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gulbis doesn't want to be a true champion, that's certain.
 

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His family is rich. Never even liked the sport but he just wanted to play it for the hell of it. A shame because he's a good shotmaker, but his love for tennis doesn't even exist. Money is what runs him right now. When you can get more income from your family than on the tennis court....why the hell not?!
 

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Not surprising

Typical silver spoon rich kid
 

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He knows that he's more vital to the world economy as a patron of night clubs and escort services than as a tennis player.
 
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Spending your family's income on hookers is the way to go E-gul, that's why I love you :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:
 

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lol. he also says he's not a party guy like safin and last year decided to keep on playing tennis because he didn't want to stuck at home/going to school and wanted to make money for himself instead of taking dad's money.
 

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lol. he also says he's not a party guy like safin and last year decided to keep on playing tennis because he didn't want to stuck at home/going to school and wanted to make money for himself instead of taking dad's money.
Like that will ever change :facepalm:
 

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Retire already mug :facepalm:

Glad I never liked him, his attitude plain sucks
 

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His family is rich. Never even liked the sport but he just wanted to play it for the hell of it. A shame because he's a good shotmaker, but his love for tennis doesn't even exist. Money is what runs him right now. When you can get more income from your family than on the tennis court....why the hell not?!
That's not the reason whatsoever. Nadal's family is rich. OK, not by Gulbis family standards, but they are rich enough for Nadal never having to worry about money. Nadal succeeded despite the fact that he never needed the money. You either have it in you or you don't. If you don't, money or no money, you will fail.

Also, I wouldn't call Gulbis a "good shot maker", he's a good ball basher, there's a difference.
 

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I like Gulbis but this attitude is terrible. There are players who started their career almost without trust because they weren't talented enough but worked hard and reached much better ranking than they could based on talent. Sad to read this, really.
 

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Not surprising

Typical silver spoon rich kid
And yours is a typical response filled with jealousy.

I bet Gulbis achieved more in his life on tennis court than you did. His career high ranking was 21 and he's earned just under 2.5 million dollars, do you realize how hard that is to achieve (ranking in particular). To be ranked anywhere in top 100 is HUGE, considering how competitive tennis is. Get as high as 21 in the world in your chosen profession, then speak.

People get blinded by Fedalovic and only think you are a "success" if you are a multiple slam winner. You have a bigger chance of winning the lottery than being the next Fedalovic. ANY TENNIS PLAYER, regardless of how "talented" he is (because plenty talented guys fail) has succeeded once he breaks into top 100. Getting to top 20, top 10, top 5...forget it, that is for extremely special, mentally tough individuals.
 
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I think Gulbis is pretty cool and I don't really get the whole 'silver spoon' vibe from him.. seems fairly intelligent too.

He actually seems a lot more motivated than some other, less affluent, guys on tour.


If he doesn't wanna screw up his body like Hewitt til he's 32, then so be it.

I think he'd have to do some soul-searching to find some other way to be productive, though. lol
 

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Not that it matters, because everyone will just go by the thread title, but Gulbis said nothing of the sort.

Just said he was getting sick alot, which has been derailing his career so far, wants to get his career going and plans to end it around 29-30 years of age.
 

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Hard to gauge his talent really, since there's so few periods where he actually fully displayed it. I think it's fair to say he should really have equalled Berdych though - ie regular top10, maybe a slam final.
 
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