TAG: Gulbis

Jul/17

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Wimbledon Shocker: Gulbis KO’s Del Potro

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Ernests Gulbis, largely forgotten on the ATP World Tour after his ranking dropped over 500 spots in the last year, has resurrected his career this week with double straight set wins vs Victor Estrella Burgos and Juan Martin Del Potro today at Wimbledon.

A year ago Gulbis was ranked in the 60s and reached the fourth round at Roland Garros, losing to Goffin. Since then it has been a disaster for the 28 year old Gulbis who before this week had not won a single ATP Tour level match all year and since Paris last year.

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308997_261361983888017_6693980_nI know the answer to this question is get a better ranking, but Poor Harry, the news is out today, he’ll have to face the Frenchman Gaels Monfils in the first round of the Aussie O. The 25th seed, Monfils is not a nice first round draw. Of course, Harry last faced Nadal in a first round of a slam, the US Open, and in the last two years, he’s faced, Murray in the first round of the 2012 Aussie O, and Djokovic, Isner, Delpo and Djoko again in the second round of slams in the past two years. Can you say, Momentum Stopper.

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Ernests Gulbis Going Down

Click on the above phrase and see a clip of Ernests Gulbis being out-hit and out-smarted by the Austrian, Andreas Haider-Maurer. The No. 2 Austrian had never won a hard court slam match in his career and at 28, this year, he’s won two ATP matches, both on clay. How Gulbis lost this match is beyond the pale.

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