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No real surprise here. Gulbis served at 38% for the match and won 35% of second serve points. Bubka lost three points on serve in the second set, two being double faults, with a 77% first serve percentage. The match started with three straight breaks of serve before Bubka held to 15 for 3-1. Gulbis served at 30% and won 3/16 second serve points up to the point he got broken again at *2-4. Bubka failed to close the first set out at *5-2 and Gulbis had 15-30 to break again at *5-4 and didn't take advantage.

Bubka took advantage of his only break point opportunity of the second set at 4 all to serve for the match, which he did to love.

One of the better wins of Bubka's career, he took advantage of the situation and got a win here, good for him. As for Gulbis, yet another first round loss this season.
 

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Bubka :worship:
 

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Easy match for Monf next round. Ernie maybe you should retire after all.
 

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When you're a guy who relies on your serve as a weapon, and you're being broken and hurt this badly on second serves against a returner like Bubka, you know you have some serious issues to work on with your game. Generally when you lose that badly on second serve points, it means you're losing the rallies overall.
 

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It's to the point where it's not funny anymore, but I'm still laughing. Sigh...
 

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OMFG gulbis wtf was this? :tape:
 

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I can't imagine Ernest not retire until the end of this year...
 

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Sad, because Gulbis is indeed talented.
 

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Sad, because Gulbis is indeed talented.
agree :sad:
Same as dimitrov and few others. Though all credit to bubka a hard worker :worship:
 

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dont say that. it would be awful if gulbis retired T_T
 
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