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Old 10-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #181
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I love it how Google translates "a break" into "breakdance"
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Today interview after lose to Ferrer http://sportacentrs.com/teniss/latvi..._neka_jebkurs_
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A Spanish site made this article about the taxi man who drives Gulbis yesterday from Valencia Open to his hotel. He tells what they are talking about during the traffic time. Gulbis starts the conversation when the song "Presto" by Vivaldi was playing on the radio, Gulbis said to the guy how much he loves classic music and philosophy. The taxi guy was very happy because he's a fan of Gulbis and support him last week in Stockholm, whatching all his matches on television, even when he was playing against Ferrer. Then Gulbis talks to the guy about his family, but nothing new.

http://www.tennistopic.com/rod-laver...21-de-octubre/

Diario de viaje: Valencia, 21 de octubre

Suena Presto, un fragmento de Las Cuatro Estaciones de Vivaldi mientras un taxi lleva a Ernests Gulbis por las calles de Valencia hasta el hotel donde se aloja durante el torneo, a escasos metros del Ágora. Es una improvisada invitación al diálogo. El letón, campeón en San Petersburgo y semifinalista en Estocolmo, se lanza a hablar con el conductor sobre la música que resuena por las entrañas del vehículo mientras la ciudad se va tiñendo con los tonos del atardecer. De repente, el hombre que conduce se encuentra sumido en una conversación con un jugador al que adora desde hace tiempo.

“Lo había visto a través de internet durante toda la semana pasada en el torneo de Estocolmo, pero le llevo siguiendo desde que le vi por primera vez aquí en 2007 contra Ferrero”, cuenta el taxista. “Me dio pena cuando perdió con Ferrer en semifinales, aunque menos porque David es de aquí y también le tengo mucho aprecio”, sigue. “Y ahora, sin esperarlo, me encuentro con él en mi coche y hablando sobre música clásica. Me confesó que sus dos grandes aficiones son la filosofía y la música clásica”.

La conversación se alarga porque es hora punta y el tráfico en Valencia es denso. El número 25 mundial, que debutará en Valencia ante el estadounidense Isner, va enlazando temas. Cuenta al taxista que su abuela le enseño a jugar a tenis mientras su abuelo dirigía películas de cine. También que su madre es actriz y su padre, un famoso multimillonario, se dedica al petróleo. El tiempo se acaba porque el gigantesco hotel de los jugadores asoma por los edificios colindantes.

“Y, finalmente, me contó algo que me sorprendió más que todo lo anterior”, asegura el conductor, ojos llenos de ilusión como el niño que recibe el regalo que tantas veces soñó tener. “Le pregunté por el origen de su nombre y me dijo: ‘Es por Ernest Hemingway’. Increíble”. Gulbis, procedente de una familia con clara ascendencia artística, recibe su nombre de uno de los principales escritores del pasado siglo. “Se bajó del coche y se fue, pero yo ya tengo una historia que contar para mucho tiempo”. Antes de que los favoritos debuten en el torneo de Valencia, la historia del taxista y el tenista.
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Having at least one fan in Valencia already

With all his comments about Spanish players, I was worried he's going to be in so much trouble with fan booing him on his first round.
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A Spanish site made this article about the taxi man who drives Gulbis yesterday from Valencia Open to his hotel. He tells what they are talking about during the traffic time. Gulbis starts the conversation when the song "Presto" by Vivaldi was playing on the radio, Gulbis said to the guy how much he loves classic music and philosophy. The taxi guy was very happy because he's a fan of Gulbis and support him last week in Stockholm, whatching all his matches on television, even when he was playing against Ferrer. Then Gulbis talks to the guy about his family, but nothing new.

http://www.tennistopic.com/rod-laver...21-de-octubre/

Diario de viaje: Valencia, 21 de octubre

Suena Presto, un fragmento de Las Cuatro Estaciones de Vivaldi mientras un taxi lleva a Ernests Gulbis por las calles de Valencia hasta el hotel donde se aloja durante el torneo, a escasos metros del Ágora. Es una improvisada invitación al diálogo. El letón, campeón en San Petersburgo y semifinalista en Estocolmo, se lanza a hablar con el conductor sobre la música que resuena por las entrañas del vehículo mientras la ciudad se va tiñendo con los tonos del atardecer. De repente, el hombre que conduce se encuentra sumido en una conversación con un jugador al que adora desde hace tiempo.

“Lo había visto a través de internet durante toda la semana pasada en el torneo de Estocolmo, pero le llevo siguiendo desde que le vi por primera vez aquí en 2007 contra Ferrero”, cuenta el taxista. “Me dio pena cuando perdió con Ferrer en semifinales, aunque menos porque David es de aquí y también le tengo mucho aprecio”, sigue. “Y ahora, sin esperarlo, me encuentro con él en mi coche y hablando sobre música clásica. Me confesó que sus dos grandes aficiones son la filosofía y la música clásica”.

La conversación se alarga porque es hora punta y el tráfico en Valencia es denso. El número 25 mundial, que debutará en Valencia ante el estadounidense Isner, va enlazando temas. Cuenta al taxista que su abuela le enseño a jugar a tenis mientras su abuelo dirigía películas de cine. También que su madre es actriz y su padre, un famoso multimillonario, se dedica al petróleo. El tiempo se acaba porque el gigantesco hotel de los jugadores asoma por los edificios colindantes.

“Y, finalmente, me contó algo que me sorprendió más que todo lo anterior”, asegura el conductor, ojos llenos de ilusión como el niño que recibe el regalo que tantas veces soñó tener. “Le pregunté por el origen de su nombre y me dijo: ‘Es por Ernest Hemingway’. Increíble”. Gulbis, procedente de una familia con clara ascendencia artística, recibe su nombre de uno de los principales escritores del pasado siglo. “Se bajó del coche y se fue, pero yo ya tengo una historia que contar para mucho tiempo”. Antes de que los favoritos debuten en el torneo de Valencia, la historia del taxista y el tenista.
Wow! What a sweet and surprising article. You can tell how much he valued that special moment he had with Ernests and will be telling that story to everyone! Talking to Ernests is very special. He certainly has a way about him that's unique and meaningful! Thank you for sharing!
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"Ernests Gulbis and Cedric Mourier: The Great, and Somehow Suggestive, Water Debate"


http://tennisinsideout.com/ernests-g...-water-debate/
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"Ernests Gulbis and Cedric Mourier: The Great, and Somehow Suggestive, Water Debate"


http://tennisinsideout.com/ernests-g...-water-debate/
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Tennis - 10 Things to know about Ernests Gulbis´ tennis playing sister!!

Tennis - 18 year old Laura Gulbe is following her famous brother into the world of tennis
Ace and Faults 09 Nov 2013 - 15:59 / by Haresh / reads 654.

Tennis - When Ernests Gulbis plays or talks, people sit up and take notice. Ernie plays no-holds barred tennis, speaks his mind and is one of the more colourful/ controversial personalities on the tennis circuit. Imagine a female version of Ernests Gulbis. Well, you may not have to for very long. Gulbis’ half-sister is making an attempt to break into the world of professional tennis. And here are 10 facts about Laura Gulbe.

• Laura is the half-sister of Ernie. As Ernie himself put it in an interview, “My family is a big labyrinth. You know, my father and mother divorced when I was a kid and I am the only one from them, then from my father’s side I have two sisters and one brother, and from the other side I have one brother. But I have a really, really, good close relationship with all of them.”

• Laura Gulbe is 18 years old and will turn 19 in January next year. She started playing tennis at the age of 9.

• Laura does not currently have a WTA ranking though she was ranked as high (or low) as no. 1111 in May this year.

• Her career prize money currently stands at just over $3,000. But that shouldn’t matter much. Laura and Ernests’ father is one of the richest men in Latvia.

• She has a 17-15 record this season, mostly playing the qualifying events of the ITF circuit. At the lowest level ITF events, you do not win ranking points unless you win a round in the main draw.

• As a junior, she peaked at no. 192 in the ITF world rankings, in January 2012.

• In 2011, Laura spoke about her famous elder brother in an interview, "I am very proud to have a brother like him. To reach the top 20 have to be strong mentally, he has much talent to fight anybody. "

• In February last year, Ernests had this to say about Laura, “She’s doing good though. Now being coached by the coach of Flavia Pennetta. She’s still small though. She’s not really a woman – still a girl and in women’s tennis if you mature faster you can play better.”

• She has received a wild card into the main draw of the ITF $25K event in Minsk next week.

• Her twitter handle is @Laura Gulbe1… She has tweeted 7 times since February this year when she made her debut on the site.She has 43 followers and follows 30 tweeters herself . Here are some of her tweets
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Glad to see Laura getting article attention!

Mistake in the article that I've seen before: from the other side I have one brother
Correction: Sister
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Ernests Year in review: http://www.tennisnow.com/News/2013-i...ts-Gulbis.aspx
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Ernests as one of Honor Roll: http://tennis.si.com/2013/11/18/atp-...ic/#more-46197
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Best ATP Matches Of 2013 Nos. 5-3
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3. Rafael Nadal d. Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, Indian Wells 3rd RD
Ernests Gulbis hit top form at just the right time in 2013 to challenge Rafael Nadal in one of the most gripping matches of the season. A week earlier, the Latvian had turned around his fortunes by winning the Delray Beach title as a qualifier (d. Roger-Vasselin) and had won five matches at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden to come through qualifying and set up the mouth-watering clash with Nadal, who had lost just once in 14 matches since his comeback from a seven-month injury lay off.

NadalWith the intention of overturning a 0-4 FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Nadal, Gulbis came out firing, with his forehand in particular landing many heavy blows, and took the opening set after breaking serve in the 10th game.

But Nadal stood his ground in the second set. He relinquished an early break advantage, but broke down Gulbis’ defences again in the seventh game to level the match. In the end, Nadal won just two points more than Gulbis, breaking the Latvian in the 11th game of the third set before serving out victory to 30. Gulbis had been just two points from victory when he led 5-4, deuce on Nadal’s serve.

"To win matches in days like today are more important than ever for me, and I'm very happy about what I did on court," said Nadal. "I'm happy about the attitude. With all the problems, I was able to keep being focused and keep winning."

Gulbis said, "I was more aggressive. I went for my shots much more than him. But he did really incredibly well, as he always does, on the important points. It's really tough to beat the guy."
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Here is article about Gulbis.

“I don’t want to be dull or boring, you will still hear some interesting stuff but you are asking me how I feel right now and I’m telling you, I feel really happy. This is the first time I’ve said I’m really looking forward to the year, so that is something new for me.”

It has been a long time in the waiting to hear Ernests Gulbis discussing his tennis prospects in such effusive, powerful terms. The Latvian’s skills are well known and appreciated, he is the world No 24, but too often he has only debated the fripperies of the tour and been happy to indulge in quotes that get headlines for other than what he has been able to achieve on the court.

He once stopped a press conference in Rome saying that the questions were boring him. Last year, he said that most interviews with the top-four players were “crap” and that: “I am terrified by phrases like ‘I had a little bit more success at certain moments and that is how I won.’ ” Those comments raised a few eyebrows, but then he went back to not winning much — he has won a mere four titles in his career and beento only one grand-slam quarter-final, at the French Open in 2008 — and people ignored him again.

If that changes, the men’s game will be better for it. Gulbis, 25, gave Rafael Nadal a tight two sets on Thursday night at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. He lost 7-5, 6-4 and didn’t moan about it. “It’s going to be a great year,” he said. “I know it will be. I’ve had a really good preparation, physically I feel really good and every aspect of my game is better. I grew up every month last year. I want to grow up.

“My career went up and down all the time, changing coaches, but everything is in the past. Now I start to play with my game, what is inside of me, not what somebody else wanted. Günter [Bres-nik, his coach for the past year] didn’t want me to stay a sheep, he wanted to turn me back into a lion, to be aggressive, to dictate the game. That’s what I need to do and what I will do. I can win a match OK, but I would prefer to lose than not go for it, because in the long run it’s going to pay off more.

“I never liked playing Australia [he has won a single match in six visits to the Australian Open, which begins a week on Monday]. This is the first year I’m looking forward to going there, because I’m comfortable to be where I am at the moment because all my life, I was running behind something that doesn’t exist. I had some kind of happiness because of some short-term pleasures, they were dictating what I did in life. But now is the first time I really feel comfortable at a tournament, practising, enjoying the process.

“Basically, I’m trying to play as I did when I didn’t think about playing. When I was 16, 17 years old I was playing through my gut, my instinct, my subconscious. Then I started to think and I started to screw it up.”

An unscrewed-up Gulbis can cause a lot of heads to swivel and many in the opposition to doubt themselves against him. Should he earn the results that his development suggests he should, we shall all have the pleasure of learning more of the character behind the man.

One wondered, given his breadth of wisdom [he is a voracious reader whose father has persuaded him to take up Dostoevsky] whether he might spread his message, through social media, which he has avoided thus far.

“I will only talk at a [political] meeting when I’m in a position to influence something and right now I’m not in a position. Who wants to listen to a Latvian ranked 24, or 15 or even 10 in the world? They would like to listen to a Latvian when he is top three. Then you’re capable of changing something. I will go on Twitter or Facebook one day, but I need better results to express myself more so people can learn who I am. Maybe 1,000 people might listen now and if I get better there would be perhaps 100,000 and it would be possible to open my mouth more.

“For me, it [the future] is simple — players want to earn more money. It has been the issue forever. I have some ideas but I don’t want to tell them yet because they are vague. You need to teach players, educate them as to their responsibilities, how to promote tennis.

“Tennis lacks good promotion, it is painful to watch guys struggling to pay their bills. It shouldn’t be that way and people don’t know it or talk about it. You are No 30 in the world and you can’t afford a full-time coach and a full-time physiotherapist. How can you compete with the guys from the big federations?

“I’m told I am spoilt because I have rich parents. I feel fortunate, I say thank you to my family. My father worked 30 years, 24/7, to earn money to help me. I didn’t get one cent from the Latvian Government or the federation through my career.”

Gulbis couldn’t possibly be dull or boring.

Importance of being Ernests

Age 25. Born Riga, Latvia.

Ranking history: 2005 451. 2006 139. 2007 61. 2008 53. 2009 90. 2010 24. 2011 61. 2012 139. 2013 24.

Career win loss 163-145.

Career prize money $3,336,200.

Singles titles: 4 — 2010 Delray Beach. 2011 Los Angeles. 2013 Delray Beach, St Petersburg.

Highest ranking 21 (February 2011)

His father, Ainars, is a banker; his mother, Milena, is an actress.

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