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Gstaad R2: Gulbis beats Paire 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4

rinnegan
07-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Ernie wins back-to-back matches for the first time since February. :p

misty1
07-18-2012, 01:46 PM
:hysteric:ernie

very mentally strong from ernests to save 15/17 break points against him

Slade
07-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Some clutch play from Gulbis, saving those BPs. Also served very well

Thank you Paire for taking out Tomug in the last round. :D

MuzzahLovah
07-18-2012, 01:46 PM
:sad:
Paire had 0-40 to break at 5-5 in the second.

superandy88
07-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Paire was the best player for the whole match, but the break point conversion was atrociuos. 2/3 for Gulbis, 2/17 for Benoit.
Really lucky Gulbis with netcords and half-lines though.

MuzzahLovah
07-18-2012, 01:47 PM
:hysteric:ernie

very mentally strong from ernests to save 15/17 break points against him

A disaster from Paire though.

UsD.AnDreS
07-18-2012, 01:47 PM
2 matches in a row, wow... Some serious rising out there from Gulbis

rocketassist
07-18-2012, 01:48 PM
Another well fought win :yeah: Two down, three to go.

tuek
07-18-2012, 01:54 PM
These guys are very similar players, really. I like Paire, he is super talented, but he also suffers from the same mental implosions that Gulbis does. If anyone can't take advantage of Ernests's lapses in concentration, it's Benoit. As for Ernests, he really needs to work on consolidating after he breaks serve. Was down 0-40 multiple times, and the fact that he was still able to hold in those games was not a good look for Benoit.
Gulbis served pretty well, though - that was key for him.

abraxas21
07-18-2012, 01:55 PM
the swedish girls must be giving gulbis a much needed boost

misty1
07-18-2012, 01:56 PM
he's in switzerland

Deathless Mortal
07-18-2012, 01:58 PM
the swedish girls must be giving gulbis a much needed boost

What are the Swedish girls doing in Switzerland?

Jverweij
07-18-2012, 01:58 PM
good win for Ernests. I'm having a hard time believing he served well though, with 17 BP's against.

delboy
07-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Very lucky win for Gulbis but happy he got it done anyway.

-Evita-
07-18-2012, 02:03 PM
the swedish girls must be giving gulbis a much needed boost

He's stated in several interviews that he will never go back to Sweden after how he was treated there.

CooCooCachoo
07-18-2012, 02:04 PM
WTF Benoît, losing to Gulbis on clay :help:

But at least the Latvian is showing some ability to win matches again. The Berdych scalp was not just an isolated event.

CooCooCachoo
07-18-2012, 02:10 PM
He's stated in several interviews that he will never go back to Sweden after how he was treated there.

What happened? :unsure:

duong
07-18-2012, 02:11 PM
I didn't have a good impression about Gulbis-Verdasco last week, and the score gives the same impression : saving breakpoints, 6 less points than your opponent, great serving.

Last week, the first service games against Verdasco were all the same : deuce easy-error, ad-Verdasco ace or great serve, etc ...

I expected better from Gulbis after his match against Berdych in Wimbledon, I don't think he will go far if he plays like that. It can win a match but not many ones.

nole_no1
07-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Gulbis won two matches in a row :eek:

WTF Benoît, losing to Gulbis on clay :help:


He can play very well on clay and Benoit can lose to anyone

BroTree123
07-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Great news for tennis.

Chase Visa
07-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Ernie fought a win? What sort of alternate universe is this?

rocketassist
07-18-2012, 02:24 PM
WTF Benoît, losing to Gulbis on clay :help:

But at least the Latvian is showing some ability to win matches again. The Berdych scalp was not just an isolated event.

Federer's lost to him on clay before :D

-Evita-
07-18-2012, 02:35 PM
What happened? :unsure:

He was arrested and thrown in jail overnight for soliciting prostitutes. He's a guy who can find humor in any situation so he was able to joke about it later but, well, he thought it was unfair since he didn't know the girls he was with were prostitutes. He paid a fine and was let out in time for his match the next day but he lost it, of course, and then he swore never to come back to Sweden. That happened several years back.

Deathless Mortal
07-18-2012, 02:42 PM
He was arrested and thrown in jail overnight for soliciting prostitutes. He's a guy who can find humor in any situation so he was able to joke about it later but, well, he thought it was unfair since he didn't know the girls he was with were prostitutes. He paid a fine and was let out in time for his match the next day but he lost it, of course, and then he swore never to come back to Sweden. That happened several years back.

I just knew it had something to do with prostitutes :haha:

Atko
07-18-2012, 02:47 PM
Another dreadful result for Paire. Dustin Brown last week, and now Gulbis here.

Reckon we might actually be seeing another "Gulbis" in the Frenchman - supremely talented but mindless when it comes to rally construction and keeping his cool. He's got time to fix those obvious failings but they are nasty habits to get into.

Zelyony
07-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Paire should win a title soon.

philosophicalarf
07-18-2012, 04:13 PM
I didn't have a good impression about Gulbis-Verdasco last week, and the score gives the same impression : saving breakpoints, 6 less points than your opponent, great serving.

Last week, the first service games against Verdasco were all the same : deuce easy-error, ad-Verdasco ace or great serve, etc ...

I expected better from Gulbis after his match against Berdych in Wimbledon, I don't think he will go far if he plays like that. It can win a match but not many ones.


Yeah, I'm following a similar line of thought.

Umag was very, very hot when he played Verdasco though - I think he'd basically just decided he couldn't cope physically, and he had to swing for a winner every shot.

Gstaad he's showed decent fight at least, if more than a bit wayward. Could easily have lost to Volandri if his attitude was worse, and even more so today.

Hypnotize
07-18-2012, 04:23 PM
One talented basketcase beats another talented basketcase. Both these guys are better than their rankings but they lack the discipline to improve their games. As crazy as it sounds, Gulbis was the one with the better gameplan today although even then, he didn't have much of one. Paire didn't seem to know what he was doing.

Hypnotize
07-18-2012, 04:26 PM
the swedish girls must be giving gulbis a much needed boost
That would have been funny if they were in Bastad Sweden. Sadly they are in Gstaad Switzerland so it wasn't. :facepalm:

sexybeast
07-18-2012, 04:37 PM
He's stated in several interviews that he will never go back to Sweden after how he was treated there.

Billionaire pretty boy Gulbis driving around looking for cheap street whores in Sweden....

He should let Almagro be his wing man and show him how to do it the proper way...

http://pics.nattstad.se/3/800000/740000/734558/pics/201271522211300734558_sbig.jpg

:worship:

Corey Feldman
07-18-2012, 05:21 PM
congrats Gulbitoiatis

Sombrerero loco
07-18-2012, 05:23 PM
ernie :bowdown: keep winning!!

misty1
07-18-2012, 05:28 PM
One talented basketcase beats another talented basketcase. Both these guys are better than their rankings but they lack the discipline to improve their games. As crazy as it sounds, Gulbis was the one with the better gameplan today although even then, he didn't have much of one. Paire didn't seem to know what he was doing.

does he ever?

duong
07-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Paire about his match today :

"I didn't have the impression to play a tennis match but rather to send balls for birds-shooting ! Super-interesting ..."

http://www.welovetennis.fr/atp-gstaad/52878-paire-du-tir-aux-pigeons

Looks like Gulbis played quite the same way as against Verdasco :lol: