Ernests Gulbis http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37087/all en Tennis: Gulbis outlasts Haas to reach Delray Beach final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-gulbis-outlasts-haas-reach-delray-beach-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis outlasted German second seed Tommy Haas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2) on Saturday to reach the final of the $455,775 ATP Delray Beach International Championship.</p> <p>In a matchup of past Delray Beach champions, Haas squandered three break points in the 11th game of the third set. Gulbis won the last five points to hold for a 6-5 lead, then won six of the last seven points in the tie-breaker.</p> <p>US top seed John Isner and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin meet in the other semi-final to decide who will face 109th-ranked Gulbis in Sunday's title match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-gulbis-outlasts-haas-reach-delray-beach-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Tennis Tommy Haas AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:00:21 +0000 5771888 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Qualifier Gulbis captures Delray Beach title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/tennis-qualifier-gulbis-captures-delray-beach-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis won his third career ATP title on Sunday by defeating France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 at the Delray Beach International Championships.</p> <p>Gulbis, ranked four spots below his opponent at 109 in the world, saved a set point in the 10th game of the match with a backhand winner and broke back on his way to taking his second Delray Beach crown in four years.</p> <p>"I'm really happy," Gulbis said. "I worked hard. These last nine days were tough. I had a match almost every day, except one day it rained, so I'm exhausted now."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/tennis-qualifier-gulbis-captures-delray-beach-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Human Interest Tennis AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:30:45 +0000 5772392 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Nadal next up for confident marathon man Gulbis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/tennis-nadal-next-confident-marathon-man-gulbis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California, March 11 (Reuters) - Marathon man Ernests Gulbis was all smiles after earning a fourth-round encounter with former world number one Rafa Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open by winning his 13th match in 17 days on Monday.</p> <p>Latvian Gulbis, who became the first qualifier to clinch an ATP title this season with his victory at Delray Beach last month, fought back to beat Italy's Andreas Seppi 5-7 6-3 6-4 in a contest lasting just over two hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/tennis-nadal-next-confident-marathon-man-gulbis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:15:25 +0000 5780281 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal rallies to beat Gulbis, set Federer clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/tennis-nadal-rallies-beat-gulbis-set-federer-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal fought his way to a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over streaking Latvian Ernests Gulbis Wednesday and set up a blockbuster quarter-final against Roger Federer at the Indian Wells Masters.</p> <p>Nadal, playing his fourth tournament since a seven-month injury absence, needed three match points to finally subdue Gulbis, who had won the title as a qualifier at Delray Beach prior to Indian Wells and after qualifying here beaten two seeded players on his way to the fourth round.</p> <p>Nadal mustered only one break point against Gulbis in the third set, but it was all he needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/tennis-nadal-rallies-beat-gulbis-set-federer-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:30:33 +0000 5783001 at http://www.globalpost.com Nadal survives Gulbis onslaught to reach Rome quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/nadal-survives-gulbis-onslaught-reach-rome-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rome, May 16 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal withstood a barrage of aces and winners from Ernests Gulbis and came back from a disastrous first set Thursday at the Rome Masters to pull out a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory and advance to the quarterfinals.</p> <p>A free-swinging Gulbis raced off to a 5-0 lead before Nadal finally held serve to get himself on the scoreboard.</p> <p>In the second set, Nadal went up a service break before squandering it, although he was able to break Gulbis' serve a second time to avoid a tiebreaker and even the match.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/nadal-survives-gulbis-onslaught-reach-rome-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Rafael Nadal Tennis Agencia EFE Fri, 17 May 2013 00:04:30 +0000 5839839 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis says Montreal fans plotted against him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-gulbis-says-montreal-fans-plotted-against-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernests Gulbis blasted Canadian fans, calling them "stupid" and saying they conspired against him Friday in his quarter-final loss to crowd favourite Milos Raonic.</p> <p>"They're used to hockey here, it's okay," Gulbis said of the jeers he received through his 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 loss at the ATP Tour Rogers Cup. "But I don't understand why you need to clap for a double fault. There can be emotions, but I think it's stupid.</p> <p>"I can't call a thousand people stupid. But it's something that I don't understand. That's why all the Canadian players, they play always very well in Canada."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-gulbis-says-montreal-fans-plotted-against-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Milos Raonic Tennis AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:36:07 +0000 5906768 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis says Rexall fans plotted against him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-gulbis-says-rexall-fans-plotted-against-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernests Gulbis blasted Rexall Centre fans, calling them "stupid" and saying they conspired against him Friday in his quarter-final loss to crowd favourite Milos Raonic.</p> <p>"They're used to hockey here, it's okay," Gulbis said of the jeers he received through his 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 loss. "But I don't understand why you need to clap for a double fault. There can be emotions, but I think it's stupid.</p> <p>"I can't call a thousand people stupid. But it's something that I don't understand. That's why all the Canadian players, they play always very well in Canada."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-gulbis-says-rexall-fans-plotted-against-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Sports Tennis AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:04:33 +0000 5906901 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis wins Saint Petersburg ATP event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/tennis-gulbis-wins-saint-petersburg-atp-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latvia's Ernests Gulbis battled back from a set down to win the fourth title of his career in beating Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the Saint Petersburg ATP final on Sunday.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Gulbis, who was seeded sixth, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 to record his second win over Garcia-Lopez in their third meeting.</p> <p>Spanish veteran Garcia-Lopez, 30, got the better of a raft of breaks in the first set and broke early in the second before racing into a 4-1 lead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/tennis-gulbis-wins-saint-petersburg-atp-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Gulbis AFP Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:46:56 +0000 5941174 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis wins Marseille Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/tennis-gulbis-wins-marseille-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latvia's Ernests Gulbis defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the final of the ATP Marseille Open on Sunday.</p> <p>The world number 23 edged a tight first set against the defending champion before dominating the second.</p> <p>It was a fifth career title for Gulbis, who reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam last week.</p> <p>cyb/sk/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Tennis AFP Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:32:32 +0000 6078724 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis claims first claycourt title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140524/tennis-gulbis-claims-first-claycourt-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latvia's Ernests Gulbis won his sixth career title and first on clay when he captured the Nice crown on Saturday, just a day before the start of the French Open.</p> <p>Gulbis, who won in nearby Marseille earlier this year, saw off Argentina's Federico Delbonis 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to maintain his perfect record in ATP finals.</p> <p>The 25-year-old world number 19 took his claycourt record in 2014 to 12-4.</p> <p>Gulbis put out defending champion Alberto Montanes in the semi-finals before taking 98 minutes to see off world number 45 Delbonis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140524/tennis-gulbis-claims-first-claycourt-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Gulbis AFP Sat, 24 May 2014 18:32:01 +0000 6156239 at http://www.globalpost.com Gulbis on last-chance train to Paris redemption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140530/gulbis-last-chance-train-paris-redemption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robert Woodward</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - It is seven years since Ernests Gulbis won through to the fourth round of a grand slam and he knows he has no one else to blame but himself. Gulbis was 18 on his appearance in the last 16 of a major, at the 2007 U.S. Open, and since then a series of bad decisions, general laziness and ill-timed holidays meant the Latvian failed to make the most of his talent. </p> <p>Gulbis, who began playing when he was five, comes from a wealthy background.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140530/gulbis-last-chance-train-paris-redemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Gulbis Rational temperament Thomson Reuters Fri, 30 May 2014 14:51:02 +0000 6162367 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Professional tennis no place for women, says Gulbis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/tennis-professional-tennis-no-place-women-says-gulbis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernests Gulbis insists he has no regrets over a career which has seen him locked up in jail, label the big four as boring and be damned as a spoilt rich kid.</p> <p>But the colourful 25-year-old, the son of one of Latvia's richest men and who once travelled to tournaments in a Lear jet, hasn't completely mellowed when he suggested Friday that pro tennis is no place for women.</p> <p>"Hopefully they will not pursue a professional tennis career," said Gulbis when asked if his two younger sisters might follow him into the business.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/tennis-professional-tennis-no-place-women-says-gulbis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Disaster Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Tennis AFP Fri, 30 May 2014 14:55:15 +0000 6162380 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis knocks Federer out of French Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140601/tennis-gulbis-knocks-federer-out-french-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roger Federer crashed to his earliest French Open defeat since 2004 on Sunday when he was bundled out in the last 16 by controversial Latvian Ernests Gulbis.</p> <p>Gulbis won 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach his first quarter-final at a major since he made the last-eight in Paris six years ago.</p> <p>Federer, 32 years old and the 2009 champion, last failed to make the quarter-finals in 2004 when he was demolished in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.</p> <p>Gulbis next plays Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals.</p> <p>dj/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Gulbis Roger Federer Tennis AFP Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:19:31 +0000 6163687 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Gulbis sends Federer crashing to 10-year French Open low http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140601/tennis-gulbis-sends-federer-crashing-10-year-french-open-low <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roger Federer crashed to his earliest French Open defeat since 2004 on Sunday when he was bundled out in the last 16 by controversial Latvian Ernests Gulbis.</p> <p>Gulbis won 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach his first quarter-final at a major since he made the last-eight in Paris six years ago.</p> <p>Federer, 32 years old and the 2009 champion, last failed to make the quarter-finals in 2004 when he was demolished in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.</p> <p>Victory on Sunday would have put the 17-time major winner into a record 42nd Grand Slam quarter-final.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140601/tennis-gulbis-sends-federer-crashing-10-year-french-open-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis AFP Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:19:36 +0000 6163689 at http://www.globalpost.com Federer derailed at French Open by reformed Gulbis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140601/federer-derailed-at-french-open-reformed-gulbis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robert Woodward</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer’s French Open campaign was derailed by reformed playboy Ernests Gulbis on Sunday when the Swiss suffered his worst result at Roland Garros since 2004 in a 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 defeat in the fourth round. The 2009 champion and fourth seed was second best for most of the match and made an unusually high number of unforced errors - 59 - on the Philippe Chatrier show court to hand the 18th seed from Latvia the biggest win of his career. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140601/federer-derailed-at-french-open-reformed-gulbis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernests Gulbis Ernests Gulbis Health Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:36:28 +0000 6163788 at http://www.globalpost.com