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stringertom 03-08-2013 02:30 AM

The Ernests' Earnest Journey Towards Elitism!
 
I believe party boy days are behind the Latvian Lothario and he is finally in tune with the mission...top 20 or better in '13 and a challenge to the throne beyond. Today's beatdown of the not so Deliciano marks his tenth straight match win in less than two weeks. That takes dedication and perseverance beyond any spree he has gone on before. This time it's for real!

vive le beau jeu ! 03-08-2013 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 7258169)
I believe party boy days are behind the Latvian Lothario and he is finally in tune with the mission...top 20 or better in '13 and a challenge to the throne beyond. Today's beatdown of the not so Deliciano marks his tenth straight match win in less than two weeks. That takes dedication and perseverance beyond any spree he has gone on before. This time it's for real!

it's even his 11th straight match win ! :)
  • delray beach: 3Q+5
  • IW: 2Q+1 (so far)

Buffster 03-08-2013 02:52 AM

I hope this is only the beginning. Go ernests!

stringertom 03-08-2013 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7258181)
it's even his 11th straight match win ! :)
  • delray beach: 3Q+5
  • IW: 2Q+1 (so far)

Glad you caught that...I hadn't thought Delray's qualies were three deep to advance. That's a ton of tennis in a short time plus a transcontinental flight. I hope The Ernests uses the off day to recharge before the Tipsy match. Janko will make him work for any win. Gulby in three!

Love Game 03-08-2013 03:30 AM

Must say we've thought this before ... then plotz! :shock:
Tipsy will most definitely put Ernie's desire to the test. s/b a good one! :)

marc45 03-08-2013 06:16 AM

tipsy hasn't exactly been setting the world on fire...could have a nadal-gulbis match-up in fourth-round

Sentinel 03-08-2013 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 7258169)
I believe party boy days are behind the Latvian Lothario and he is finally in tune with the mission...top 20 or better in '13 and a challenge to the throne beyond. Today's beatdown of the not so Deliciano marks his tenth straight match win in less than two weeks. That takes dedication and perseverance beyond any spree he has gone on before. This time it's for real!

I am not so gulbible to believe this :)
Let him first reach there.

Duncan Bell 03-08-2013 07:02 AM

this is brilliant - all we need now is Tomic to do the same, Dimitrov to start getting his bagel on, and we can fill in those graves we dug!

stringertom 03-08-2013 07:17 AM

^^^Add in some good runs from Janowicz, Brands and KNish and we'll have the new generation everyone is holding their breath for. There will even be some age gaps (Brands/Gulbis play the Fed part, the others MurrNadOvic) we rattle on about.

Duncan Bell 03-08-2013 07:27 AM

I might stop watching the big four now...:roll:

Flash O'Groove 03-08-2013 07:49 AM

That would be great if someone can win a slam this year! I dislkie Gulbis character but I would root for him against a top 4 (well against a n1, a n3 or a n5)

J011yroger 03-08-2013 07:57 AM

The Gulbyman can!

J

Warmaster 03-08-2013 08:05 AM

If he really can keep it up, 2014 should be interesting. This year will be a learning process. Time will tell.

stringertom 03-08-2013 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Warmaster (Post 7258595)
If he really can keep it up, 2014 should be interesting. This year will be a learning process. Time will tell.

QFT...but he must do some second week service at the majors this year to get him ready for the trophy harvest in '14. I thought he was ready for that step in '11 after the LA win and Canas in the box.

BTW, does anyone have a take on his coach's track history...Gunther Bresnik was listed in that role on his ATP profile.

PrinceMoron 03-08-2013 01:55 PM

It always ends in disappointment and tears.

stringertom 03-08-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PrinceMoron (Post 7259297)
It always ends in disappointment and tears.

I've felt the former but never shed the latter for The Ernests. Contempt for his nonchalance is my most common reaction until the last few months.

Talker 03-08-2013 02:48 PM

Not sure Nadal will make it far enough to reach Gulbis, his knees are in terrible shape so probably can't move well at all yet.

wintintu 03-08-2013 03:00 PM

Thrilled to see Gulbis on the move! He is so cool, and so classy, and such a good tennis player, which is the most important thing! I think he will be top then by the end of the year and we might see him in London this November!! haha! Bye bye in rd 4 Rafa

Relinquis 03-08-2013 03:14 PM

i expect a lot of kids on tennis courts around the world to start emulating his 'distinctive' forehand.

Imagine his grand slam winning speech? Would be awesome for someone to tell it like it is.

Allez Gulbis!

J011yroger 03-08-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7259415)
i expect a lot of kids on tennis courts around the world to start emulating his 'distinctive' forehand.

Imagine his grand slam winning speech? Would be awesome for someone to tell it like it is.

Allez Gulbis!

Back in my day, that is how we were taught to hit a forehand. Racquet back, left hand points at incoming ball.

J


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