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Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« on: April 17, 2013, 07:30:07 PM »
http://www.tennisnow.com/News/Ernests-Gulbis-Monte-Carlo-Meltdown-in-Three-Acts.aspx
 
 
Tennis has some excitement......... finally.   :king:
 
 
 

 
 
Tough Day at the Office for Gulbis in Monte Carlo act 1

 
 
Tough Day at the Office for Gulbis in Monte Carlo act 2

 
 
Tough Day at the Office for Gulbis in Monte Carlo act 3

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 07:54:13 PM »
e-gul should have been able to run right over Monaco.
 
he is not working hard enough and he is not focusing on the matches with sufficient intensity.
 
too many things just bore him to death on the court and then its too damn late to salvage the match.

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 07:56:57 PM »
I just replied in the MC thread. Gulbis is an idiot, super talented but still an idiot. you just never know what to expect from him. I like him so much, but he is also driving me absolutely crazy.

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 08:05:27 PM »
Gulbis has to feel the burn.
This loss should get under his collar pretty good.
 
He wants to win big tournaments and eventually he'll see this loss of control will not give him much.
He'll have to change and redirect his rage into hard work.
 
He's moved up a few levels on being serious but the change isn't complete.
He's smart and should realize that he has to control all aspects of his game.

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 08:31:41 PM »
there is only 1 way out of this mess:
 
 
sacrifice
sacrifice
sacrifice


and that invariably means practice, practice, and then practice some more.
 
 
 
he has to give up everything else and just work on his damn game. he has to put in long hard hours on clay to make his ground game nearly bullet proof.
 
that is what it takes to win big these days.
 
that is why you don't see anybody else winning big other than nadal (when he is healthy and fit), nole, murray, and roger.
 
that is it. there are only 4 and 3 of them are all time greats.
 
if the others want to win big then they have to give up everything for a while and slave away on the practice courts.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 09:21:35 PM »
my feeling is that he is not 'hungry' enough. his dad is a billionaire. yes the talent is there, yet he just keep screwing around.

I honestly don't think Djokovic would do anything if his family was rich. I read that story about Nole ... his family was literally selling family gold, his dad was saying (Novak didn't really know about it at that time, he was very young but he probably felt what was going on) they were borrowing money at some crazy interest rates. he was saying, they had days when they couldn't afford food ... crazy stuff. it paid off at the end but still.

 it's not just Gulbis. Gasquet also came from a very rich family and I feel that he underachieved like a big time.

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 09:51:04 PM »
 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:


Damn. Can't believe I missed this... Instead I was in boring science class  :mad1:
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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 04:59:43 AM »
Gulbis has to feel the burn.
This loss should get under his collar pretty good.
 
He wants to win big tournaments and eventually he'll see this loss of control will not give him much.
He'll have to change and redirect his rage into hard work.
 
He's moved up a few levels on being serious but the change isn't complete.
He's smart and should realize that he has to control all aspects of his game.
Ayuh.
Now that he's more committed to the game and actually seems to care.
Losing should really start to sting.
He'll either use that 'burn' to his advantage and work harder as you say or he'll return to party mode.
's**t or get off the pot' Gulbis.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 02:52:12 PM »
he needs to grow his hair out and just get better. getting serious to the levels that the top players are today isn't for everyone and that kinda seriousness might also kill a part of what makes Gulbis exciting. I"m thinking of Safin. He just needs to make marginal improvements, keep his cool a little longer and let the moment carry him to a couple big wins. We're never going to see him dominate the tour or be a top 10 fixture and honestly, I don't even care for that, but if he can keep providing this kinda excitement and actually wins more so we can see his theatrics on a bigger stage, I'm all for it  :)) Come on Ernie!


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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 11:52:25 PM »
That was really interesting to see Monaco trying to help him calm down.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 01:59:19 AM »
Gulbis really should hit the practise courts

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Re: Ernests Gulbis' Monte Carlo Meltdown in Three Acts
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 10:02:49 PM »
Gulbis is on the practice courts now at Barcelona.
 
I like his bullshirt attitude. Imagine if he pulls that off in a big final?  :gleam:
 
Wouldn't mind a Gulbis Jerzy match either.  :)>>>>
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