It's not very surprising considering the potential Gulbis has and considering how young Latvia is in terms of tennis history.
I just read back and realize I sound horribly patronizing
you know what I mean anyway.
There's this one journalist, Māris Rīmenis, he loves tennis, he's played it on amateur level, he knows Gulbis, he's practiced with him and he's a very big Ernie's fan. And he's always the one commenting Ernest's matches when they're on TV. Not that they are televised here often, actually I can remember only two matches from last year that were on Latvian TV, the one against Djokovic at RG and the one against Nadal at Wimby. I don't have high standards for commenting, you almost never hear me complain about that but Rīmenis is in a league of his own. I watched half the match against Nadal without sound and that says a lot. He praises Gulbis to the sky, often mentions (in an irritating manner) how he met Gulbis the last time and what he did, what he said etc. And he's always so impatient for Gulbis to win, to hit a winner, I've never heard anything like that from any commentator