can Ernests Gulbis win his first ever tournament?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Fr4Nc0, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Fr4Nc0

    Fr4Nc0 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    What do you think? Will Gulbis start earning the respect of TW posters?
     
  2. dropshot winner

    dropshot winner Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,852
    He sure can, but I'm not sure if he will.
     
  3. Anaconda

    Anaconda Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,868
    He can, but he won't.
     
  4. jms007

    jms007 Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    832
    He won't, but he can.
     
  5. norbac

    norbac Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    8,487
    I hope so, he seems to be serving like a beast in this tourney. The other day against Chardy he had something like 20 aces and that was only two sets and today against Zeballos he has like ten in the first set alone.

    The change of coach really seems to be helping.
     
  6. JankovicFan

    JankovicFan Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    You only get one chance to make a good first impression. He's nobody.

    Today didn't help with him losing again. He is so consistent with that flashy first set and then losing the match.
     
  7. burosky

    burosky Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,035
    Location:
    CA
    He hasn't won a tournament? Dare we say a male "Anna K" in the making? :)
     
  8. IvanAndreevich

    IvanAndreevich Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    7,493
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Totally uncalled for comparison. She had no weapons or talent, Gulbis is just inconsistent.
     
  9. burosky

    burosky Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,035
    Location:
    CA
    That was posted in jest thus the smiley face.
     
  10. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,086
    Location:
    Toronto
    Everyone had a week or two when the monster comes out like Tsonga at the australian open. If gulbis tames himself then maybe he will win hist first tournament.
     
  11. RCizzle65

    RCizzle65 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,928
    Would have wanted to watch a Gulbis/Safin match....oh well
     
  12. Shaolin

    Shaolin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,024
    Location:
    Kansas


    Actually, YOU are nobody. Gulbis is an up and coming player with unreal talent. In a few years he will be consistently going deep in majors and you will still be behind a keyboard.
     
  13. Go Ernie.....:)
     
  14. kafelnikov

    kafelnikov Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    180
    It's gonna be tough for him, not even being able to score in Stockholm..
     
  15. Fr4Nc0

    Fr4Nc0 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    like gonzalez at the australian 07

    HOHO that was a low , not to mention that he will be making lots of money.
     
  16. SourStraws

    SourStraws Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    327
    W/ more work ethnic and consistency

    S.S.
     
  17. JankovicFan

    JankovicFan Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    I hope you feel better. Sorry if it was disrespectful of your boy. You are essentially correct, except that Gulbis has been consistently on his way down for the past year. That's a fact. He was ranked in the low 50s a year ago. People attracted to him seem to be in denial about his actual results, so the mention of him in glowing terms on occasion seems ludicrous.
     
  18. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    15,689
    Location:
    VA Beach
    Gulbis isn't going anywhere unless he gets some consistency. Talent alone doesn't win in tennis, he has to develop a consistent gameplan. Just bashing the ball won't work consistently to make deep runs and be successful.
     
  19. Shaolin

    Shaolin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,024
    Location:
    Kansas
    Well he has had a miserable and sh**ty year thats for sure, but when he plays well its some of the best tennis Ive ever seen, so thats why I have high hopes for the guy. Also those that call him a simple ball basher are wrong, he has a lot of touch shots and can volley well/mix in s&v etc.
     
  20. zambo

    zambo Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    81
    I mean, Gulbis had talent, but only demonstrates that talent 2 tournaments a year...
     
  21. Djokovicfan4life

    Djokovicfan4life Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    5,484
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Ironically enough this is being posted by a James Blake fan.
     
  22. Shaolin

    Shaolin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,024
    Location:
    Kansas
    Quoted for truth.
     
  23. veroniquem

    veroniquem Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    30,950
    Location:
    New York



    He has talent but a flaky mental.
     
  24. zambo

    zambo Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    81
    Is he not ranked somewhere in the 90's? That's crazy. He really is a wasted talent.
     
  25. veroniquem

    veroniquem Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    30,950
    Location:
    New York
    True, another one that triggered high expectations and couldn't live up to them.
     
  26. ClubHoUno

    ClubHoUno Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,150
    Location:
    Scandinavia, Europe
    He won't and he can't - unfortunately :(
     
  27. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    15,689
    Location:
    VA Beach
    Gulbis will be lucky to have the career Blake's had, best believe that.

    I've yet to see this 'talent' people speak of from Gulbis, just ball bashing and hoping shots go in. He doesn't know how to win matches, he has no gameplan. Maybe if he focused more on hiring a coach instead of hiring prostitutes he'd actually be top 90. :shock:
     
  28. Djokovicfan4life

    Djokovicfan4life Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    5,484
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    I'm not saying Gulbis will be better than Blake, I'm saying that Blake has made a career out of the very thing you're speaking of, ready-fire-aim tennis.
     

Share This Page