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Entries in Ernests Gulbis (9)

12:35AM

Ernests Gulbis: "I Don't Cry"

Ernests Gulbis completed the 15-love question challenge at the US Open and it was pretty funny. Apparently the Latvian doesn't cry... pfft whatever, I reckon there would be some tears if he won a Slam!

7:45PM

Wimbledon Recap: Day 3

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Just as we were celebrating Victoria Azarenka's return to winning, she loses. Her three set loss to Bojana Jovanovski was a reminder of just how hard top players work day in and day out to get the wins expected of them. Spend a few months off due to an injury and the setbacks are enormous. Vika came off court "pissed off" (her own words) that she'd lost and somewhat impatient to get back to her best.
                        
"I have to be [hard on myself]," Azarenka said. "I have to be realistic. I cannot sit here and say it's all great, because there's no moving forward from there. I'm going to be hard on myself just because I want to be better. ... I want to go back to practice like tomorrow, maybe even today. That's it... Im ready to work."
          
It's a good thing - compare her determined attitude to that of Sloane Stephens complacency and it explains why one of them is a Grand Slam winner and the other is fading out.

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1:58PM

Kickin' it with Ernests Gulbis at the BNP Paribas Open

If you could have a room full of anything, what would it be full of?
Cash.  (laughter)

What is the best relationship advice you've ever gotten?
That is too long and too deep to answer in a short [interview].  We would need one hour to just talk about that one answer.

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
(Laughs) I need to think about these answers it's not that easy, I need to analyze a lot of stuff.  I don't think that you would chose any meal for the rest of your life.  

But if you HAD to....
But how can they make me? Who is gonna make me? (laughter)

I'm going to make you!
No, I wanna see the person that is going to make me! (laughter)

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1:40AM

Ernests Gulbis Doesn't Like Novak Anymore

I swear there is more bitchiness in men's tennis than women's. Ernests Gulbis, who has just helped send Latvia to World Group I for Davis Cup 2014, has given his thoughts on Novak Djokovic.

Ernests and Novak used to be friends; Ernests once even said Novak inspired him to work harder. The two used to hang out as juniors before Novak got really good. Ernie, as we all know, kept on partying.

According to a French website and translated by @Nole1989, Ernests has said he no longer likes Novak.

"I don't like Djokovic that much. We know each other since I'm 12. He was a normal guy then, but since his first big success he changed, his eyes changed. We never fought, but I felt he changed because of success. And I don't like people like that. I like strong characters that don't change because of success or money. That's why I be careful not to change myself".

It sounds like a bit of jealousy might be the case here... or perhaps it's like when your friend gets a new boyfriend and suddenly they never come out partying and are so not fun anymore. Regardless, Novak has clearly changed for the good of his tennis career and Ernie... hasn't. Oh well, he's still cute right?!

EDIT: A big thank you to the commenter below who found most of the interview here. Here are some more highlights from the interview, where he talks about Federer, Wawrinka, money, girls, money and more money!

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10:40PM

Highlights from the French Open Day 4

Love him or hate him, Ernests Gulbis, who lost a tight four setter to Gael Monfils, is certainly an interesting character. His latest soundbite? Gulbis has said the top four are 'boring.' 

"Tennis today badly lacks characters. I respect Roger [Federer], Rafa [Nadal], Novak [Djokovic] and [Andy] Murray, but for me all four of them are boring players. Their interviews are boring. Honestly, they are really boring. I often go on YouTube to watch interviews. I quickly stopped watching tennis interviews. It's a joke. It was Federer who started this trend. He has a superb image as a perfect Swiss gentleman. I repeat that I respect Federer, but I don't like the way that young players try to imitate him."

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5:22AM

If Tennis Players Were Celebrities Part 1

Have you ever wondered who your favourite player would be if they were a Hollywood actor or rock star? Tennis players get asked from time to time who they'd chose to represent them in a movie, but often the person they pick is who they admire most, not who resembles them. So here at OnTheGoTennis we have decided to answer these burning questions once and for all.

Where better place to start than everyones favourite WAG, Caroline Wozniacki. We think if she were an actress, she'd be...

Anne Hathaway. Both women are talented, (Hathaway is an Oscar winner, Wozniacki used to be No.1), beautiful and neither of them have much in the way of scandal. They're clean cut, they appreciate their fans and they don't take what they have for granted.

So why are they both so damn annoying?

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10:09PM

Bad Boys of the ATP: Ernests Gulbis

Bad boys. We love em, then we hate em, then we love em again. For most women, there is nothing sexier than a man who loves you then leaves you begging for more. Endless songs are written about these men our fathers would certainly not approve of, but whether we simply daydream about these rebellious romantics, (hello, Eric Northman), or actually pursue them is another matter entirely.Only one thing is for sure, at some point in our lives we will find ourselves attracted to someone who strays a little on the naughty side.

If you're a bad boy addict, modern day tennis leaves a lot to be desired. On the surface, men's tennis is filled with gentlemen who hug their opponents after a loss and don't spit the dummy when a call doesn't go their way. They don't drink, they don't smoke and they certainly don't resemble James Dean (or Deen, if you prefer). But there are a few rough cuts amongst the polished stones, those who fit in more amongst John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase than the Wimbledon tea room regulars. Over the next few months, I will make an attempt to sort out those ATP players you'd take home to meet your mother from those you... definitely wouldn't.

This week's bad boy is so bad that until recently he chose partying over tennis, letting his ranking slide all the way down to 139 before cleaning up his act. So how bad is everyone's favourite party animal, the baby-faced Ernests Gulbis?

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