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Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:13:43 PM »
I heard about this during his match with Blake.
Well, here it is.
By the way, Gulbis isn't even in the top 100 yet but will be soon.  :rofl_2:
 
This confirms what I've seen out of him in the past recent matches, there is a difference in his attitude.
 
 
 
 
Former Delray Beach champion Ernests Gulbis tells the Sun Sentinel that there are players ranked inside the Top 100 who aren’t very good.
 
The Latvian, who had to qualify for this week's tournament in Delray Beach, has seen his ranking drop from a career-high No. 21 in February 2011 to No. 109.
 
“I was really getting pissed to see who's in the top 100,'' the 24-year-old Gulbis said. "There are some guys who I don't know who they are. Some guys, I'm sorry, with respect—they can't play tennis."
Gulbis, who has been said by some to have Top 10 potential, hired coach Gunther Berezniki last summer and said that he is in better shape and ready to fulfill his potential.
 
"This is the first year I really want to do this,'' Gulbis said. "I'm starting to enjoy tennis much more. Before I didn't like it, honestly. I had a couple of good wins and enjoyed it. Then I went on the wrong path and was doing wrong stuff for my game. Now, I want to play maybe five more years and do the best I can. My goal is to really win something big.”

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 02:59:46 PM »
interesting. :))

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 03:40:24 PM »
Let's hope he can achieve something. He's got a great game when he's on.

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »
Too bad he doesn't name anyone.

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 06:09:47 PM »
Pissed at who's in the Top 100. Umm, they earned their spot there. Just because you suck so much, you can't get in there anymore doesn't mean that the rankings system is rigged. Get over yourself. What an idiot.

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 07:24:24 PM »
Pissed at who's in the Top 100. Umm, they earned their spot there. Just because you suck so much, you can't get in there anymore doesn't mean that the rankings system is rigged. Get over yourself. What an idiot.

They did earn their spot, he should let his game do the talking.
He usually doesn't say those kind of things, he's changed his outlook.
 
 

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 11:03:53 PM »
I heard about this during his match with Blake.
Well, here it is.
By the way, Gulbis isn't even in the top 100 yet but will be soon.  :rofl_2:
 
This confirms what I've seen out of him in the past recent matches, there is a difference in his attitude.
 
 
 
 
Former Delray Beach champion Ernests Gulbis tells the Sun Sentinel that there are players ranked inside the Top 100 who aren’t very good.
 
The Latvian, who had to qualify for this week's tournament in Delray Beach, has seen his ranking drop from a career-high No. 21 in February 2011 to No. 109.
 
“I was really getting pissed to see who's in the top 100,'' the 24-year-old Gulbis said. "There are some guys who I don't know who they are. Some guys, I'm sorry, with respect—they can't play tennis."
Gulbis, who has been said by some to have Top 10 potential, hired coach Gunther Berezniki last summer and said that he is in better shape and ready to fulfill his potential.
 
"This is the first year I really want to do this,'' Gulbis said. "I'm starting to enjoy tennis much more. Before I didn't like it, honestly. I had a couple of good wins and enjoyed it. Then I went on the wrong path and was doing wrong stuff for my game. Now, I want to play maybe five more years and do the best I can. My goal is to really win something big.”


Someone might want to tell him to try to win ANYTHING at this point in his career.  Not just 'something big'! :rofl_2:  And, he can't win anything by constantly losing in the 1st or 2nd rounds of tournaments! :rofl_2:

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 11:15:11 PM »
They did earn their spot, he should let his game do the talking.
He usually doesn't say those kind of things, he's changed his outlook.


 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: I think you've missed some of Gulbis' classics!

On MTF, I remember reading at least 3 completely cocky interviews from him  :))

Just by looking it up here's one: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/interviews/2012-06-25/201206261340713172454.html  ;-()
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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 11:31:35 PM »
its just means that e-gul butcher shop is open for business.
 
and he means business. looks like he has made up his mind to do something about his game.

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »
They did earn their spot, he should let his game do the talking.
He usually doesn't say those kind of things, he's changed his outlook.


 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: I think you've missed some of Gulbis' classics!

On MTF, I remember reading at least 3 completely cocky interviews from him  :))

Just by looking it up here's one: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/interviews/2012-06-25/201206261340713172454.html  ;-()

 
I didn't want to rile up the new poster.  :rofl_2:
 
But yeah, Gulbis said recently he was glad marijuana was legal while he was in Rotterdam.  :gleam:
 
 

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 10:04:42 AM »
He has a point. Guys around 40-50+ earn a ton of points playing challenger events. I've always thought that was pretty lame.
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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 01:12:37 PM »
The 30 best quotes of Ernests Gulbis’ career
Posted on February 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ernests Gulbis brought forth from his mouth another legendary gem earlier this week in Delray Beach. It inspired a reflection on the 30 most memorable quotes of his mercurial career.
 
On his motivation to achieve success in 2013
“I was really getting pissed to see who’s in the Top 100.
There are some guys who I don’t know who they are.
Some guys, I’m sorry–with respect–they can’t play tennis.
I don’t know how they got into the Top 100. I think I’m much better than them. It’s a motivation.”
 
On why he thinks he will have a good 2013
“I quit a lot of stuff in my life. For example, smoking, drinking, staying up late.”
 
On what he likes about Rotterdam
“I like that the marijuana here is legal. I’m for that. Unfortunately tennis players cannot do that, but I like the way of thinking.”
 
On beating Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon in 2012
“I’m really happy that I didn’t choke in the end, as usual.
I’m very well-known for mental strength. Ask around. Watch my previous matches.”
 
On reports that he flies to tournaments in a private jet
“Yes. And I have a helicopter, a submarine, and a spaceship.”

On his 2010 Los Angeles loss to Alejandro Falla
“Nothing worked today. I was just running like a Spanish clay court player standing on the baseline and pushing the ball back. Women’s tennis.”
 
On getting warned by Fergus Murphy for perpetual racket-throwing during his loss to Falla
“This referee – his only purpose in life is to give somebody warnings. He is like a police officer; when they see a car they stop it and they have so much fun to give you a ticket. In Latvia, I stop where you cannot stop and they have a smile on their face as they give me a ticket. Same with this guy.”
After beating Roger Federer in Rome, on how he dealt with failing to serve out the match
“You know, there’s a good expression in English but it involves bad words. So I’m not gonna say it. I…did it in my pants.”
 
On how he beat Federer
“I think I beat Roger Federer because I ate scrambled eggs in the morning.”
 
On missing a crucial smash on set point against Federer
“Fantastic smash. I already said in the pilot interview, if I would miss the smash, if I would lose the set, I would quit tennis. That’s too much for my nerves. I can’t take this anymore.”
 
On how he found energy to win his next match after beating Federer
“Well I found energy because I really like doing these interviews, because I get my childhood dream to be a pilot. I feel like a pilot right now.”

On playing Nadal on clay in the Rome semis
“If he plays good I’ll let him go. What can I do? If he plays good, he beats me. That’s it.”
 
On the comparison between his Rome matches against Federer and Nadal
“I don’t like losing. I like winning. I don’t like to lose beautiful matches. I like to win ugly ones.”
 
On the Madrid courts in 2010
“I came here early; got used to the courts because they are not really straight. They are like playing on a mountain.”
 
On Rafael Nadal’s mentality
“He thinks how to kill his opponent. He’s got a different mentality. Mine is closer to that of Marat Safin.”
 
On Fabrice Santoro
“He is a disgusting player. Even though outside of the court, an awesome dude.”
 
On hitting big groundstrokes
“Well, I don’t know. I never practice that much. I never practice that much at all. What can I do? I cannot run. I’m a tall guy. I cannot move my legs, so that’s why I’m trying to hit it hard; so that I don’t have to move.”
 
On what he did during a rain delay in the middle of the 2010 Delray Beach final
“I scored 18 free throws in a row during the break. During the rain delay. 18 free throws. Usually I do a couple hundred.”
 
On how he returned Ivo Karlovic’s serve in the 2010 Delray Beach final
“I think he was a little bit scared to serve against me because the height didn’t matter because I blocked him in basketball. He thought that I didn’t. He thought that I fouled but that’s OK.”
When asked about practice during the 2010 Delray Beach event
“I don’t like practicing. I really hate practicing.”

On his slow start to the 2009 season
“I was playing like a Spanish player—two meters behind the baseline doing nothing.”
 
On an incredibly high racket-toss at the 2009 Auckland event
“I can throw it much higher. I was just scared to throw it somewhere over. Because once I throw it over the fence and I got a $2000 fine. I don’t want to pay it anymore, so I’m trying to keep it in the borders of the court.”
 
On racket breaking
“I break around 60 to 70 a year. I felt bad after going to the factory where they make the rackets and I saw all the work they do. Everything is hand-made. They do everything for the players; they really think about what the players need, and then an idiot like me comes and breaks them.
“I think I broke 64 rackets. In order to do so, you need to put some muscle into it. On the hard court, where it’s more difficult to break a racket, with one try I broke a racket in five places. I am emotional. Though I don’t do it because something bugs me. It’s just a stupid habit.”
 
On his propensity for drop-shots at the 2009 Auckland event
“Yeah because I couldn’t do nothing else. I don’t have a volley. Just once it was lucky. But otherwise just drop-shots.”
 
On spending a night in a Stockholm jail for soliciting prostitutes
“It was great. It was great fun; a very funny time. But I’m never going to go to Sweden again. If you go out and meet some girls, and immediately you’re put in jail, that’s not normal. It was very funny, though. I think everybody should go to jail at least once.”
 
On why the press room was empty after his 2008 U.S. Open loss to Andy Roddick
“Nobody will come, trust me. Nobody is interested in losers here.”
When James LaRosa asked if he could call Gulbis “Ernie”
“Call me Mr. Gulbis. I’ll call you Mr. LaRosa.”
 
On what he does with his hair
“I think all the products are for girls. The body lotions, the creams, the makeup, whatever, is just for girls. Guys should be natural. Of course you have to take care of yourself, you have to go to shower, you know, so you don’t smell bad. The rest is just natural. Mr. Gulbis showers and never combs his hair and that’s it.”
 
On what a night out with him would be like
“What do people do when they go out? They get drunk. To go out and not drink, I don’t understand it. If you go to a nightclub, what is to enjoy there? Nothing. The music is too loud, everybody’s sweating, everybody’s dancing, it’s dark, everybody’s pushing, everybody’s drunk. And if you’re the only guy sober in the nightclub, you don’t enjoy it at all. If you’re into the groove, you know, you have a couple drinks, you’re on the same level as the club, you can sometimes get something positive out of it. But it’s not what I like. I prefer to stay in my friends’ company, invite girls over.”
 
On drinking
“If I start drinking I’m going to drink until the morning. I can’t go to a nightclub and drink four beers and I’m good. If I go out, I go full night out.”
 
One Response to The 30 best quotes of Ernests Gulbis’ career
thetravelingfangirl | February 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Reply

Thank you for making this post! Ernests has had so many great quotes over the years!
Can’t forget about what he has said about women–
“I like all girls. Really I like all women, I like all girls. I think they’re all beautiful.
I’ve never dated nobody in my life.
I’ve never dated a girl.
I don’t let her believe that she’s my girlfriend.”
 
“What does it take to date Mr. Gulbis?
What are the landmines girls have to look out for?
I don’t want to talk negative about myself, because there are some opportunities and if a girl reads this interview…I only want to say good stuff about me.
Very smart, very talented (laughs). …If you meet a girl, I’m not ready to go in relationship with her straight away, so it’s like, what is in my mind?
 
For every normal guy, in your mind is to get the girl in bed. As soon as possible. It all takes energy. In a tournament I don’t do that.”
 
Never change that personality of yours, Ernests! <3
 

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 05:10:57 AM »
Dude has gifts and wasted them for years.
Time will tell if he's smattened up at all.
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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 08:43:57 AM »
Dude has gifts and wasted them for years.
Time will tell if he's smattened up at all.

I was a fan, I watched him for years and waited, nothing but a waste of talent.
I had to drop him.
 
The two guys I'm watching now who's not at the top is Gulbis and Jerzy.
 
They have much more than Harrison, Dimitrov and a few others IMO.
 
 

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2013, 12:21:03 AM »
Gulbis was very cocky player coming up the ranks and had a hot - cold streak tennis career.  His serve was a big weapon and I think his forehand too.

But what happen to him to fall down like that - injury?

I remember he did well in one match against Federer but did not win.  I think it was in the U.S. Opening second round too back several years ago maybe in 2008?

He had longer hair and his father was like a doctor or some high professional that could afford to sponsor him.

But the way; did he win against Sam Querry?  I know it went to three sets but left in the middle of the third.
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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2013, 02:30:23 AM »
Gulbis was very cocky player coming up the ranks and had a hot - cold streak tennis career.  His serve was a big weapon and I think his forehand too.

But what happen to him to fall down like that - injury?

I remember he did well in one match against Federer but did not win.  I think it was in the U.S. Opening second round too back several years ago maybe in 2008?

He had longer hair and his father was like a doctor or some high professional that could afford to sponsor him.

But the way; did he win against Sam Querry?  I know it went to three sets but left in the middle of the third.

He won, yes, 7-6(4) after Sam ended with two DFs.

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 07:16:52 AM »
Yes he has a point but how do we know he was not including himself?   :rofl_2:.  Potential and a $1.29 will get you a Whopper jr (this week only.)
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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 09:06:34 AM »
Jerzy is a useless talentless punk. I despise him as much as I despise Tomic. Sorry Swish  :paper bag:

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 11:25:11 AM »
Jerzy is a useless talentless punk. I despise him as much as I despise Tomic. Sorry Swish  :paper bag:


 
 

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Re: Gulbis: Some in Top 100 ‘can't play tennis’
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2013, 01:21:37 PM »
Jerzy is a useless talentless punk. I despise him as much as I despise Tomic. Sorry Swish  :paper bag:


 
 

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