American Jack Sock beat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday to set up a second-round match with top-seeded David Ferrer at the Stockholm Open.
The 21-year-old Sock finished off Tomic in just under an hour.
Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia advanced with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Jeremy Chardy of France. Joachim Johansson of Sweden defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia...
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October 15, 2013
Sixth-seeded Ernests Gulbis won his fourth career title Sunday by rallying to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 at the St. Petersburg Open.
After an exchange of breaks in the opening games, the 74th-ranked Garcia-Lopez broke the Latvian twice to win the first set.
Garcia-Lopez took a 4-1 lead in the second but Gulbis won five consecutive games to even the match...
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September 20, 2013
I swear there is more ********** in men's tennis than women's. Ernests Gulbis, who has just helped send Latvia to World Group I for Davis Cup 2014, has given his thoughts on Novak Djokovic. Ernests and Novak used to be friends; Ernests once even said Novak inspired him to work harder. The two used to hang out as juniors before Novak got really good. Ernie, as well all know...
(May 30, 2013) Earlier in the week World No. 40 Ernests Gulbis spoke to the French newspaper L’Equipe at Roland Garros and called the top four players boring: ”I respect Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal), Novak (Djokovic) and (Andy) Murray but, for me, all four of them are boring players. Their interviews are boring. Honestly, they [...]
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...
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’ 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...
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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...
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July 23, 2012