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Ernests Gulbis Thread
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:12:49 PM »
Background: Ernests Gulbis
 
Country Latvia
Residence Jūrmala, Latvia
Born (1988-08-30) August 30, 1988 (age 24)
Riga, Latvia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 02:15:00 PM »
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 08:02:16 AM »
Commanding win by Ernests yestarday, what can he do today? He is known to play his best against really good opponents. Would be great to see him manage to make a match of it against Nadal.

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 11:59:45 PM »
Ernests goes up against Monfils who disposed of Berdych.
 
The past 3-4 months Ernests has progressed steadily.
 
For the first time in years he has done well in all tournaments entered.
 
He finally looks like a player who wants more than just playing, he wants to win.
 
 

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 06:51:58 AM »
Ernests goes up against Monfils who disposed of Berdych.
 
The past 3-4 months Ernests has progressed steadily.
 
For the first time in years he has done well in all tournaments entered.
 
He finally looks like a player who wants more than just playing, he wants to win.

Yeah thats crucial.

He can beat Monfils easily if he's 'on'.

C'mon Ernests!
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 12:02:58 PM »
I think of it a different way and I hope Gulbis does as well.
He can't control winning or losing but he can seek to improve and realize his potential.

A man without expectations is invincible.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 06:55:21 PM »
Here's the interview after losing to Monfils in the second RG round.
 
He looks like he's rather be anywhere else. He's played very well for months now but today Monfils was hard to get anything by him so Gulbis pushed too hard and the risk didn't pay off.
He also says he tired some in the fourth set.
 
Ernests Interview
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 07:26:08 PM »
Very nice to see such a loss sting soooo badly.
He needs more of this if he is to be prodded into reaching his potential.
Perhaps there is still hope.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 08:54:15 PM »
Very nice to see such a loss sting soooo badly.
He needs more of this if he is to be prodded into reaching his potential.
Perhaps there is still hope.

It hurts. This time he knew he prepared, tried hard and still was short.
 
It's a big difference when you look in the mirror and know you no longer have the regular excuses to tell yourself.
 
 

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 05:21:16 AM »
I like the fact that he just didn't blow it off completely.
He must know that he has more work to do in the fitness department if he is to advance to the next level.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 10:17:44 AM »
Well sometimes its just those tricky draws in the early rounds.
Monfils has always been a dangerous player, when he is focused and determined.
He was driven by the crowd, he was enjoying his time on the court.
Even recording the crowd with his phone during the changeover  ..-)

So, I think in general Gulbis will come out stronger out of this match.
I kinda believe he thought this was a certain win, so maybe next time he'll be more 'focused'.
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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 12:12:57 PM »
Right now Gulbis' is trying the best he can I believe.
He was down 2-5, 0-40 with Monfils serving and got it to tiebrake in the third, to me that shows a lot about what his mindset is now.
 
He may have been tired some in the fourth, so while he works on that fitness area he should also progress in other areas.
It's only been this year he has been working hard, gave up the drinks and cigarettes.
 
With the kind of fitness the tour has these days it's hard to catch them.
 
Just generally, it's good to have another dangerous floater around, that's all I consider Gulbis right now till he shows more.
 
 

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 12:14:52 PM »
Well sometimes its just those tricky draws in the early rounds.
Monfils has always been a dangerous player, when he is focused and determined.
He was driven by the crowd, he was enjoying his time on the court.
Even recording the crowd with his phone during the changeover  ..-)

So, I think in general Gulbis will come out stronger out of this match.
I kinda believe he thought this was a certain win, so maybe next time he'll be more 'focused'.

He's finding out what he needs to work on, I have a feeling he thought it may be easier than it has been.
 

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 06:08:43 AM »
Right now Gulbis' is trying the best he can I believe.
He was down 2-5, 0-40 with Monfils serving and got it to tiebrake in the third, to me that shows a lot about what his mindset is now.
 
He may have been tired some in the fourth, so while he works on that fitness area he should also progress in other areas.
It's only been this year he has been working hard, gave up the drinks and cigarettes.
 
With the kind of fitness the tour has these days it's hard to catch them.
 
Just generally, it's good to have another dangerous floater around, that's all I consider Gulbis right now till he shows more.
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: Ernests Gulbis Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2013, 04:38:57 AM »
 
 
Gulbis Hits The Mark On Break Points
 
 
Beware Ernests Gulbis when you are facing break point. The Latvian leads the ATP MatchFacts in break points converted this season, capitalising on 102 of 213 opportunities with a conversion rate of 48 per cent in 33 matches. 

Rafael Nadal has created 416 break point chances in 46 matches this season and is currently in third position with a 46 per cent conversion rate. He is behind Nikolay Davydenko, who has converted 94 of his 204 opportunities (46 per cent) in 33 matches this year.

Kei Nishikori (45 per cent) and Juan Monaco, Florian Mayer, Ivan Dodig, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer – all with 44 per cent - and Nicolas Almagro with 43 per cent make up the rest of the current Top 10.

World No. 38 Gulbis has enjoyed form resurgence this season, compiling a 24-12 match record. He shone in notable performances against Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Internationali BNL d’Italia in Rome, pushing the Spaniard to 7-5 and 6-4 in the third sets respectively. He created nine break points in the Rome contest, converting four of them.

Proving his credentials against the best in the world, Gulbis won five of his eight break points in a 6-2, 6-0 win over then-World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic in Indian Wells, and in knocking out No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon he broke serve three times from eight chances. Tsonga is third for service games won this season.
In his 10 years on tour, Gulbis is yet to finish in the Top 10 for break points converted. It is his most successful category so far this season, but he has also performed well on first serve points won, turning in a 77 per cent mark for the first seven months of the year – the sixth best score on the ATP World Tour. Milos Raonic leads that category with 80 per cent in 29 matches. Gulbis also ranks among the Top 10 (No. 10) for break points saved (67 per cent).