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Mortifier
05-19-2010, 11:16 AM
Quite funny, when Söderling wins Rotterdam he gets an article that is ten times smaller than this one. This was on the frontpage on Aftonbladet (not at the top though) which is biggest newspaper in Sweden.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/tennis/article7154001.ab

It needs to be translated for those who doesn't speak Swedish, but I don't know how.

I'm just going to translate some funny parts:

"It was hilarious, but I'm not going to Sweden again in my entire life. I'm very upset with their government."

He states:

"I just went out and met some girls, and then got thrown into jail- that's not normal."

"I think everybody should go to prison sometime, because it's very interesting. The interesting part is that everybody involved is trying to be very serious and harsh. It was quite funny, since, I got the same fine as for smashing a phone booth - I think it was 250 or 300 euros."

jigar
05-19-2010, 02:01 PM
Why not send him over prison to experience the morning group shower.

brad1730
05-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Followed by a Swedish massage

norbac
05-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Boats n' hoes.

djokovicgonzalez2010
05-19-2010, 03:47 PM
when the **** did he smash a phone booth?

shanked_it
05-19-2010, 03:51 PM
when the **** did he smash a phone booth?

I see him saying that meeting girls = smashing phone booth in terms of punishment. English is not a language of mine though, so could be wrong. :P

Nice quotes :D

Mortifier
05-19-2010, 04:33 PM
I see him saying that meeting girls = smashing phone booth in terms of punishment. English is not a language of mine though, so could be wrong. :P

Nice quotes :D

You're completly right. The question we should be asking ourselves is how the heck did he know that?

The comment also came off as "What's 250 Euros, I'm rich, right?" And being Gulbis, that is an understatement.

djokovicgonzalez2010
05-19-2010, 04:39 PM
Okay, I guess, just seems a very strange comparison if he's never done it

Outbeyond
05-19-2010, 05:07 PM
Well, now, how old is Gulbis? Is he legitimately young enough to do goofy things like this and later move on? Or is he old enough to know better or what?:confused: He certainly wouldn't be a great role model at this stage of the game for young tennis players (LOL) - he's exactly not sounding much like the stable Fed or Nadal - but maybe he has promise?:twisted:

Max G.
05-19-2010, 10:32 PM
He's 21.

(21 chars)

malakas
05-19-2010, 10:39 PM
he sounds like a little spoiled brat imo..but didn't read the whole article.And at 21 though young one is capable of making choices that will at least keep him out of jail.

laboule
05-20-2010, 01:54 AM
Worst thing was that they showed a picture of Feliciano Lopez at first, wtf... I mailed them and they changed it. But still...

Benhur
05-20-2010, 06:47 AM
He is saying he met this girl, one thing led to another, and they ended up going to a hotel. What kind of a crime is that? Says he is not in the habit of asking girls what they do for a living. Next thing he knows he is thrown in jail because the girl is supposed to be some kind of professional love dealer. What kind of laws do they have in Sweden? I thought love professionals were well organized in Scandinavian countries, had their own union, and their profession was recognized for social security purposes. In the last Copenhagen conference on climate change a few months ago, the prostitutes made an official statement saying they would offer their services for free (first time only) to the thousands of big shots attending the conference, as a gesture of solidarity against "climate change." I never heard about any of those important men being arrested for taking up their offer. Now it turns out a young horny tennis player gets thrown in jail for failing to notice he was with a sex pro? What nonsense!

There was a pretty long article in The Telegraph about this and other aspects of Gulbis' life:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/7737319/Ernests-Gulbis-see-the-ATP-Tour-as-just-fun-and-games.html

“When I meet a girl, I don’t ask her what her profession is, I don’t ask if she’s a hairdresser or something else. I just meet her. And she meets me. She maybe doesn’t ask what I’m doing. Anyway, if she does ask, I usually lie; I say that I do nothing or I’m a musician or something. Suddenly, the police come and take me to jail, so I spend the night in jail for nothing, really nothing. So I’m upset with the Swedish government.”

Semi-Pro
05-20-2010, 07:27 AM
This is so.....SAFIN like!!!!

el sergento
05-20-2010, 07:49 AM
With all his talk of "empty feelings", I'm reminded of this classic scene. I can actually picture him doing this one day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Zvf5oxBQM

atatu
05-20-2010, 08:19 AM
I like this part:

Just as Safin used to do, Gulbis wrecks a lot of rackets. He has estimated that he mangles about 60 to 70 frames a year.

“I felt bad after going to the Head factory in Austria where they make the rackets, and I saw all the work that they do. It’s 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 it. Sorry, that’s my emotions, I can’t hide them.”

Mortifier
05-20-2010, 08:54 AM
I feel kind of sorry for Gulbis, he seems to have been acting in good faith and was not knowingly breaking the law. It's bureaucratical Sweden though, a real good example of how things are done here.

Benhur: Prositution has been illegal in Sweden for like 20 years now, but as far as I know it's legalised in Denmark. They have brothels just as they have in Germany, but they don't have the same problems as Sweden.

As I have interpreted it, the swedish government made it illegal because of all the trafficking from East European contries like Latvia, Estonia and Russia. Since Denmark doesn't have any "easy connections" to those contries, the prostitution has never gotten out of hand and led to bigger crimes. That's just my view though.

See the movie Lilja 4-ever, it's a really good movie about the subject.

Sentinel
05-20-2010, 09:32 AM
OMG, poor boy went without sex for one whole night.

Explains his recent loss to Federer -- not enough sex going into the match.

RCizzle65
05-20-2010, 10:29 AM
OMG, poor boy went without sex for one whole night.

Explains his recent loss to Federer -- not enough sex going into the match.

Haha, is there an article on that?