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Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the match"

Gulbis said he has lost the confidence that helped him break into the top 20 last season, with titles in Marseille and a first trophy on clay in Nice. Despite his poor record, he said he does not need to worry.

"I was in a great state of mind this week practicing," Gulbis said. "Everything was really good, except the match. This one last hour was bad in Monte Carlo. All the rest of the week was really unbelievable. It was just this one hour."

Gulbis may be more perturbed than he admits it, having recently changed his coaching setup with the hiring of former top-five player Thomas Enqvist. They started to work together one week ago and Gulbis was not expecting things to gel quickly enough for him to be ready in Monte Carlo.

"Everything is new for me. I think (Thomas) is a very smart, intelligent guy who understands tennis. That's enough for me," Gulbis said. "I think it's still a lot to get to know each other. It's just a matter of time."

Struggling with his big forehand, Gulbis enjoyed a short bright spell in the second game of the second set but failed to convert three straight break points.

Gulbis said his shoulder problems from last year are still preventing him from hitting his forehands properly.

"Off-season was not great because of that," Gulbis said. "Second thing is that I got sick in the beginning of the year for 10 days. Slowly, this lack of confidence has started to play on."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2015/04/13/ernests-gulbis-loses-in-1st-round-at-monte-carlo-masters/25700081/
 

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He needs to get his head straight. Hopefully he does soon.
 

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Re: Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the ma

Night life in Monte Carlo is so good...
 

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ernesto :haha:
 

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Re: Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the ma

this one hour of hangover tho..
 

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Re: Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the ma

'Everything was good, expect the match'

So in other words 'everything is good apart from my tennis', erm ok then Ernests. :facepalm:
 

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All the rest of the week was really unbelievable
You dont imagine that word being used for some good practice, I mean what is UNBELIEVABLE for the playboy Gulbis?

I imagine a weekend of cocaine and drinking and getting laid. Psychedelics, marijuana, ecstasy, you name it. Probably had a luxury escort over the night before, was getting a BJ by a hot groupie in the locker room just before the match. Life was going good, all things in order.

Came out and lost, but life is still going great for Ernest. No problem can be found.
 
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All the precision was wasted on forehand spanking an escort, that's why he missed so much in the match.
 

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Well unfortunately that one hour is all that really matters

He said his shoulder is still bothering him so get well soon Ernie
 

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When did he hire Enqvist? That's exciting news! I loved Thomas; that seems like a good fit and smart hire.

Is it true his shoulder problems are affecting his forehand worst of all? I typically associate shoulder injuries with serving.
 

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Re: Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the ma

When did he hire Enqvist? That's exciting news! I loved Thomas; that seems like a good fit and smart hire.

Is it true his shoulder problems are affecting his forehand worst of all? I typically associate shoulder injuries with serving.
Seeing what his forehand looks like, I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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Re: Gulbis:"I was in a great state of mind. Everything was really good, except the ma

Same score Soderling lost to Nadal at Rome in 2009. ;)
 

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Who cares? In the end the match performances and results are the only thing that really matters. I'd much rather prefer for him to suck in practice and win the actual matches than this nonsense.
 

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