that stupid over acted celebration after every match win? :o

Dini
10-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Does Tsonga do that stupid over acted celebration after every match win? :o

Yes. No matter how big or small the opponent/tournament/match/round is.

Burrow
10-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Well, for me, it's rather embarrassing to watch.

Dini
10-09-2009, 11:10 AM
Well, for me, it's rather embarrassing to watch.

Same here. But I still like the guy.

To be fair though Gael Monfils' Soulja Boy match celebration dance some time ago really was the definition of embarrassing. :o

the graduate
10-09-2009, 11:14 AM
He isn't already a good player? :lol:

Does Tsonga do that stupid over acted celebration after every match win? :ohe can do whatever he wants,he can fart,moon the crowd,kiss his opponent,or his usual celebration:rolleyes:....thats part of his charm plus he owns Safin:p

Burrow
10-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Same here. But I still like the guy.

To be fair though Gael Monfils' Soulja Boy match celebration dance some time ago really was the definition of embarrassing. :o

Don't know about Monfils cause I'd rather jump off a very high building than watch any of his matches.

Burrow
10-09-2009, 11:35 AM
he can do whatever he wants,he can fart,moon the crowd,kiss his opponent,or his usual celebration:rolleyes:....thats part of his charm plus he owns Safin:p

He owns Safin? What, by beating him in Madrid? Yeah, cause that was hard, wasn't it?

There is a reason why Safin is retiring, you know.

the graduate
10-09-2009, 11:48 AM
He owns Safin? What, by beating him in Madrid? Yeah, cause that was hard, wasn't it?

There is a reason why Safin is retiring, you know.Monfils and Tsonga own Safin now Ouanna ALSO owned him at RG...particularly Monfils he has schooled the Russian numerous times.:p

*Jean*
10-09-2009, 12:41 PM
Ernests :o :sad: Missed chance again, but still some great scores against some of the top 10, it's pretty encouraging!

HeretiC
10-09-2009, 01:13 PM
Monfils and Tsonga own Safin now Ouanna ALSO owned him at RG...particularly Monfils he has schooled the Russian numerous times.:p

If you are trying to emphasize French ownage over Safin just say Santoro.

ReturnWinner
10-09-2009, 01:48 PM
This tournament is a great step forward for Gulbis, thanks to his new coach he got some confidence and motivation back.

out_here_grindin
10-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Same here. But I still like the guy.

To be fair though Gael Monfils' Soulja Boy match celebration dance some time ago really was the definition of embarrassing. :o

anyone who sings or dances to soulja boy needs to leave earth.

Certinfy
10-09-2009, 03:44 PM
Was hoping for Gulbis to win, tho i like Jo aswell, so i'm happy :)

the graduate
10-09-2009, 03:47 PM
anyone who sings or dances to soulja boy needs to leave earth.leave Gael alone he is a free spirit,just by looking at his face you can tell that its just pure fun not contrived like Djokovic.Thats why the crowds love him wherever he goes,they see that innocent fun spirit in him.:p

GlennMirnyi
10-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Expected. The better player won.

Burrow
10-09-2009, 04:07 PM
Monfils and Tsonga own Safin now Ouanna ALSO owned him at RG...particularly Monfils he has schooled the Russian numerous times.:p

Yes cause Safin was peak in 2007. Playing great tennis :o

tennishero
10-09-2009, 04:07 PM
gulbis :(

tennishero
10-09-2009, 04:08 PM
Yes cause Safin was peak in 2007. Playing great tennis :o

why do u derail every thread into a safin discussion...

Voo de Mar
10-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, for me, it's rather embarrassing to watch.

I like it, IMO this overreaction is better to watch than reaction of a player who treats winning match like another day in the office.

rubbERR
10-09-2009, 05:11 PM
gulbis was missing shots like roger-vasselin against hewitt = easy put aways wide or net, they cant keep it up when tournament progresses

Certinfy
10-09-2009, 05:11 PM
After there match in Bangkok i expected at least 1 TB...

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 05:17 PM
Good win for Tsonga. I think Mugbis is finally getting it together.

Goldenoldie
10-09-2009, 05:29 PM
Normality has been restored.