Novak Djokovic v Ernests Gulbis Live
The Mens Singles Semi-final at Rolland Garros will see Serbias Novak Djokovic take on Lativas Ernests Gulbis in a game that is tipped to go down to the wire.
Novak Djokovic seeded second, has dropped just the one set on his way to the semis while Gulbis seeded eighteenth has dropped three sets. Gulbis beat former number one Roger Federer in the fourth round which would give him immense confidence going into this game.
Djokovic will have to bring his ‘A’ game to the court in order to overpower Gulbis in his attempt to win his first French Open title, while Gulbis is trying to reach his first grand slam final.
Both men play aggressive tennis and prefer to play from the baseline trying to whip down the line, backhand winners. Of the two, Djokovic is evidently the steadier player with loads of high pressure experience in his bag making him a favourite to progress.
Both these players should know a lot about each other as they trained together in their younger days. However, when push comes to shove, Ernests Gulbis has beaten Novak just the once in their five meetings.
In their only meeting on the clay court Djokovic brushed aside Gulbis in straight sets.
Tags: Rolland Garros, Novak Djokovic, French Open, Ernests Gulbis
Posted: 6th June 2014
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