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06-16-2017 10:55 AM
Walle
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

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Originally Posted by osmonde View Post
Long recent interview with a youtube showing 20 points vs top 4 players

Ernests Gulbis interview on meaning of tennis, what would make him retire, marriage and more.
by Reem Abulleil
14th June 2017

Ernests Gulbis interview on meaning of tennis, what would make him retire, marriage and more - Tennis - Interviews | Sport360
Lovely interview. He's so philosophical. And soooo in love.
06-14-2017 02:37 PM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

Long recent interview with a youtube showing 20 points vs top 4 players

Ernests Gulbis interview on meaning of tennis, what would make him retire, marriage and more.
by Reem Abulleil
14th June 2017

Ernests Gulbis interview on meaning of tennis, what would make him retire, marriage and more - Tennis - Interviews | Sport360
05-30-2017 04:35 PM
Walle
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

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Originally Posted by osmonde View Post
There is a longer interview where he talks about his way up through challenger, you can translate it in english if this post is in latvian.

Gulbis: "Sp?l??u tik ilgi, kam?r jut??u no t? k?du ieguvumu" ? French Open ? Teniss ? Sportacentrs.com
AP made it sound as if he said that his ranking was not a tragedy coz he's getting married. But apparently in the press conference the question about getting married and the question about the drop in the rankings weren't related at all. Ha!

Good to know that he has a good idea about his schedule for the next two months and wants to play a lot. Let's hope his body allows it.
05-30-2017 03:41 PM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

There is a longer interview where he talks about his way up through challenger, you can translate it in english if this post is in latvian.

Gulbis: "Sp?l??u tik ilgi, kam?r jut??u no t? k?du ieguvumu" ? French Open ? Teniss ? Sportacentrs.com
05-30-2017 02:14 AM
FlameOn
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

I'm happy he's happy. I hope he will still play while married.
05-29-2017 10:22 PM
Truedaisy
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

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Originally Posted by osmonde View Post
Still struggling on court, Gulbis says it’s no “tragedy”


PARIS — Not long ago, Ernests Gulbis played a semifinal at the French Open then broke into the top 10.

A long list of injuries later, the Latvian player has dropped to 230 in the ATP rankings and there is no sign he will get back to his best soon.

Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in Paris three years ago after beating the likes of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, lost to No. 7-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of Roland Garros on Monday.

He said injuries to his calf and wrist hampered his preparations for the tournament.

“I started to play points just three days ago and it was the best that I could do in these circumstances,” he said.

Once a bright prospect, Gulbis has turned into a 28-year-old unfulfilled talent still searching for a first win on tour since the French Open last year.

He, however, remains upbeat.

He has found love, is going to get married, and that’s what matters the most to him.

“It is discouraging when you see yourself in the rankings, you don’t want to be there, but it’s not a tragedy,” Gulbis said. “The most important thing for a man or a woman is to find their true love and partner for the rest of their lives. Marriage is beyond anything. I’m very happy, very much in peace with myself.”

As for his career, Gulbis said tennis is just a tool helping him to understand his inner self.

“As soon as I understand that I cannot gain anything from doing this thing, then I’m going to stop doing this. I’m not doing this for earning money or popularity. I know that this makes me right now a better man, playing tennis and going through theses struggles. Tennis is an instrument, when it does not help me anymore to become a better man, I will stop.”

Still struggling on court, Gulbis says it?s no ?tragedy?
Thanks, Osmonde, for posting this!

So Ernests is getting married! That's great news though! I hope marriage will help his tennis. If not, like he said, it's not a tragedy. He has found love and that is a wonderful thing. I still hope to see him play for a few more years though.
05-29-2017 07:21 PM
Walle
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

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Originally Posted by osmonde View Post
Still struggling on court, Gulbis says itís no ďtragedyĒ


PARIS ó Not long ago, Ernests Gulbis played a semifinal at the French Open then broke into the top 10.

A long list of injuries later, the Latvian player has dropped to 230 in the ATP rankings and there is no sign he will get back to his best soon.

Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in Paris three years ago after beating the likes of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, lost to No. 7-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of Roland Garros on Monday.

He said injuries to his calf and wrist hampered his preparations for the tournament.

ďI started to play points just three days ago and it was the best that I could do in these circumstances,Ē he said.

Once a bright prospect, Gulbis has turned into a 28-year-old unfulfilled talent still searching for a first win on tour since the French Open last year.

He, however, remains upbeat.

He has found love, is going to get married, and thatís what matters the most to him.

ďIt is discouraging when you see yourself in the rankings, you donít want to be there, but itís not a tragedy,Ē Gulbis said. ďThe most important thing for a man or a woman is to find their true love and partner for the rest of their lives. Marriage is beyond anything. Iím very happy, very much in peace with myself.Ē

As for his career, Gulbis said tennis is just a tool helping him to understand his inner self.

ďAs soon as I understand that I cannot gain anything from doing this thing, then Iím going to stop doing this. Iím not doing this for earning money or popularity. I know that this makes me right now a better man, playing tennis and going through theses struggles. Tennis is an instrument, when it does not help me anymore to become a better man, I will stop.Ē

Still struggling on court, Gulbis says it?s no ?tragedy?
Sounds like he's very happy in his private life, which is lovey to hear. But I guess it also means that at one point (not too far away) he will put an end to his struggles and retire. Other things more important than tennis (now even more so).
05-29-2017 05:07 PM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

Still struggling on court, Gulbis says itís no ďtragedyĒ


PARIS ó Not long ago, Ernests Gulbis played a semifinal at the French Open then broke into the top 10.

A long list of injuries later, the Latvian player has dropped to 230 in the ATP rankings and there is no sign he will get back to his best soon.

Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in Paris three years ago after beating the likes of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, lost to No. 7-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of Roland Garros on Monday.

He said injuries to his calf and wrist hampered his preparations for the tournament.

ďI started to play points just three days ago and it was the best that I could do in these circumstances,Ē he said.

Once a bright prospect, Gulbis has turned into a 28-year-old unfulfilled talent still searching for a first win on tour since the French Open last year.

He, however, remains upbeat.

He has found love, is going to get married, and thatís what matters the most to him.

ďIt is discouraging when you see yourself in the rankings, you donít want to be there, but itís not a tragedy,Ē Gulbis said. ďThe most important thing for a man or a woman is to find their true love and partner for the rest of their lives. Marriage is beyond anything. Iím very happy, very much in peace with myself.Ē

As for his career, Gulbis said tennis is just a tool helping him to understand his inner self.

ďAs soon as I understand that I cannot gain anything from doing this thing, then Iím going to stop doing this. Iím not doing this for earning money or popularity. I know that this makes me right now a better man, playing tennis and going through theses struggles. Tennis is an instrument, when it does not help me anymore to become a better man, I will stop.Ē

Still struggling on court, Gulbis says it?s no ?tragedy?
03-05-2017 03:37 AM
FlameOn
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

He never 'seems' Buddhist on court lol. Interesting though .
03-04-2017 12:22 PM
Walle
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

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Originally Posted by rosespower View Post
the interviewer was right in that first line....
is it something lost in translation? or is he actually a Buddhist?
He's talked about buddhism before.

"I think that everything, what every individual does, it will come around. Itís not only about sports, itís about in general. I truly believe that if you make your money the wrong way, youíre going to lose it, or something else bad. Itís a little bit out of Buddhist philosophy about karmic things, but I really believe it."

(Last year at Roland Garros)

"Among the philosophies, Buddhism is the closest to being my favorite. Second year in a row I am trying to meditate in the simplest way Ė through breathing. To free myself from what surround me at the moment, to feel my inner self. Buddhism has helped me in tennis, because I can control my mind during the important moments. In Christianity, the Holy Trinity is defined and eternal, but in Buddhism everything changes Ė I live with these principles. Today things are this way, in 3 years time everything will be different. Maybe Iíll be doing something completely different."

(Old Latvian interview (2010 maybe?) translated to English)
03-02-2017 10:36 PM
rosespower
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

the interviewer was right in that first line....
is it something lost in translation? or is he actually a Buddhist?
02-23-2017 05:07 AM
FlameOn
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

The first prize money answer .
02-23-2017 01:52 AM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

Locker Room: Ernests Gulbis



You can never be sure whether the Latvian is being deadly serious or pulling your leg. So would he really like Jack Nicholson to play him in a film of his life?

Can you remember how you spent your first prize money?
This may not be the first, but it is the first one I remember: I invited the whole Nikki Pilic Academy and my friends and we went to a restaurant and a bar afterwards. I paid the bill and I spent all of my prize money on that one evening. I wanted to make them and myself happy.

What is the first thing you will do when you retire?
Roll up a joint but I am not sure if I would smoke it, just roll it up [laughs] and look at it [laughs a lot].

Have you ever had an embarrassing moment on court?
I probably have very high standards and limits for being embarrassed so probably not.

What is the first thing you do when you get home after travelling?
To be honest, my most favourite moment when I am at home is my trip from the airport, to Jurmala, which is my motherís home. The trip is very short, like 20 minutes, and I put on my favourite music. I like the scenery and this is one of my favourite moments. I prefer to go alone and drive slowly home, especially if it is after some good weeks on tour. You know, when you have won some tournaments and this is pure joy. I would say that is a time for appreciation.

What actor would you like to play you, in a film of your life?
I donít really know the young actors; my generation of actors who would be, say, 25 years old and who are good. I know the older generation better. I donít want to say the same as everybody but I really enjoy how Leonardo Di Caprio is acting, I really enjoy his work, especially his last movies. Definitely I enjoyed Robert De Niroís early work and also Al Pacinoís early work, but not the comedies that they are doing lately. One of my favourite actors is Jack Nicholson Ė a different generation. I saw the movie ďOne Flew Over The Cuckooís NestĒ - that is one of my favourite movies that really sticks with me. I donít remember how long ago I saw it the first time but Iíve watched it maybe ten other times. So, I would say Jack Nicholson but he is too old to play me, maybe in a few years!

What would you do with $100 million?
A hundred million dollars is not that much, $100 billion letís say. This is a very difficult question; first of all, if you are a dumb person then any amount of money isnít going to [help] you or anybody in this world. I would prefer to become a person who knows at least something in this life. I would think about earning money and then spend it, itís a bit more important.

If you died and were re-incarnated, what animal would you come back as?
Hopefully I will not reincarnate as an animal. In my Buddhist philosophy the human is the last one of the reincarnation process from which you can then achieve Nirvana. So if I come back, that means I did something wrong in this life. So if I reincarnate I would prefer to come back as somebody maybe even more fortunate than I am right now, which is probably very di fficult.

Can you remember your worst journey?
Why do we finish with such a negative question? I think there is only one journey of life and this is your decision and decisions make it if it is good or bad, all other small journeys are just part of this big one. Itís better to get the worst ones out of your head quickly.

OK, a more upbeat final question, do you have any hidden talents?
No hidden talents Ė everything is out in the open. Nothing is hidden, nothing at all Ė (laughs).

Locker Room: Ernests Gulbis | Tennishead
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This article originally appeared in tennishead Volume 7 Issue 6.
09-22-2016 01:49 PM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

WITH HIS CAREER IN SOMEWHAT OF A STANDSTILL, ERNESTS GULBIS IS REINVENTING HIMSELF
by: KAMAKSHI TANDON September 22, 2016

07-28-2016 06:07 PM
osmonde
Re: All About Ernests - Interviews and Articles

Ernests-Gulbis-hires-one-of-the-best-coaches-in-the-World-

Ernests Gulbis hires one of the best coaches in the World!
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