Stopped smoking and drinking and is motivated.
this. he attested in his interviews that stopping the partying and substance abuse lifestyle has made him focus more and he really is more determined than before, knowing that if he's going to really assert himself and have a good career he needs to buckle down now.
he definitely is more determined
which is great, he's one of the most talented players around and one of the few who consistancy can give the viewer "wow" shots
in the past you'd notice Gulbis looking like he didn't give a shit and almost found it amusing losing to players much worse than him
like literally in every match if there was a bubble around his head
it bused to be this thought process
"I'm way too good to be letting this match be close"
and then he would get frustrated and lose his cool and error error error
he still has the Gublis anger and quirks but definitely seems a bit more collected and determined
love Nadal but would be fun to see Ernest extend the streak too