RG R1: J. Benneteau def. E. Gulbis 6-4 6-2 1-0 Ret. [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R1: J. Benneteau def. E. Gulbis 6-4 6-2 1-0 Ret.

dombrfc
05-23-2010, 03:59 PM
:o

ShotmaKer
05-23-2010, 03:59 PM
meh :o get well soon big boy.

uNIVERSE mAN
05-23-2010, 04:00 PM
what an effort by Gulbis!

SheepleBuster
05-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Who was it at ESPN who picked Gulbis to take out federer?

Sri
05-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Everyone's learning from Rafa?

jrm
05-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Julie :woohoo:

andy neyer
05-23-2010, 04:01 PM
What the hell, Ernie? You know how much that cost me? :)

straitup
05-23-2010, 04:01 PM
That really wasn't looking like the best matchup for Gulbis regardless... :lol:

The Magician
05-23-2010, 04:01 PM
Gulbis is a clown for life. He was perfectly fine, could have easily played out the match.

Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuug

Noleta
05-23-2010, 04:01 PM
:woohoo:Julien:woohoo:

Ernie:hug:

green25814
05-23-2010, 04:01 PM
Bye ernest. :lol:

madmax
05-23-2010, 04:02 PM
Gutted...

scoobs
05-23-2010, 04:02 PM
Shame for Gulbis, that groin strain or whatever he did looked uncomfortable.

Not sure he'd have retired if he weren't a set and a break down already when it happened, but...

Not like he was playing all that great before it happened.

Disappointing for him considering his form coming in.

scoobs
05-23-2010, 04:03 PM
nothing to do with a groin strain, he was getting F'd up before it.
well yes he was, i suspect the groin strain, hamstring, whatever and the scoreline together made the decision for him.

Jomp1
05-23-2010, 04:04 PM
Did you see the match?

No that's why I asked. Watched the score down 2 sets to love and looked liked he maybe couldn't be arsed?

TheBoiledEgg
05-23-2010, 04:04 PM
it was a hamstring injury

Ernie :(

SheepleBuster
05-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Gulbis lost. He lost the first set fair and square. This is the thing with people who beat top guys. They think they are going to perform like them too. Roger and Rafa have made a living out of performing big in grand slams. Gulbish has not proved himself yet. His daddy has all the millions. Is he motivated enough?

dombrfc
05-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Hamstring Injury at 3-1 in 2nd. Movement severely hindered.

He was by no means out of it at that point though.

iriraz
05-23-2010, 04:06 PM
I`ve watched the match and it simply wasn`t his day.He got injured during the second set but he was already a set down and behind in the second.So even without the injury it would have been tough for him to come back from 2 sets down.

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05-23-2010, 04:06 PM
Gulbis is a clown for life. He was perfectly fine, could have easily played out the match.


He could hardly move after he pulled the muscle. :shrug: Clearly he couldn't get in position to set up a shot or serve properly.

Julien was giving him a hell of a game before it happened but who knows what would have happened if he hadn't gotten injured.

:sobbing: Really really sad for Ernests. Hope he is OK in time for the grass season.

LocoPorElTenis
05-23-2010, 04:06 PM
Gulbis did injure himself midway through the second set, he was being thoroughly beaten until then though so a deserve victory for Benneteau regardless.

-Valhalla-
05-23-2010, 04:08 PM
Was he really injured or did he pull a Novak?

It was legit. He was stretched wide to his backhand and almost did the splits [he was down 1-3, 2nd set]. He came up limp, grabbing his hammy.

That really wasn't looking like the best matchup for Gulbis regardless... :lol:

Agreed. This was a very tricky 1st rd matchup for Gulbis. United Colors of Benneteau doesn't have any serious weapons, but he's a very steady, solid baseliner and this is Paris. I don't think Gulbis would have won either way.

Filo V.
05-23-2010, 04:08 PM
Lets be honest. He was playing poorly before the injury got serious. He was looking frustrated and he was playing very patchy. Whether he could have came back, unfortunately we'll never know, but Benneteau deserves credit, he was the better player.

Everyone was hopping on that Gulbis bandwagon, but you always have to remember, injuries can happen, he's inconsistent and this last few weeks are the first time he's won back-to-back matches consistently in events in a few years, so his body is taking more stress than usual. I never expected him to make it past R3 anyway so I am not too surprised.

henke007
05-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Great scoreline

Puschkin
05-23-2010, 04:09 PM
I`ve watched the match and it simply wasn`t his day.He got injured during the second set but he was already a set down and behind in the second.So even without the injury it would have been tough for him to come back from 2 sets down.

Agreed. His serve did no damage today.

Filo V.
05-23-2010, 04:10 PM
I was legit. He was stretched wide to his backhand and almost did the splits [he was down 1-3, 2nd set]. He came up limp, grabbing his hammy.



Agreed. This was a very tricky 1st rd matchup for Gulbis. United Colors of Benneteau doesn't have any serious weapons, but he's a very steady, solid baseliner and this is Paris. I don't think Gulbis would have won either way.

It surely didn't look like he was going to. He was down a set and a break and frustrated. Then he got treatment and was able to at least play OK for a bit but he was still being beaten by Benneteau regardless. Then the injury became too much to overcome.

It really isn't even an upset IMO.

Noleta
05-23-2010, 04:10 PM
No that's why I asked. Watched the score down 2 sets to love and looked liked he maybe couldn't be arsed?

Tbh,Julien was the better player,before Ernie injured himself,he looked in pain straight after he slided:shrug:I think he might've injured his hamstring.

Raquel
05-23-2010, 04:10 PM
A shame for Gulbis, but even before the injury he was being outplayed I thought. Love Richard Evans commentary online from the Tennis Channel talking about the "pots of money" that the Gulbis family have but despite this he is a fighter....about 3 minutes before he retired :p Richard was the most entertaining thing about the match :)

guille&tati4life
05-23-2010, 04:12 PM
Totally unsurprising.

:wavey: Gulbis :D

malisha
05-23-2010, 04:14 PM
kudos to Benny..very smart match out there...good serving and very consistent

Erno had awful tactic...no changing pace or direction of the ball what so ever and thats the game to beat a counterpuncher like Benny

Sillyrabbit
05-23-2010, 04:16 PM
He wasn't playing that well even before then and he was probably gonna lose, but with Benneteau being French, you never know...

malisha
05-23-2010, 04:16 PM
Gulbis did injure himself midway through the second set, he was being thoroughly beaten until then though so a deserve victory for Benneteau regardless.

agreed

BigJohn
05-23-2010, 04:27 PM
Early exit for the real #3...

osmonde
05-23-2010, 04:29 PM
He came back from a set down against Federer in Rome...
Today, injury affected his game ; he should have retired just after it.
He could not move at all from the 4th game in the 2nd set...

He has been consistent for a long while...since Gumy is coaching him.
I don't agree with those who thinks that is back in his old scheme.

Otherwise, how could he be 27th in ranking from 99th last february?

Bilbo
05-23-2010, 04:31 PM
good french open for the real deal. that's the difference between gulbis and real top players who can beat any type of player.

TMJordan
05-23-2010, 04:31 PM
What a mug.

Noleta
05-23-2010, 04:33 PM
Otherwise, how could he be 27th in ranking from 99th last february?

It's a mug era,that's why;)

RawrArgh
05-23-2010, 04:33 PM
Hopefully he can go get some good treatment and training for the grass season. I missed the start of the match, but I'm sure I overheard a commentator mentioning Ernie serving and volleying :S Bizarre.

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05-23-2010, 04:36 PM
I missed the start of the match, but I'm sure I overheard a commentator mentioning Ernie serving and volleying :S Bizarre.

He only did that a couple of times. Dropshot was limited, too. He was a bit out of sorts in the 1st set but did have BP opportunities to get back on serve and couldn't convert. I don't think it is fair to say that he couldn't have come back had he not gotten injured. We'll never know. :sad:

Orka_n
05-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Bad for tennis. RG this year sure doesn't look promising.

ZaZoo)
05-23-2010, 04:40 PM
So, Fed gets quarter with pidgeon Soderling..and..SF with Murray/Tsonga? .. lol

oranges
05-23-2010, 04:43 PM
:sad: WTF Erno, I was looking forward to the clash with Marin. They haven't played since forever. Hopefully, the injury is not too serious an he's back on track for the grass season

Noleta
05-23-2010, 04:44 PM
So, Fed gets quarter with pidgeon Soderling..and..SF with Murray/Tsonga? .. lol

Don't underestimate the Muzzzzzzzzzzzz:armed:

samanosuke
05-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Head is his biggest injury

collo1978
05-23-2010, 04:47 PM
everyone was hyping him up so much for it, bit of a let down

Ozone
05-23-2010, 04:50 PM
wtf!? :lol: Gulbis. Plays the best tennis of his life this clay season then pulls out of RG. Are you kidding me?? Why? That's like winning cash and flushing it down the toilet.

Noleta
05-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Head is his biggest injury

He should switch to Wilson.

wtf!? :lol: Gulbis. Plays the best tennis of his life this clay season then pulls out of RG. Are you kidding me?? Why? That's like winning cash and flushing it down the toilet.

He was forced to.Benny put a spell on him before the match,using a voodoo doll.

Deivid23
05-23-2010, 04:56 PM
Voo de Mar in suicide watch :lol:

Now you´ll have plenty of time to pick up some hookers to heal that "injury", Ernests

samanosuke
05-23-2010, 04:56 PM
He should switch to Wilson.



ha-ha

Selby
05-23-2010, 04:56 PM
The real deal!

M4RC
05-23-2010, 04:57 PM
And this one was supposed to trouble the King? I see.

samanosuke
05-23-2010, 04:58 PM
Now Soderling has easy walk to 1/4

freeandlonely
05-23-2010, 04:59 PM
:o

MIMIC
05-23-2010, 05:00 PM
Wow.

That is all.

RawrArgh
05-23-2010, 05:00 PM
He only did that a couple of times. Dropshot was limited, too. He was a bit out of sorts in the 1st set but did have BP opportunities to get back on serve and couldn't convert. I don't think it is fair to say that he couldn't have come back had he not gotten injured. We'll never know. :sad:

Was the serving and volleying helping at all? I can understand his frustration if it wasn't working cause we all know that volleys aren't his best shot :/ Hopefully he can get treatment and work on net play or something for the grass season.

Pirata.
05-23-2010, 05:00 PM
So, Fed gets quarter with pidgeon Soderling..and..SF with Murray/Tsonga? .. lol

Roger and Rafa both have had pidgeon draws from the start :lol:

Noleta
05-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Voo de Mar in suicide watch :lol:

Now you´ll have plenty of time to pick up some hookers to heal that "injury", Ernests

:lol:

ApproachShot
05-23-2010, 05:08 PM
This match was never going to be easy for Gulbis, especially with the slight burden of expectation. But to give credit where it is due Benneteau in Paris can be a dangerous first round match up. On the basis of his play prior to Gulbis sustaining his injury, he deserved to win.

Are there any early indications as to how serious this injury is? I'm not a physiologist but it didn't look serious enough that he might be missing the grass season?

e476
05-23-2010, 05:09 PM
WTH is going on with Ernests? :help:

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05-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Gulbis says he's off to hospital for an MRI scan, stretched his hamstring and heard two cracks. Hopes to be ready for Queens.

From presser.

Noleta
05-23-2010, 05:10 PM
From presser.

Sounds bad.

jole
05-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Erm, 2 cracks. That kind of sucks. Anyways, get better.

Julien is a pleasure to watch when he is striking the ball as cleanly as he was today. Obviously the guy gets up more for matches when at home.

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05-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Was the serving and volleying helping at all? I can understand his frustration if it wasn't working cause we all know that volleys aren't his best shot :/ Hopefully he can get treatment and work on net play or something for the grass season.

Yes it was working OK but his 1st serve % was dreadful. I think Julien had more aces. :o He was just a bit off at first and Julien was solid enough to wait for the errors - and hit some winners as well.

samanosuke
05-23-2010, 05:13 PM
WTH is going on with Ernests? :help:

You are asking like you are really surprised ?

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05-23-2010, 05:15 PM
You are asking like you are really surprised ?

I am actually really surprised.

RawrArgh
05-23-2010, 05:15 PM
Yes it was working OK but his 1st serve % was dreadful. I think Julien had more aces. :o He was just a bit off at first and Julien was solid enough to wait for the errors - and hit some winners as well.

Atleast that bodes well for the grass season if he can get treatment and work on that. Hopefully Wimbledon will be better this year :)

Bilbo
05-23-2010, 05:18 PM
Now you´ll have plenty of time to pick up some hookers to heal that "injury", Ernests

;)

federernadalfan
05-23-2010, 05:19 PM
this result is just damn funny
gulbis bandwagon's wheel flew off :lol:

The Nothing [†]
05-23-2010, 05:22 PM
I had big hopes for Gulbis:sobbing:

malisha
05-23-2010, 05:22 PM
get better soon Ernests

pica_pica
05-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Disappointing, even though I don't know why this happened.

Filo V.
05-23-2010, 05:30 PM
People overrated Gulbis and ran onto his bandwagon. Now are disappointed that he failed to deliver, even with the injury situation. That's what happens when you run on the bandwagon of someone as inconsistent as Ernie, someone who just a few months ago couldn't win back to back matches. No-one really should be that surprised. One tournament in Rome doesn't make a season or career.

dombrfc
05-23-2010, 05:39 PM
People overrated Gulbis and ran onto his bandwagon. Now are disappointed that he failed to deliver, even with the injury situation. That's what happens when you run on the bandwagon of someone as inconsistent as Ernie, someone who just a few months ago couldn't win back to back matches. No-one really should be that surprised. One tournament in Rome doesn't make a season or career.

Very well said!

zlatan01
05-23-2010, 05:47 PM
Now Soderling has easy walk to 1/4

Who the hell is Soderling?

Čilić has easy walk to 1/4;)

Johnny Groove
05-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Disappointing.

*Jean*
05-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Ernests :bigcry:

DJ Soup
05-23-2010, 06:13 PM
ahaha unexpected

Dupuis2006
05-23-2010, 06:14 PM
Omfg!

Topspin Forehand
05-23-2010, 06:16 PM
What a pathetic player this Gulbis is.

green25814
05-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Its hilarious watching these random MTF bandwagons come crashing down to earth though :lol:

Guy Haines
05-23-2010, 06:25 PM
So was Gulbis injured going in, or not?

Benneteau in France was not a good first round draw regardless.

This result and scenario isn't as loopy as Martinez Sanchez's loss on the women's side. But close.

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05-23-2010, 06:28 PM
People overrated Gulbis and ran onto his bandwagon. Now are disappointed that he failed to deliver, even with the injury situation. That's what happens when you run on the bandwagon of someone as inconsistent as Ernie, someone who just a few months ago couldn't win back to back matches. No-one really should be that surprised. One tournament in Rome doesn't make a season or career.

I have been an Ernie fan since the beginning of 2009. While this loss is disappointing it certainly doesn't mean that he doesn't have a bright future ahead. He is a big talent and has lots of time. The worst part about today is the fact that he got hurt. I hope it is nothing serious and he will be fine for Queens. Still proud to be "on the wagon"! :D

Arkulari
05-23-2010, 06:32 PM
ouch, poor guy, hopefully he can be well enough for grass season

Bilbo
05-23-2010, 07:10 PM
Its hilarious watching these random MTF bandwagons come crashing down to earth though :lol:

:yeah:

Jimnik
05-23-2010, 07:16 PM
Shame.

Still a great clay season. Hope he doesn't go back into hibernation.

Filo V.
05-23-2010, 07:18 PM
I have been an Ernie fan since the beginning of 2009. While this loss is disappointing it certainly doesn't mean that he doesn't have a bright future ahead. He is a big talent and has lots of time. The worst part about today is the fact that he got hurt. I hope it is nothing serious and he will be fine for Queens. Still proud to be "on the wagon"! :D

You are a real fan, I wasn't talking about real fans like you who I've seen been committed to him. I'm talking about trolls who are here talking up Gulbis but were calling him a loser and a mug just a few months ago. Watching their bandwagon crash and burn makes me chuckle a little. It isn't an attack on Gulbis himself or true Ernests' fans.

RawrArgh
05-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Gulbis said he hoped to be fit for the grasscourt season.

“I will try not to be pessimistic for the grass court season,” he said. “Obviously I love grass. I love the tournaments there. There are not many tournaments. Queen’s, Wimbledon, I really enjoy, I enjoy playing on grass.”

This is probably more positive than he would have been this time last year if this had happened :)

oranges
05-23-2010, 07:40 PM
So was Gulbis injured going in, or not?


No, it happened during the match. Benny was beating him before that too, though

osmonde
05-23-2010, 07:50 PM
This is the mouvement when Gulbis hurt himself...
Talks by itself...
Hope MRI will not show big injury, grass season in a few weeks :confused:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/osmonde/j7dzsy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/osmonde/214az5t.jpg

RawrArgh
05-23-2010, 07:57 PM
I think the problem with the splits was that he landed on his heel on one side? That would stretch the muscles more, no?

ossie
05-23-2010, 08:35 PM
poor guy i hope its nothing serious

00923
05-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Nice to see the 23 by his name though.

Doc14
05-23-2010, 08:45 PM
Flamboyant Gulbis finished the match when Benneteau was leading...not sure if he would have retired if he was leading instead;)
Congrats to Julien...:worship:

Certinfy
05-23-2010, 08:48 PM
Haha nice one Julien :yeah:

-Evita-
05-23-2010, 10:04 PM
This was Ernest's first retirement ever in his professional tennis career. Obviously he was injured :sad:

themoonballking
05-23-2010, 10:18 PM
lets remember Ernests as producing some outstanding tennis this summer (http://www.procomparetennis.net/articles/read/Gulbis-Slow-Motion-Tennis-Video) and will surely be one to watch in the next few years. Maybe as soon as flushing!

Bargearse
05-23-2010, 10:28 PM
My V-Cash said that Gulbis would lose. I wish I had put more on it. Could shoulda woulda! He would have lost even if he didn't get injured - he was playing that kind of mindless tennis he is famous for. It would be nice if the commentators would shut up about Daddy's money. I'm sick of hearing about it.

Sophocles
05-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Oh dear.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-23-2010, 10:53 PM
Amazing the amount of haters this Gulbis has :o

KarlyM
05-23-2010, 11:05 PM
Damn. :retard: I thought Gulbis would do well here.

It's nice to see Benny win. :)

Sunset of Age
05-23-2010, 11:16 PM
Aye, this sucks. Not a fan of his, but always sad to see a very promising player out of an important tournament early because of an injury. :(

Get well soon, Ernie. :hug:

Oops, forgot: congrats Benneteau.

Geo
05-24-2010, 01:03 AM
:o

Gulbis had so much momentum coming into RG and now he's out in the 1st rd with a retirement :tape: I was looking forward to him messing up the draw a bit, but not by losing so early :spit: :o

andylovesaustin
05-24-2010, 01:14 AM
This is the mouvement when Gulbis hurt himself...
Talks by itself...
Hope MRI will not show big injury, grass season in a few weeks :confused:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/osmonde/j7dzsy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/osmonde/214az5t.jpg

Oh man! Looks like he may have pulled or strained a hamstring? It could have cramped-up on him.

Well.. too that's too bad. But yeah, it didn't look too good for Gulbis anyway. Maybe he just peaked a bit too early and ran out of steam.

Congrats to Benneteau..

coonster14
05-24-2010, 01:30 AM
well now my draw challenge is really screwed...bad luck ernie!

FlameOn
05-24-2010, 01:48 AM
Bad luck Ernie. :sad:

Julian's been playing very poor (still can't believe he has a win over Federer while Verdasco doesn't :o) this clay season, but nice to have a Frenchie in the second round.

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05-24-2010, 02:33 AM
I just hope that the hamstring isn't torn. That is what they are worried about and have gone to the hospital to get checked. :sad:

Rumour
05-24-2010, 03:15 AM
Get better soon Gulbis :hug:

Not a Benneteau fan but, as already mentioned, he was not that easy a matchup on this surface to begin with so well done to him.

CyBorg
05-24-2010, 05:39 AM
Go back to jail, Ernie.