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Roger Federer advances to quarters in quest for 8th Gerry Weber title

  Top-seeded Roger Federer moved closer to a record eighth title at the Gerry Weber Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals. Federer produced flowing grass-court tennis. After fending off the only two breaks points he faced in the third game, one break for 4-2 was enough to give him the first set. Federer was in brief trouble when he served...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer advances to quarterfinals of Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer moved closer to a record eighth title at the Gerry Weber Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals. Federer produced flowing grass-court tennis. After fending off the only two breaks points he faced in the third game, one break for 4-2 was enough to give him the first set. Federer was in brief trouble...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Isner reaches Open de Nice semifinals; defending champ Gulbis ousted

  Second-seeded John Isner of the United States beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the Open de Nice semifinals on Thursday, while defending champion Ernests Gulbis lost 6-2, 6-4 against Austria's Dominic Thiem. Isner, who had eight aces and saved both break points he faced, next plays Thiem, who broke the third-seeded Latvian's serve twice in each set in their quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Isner reaches Open de Nice semifinals; Gulbis goes out

NICE, France (AP) Second-seeded John Isner of the United States beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the Open de Nice semifinals on Thursday, while defending champion Ernests Gulbis lost 6-2, 6-4 against Austria's Dominic Thiem. Isner, who had eight aces and saved both break points he faced, next plays Thiem, who broke the third-seeded Latvian's serve twice in each...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ernests Gulbis loses in 1st round at Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) Ernests Gulbis was eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday in the first round, losing to Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-1, 6-0. The 13th-seeded Latvian, a semifinalist at last year's French Open, hit a flurry of unforced errors against the 52nd-ranked Haider-Maurer. Gulbis has lost in the opening round in seven of the eight tournaments he has played this season. Struggling...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champ Federer advances in Dubai, Gulbis loses again

Defending champion Roger Federer had little trouble bypassing Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-1 in the first round at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday. Federer was playing his first match since his third round exit to Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open last month. "Best of three in a quick court sometimes you just can run away with the score, so that's where maybe a bad five to...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gulbis loses again, falls to Istomin at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis extended his winless streak this year to five matches Monday after losing to Denis Istomin 7-5, 6-2 in the first round at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The 14th-ranked Gulbis, who was ranked inside the top 10 last year after reaching the French Open semifinals, led 4-1 in the opening set before falling apart. ''I'm not...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven seeded women out in Melbourne

The Australian Open is officially underway, and there’s already loads to talk about, especially on the women’s side of the draw. Before we get there, let’s just quickly recap the men’s draw. So far, only one seeded player has lost, talented but inconsistent Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who found himself ousted at the hands of an Australian wild card, Thanasi Kokkinakis. Otherwise...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Aussie Kokkinakis opens eyes with neon outfit, high-fives after upset

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It was hard to say what was more fearless about 18-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Australian Open on Monday -- his inspired play against 11th-seeded Ernests Gulbis or his hot pink and neon yellow outfit. Kokkinakis, who had never played a match going to five sets before, saved four match points in the fourth set and six break points in the deciding set...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment for appendicitis...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Berdych wins in 5 sets; Gulbis knocked out

  Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to five sets before moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open. Berdych beat 65th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours, 45 minutes Friday. Klizan double-faulted on break point to give Berdych a 3-1 lead in the final set. Berdych then saved a break point in the next game with a big serve. He fought off two...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gulbis, seeded 11th, 1st top-20 man out of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Ernests Gulbis became the first man seeded in the top 20 at this year's U.S. Open to lose, blowing a two-set lead in the second round Friday against his pal and frequent practice partner, 45th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria. Thiem won 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in a match between players who share a coach, Gunter Bresnik. This was the first match of Thiem's career that...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

American Steve Johnson retires at U.S. Open due to cramping

  American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of severe cramping. The two-time NCAA champ led two sets to one and was up a break in the fourth Wednesday when he collapsed on the court and started writhing in pain. As medical staff attended to him, opponent Tatsuma Ito was, by rule, awarded point and game penalties because of the delay...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping

NEW YORK (AP) American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of severe cramping. The two-time NCAA champ led two sets to one and was up a break in the fourth Wednesday when he collapsed on the court and started writhing in pain. As medical staff attended to him, opponent Tatsuma Ito was, by rule, awarded point and game penalties because...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernests Gulbis: "I Don't Cry"

Ernests Gulbis completed the 15-love question challenge at the US Open and it was pretty funny. Apparently the Latvian doesn't cry... pfft whatever, I reckon there would be some tears if he won a Slam!
Via Onthegotennis
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernests Gulbis Confuses Umpires With Vampires In Hilarious Mixup

This might be the best mixup during a press conference in years and I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more with certain language barriers. After beating Jurgen Zopp at Wimbledon, Ernests Gulbis had a weird/interesting conversation with a reporter about umpires. But, what Gulbis had thought he heard was “vampires.” His reaction when he finally realized […] The post Ernests...
Via Diehardsport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennis player confuses umpires with vampires

The Wimbledon press conference room has been the scene of some delightful exchanges between players and media over the years, but perhaps none as weird as this one involving Ernests Gulbis.  After hearing a question about John McEnroe suggesting getting rid of umpires and having players call their own shots, Gulbis said he completely agreed. Gulbis then went on a bizarre screed...
Via Awful Announcing
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernests Gulbis Talks About Vampires In Tennis, Was Asked About Umpires (Video)

A hilarious misunderstanding between Ernests Gulbis and a journalist at a press conference Monday led to a phenomenal discussion about vampires. The Latvian player sat down with the press following his first-round win over Jurgen Zopp at Wimbeldon, and it didn’t take long for things to get weird. The No. 12 seed was asked what he thought about the sport getting rid of umpires and...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

At Wimbledon, Ernests Gulbis wants the Vampires of London removed immediately

Recall John McEnroe's suggestion that pro tennis do away with umpires. Over at Wimbledon, Ernests Gulbis was asked about that plan. His reply? He was all for it. Getting rid of you blood sucking vampire fans.Here's the punchline in clearer vid.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

French Open semifinalist says he lost $500K in winnings playing blackjack

Ernests Gulbis had one of his strongest performances in a Grand Slam even over the past few weeks at the French Open, reaching the semifinals where he lost to Novak Djokovic. Gulbis won a reported $558,479 for his nice run at Roland Garros, but revealed that he blew it all, while celebrating, losing all his […] The post French Open semifinalist says he lost $500K in winnings playing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernests Gulbis Says He Blew $557K In French Open Winnings At Casino

Latvian tennis player Ernests Gulbis reached his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open last week, so you can forgive him if he wanted to do a little celebrating afterward. If what Gulbis says is true, however, he might regret his choice of celebration. The 25-year-old received $557,000 in prize money after losing to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals last Friday and returned...
Via NESN.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis On TV: Roland Garros Week 2 In Review

The second week of a major tennis tournament will regularly offer broadcast outlets fewer chances to make mistakes in terms of programming and match selection. The first week is chock full of matches, so in many ways, that week tests a network’s commitment to tennis in ways the second week can never really match. The obvious significance of the second week of a major — when viewed...
Via Bloguin Best
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis On TV: Roland Garros Week 2 In Review

The second week of a major tennis tournament will regularly offer broadcast outlets fewer chances to make mistakes in terms of programming and match selection. The first week is chock full of matches, so in many ways, that week tests a network’s commitment to tennis in ways the second week can never really match. The obvious significance of the second week of a major — when viewed...
Via Attacking The Net
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Djokovic looking to oust Nadal and reclaim the throne as No. 1

No. 2 Novak Djokovic holds off No. 18 Ernests Gulbis, winning the match 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 36 minutes to advance to the 2014 French Open final. Djokovic flew through the first two sets, he denied Gulbis few opportunities to break into the match. However, the 25-year-old Latvian left the court […] The post Djokovic looking to oust Nadal and reclaim the throne as...
Via Champs Nation
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Week 1 Review: The Top 10 ATP Stories

The first week of a tennis major is cluttered with stories, due to the sheer volume of matches. As the field of 128 is narrowed to the round of 16 or the quarterfinals, the first-week headlines generally emerge in two forms: the upsets of the higher seeds and the unexpected successes of comparatively unheralded or unknown players. If a top seed quietly moved through the first week...
Via Attacking The Net
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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