Mussetti L. - Gulbis E.
Ernests Gulbis is one of the most talented tennis players ever. When he was junior he was one of the best in the world. He won against Djokovic and Murray on regular occasions. Nikola Pilic his former coach said that if he only put tennis to number one spot in his life that he could do wonders. But he did not do so he ended like this. He is former top ten player in the world. But in last couple of years he is nowhere near his best tennis. His father is one of the richest people in Latvia so Gulbis had always had anything he ever wanted to. If he wanted to be the one of best tennis player in the world he could have done it. He had all predispositions and resources needed. But he did not want it. He chose some other life where he enjoyed in drinking alcohol and prostitutes. Instead of racket he preferred to have a cocktail of Bloody Mary in his hand.
I am big fan of his game and I always were, but he is nowhere near that player he used to be when he was 10th player in the world. Still his talent did not leave him even. With his lifestyle also he had major setback with back injury from which he recovered successfully. Here he won to matches against Popko and Branaccio. If he wants to win against Mussetti he will need to raise his game to yet another level. He enjoys indeed surface the most and has had biggest success in his career on it. It seems than he wants to give a tennis a second chance. Mussetti is in much better from ofc but you never know Gulbis.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 19.02. 13:30h