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EasternRocks
11-01-2009, 11:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7CC2Vmefwk

Why is Gulbis practicing in this kind of weather? He can suffer a sprained ankle or something...I don't understand.

Fedace
11-01-2009, 11:33 AM
probably couldn't get indoor courts in the rain ??

dlesser13
11-01-2009, 11:43 AM
I didn't know gulbis practiced? :)

zambo
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
Someone said that Gulbis will have a better career than Blake

Err........



No

Frankauc
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
because he's a real man

IvanAndreevich
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
As you can see, he isn't really running around much, just working on his strokes.

boojay
11-01-2009, 12:09 PM
Gulbis looks like Andy Murray. How unfortunate for him.

ubermeyer
11-01-2009, 12:10 PM
hmm. I guess he's only practicing his strokes and not footwork, but that is still a bit risky

callen3615
11-01-2009, 12:12 PM
Gulbis looks like Andy Murray. How unfortunate for him.

Ive been told may times that I look like Gulbis. Thanks.

Nuke
11-01-2009, 12:17 PM
The answer is, "Because it rained."

teto29
11-01-2009, 02:28 PM
The answer is, "Because it rained."

thats a good answer :)

Baikalic
11-01-2009, 02:30 PM
hmm. I guess he's only practicing his strokes and not footwork, but that is still a bit risky

yes; I certainly wouldn't do that. I have played in the rain casually before though, and it is entertaining, as long as you don't try to run for anything and risk slipping.

viktorkwan
11-01-2009, 03:22 PM
coz he doesn't wanna be arrested again for looking for a PJ on the streets?

msc886
11-01-2009, 03:26 PM
maybe the balls are heavier and that's good pratice?

Falloutjr
11-01-2009, 03:28 PM
I've played on wet courts and run full speed...bad things happened ;( you're a rich, good looking guy; spare a hundred bucks for an indoor court! :/

Shaolin
11-01-2009, 08:12 PM
I've played on wet courts and run full speed...bad things happened ;( you're a rich, good looking guy; spare a hundred bucks for an indoor court! :/

Good point the guy has money for prostitutes but not for practicing indoors. Hope he starts getting it together again though, any practice is a good thing.

whoopinstick
11-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Weird I have never seen green nets before.

Cody
11-01-2009, 11:37 PM
Gulbis looks like Andy Murray. How unfortunate for him.

Thats why he needed to pay for it......

[ GTR ]
11-02-2009, 05:08 AM
It also looks like he's just stepping into the ball and not loading up on his shots which will result in a small hop and when landing could be risky..

Tongueincheek
11-02-2009, 05:11 AM
The guy has nice lookin strokes though .. too bad he is a headcase.

AlexTennisAllDayLong
11-02-2009, 06:24 AM
He is trying to be like all weather bear man Davydenko, but sadly he wont match his work ethic

severus
11-02-2009, 07:22 AM
He has wanted a lot of wet things lately.

AutoXer
11-02-2009, 11:47 AM
Nothing wrong with being a little moist while hitting tennis balls.

Leelord337
11-02-2009, 11:54 AM
Weird I have never seen green nets before.

yeah i was wondering the same thing...like a giant tabletennis net :)

ernests probably is most likely a creature of routine and wanted to practice at that certain time no matter what the weather

SirGounder
11-02-2009, 12:33 PM
He's practicing on a wet court because that's what champions do?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-02-2009, 01:27 PM
Because he loves when he is sorruonded by wet things
:shock:

jefferson
11-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Just working on his strokes. Not really moving at all. Could work on his volleys and serve too without much of a risk of injury.

raygo
11-02-2009, 04:29 PM
He and several other pros were practicing in the rain during the Tokyo Open last month. A typhoon blew through here the week of the tournament, and there weren't any indoor courts closeby--matches were played at indoor facilities over an hour away, in some cases (and not open to ticketholders!).

The guys hitting in the rain were working on strokes, serves, volleys...nothing involving too much movement. No other choice, really. They didn't seem to mind, either.

Feņa14
11-02-2009, 08:08 PM
I played in the rain and ended up putting my arm out, a slight mishit of the very heavy balls can be very painful indeed.

supersmash
11-02-2009, 08:46 PM
Given his work ethic and supposed lack of motivation,

do you really think he gives a shi+?