Found March 01, 2013 on
Tennis Grand Stand:
Ernests Gulbis’ loopy other-world forehand
By Romi Cvitkovic
What comes to mind when you hear the name Ernests Gulbis?
Natural talent with a massive serve and forehand? Hot-headed and tempered? Countless racquet smashes and use of profanity during match play? Whatever your answer, one thing is for certain: Gulbis is endlessly entertaining.
Along with some of his more impressive quotes from the past here and here, below is a sampling of Gulbis’ best and most wackiest moments from this past week at Delray Beach — sprinkled with some quotes from his exclusive interview with TenniShorts.
The champion of racquet smashes
In his second round win over Sam Querrey, Gulbis changed racquets at least a dozen times for various reasons — and among them was one of his enraged racquet smashes early in the third. He then went down 0-4 before climbing out to take it 7-6(4) in the third.
Did he just diss … Roger Federer?
After losing his cool in the third set versus Querrey, Gulbis commented on his f...
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Ernests Gulbis says you have to be a robot to be a top tennis player these days, but the Latvian certainly did not look like one as he smashed rackets, yelled at the umpire and came storming back from 4-0 down in the final set Thursday to oust No. 3 seed Sam Querrey 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Delray Beach International.
Gulbis, whose huge talent frequently has...
Ernests Gulbis, the former champion who had to qualify for the Delray Beach International Championships this year because of a rankings slump, is back in the final after battling high winds and a determined Tommy Haas on Saturday to win 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2).
He will face the winner of Saturday's late match between top-seeded John Isner and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France.