is a 19 year-old player from Latvia. He is talented, and very promising (though I concur that some people would beg to differ
) and I'd like to represent his fans on this boards in requesting a forum for him.
* Gulbis made the semi-finals of ATP St Petersburg in 2006 as a wildcard in his ATP debut. He lost to Mario Ancic in the SF (who went on to win the tournament.)
* Gulbis' first Challenger title was in Eckental in 2006. He had previously made two CH finals in the same year. To date, he has won 4 Challengers (Eckental '06; Besancon '07; Sarajevo '07 and Mons '07)
* Gulbis peformed pretty decently in his Grand Slam debut in 2007:
- he reached the second round of Roland Garros (def. Henman in straight sets in R1)
- lost to eventual quarterfinalist Marcos Baghdatis in 4 sets at Wimbledon
- made the fourth round of the USO (def. Robredo in R3 in straight sets - highlights video here)
* His career-high ranking is #46 on 8 October 2007
Gulbis currently has a thread
in the Rest of The World section, and it had 2412 posts at the moment.
We'd really appreciate it if you'd help us get Gulbis (or Erno, as I call him
) a forum of his own. Please vote!