LA Open Final: Fish vs Gulbis

Who will win?

  • Fish in 2 sets

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Gulbis in 2 sets

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • Fish in 3 sets

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • Gulbis in 3 sets

    Votes: 14 42.4%

  • Total voters
    33

flymeng

Semi-Pro
It will be a good match. Fish with new found attitude and Gulbis with Canas's coaching. Both are playing awesome. Who will win? I say Gulbis in 3 sets.
 

fleabitten

Semi-Pro
Isn't this a surprise that Gulbis went this deep? He hasn't really had the nice results like he had a couple of years ago. I hope we get to see him play hard with a passion in the future - but today is Fish's day. Fish in 3.
 

grzegorzo

Rookie
this may be a awesome display of clean, powerful ball striking and battle of backhands with touch of net play. Fish must take Gulby for a run - side to side otherwise Erne will love to return his clean shots with interest. If Erne's 1st serve is on, he wins in 3rd tiebreak.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Isn't this a surprise that Gulbis went this deep? He hasn't really had the nice results like he had a couple of years ago. I hope we get to see him play hard with a passion in the future - but today is Fish's day. Fish in 3.
It's not a surprise in the sense that we know he's capable of playing this well. It's just a matter of his head and other factors. Plus as another poster mentioned, the field isn't too strong.
 

Aps1987

New User
Apparently Gulbis had a very persistent virus this year which left him exhausted and not able to train hard until about a month and a half ago (this is according to Darren Cahill, who said as much during the semifinals).
Looks as though he's playing well again, perhaps he can finally start getting it together mentally? He's reaching that age when a lot of players calm down and start to mature.

OH, and Gulbis in 3.
 
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wintintu

Hall of Fame
Excellent chance here for Gulbis. He has been playing top 5 stuff all week and Fish needed 3 sets to beat Harrison..... Plus I watched fish in last week's final where he barely squeezed by Isner who didn't play particularly well. If Gulbis serves well he will win. My money is on the "upset" here. Ernie in 2.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Gulbis because you never know if he will ever reach a final again which isn't the case with Fish. Plus it would be fun to stab Bye Bye gulbis thread!
 

OddJack

G.O.A.T.
starting just now... Fish in 3, hoping to see a 3 setter here

Fish on 7 wins streak and Gulbis playing really well, he's hitting big and seems like in good shape... so must be a good one
 

HiroProtagonist

Professional
God I love Gulbis interviews.

Gulbis Godmode in three.

Shame Gulbis ditched his Prestige PJ otherwise he would be the favorite for USO.
 
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Outbeyond

Legend
Fish strikes me as one of America's most talented...as Roddick fades, Fish flies. I'm happy for him - he's the real deal! Gulbis is good and is a lot less lazy than he used to be, but Fish knows he's on the cusp of Something Big. I think we'll see much more of him in the latter stages of tournaments.
 

OddJack

G.O.A.T.
Fish strikes me as one of America's most talented...as Roddick fades, Fish flies. I'm happy for him - he's the real deal! Gulbis is good and is a lot less lazy than he used to be, but Fish knows he's on the cusp of Something Big. I think we'll see much more of him in the latter stages of tournaments.
Yeah I am happy for him too.. but you know, at 29 this is like his best days right now
 

OddJack

G.O.A.T.
Pam shriver: you beat Federer 3 times...

this is how she starts her question to Canas to give him credt
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Fish just seems like a Todd Martin type to me, he may get lucky and go deep in a major but you cant really say its expected.
 

norbac

Legend
I just heard Cahill ask Cliff if he could get him a cigarette, did they just have sex during commercials?
 

OddJack

G.O.A.T.
I just heard Cahill ask Cliff if he could get him a cigarette, did they just have sex during commercials?
Guess CLiff made a heated side by side comparison of fish and gulbis BH which was as good as sex.. so Darren made the cig offer.

Usually they dont make fun of cliff, I dont know if he is the boss or what.. but Darren just did
 

HiroProtagonist

Professional
Guess CLiff made a heated side by side comparison of fish and gulbis BH which was as good as sex.. so Darren made the cig offer.

Usually they dont make fun of cliff, I dont know if he is the boss or what.. but Darren just did
Cliffy mistakenly called Cahill Brad then Patrick during the last two matches so Cahill's getting a bit chippy.
 

Hood_Man

Legend
These guys are getting irritated today. Well, Mardy is. That sound from Gulbis did sound like he'd made an error though, I can see why Mardy would be distracted.
 

flymeng

Semi-Pro
These guys are getting irritated today. Well, Mardy is. That sound from Gulbis did sound like he'd made an error though, I can see why Mardy would be distracted.
Yeah, it sounded like an OUT from the linesman. But it was an ARGH! from Gulbis.
 
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