Would you rather have all the natural talent in the world and not an ounce of work ethic or all the work ethic in the world and not an ounce of natural talent?
A true existential question of life. The final question in the tennis equivalent of ‘Would You Rather?’. While the greatest champions in tennis were the lucky individuals blessed with both, most aren’t so lucky. Some...
Bad boys. We love em, then we hate em, then we love em again. For most women, there is nothing sexier than a man who loves you then leaves you begging for more. Endless songs are written about these men our fathers would certainly not approve of, but whether we simply daydream about these rebellious romantics, (hello, Eric Northman), or actually pursue them is another matter entirely...
It hasn’t been often over the last year that Ernests Gulbis has been faced with a room full of reporters after a match. More often than not, he’s been packing a bag and heading off to the next tournament. That’s how few and far between his wins had become. The 24 year old Latvian, whose ranking peaked at 21 in 2011, had bottomed out at 159 in October of 2012, a ranking that...
After 10 matches in 14 days, Ernests Gulbis was still kind enough to sit down and do our Quick Q & A, but of course, with Ernie, nothing goes as planned.....so here is our NOT so Quick Q & A with the "former" party boy. Enjoy!
Ernests Gulbis was expected to build upon his success when he won the Delray International title in 2010. Instead the gifted Latvian, who was ranked as high as No. 21, spent two years underachieving. But that is now in the past.
Re-dedicating himself to his sport, Gulbis battled through qualifying and then the main draw, culminating in his 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin...
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.
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...
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...
A lot of players have shown up at the Winston-Salem Open hoping to gain some last minute confidence and match time on hard courts before the start of the U.S. Open. One player who is having an unexpected run at the event is Ernests Gulbis who is having yet another roller coaster year, but mostly [...]
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Ernests Gulbis of Latvia saved a match point before beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the Bet-at-Home Cup on Tuesday.
The seventh-seeded Gulbis was 5-2 down in the second set before winning 11 of the next 12 games. He hit an ace to hold off the Austrian's match point at 5-4.
Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic, who reached the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012