Ernests Gulbis

First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2016

June 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The day before the start of Wimbledon. Requests have already started to come in for my annual top five first round upset picks at SW19. After two successive years of 1-4 records in the prognosticating business I thought I’d give it a rest. Popular demand dictates that I can’t. […]

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Gulbis Beats Isner to Reach Quarterfinals in Vienna

October 21, 2015

Free spirit Ernests Gulbis played like the real Ernie today, defeating big-serving American John Isner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The talented, but underachieving, Gulbis, ranked No. 117 in the world, out-aced the third-seeded Isner 23-16 and played solid tennis throughout the two-hour and three-minute contest. […]

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Groth Downs Kokkinakis in 5 Sets at Australian Open

January 21, 2015

Australian Sam Groth defeated fellow countryman and 18-year-old emerging star Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in a high-octane second-round matchup at the Australian Open Wednesday night. Holder of the world’s fastest-ever recorded serve, the 27-year-old Groth pounded out 26 aces in reaching the third round at a Grand Slam for the first time. […]

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Goffin Tops Coric to Reach Swiss Indoors Final

October 25, 2014

The Goffin Express keeps on rolling. Belgian David Goffin defeated 17-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors Basel this afternoon, extending his winning streak to 16 matches, including five on the Challenger circuit. Overall, the 23-year-old Goffin, ranked No. 28 in the world, has won 43 of […]

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Djokovic Holds Off Gulbis to Reach French Open Final

June 6, 2014

Novak Djokovic beat the heat and flashy Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday afternoon to advance to his second French Open final. Djokovic’s 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal win sets up another battle with long-time rival and eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated Andy Murray in the second semifinal of the day. Djokovic will […]

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Gulbis Stuns Federer to Reach French Open Quarterfinals

June 1, 2014

Ernests Gulbis pulled off the biggest shocker of the day Sunday afternoon at Roland Garros. The 25-year-old Latvian, seeded No. 18, knocked off Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in a 3-hour, 42-minute fourth-round thriller. It was the first time since 2004 that the No. 4-seeded Federer has failed to reach the […]

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Gulbis Tops Delbonis to Win Open de Nice Cote d’ Azur Title

May 24, 2014

Nineteenth-ranked Ernests Gulbis, playing with his usual panache, completed preparation for the French Open with a confidence-boosting 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory over Federico Delbonis in the final of the Open de Nice Cote d’ Azur this afternoon. The title was the second-seeded Latvian’s second of the year and sixth of his career. He improved to […]

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Gulbis Upsets Tsonga to Win Open 13 at Marseille

February 23, 2014

Latvian Ernests Gulbis powered his way past defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Open 13 at Marseille Sunday afternoon. It was a final that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. With his fifth career title, the third-seeded Gulbis improved to 5-0 in ATP Tour championship matches and 2-3 against […]

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Nadal Goes for Eight at French Open

May 26, 2013

It’s springtime in Paris. Strolls along the Seine. Cafe and baguettes. Roland Garros and terre battue. And the most physically demanding tournament of the four tennis majors. Welcome to the French Open, which starts today. Defending champion and seven-time title holder Rafael Nadal, winner of six tournaments and 36 of 38 matches this year, is […]

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Top Three Upsets of 2012 in Men’s Tennis

December 2, 2012

  Upsets in men’s tennis, especially early round shockers in Grand Slams or Masters events, are what make the men’s game so compelling. Anything can happen. Nothing is for sure. Even among the top players, nerves often contribute to opening round jitters and tentative play. Advancing to the second round invariably brings about a deep […]

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