Ernests' interview to NTV+ Tennis channel: http://ntvplus.ru/sport-news?news_id=12833
Ernests Gulbis: "I know well Andreev's play"
-When we talked to you last time, it was at St.-Petersburg tournament, and you could hardly wait for going on vacation. Tell us, how did you spend the time?
Yes, it was difficult in St.-Petersburg, I was a bit sick of playing. After that I went home, I stayed there for a month doing nothing. I went to bed at 5 AM, got up at 5 PM and so all month long. Then on December, 6 I flew to Hawaii and practiced together with Igor Kunitsyn. I am prepared well and now play ok.
-How do you find Melbourne heat? How did you manage to survive such a hot day?
It was terrible. It was cold during first days here, but yesterday and today it is +40C, and there is a wind blowing from the desert. If it is just hot, it is OK for me, but when there`s also wind, it becomes very difficult to play. I don`t like much to play in the wind, of course if I’m focused on match, then I am able to deal even with such weather conditions, but sometimes some bad thoughts come to my mind, and then I cannot play in the wind. But today I managed to do it.
-You completed the match today so quickly.
Yes, because I served well, we played many short points, we also played some long rallies but there weren`t long games. I converted all my breakpoints on the first try.
- Andreev and Polansky are now playing, one of them will be your next round opponent. Are you going there to watch?
I never do, my coach went there to watch. I know Igor well, we practiced together several times. I don`t know Polansky at all, but my coach will go and see.
I remembered you used to upload some Ernie's interview to NTV+ here. Maybe you have recorded this one accidentally