Who is this guy Ernests Gulbis?

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  1. ken1d

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    I don't even know the country he is from. This kid only 19 and he beat Roberdo with ease. Anyone knows any extra info about him? His ranking is pretty low too.
     
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    Supposed to be very talented young player, next marcelo Rios perhaps.
     
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  3. David L

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    Forget about the ranking, watch him play. He has enormous ability and potential.
     
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    I agree. You all should watch this guy! He has greater talent than Donald Young and is much stronger mentally than most players on tour today. He is the youngest player left on the Men's draw. I hope he gets the good media coverage. This young man should be feted!
     
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    The guy's from Latvia I believe. And I am pretty amazed too the guy is in 4th round, yes.
     
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    That's the first time I've heard of that country. Havn't seen him played yet though..
     
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    Actually I don't think he has quite the hand of Rios.
     
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    WikiPedia had some good info on Gulbis

    He is coached by Nikola Pilić

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=1718151

    Ernests Gulbis (born August 30, 1988) is a tennis player from Latvia. He is currently ranked 88th in the world for singles, and 199th for doubles. Considered one of the brightest young talents in men's tennis, he is the third-highest ranked player born in 1988 behind Juan Martin Del Potro and Evgeny Korolev. Gulbis is coached by Nikola Pilić, the former Yugoslavian tennis player and Croatian Davis Cup captain, and has been training at the Niki Pilic Tennis Academy in Germany since he was 12.[1]
     
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  10. rod99

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    he's very talented. i watched him play at the french open this year. he lost to montanes but only b/c he got frustrated. hits the ball big and moves very well.
     
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    Ahhh, and you have right to vote.
     
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    Gulbis has the raw materials to be a future No.1. I'm just waiting to see what he is like mentally.
     
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    WHAT? Do they not teach geography anymore? Or history?
     
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    he also hasn't dopped a set yet in this tourney so far...he is def a sleeper..LOOK OUT! Who has him next?


    .....please enough with the Young bashing! He is young and needs time to develop like any other tennis player..give him some time.
     
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    He beat Henman at the French this year and let me tell you, he was VERY impressive. Todays result doesn't surprise me at all.
     
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    That he was, Hitting serve's in the 130mph's and hammering winners everywhere. His volleying was also impressive.
     
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  17. Feña14

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    Absolutely. These youngsters eh? They have no fear.
     
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    The first time you heard of the country??' ****...you guys in the states need to get out more...see the world. God!!!

    Try and find it on Google Earth or something :)
     
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    You cannot be serous. Ask someone to buy you map of the world for Christmas. (It's near Lithuania and Estonia) Does that help?
     
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    LOL. This reminds of of that FedEx commercial where that guy couldn't even find China on a world map. :-o
     
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    Without a doubt, the kid can 'ball' - my friend who is stringing there, said he uses a full job of Pacific poly-force 17-ga. He's been changing tension a lot recently, (going down - and when a player is 'hot' this is common to do so) and he said he'd try to get some more information about his Head 'sticks', etc and let me know.

    I really like his style! I saw him play few years ago as a junior, and he was impressive then - just very 'small' - seems he's grown-up and ready to battle the big-boys! GO Latvia!
     
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    A recent statistic said that many Americans were unable to find the US on a world map -- it was well publicized in a recent beauty queen contest.
     
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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww
    Yes it was Miss Teen USA. Pretty funny. Someone summarized it as alll that and brains. LoL
     
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    All the upcoming players equipped with 2HBH.
    Where are one handers?
     
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    Robredo in straights is quite impressive for any player, let alone a 19 year old Latvian kid.

    I'll be watching him for sure. He definitely sticks out like a sore thumb on the schedule sheet.
     
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    Assuming that you are American, you should seek help from Miss Teen South Carolina.
     
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    He looks like the next GOAT and to take federer out of his number one spot.
     
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    I watched Gulbis in the French Open against Albert Montanes, wher ehe lost in 4 sets, after having a set point at 5-4in the fourth.

    He lost the first set 6-0, winning just 5 points in the whole set, and I thought "he must be miles away from making good results", as he just hammered on everything alive :=)

    But then he managed to get back into the match.

    And his run in the Open so far is so impressive, beating Robredo 61, 63, 62 is a fantastic result, and he´s only 19.
    My guess is he will beat Moya next
     
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  29. MasterTS

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    Moya has too much experience. I'm afraid this kid's run ends today.

    Robredo often times gets hammered by his opponents. Remember when Robredo lost to Youzhny at this time last year.. remember the score?
    2-6 0-6 1-6
     
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    This is why I think Moya wins today. Vamos Moya! Cheers to Gulbis though for his run and we are very likely to see a lot more of him in the future. Looking forward to this match.
     
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    you're not even kidding.

    I saw entire Robredo match from the front row.

    I probably will never be the same. Life-changing experience.

    GULBIS.
     
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  32. MasterTS

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    Told ya.......
     
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  33. zorman

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    Indeed his service action is fantastic for his age. Looks a lot like Federer's. And his forehand too. But isn't a little too early to start making comparisons? I mean the kid hasn't been tested mentally yet and until i see him win a difficult match with his back on the wall against a top tener i won't be convinced he has good chances to take Federer's place. Besides don't forget Djokovic and Nadal who have 'priority' on that matter.
     
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    I didn't get to watch much today, but I enjoyed the points I saw. Much more interesting to watch than some of the neanderthals out there. Heck, even the match point was pretty good.
     
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    Yeah, Isn't he older than you?
     
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    i believe it is 1/5th of americans, thats such a bad statistic, 1/5th of the USA must be complete morons
     
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    His game looks pretty good.
    Not yet matured in terms of game play but nice power form easy and smooth on every part of strokes.
    Good news that he's getting into the big scene.
     
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  38. Feña14

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    Lol yeah, what's that got to do with anything? :]
     
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    Looks like his ranking would be in 50's after US Open.
     
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    Thanks for the highlights link. Very impressive. He has wonderful touch and seems to be very good at changing angles as well as length. It will be interesting to see how he develops.

    Of course, SoBad loves him, which automatically makes him (scientifically) one of the greatest men to have played the game, just below Safin and Korolev ;).
     
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    Thanks for the video. Also, thanks for your essay in my "Gulbis big time baller" thread earlier.

    While I have found myself in disagreement with you on pro tennis at times in the past, I could not agree with you more in this instance.
     
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  43. isuk@tennis

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    his serve doesn't resemble federer's
    his toss is alot more abrupt and straight up, federer's is smoother keeps his arm straight and goes up slowly, racket take back is different too, and the racket grip looks also different.

    if anything his serve reminds me of sam querrey's
     
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    Thanks for posting that. What I liked is that he put the beatdown on from all over the court...forehands, backhands, serves, volleys and even great dropshots. Robredo had to be thinking WTF!
     
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    My twin...
     
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  46. J-man

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    The kid has a serious game. Big off of both sides. He just needs to keep this results coming.
     
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    Like I said He is the next GOAT. I Said it before any one. Im gonna pull this post out 15 years from now. IN YOUR FACE!
     
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    Any youtube clips of him?
     
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    I was impressed at this guy. Smooth and yet powerful game. He seems very aware of everything at the court, high court sense and a sweet forehand.

    He has a nice hybrid serve. LOL, looks like halfway pinpoint... or halfway plattform :D
     
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    Just watched that eight minute highlight clip of his match against Tommy, pretty impressive. Great forehand, good backhand and solid volleying (to my surprise). Could not judge his serve and return from a highlight clip, but from what I heard he is very competent in those departments as well.
     
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