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Ernests Gulbis interview - What really happened in Stockholm?

-Evita-
05-14-2010, 07:14 AM
The interview is in Spanish: http://www.abc.es/20100514/deportes-tenis/todo-mundo-deberia-pasar-20100514.html

«Todo el mundo debería pasar una noche de cárcel» Ernests Gulbis _ Jugador de tenis

Viernes , 14-05-10
JOSÉ MANUEL CUÉLLAR

MADRID. Ernests Gulbis es la nueva atracción del circuito masculino de tenis. Esperado desde hace mucho tiempo en la elite, este año ha dado un salto de calidad y se acerca a los mejores. Su vida, chico millonario, simpático y audaz, es una novela.

-¿Qué busca en la pista?
-Quiero probarme a mí mismo que puedo estar entre los diez mejores. No me importa el dinero, no me importa la fama, no me gusta, no la necesito ni la busco. Amo el juego, disfruto al competir, al perseguir una meta, y cuando la alcanzo me siento bien, menos vacío. De eso se trata el tenis para mí, presionarse para alcanzar un nuevo triunfo.

-¿Entonces no le importa el dinero?
-No, no dije eso. El dinero está bien, simplemente no es mi prioridad.

-Le han puesto la etiqueta de niño rico.
-Quizá la prensa me dio esa reputación. Dejé mi casa a muy temprana edad, nunca me regalaron nada. Sí, vengo de una familia adinerada, pero nunca fui de esos que piden cosas, porque no lo necesito. El asunto del dinero es más normal para mí porque vengo de una familia rica, está allí, pero no es una cuestión importante. Si vienes de una familia humilde, te haces a tí mismo y tu meta es hacer dinero, pues está muy bien. Pero ese no es mi objetivo.

-¿Es verdad que a veces viaja a los torneos en jet privado?
-Sí, y también tengo diez helicópteros, un submarino y una nave espacial. Son todo tonterías.

-Leí en una entrevista a su madre que viajaba en coche para ahorrar dinero.
-No lo hago para ahorrar dinero. Si estoy en Europa, las distancias son cortas y es mejor ir en coche. No me gusta volar, ¿a quién le gusta? En coche es mejor, pones tus cosas en el maletero y listo.

-Dicen que lee a filósofos
-¿Qué es la filosofía? No lo sé, leo muchos libros. Me gusta pasar tiempo con mis propios pensamientos. Cuando estoy solo en mi habitación del hotel me gusta leer, pero no solo filosofía. Ahora estoy leyendo un libro en francés, «La revolución de las hormigas» de Bernard Werber. Es muy bueno.

-¿Cómo van los estudios?
-Terminé el instituto en Letonia. No podía ir todos los días, por lo torneos y todo eso, por eso cogí tutores privados. Ahora me gustaría comenzar a estudiar Historia del Arte en la Universidad de Letonia. En diciembre intenté estudiar cine, pero fue muy difícil por la falta de tiempo.

-¿Le gusta el cine?
-Sí, es parte de la historia de mi familia. Mi abuelo fue un famoso actor en la Unión Soviética. De hecho, yo también participé en una película de pequeño, un pequeño rol con mi madre, que es actriz. Pero no me acuerdo mucho, solo algunos flashes. Hay vídeos en YouTube si quieren verlos.

-¿Qué pasó en Estocolmo cuando le detuvieron por ir con una prostituta?
-Fue genial, muy divertido. No vuelvo a Suecia en mi vida. Cuando conozco a una chica no le pregunto su profesión, no me importa si es peluquera o cualquier otra cosa. De repente estaba en la cárcel por nada. Todo el mundo debería pasar una noche en la cárcel. Estuve allí seis o siete horas, pagué la fianza y ya. Al otro día tenía un torneo, sino me hubiera quedado más tiempo (irónico).

-¿Se siente perseguido por las mujeres?
-Ojalá, mientras más me sigan mejor. No, en serio, no siento que me acosen. En mi país hay otra mentalidad, si ven a alguien famoso no se acercan ni le hacen fotos o le molestan. Más bien lo contrario, quizá comentan algo pero mantienen la distancia.

Here's the Google translation (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.es%2F20100514%2Fdeportes-tenis%2Ftodo-mundo-deberia-pasar-20100514.html&sl=es&tl=en)

Arkulari
05-14-2010, 07:37 AM
thanks -Evita- for the link, he's very candid with the interviews :lol:

-¿Es verdad que a veces viaja a los torneos en jet privado?
-Sí, y también tengo diez helicópteros, un submarino y una nave espacial. Son todo tonterías.

Is it true that sometimes you travel to tournaments in private jet?
EG: Of course, I also have 10 helicopters, a submarine and a space shuttle. It's all non sense

¿Qué pasó en Estocolmo cuando le detuvieron por ir con una prostituta?
-Fue genial, muy divertido. No vuelvo a Suecia en mi vida. Cuando conozco a una chica no le pregunto su profesión, no me importa si es peluquera o cualquier otra cosa. De repente estaba en la cárcel por nada. Todo el mundo debería pasar una noche en la cárcel. Estuve allí seis o siete horas, pagué la fianza y ya. Al otro día tenía un torneo, sino me hubiera quedado más tiempo (irónico).


What happened in Stockholm when you were arrested for hiring a prostitute?

EG: it was awesome, pretty funny. I'm never coming back to Sweden. When I meet a girl, I don't ask for her profession, whether she's a hairdresser or anything else. Suddenly I was in jail for nothing. Everyone should spend sometime in jail, I was there for six or seven hours, paid the bail and left. I would have stayed more time if I hadn't a tournament the day after (sarcasm)

FlameOn
05-14-2010, 07:41 AM
Ernie. :lol: It must've been pretty obvious when she would've asked him to pay up? :confused:

Another RogFan
05-14-2010, 07:55 AM
Some time ago he said the tennis isn’t the most important thing in his life . Probably dating hookers is.
This generation has a lot of talent to waste. It is not wonder why less talented guys like Djokovich can shine.

MariaV
05-14-2010, 07:58 AM
His interviews are really top level! :yeah: Not this blah-blah.... :zzz:
I didn't know his grandpa was a famous actor. Anyone knows the name? I remember Evita told about that movie lil' Ernests took part with his mom and showed the clip but I didn't know about the grandpa.

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:01 AM
EG: it was awesome, pretty funny. I'm never coming back to Sweden. When I meet a girl, I don't ask for her profession, whether she's a hairdresser or anything else. Suddenly I was in jail for nothing. Everyone should spend sometime in jail, I was there for six or seven hours, paid the bail and left. I would have stayed more time if I hadn't a tournament the day after (sarcasm)

:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

acionescu
05-14-2010, 08:10 AM
I think I read somewhere that they punish the client there not the hooker or something :scratch: :o

EDIT: And of course Ernie :worship: :worship:

opeth84
05-14-2010, 08:11 AM
What happened in Stockholm when you were arrested for hiring a prostitute?

EG: it was awesome, pretty funny. I'm never coming back to Sweden. When I meet a girl, I don't ask for her profession, whether she's a hairdresser or anything else. Suddenly I was in jail for nothing. Everyone should spend sometime in jail, I was there for six or seven hours, paid the bail and left. I would have stayed more time if I hadn't a tournament the day after (sarcasm)



:haha:

-Evita-
05-14-2010, 08:14 AM
His interviews are really top level! :yeah: Not this blah-blah.... :zzz:
I didn't know his grandpa was a famous actor. Anyone knows the name? I remember Evita told about that movie lil' Ernests took part with his mom and showed the clip but I didn't know about the grandpa.

His name was Uldis Pūcītis, he died 10 years ago. He was a really famous actor :worship:

http://www.spotnet.lv/upload/users/9305_200812311256ed7d3e5902_icon.jpg

http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0072/712475/1137389_BIG_1262919997.jpg

:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

Obviously he didn't know she was a prostitute so I doubt he hired her. As so many people have pointed out, Ernests is quite good looking and has no trouble getting girls, why would he hire a prostitute?

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:18 AM
I think I read somewhere that they punish the client there not the hooker or something :scratch: :o

Yes but why? On what grounds? :shrug:

I have a hard time thinking of any sound liberal (and logical) explanation for that.

I mean, you can't just say 'it's illegal, it's against the law'. You must provide a rational basis for such a law.

bokehlicious
05-14-2010, 08:19 AM
Ernests is quite good looking and has no trouble getting girls, why would he hire a prostitute?

You think only ugly guys hire prostitutes? :lol: People hire them when they feel like banging some slut, not because they can't get "normal" girls... :o

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:21 AM
Obviously he didn't know she was a prostitute so I doubt he hired her. As so many people have pointed out, Ernests is quite good looking and has no trouble getting girls, why would he hire a prostitute?

Well I said so myself I think. On the other hand Hugh Grant perhaps didn't have a reason as well... anyway, regardless of whether he did hire her, or just didn't know she was a prostitute - it still strikes me as extremely odd that such a thing could happen in Sweden.

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:25 AM
You think only ugly guys hire prostitutes? :lol: People hire them when they feel like banging some slut, not because they can't get "normal" girls... :o

Don't be so mean, perhaps she doesn't yet know how men are, or perhaps hopes that there are different kind of men. Perhaps even imagines Ernests to be one of such men. Some girls are like that, incurably romantic - until life smacks them in the head :sad:

BTW I'm kinda ugly and still never hired a prostitute. :devil: Just not into banging some slut, as you eloquently put it. :haha:

-Evita-
05-14-2010, 08:26 AM
You think only ugly guys hire prostitutes? :lol: People hire them when they feel like banging some slut, not because they can't get "normal" girls... :o

Yeah but he said he didn't know she was a prostitute so how could he hire her?

philosophicalarf
05-14-2010, 08:28 AM
I have a hard time thinking of any sound liberal (and logical) explanation for that.


Swedes can be pretty illiberal on some issues (at least in terms of classical British liberalism) - eg on drug policy they make the Americans look sane.

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Yes but why? On what grounds? :shrug:

I have a hard time thinking of any sound liberal (and logical) explanation for that.

I mean, you can't just say 'it's illegal, it's against the law'. You must provide a rational basis for such a law.

It was done because of feminism, that the prostitutes aren't doing this willingly, some definitely aren't and there are others that know exactly what they are doing and making plenty of kroner out of it. It doesn't have unanimous support amongst the community of sex workers.

Yes, the client is the one that charged and not the actual whore. It's not like every country doesn't have laws that make sense. The intention isn't so bad, but the practical realities make it a joke.

Another RogFan
05-14-2010, 08:37 AM
BTW I'm kinda ugly and still never hired a prostitute. :devil: J :haha:

Me too and still trying to find out which one is sadder :haha:

dodo
05-14-2010, 08:38 AM
Every time I hear something about this guy, I like him more.
Keep it up, Ernie!

ossie
05-14-2010, 08:40 AM
the more i read about gulbis the more i start to like him :haha:

bokehlicious
05-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Yeah but he said he didn't know she was a prostitute so how could he hire her?

I don't doubt he didn't know it, but as you put it, you seemed surprised that such a good-looking guy would hire a prostitute... Hiring prostitutes has very little to do with being pretty or ugly...

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:44 AM
Yes, the client is the one that charged and not the actual whore. It's not like every country doesn't have laws that make sense. The intention isn't so bad, but the practical realities make it a joke.

Hmm okay. True, it's not that there aren't plenty of weird laws everywhere...

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 08:46 AM
I don't doubt he didn't know it, but as you put it, you seemed surprised that such a good-looking guy would hire a prostitute... Hiring prostitutes has very little to do with being pretty or ugly...

Pretty much.

Hmm okay. True, it's not that there aren't plenty of weird laws everywhere...

They don't just come out of the air with these policies, well Iceland has banned stripclubs which is stupid because with them they could have paid their debts.

MariaV
05-14-2010, 08:46 AM
His name was Uldis Pūcītis, he died 10 years ago. He was a really famous actor :worship:

http://www.spotnet.lv/upload/users/9305_200812311256ed7d3e5902_icon.jpg

http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0072/712475/1137389_BIG_1262919997.jpg


OMG!!!!!!!!! Evita you're a young kid but grandma Maria knows Uldis Pūcītis very well! All those old Soviet movies! :worship: :bowdown: Now I see where Ernests got his charm and great looks. His mother is a beauty too of course. :hearts:

scoobs
05-14-2010, 08:47 AM
Ernie gives great interview - love his humour :)

Apemant
05-14-2010, 08:50 AM
Me too and still trying to find out which one is sadder :haha:

Which one what?

ontopic, I have a strange liking to Ernests appearance, but of course, I'm not gay (http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Not_gay). :haha:

eze
05-14-2010, 09:19 AM
:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

As far as I know in Sweden it is not illegal to sell sex, but it is illegal to by it..
I´ve never understood this - it just doesn´t make ANY sence:confused:

Or Levy
05-14-2010, 10:28 AM
He's gonna give Roddick a run for his money.

Mateya
05-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Interesting reading, this thread :)

What a f*cked up law they have; you can sell it but not buy it. :confused:
Ernie, you must be more careful next time. :lol: I guess the stockholm open can forget about him.

junkdelux
05-14-2010, 10:56 AM
Sweden's prostitution laws are designed to deter men from using prostitutes, along of how a significant percentage of women are trafficked into prostitution. Where's the justice in charging the women? It's not a perfect solution, but it's a humane one for the women being exploited.

Good to see the misogynists out and about on mtf. Makes a nice change.

andy neyer
05-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Yeah but he said he didn't know she was a prostitute so how could he hire her?

I honestly don't but that.

But a nice interview in any case. He seems very candid and easy going.

Persimmon
05-14-2010, 11:33 AM
The interview is in Spanish: http://www.abc.es/20100514/deportes-tenis/todo-mundo-deberia-pasar-20100514.html



Here's the Google translation (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.es%2F20100514%2Fdeportes-tenis%2Ftodo-mundo-deberia-pasar-20100514.html&sl=es&tl=en)

Gulbis so naive can't distinguish between a hooker and a regular girl.... :spit: You will learn, eventually:wavey:


Gulbis got his good looks from his mother's side.



http://www.rigapictures.lv/rallijazvaigzne/foto/dalibnieki/gulbe.jpg

http://ernestsgulbis.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/milena_rg2.jpg

tennizen
05-14-2010, 12:50 PM
Nice interview:lol:

marcRD
05-14-2010, 12:55 PM
:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

What a joke all these rumors about my country, Sweden is the femminist capital of the world and while the prostitutes can sell their bodies, men are not allowed to pay for sex. I think it is the other way around in USA and most of the world.

gulzhan
05-14-2010, 12:56 PM
His name was Uldis Pūcītis, he died 10 years ago. He was a really famous actor :worship:

http://www.spotnet.lv/upload/users/9305_200812311256ed7d3e5902_icon.jpg

http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0072/712475/1137389_BIG_1262919997.jpg



That's his grandpa? WOW! I know this actor very well. He was very famous not only in Latvia but in the whole Soviet Union.

Collective
05-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Has a new fan in me.

Nathaliia
05-14-2010, 01:00 PM
I've heard from quite a few guys incl. the tennis players who usually visit discotheques, they are approached by women and the women are very willing to have sex, and that they are the prostitutes it turns out when it's done and they demand money. The older guys with more experience in this matter ask at the beginning "are you a whore?" but maybe it was the first time for Ernie. I'd give Gulbis a benefit of doubt.

gulzhan
05-14-2010, 01:38 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!! Evita you're a young kid but grandma Maria knows Uldis Pūcītis very well! All those old Soviet movies! :worship: :bowdown: Now I see where Ernests got his charm and great looks. His mother is a beauty too of course. :hearts:

So does grandma Gulzhan :lol: Is it him who played in the movie The Light in the End of the Tunnel?

What about his mom? I heard she is a theater actress, not movie, right?

-Evita-
05-14-2010, 01:46 PM
So does grandma Gulzhan :lol: Is it him who played in the movie The Light in the End of the Tunnel?

Yup, here's the IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314745/

What about his mom? I heard she is a theater actress, not movie, right?

She has done a couple of movies, one of them even had a small role for Ernests, but she's mostly played theater and actually she's not that famous. In an interview recently she said it's her fate to be associated with famous men - in her youth she was the daughter of Uldis Pucitis and now she's the mother of Ernests Gulbis :)

Jomp1
05-14-2010, 02:05 PM
:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

Ultra liberal? :rolleyes: You can only buy alcohol at age 20 and from a state owned company with monopoly. And the monopoly to sell pharmaceuticals just recently was taken away. The liberal part is that Sweden tops the gender equality lists with the other Nordic countries. Thus why Gulbis got arrested and not the prostitute.

Jills
05-14-2010, 02:41 PM
Ernie. :lol: It must've been pretty obvious when she would've asked him to pay up? :confused:

We don't know the circumstances. Maybe she didn't ask until after the fact. Maybe she didn't ask at all, or maybe there was a language barrier. He's not that stupid lol.

LoveFifteen
05-14-2010, 03:19 PM
I don't believe him at all. :lol:

Voo de Mar
05-14-2010, 03:23 PM
I like how the date 14-05-10 transformed into 05/10/1914 after the google translation. Gulbis - a traveler in time :worship:

borracho
05-14-2010, 03:23 PM
You think only ugly guys hire prostitutes? :lol: People hire them when they feel like banging some slut, not because they can't get "normal" girls... :o


this about wraps it up imo.

Johnny Groove
05-14-2010, 04:06 PM
Prostitution should not only be legal everyone on the planet, but should be partially regulated by the government with rules and regulations.

Pimp daddies would have to register their hos, keep them clean, happy, and infection free, etc. So much money in prostitution, I don't see why not.

Orka_n
05-14-2010, 04:48 PM
Sweden's prostitution laws are designed to deter men from using prostitutes, along of how a significant percentage of women are trafficked into prostitution. Where's the justice in charging the women? It's not a perfect solution, but it's a humane one for the women being exploited.Agreed.

marina36
05-14-2010, 05:14 PM
I just love his interviews!! :)

star
05-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Prostitution should not only be legal everyone on the planet, but should be partially regulated by the government with rules and regulations.

Pimp daddies would have to register their hos, keep them clean, happy, and infection free, etc. So much money in prostitution, I don't see why not.

Spoken like a real man there. :rolleyes:

doublebackhand
05-14-2010, 05:39 PM
sidetrack....

i really cant see why so many people here think gulbis is good looking? he is a dime a dozen everywhere....

Johnny Groove
05-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Spoken like a real man there. :rolleyes:

If prostitution is fixed up, it could be a thriving business.

If you have an argument, I'd love to hear it.

lalaland
05-14-2010, 05:56 PM
What a joke all these rumors about my country, Sweden is the femminist capital of the world and while the prostitutes can sell their bodies, men are not allowed to pay for sex. I think it is the other way around in USA and most of the world.

Frankly, I think this way makes much more sense. I don't even think it's a feminist thing, just simple supply and demand. When you don't have the demand, then the supply will drop. But of course, making it illegal to buy doesn't mean it will stop men from buying.

The only thing I don't understand is that how can he be charged if he didn't pay? I mean, technically, she is not a hooker if she's giving sex without being paid, nevermind that she can have hooker as a profession, she can still have sex at her will if she met someone she likes, right? So he was charged, he must have paid. Then again, nothing wrong with getting a hooker except that it's illegal and that he's counted as part of the element that encourages prostitution, that's all.

Guy Haines
05-14-2010, 06:38 PM
If prostitution is fixed up, it could be a thriving business.

If you have an argument, I'd love to hear it.

I'd favor -- and star might? -- a form of prostitution in which the women or the sex workers (whether male or female) were in charge. No pimps required.

I love this thread because of all the topics -- old movies, prostitution, Sweden's laws and values -- it provokes. Gulbis is definitely bringing something new to the tour.:lol:

I also appreciate his candor in interviews. He generally came off candid and good-humored in interviews a couple summers ago around this time. But I'm guessing the current candor is also an outgrowth of the Sweden affair. It's hard for someone in the public eye to stay mum when they're busted for being a trick.

star
05-14-2010, 09:46 PM
I'd favor -- and star might? -- a form of prostitution in which the women or the sex workers (whether male or female) were in charge. No pimps required.

I love this thread because of all the topics -- old movies, prostitution, Sweden's laws and values -- it provokes. Gulbis is definitely bringing something new to the tour.:lol:

I also appreciate his candor in interviews. He generally came off candid and good-humored in interviews a couple summers ago around this time. But I'm guessing the current candor is also an outgrowth of the Sweden affair. It's hard for someone in the public eye to stay mum when they're busted for being a trick.

Yes, you are right. It was the whole "pimp daddy" association that put me off. The underlying assumption was that men would be running the show, and the state would merely lend a helping hand to the pimps to keep order so that prostitutes could more easily and satisfactorily service men.

The general idea behind legalizing prostitution is one thing, and the reality is something else. Even where it is legal for women to sell their sexual expertise, there is still sexual slavery and exploitation. And, yes, Sweden has the right idea that were it not for the overwhelming demand from men for paid sex, these opportunities for exploitation would not exist, but somehow, it's not so simple.

I mean, I don't understand it and maybe no woman can. What is the allure of the prostitute? Although most men will not admit to a yen for the services of a prostitute, there is a big demand for them and it's as impossible to stamp out as trafficking in narcotics.

P.S. I also remember Gulbis's charming interviews a couple of years ago. Now he seems like a sudden revelation to people, but he's no different than he has been.

When Djokovic said that he had some wild times with Gulbis when they were in the academy together, the press seemed dubious that Gulbis would be the one leading the way. I remember Djokovic smiling wryly saying: I think I know him better than you. :lol:

Action Jackson
05-14-2010, 10:08 PM
If prostitution is fixed up, it could be a thriving business.

If you have an argument, I'd love to hear it.

As for being regulated, well the demand is not going to away, it would better to do this and minimise the criminal element, there are reasons it's called the oldest business in the business. Only a fool would realise there are some who do the job, because they have been trafficked.

Mjau!
05-14-2010, 10:32 PM
:confused: I would've guessed that prostitution isn't illegal in Sweden. Aren't they famous for being ultra liberal and all? So how come you can be arrested :confused: just for hiring a prostitute? Really weird.

Thankfully, this is just a myth. Anything immoral or dangerous is either bant or heavily regulated for the good of the people.

KarlyM
05-15-2010, 05:08 AM
Hilarious interview. :haha:

The Nothing [†]
05-15-2010, 05:21 AM
I don't see the "charm" people notice in his interviews :shrug:

banhhe
05-15-2010, 06:01 AM
;9913942']I don't see the "charm" that people notice in his interviews :shrug:

;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDs6TiNU6w
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdfz9K9CR9M

The Nothing [†]
05-15-2010, 01:55 PM
;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDs6TiNU6w
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdfz9K9CR9M

He comes out pretty natural and relaxed, I like him. But the interviewer... God :lol:, he's in love with Gulbis.

Viky-cro
05-15-2010, 04:03 PM
the more i read about gulbis the more i start to like him :haha:

me too, tennis needs guy like this funny & charming :)

Ales_Alessandra
05-15-2010, 09:27 PM
:haha: Glad that eve with Marat out, Ernie came to keep the level of "playboy" tennis players! :lol: This is a positive thing! :yeah:

bjurra
05-17-2010, 12:06 AM
I wish the interviewer would have asked more. Where did they meet these women, how old were they, nationality, how did they react when the police stormed in etc?

banhhe
05-20-2010, 12:59 AM
I wish the interviewer would have asked more. Where did they meet these women, how old were they, nationality, how did they react when the police stormed in etc?

there are a bit more in this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/7737319/Ernests-Gulbis-see-the-ATP-Tour-as-just-fun-and-games.html

“It was great, it was great fun, but I’m never going to go to Sweden again in my life. If you go out and meet some girls, and immediately you’re put in jail; that’s not normal,” said Gulbis, as he discussed his encounter with the vice police for the first time.

“When I meet a girl, I don’t ask her what her profession is, I don’t ask if she’s a hairdresser or something else. I just meet her. And she meets me. She maybe doesn’t ask what I’m doing. Anyway, if she does ask, I usually lie; I say that I do nothing or I’m a musician or something. Suddenly, the police come and take me to jail, so I spend the night in jail for nothing, really nothing. So I’m upset with the Swedish government.”

“It was very funny. I think every person should go to jail once, as it’s interesting. It’s really interesting, as they are very strict. I was in jail for one night, about six hours. I slept a bit. Then the prosecutor came and he asked me what happened, and then he said, ‘Sorry, we didn’t know that it was this’.

"And he let me go after I paid a fine. I paid the minimum fine for violating the law in Sweden. It’s the same fine I would get for, say, smashing up a telephone booth. I paid 250 or 300 euros to get out of jail, as I had a match to play in just a few days, and I couldn’t stay there anymore,” recalled Gulbis, and he giggled at the memories.

Ma. Estefania
05-25-2010, 04:35 AM
He's such a character on and off court....hope he recovers soon.

Mjau!
05-26-2010, 12:37 AM
It was great fun, but I'm never going to go to Sweden again in my life. If you go out and meet some girls, and immediately you're put in jail -- that's not normal -- and it was Sweden of all places!" says Gulbis. "Where's the free love?"

He wouldn't know.

Ibracadabra
05-26-2010, 04:19 AM
Real character