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Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
(Latvian pronunciation: [ˈærnests ˈɡuɫbis], born 30 August 1988, and nicknamed "The Gull" or "Ernie")[1] is a Latvian professional tennis player. In 2008, Gulbis won his first ATP Tour doubles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, teaming with Rainer Schüttler, and in 2010 won his first ATP Tour
ATP Tour
singles title in the Delray Beach, defeating Ivo Karlović
Ivo Karlović
in the final. In total, Gulbis has 6 ATP titles to his name and has never lost a final. His best performance at a Grand Slam is reaching the semifinals of the 2014 French Open. He had previously reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open. Gulbis' career-high singles ranking is world No. 10, making him the only Latvian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP Singles Ranking. He achieved this in June 2014. Gulbis' professional training in tennis began at the age of 12, when he was enrolled at the Niki Pilić Tennis
Tennis
Academy in Germany. Beginning after Wimbledon 2011, Gulbis was coached by Austrian Günter Bresnik, until his departure the day before the 2016 French Open. Previously, he was coached by Guillermo Cañas, and before that by Hernán Gumy
Hernán Gumy
(who before that was Marat Safin's coach), but their partnership ended due to Gumy's schedule; during that time, Darren Cahill served as Gulbis' consultant for several tournaments. Before Gumy, Gulbis was coached by Karl Heinz Wetter and subsequently Nikola Pilić, the former professional Croatian tennis player and Croatian and German Davis Cup
Davis Cup
captain.[2]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Tennis
Tennis
career

2.1 2004–2006 2.2 2007

2.2.1 Grand Slam debut

2.3 2008 2.4 2009 2.5 2010: First ATP title 2.6 2011: Second ATP title 2.7 2012: Lack of consistency and form 2.8 2013: 3rd and 4th ATP titles 2.9 2014: 5th and 6th ATP titles, top-10 ranking and first Major semifinal 2.10 2015: Struggle with form and fall in rankings 2.11 2016: Continued struggle with form 2.12 2017

3 Davis Cup 4 Playing style and equipment 5 ATP career finals

5.1 Singles: 6 (6 titles) 5.2 Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

6 ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals

6.1 Singles: 12 (7–5) 6.2 Doubles: 4 (3–1)

7 Singles performance timeline 8 Record against top 20 players 9 Wins over top 10 players 10 References 11 External links

Personal life[edit] Gulbis grew up in an upper-class household. His book-collecting parents named him after Ernest Hemingway.[3] His father, Ainārs, is an investment businessman, while his mother, Milēna Gulbe-Kavace, is a theater actress. His maternal grandfather, Uldis Pūcītis, was a popular actor and film director. The second of five children, Gulbis has three sisters and one brother, who is training in Florida to become a professional golfer. His younger half-sister Laura Gulbe is also a tennis player.[4] Gulbis comes from a sporting family in general, and his paternal grandfather, Alvils Gulbis, was one of the starting five players on ASK Rīga, the Soviet Union basketball team that won the European Championships.[5] He first started playing tennis with his grandmother and considers basketball, association football and ice hockey to be his favorite sports. Gulbis is known as one of the funnier personalities on the tour. When Gulbis stunned World No. 1 Roger Federer
Roger Federer
at the 2010 Italian Open after throwing away six match points, he told reporters that, "I shit my pants a little bit there . . . excuse my language", and has also bragged about his racquet-throwing "skills" in an on-court interview.[6] On a telecast during the 2010 Western and Southern Financial Group Masters from Cincinnati, broadcasters Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe
Patrick McEnroe
and Chris Fowler
Chris Fowler
all compared Gulbis to former world No. 1 Marat Safin, in terms of both playing style and attitude on and off court. Also like Safin, Gulbis often comments about his own lack of discipline and/or interest in practising, but is very forthcoming about his aspirations of entering the top 10, 5, or even No. 1 in the ATP rankings. Gulbis is also not a stranger to controversy. In 2009, Gulbis was arrested in Sweden
Sweden
for allegedly soliciting prostitutes.[7] He called it a misunderstanding. After paying a small fine, he was released in time to play in the Stockholm Open.[3] As well, speaking of a desire for more explosive rivalries in tennis (e.g. Connors-McEnroe), in 2013 he opined Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray
Andy Murray
as being "boring" in interviews.[8] The next year at the French Open, when Gulbis was asked if he would encourage his sisters to pursue professional tennis, he said he believed that women should "focus on family and kids." The sincerity of his comments was questioned by Maria Sharapova.[9] Gulbis speaks Latvian, English, Russian, some French and German. He is keen on reading.[5] Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] 2004–2006[edit] The highlights of his career up to 2006 included reaching the final of the Oberstaufen Challenger in July 2006, where he lost to Michal Tabara, reaching the final of the Tampere Challenger, also in July 2006, where he lost to Florian Mayer, reaching the semifinals of ATP St. Petersburg Open as a wildcard in October, where he lost to Mario Ančić, and winning the Eckental Challenger in November, where he defeated Philipp Petzschner. 2007[edit]

Gulbis in Sydney against Baghdatis

Gulbis started his season as a qualifier in the Sydney Medibank International, losing in the first round to Marcos Baghdatis
Marcos Baghdatis
of Cyprus.[10] He was subsequently defeated in the first qualifying round of the Australian Open. Gulbis was relatively successful on the Challenger circuit in 2007. He reached the quarterfinals in Bergamo (l. to Fabrice Santoro) and the semifinals in Heilbronn (l. to Michaël Llodra). Gulbis won his second Challenger title by triumphing over the local favorite, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, at the Besançon Challenger in France, enabling him to break into the ATP Top 100 for the first time in his career.[11] In his next tournament, the Sarajevo Challenger, Gulbis emerged victorious in both the singles and doubles events. In the first week of October, he won the Mons Challenger in Belgium (d. Kristof Vliegen) as the top seed, breaking into the ATP Top 50 for the first time in his career and surpassing Juan Martín del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro
as the highest-ranked player born in 1988. This win also meant a fourth consecutive title. Grand Slam debut[edit]

Gulbis during a match with Potito Starace
Potito Starace
at the 2007 US Open.

Gulbis announced his arrival on the Grand Slam stage in the 2007 French Open
French Open
by defeating the British veteran, Tim Henman
Tim Henman
in straight sets to advance to the second round. It was heralded by the British Davis Cup
Davis Cup
captain, John Lloyd, as "... a brilliant performance from Gulbis, that is just pure and utter talent."[12] Gulbis' run was halted in the second round by Spaniard Álbert Montañés
Álbert Montañés
in a four set, rain-interrupted match. At Wimbledon, his second Grand Slam participation, Gulbis again was drawn to face Marcos Baghdatis
Marcos Baghdatis
in the first round. He won the first set before succumbing in four sets.[13] Gulbis debuted in Grand Slam doubles by teaming up with Ivan Ljubičić, with whom he had reached the semifinals of the 2007 Ordina Open. At the 2007 US Open, Gulbis upset 30th seed, Potito Starace, in the first round and eighth seed, Tommy Robredo, in the third round, the latter for the loss of only 6 games. In that match, Gulbis broke Robredo six times and had 39 winners to Robredo's seven.[14] Gulbis' run was finally halted by former World No. 1, Carlos Moyà, to whom he lost in four sets.[15] 2008[edit]

Gulbis serving to David Nalbandian
David Nalbandian
at the 2008 Pacific Life Open.

In the first round of the 2008 Australian Open, Gulbis lost to Marat Safin in straight sets. He reached the second round of the 2008 Pacific Life Open, where he lost a tight match to former Grand Slam finalist David Nalbandian
David Nalbandian
in a final set tiebreak. In the first round of the 2008 Miami Masters, he defeated Dominik Hrbatý, but in the second round met eventual champion Nikolay Davydenko. After winning the first set 6–3, he lost the following two sets in tiebreaks. His biggest result up to that point occurred when he reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open. Throughout the tournament he beat Simon Greul, seventh seed James Blake, Nicolás Lapentti, and home-favourite Michaël Llodra.[16] In the quarterfinals, he lost to third seed Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
in three tight sets. In his next tournament, he reached the third round of the 2008 Queen's Club Championships, beating Kristof Vliegen
Kristof Vliegen
and 12th seed Andreas Seppi. He lost to sixth seed Andy Murray, after winning the first set 7–5. In the first round at Wimbledon, Gulbis defeated fellow rising star John Isner, but lost in the second round to second seed and eventual champion Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
in a four set, rain-interrupted match. Other than Roger Federer, he was the only player to take a set off the eventual champion. At the 2008 Cincinnati Masters, Gulbis defeated Jarkko Nieminen, Arnaud Clément, and James Blake, but succumbed in the quarterfinals to third seed Novak Djokovic. The young Latvian then traveled to Beijing to take part in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he lost his first-round match to Nikolay Davydenko. At the US Open, Gulbis defeated Thomas Johansson
Thomas Johansson
in the first round, before losing to Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick
in the second, again after winning the first set. Coincidentally, it was both his and Andy's birthday on the day they played. 2009[edit] Gulbis began the year strongly by defeating former training partner Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
in straight sets in the first round of the Brisbane International tournament, before falling in the second round to Paul-Henri Mathieu. He lost in the second round of the 2009 Australian Open to Igor Andreev
Igor Andreev
in five sets, after beating Albert Montañés
Albert Montañés
in the first round in straight sets.

Gulbis won the doubles title with Dmitry Tursunov
Dmitry Tursunov
at the 2009 Indianapolis Tennis
Tennis
Championships.

Gulbis was seeded third heading into the 2009 Delray Beach International Tennis
Tennis
Championships, but was defeated in the first round by former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis. It was the fourth time he was drawn to face Baghdatis in the first round of a tournament. Gulbis had a poor clay-court season compared to 2008, failing to go deep in any of the tournaments preceding the French Open. Gulbis also failed to defend his quarterfinal appearance at the French Open, causing his ranking to drop to World No. 67, the lowest it had been since the summer of 2007. At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Gulbis, unseeded, defeated Italian Riccardo Ghedin in the first round, before falling to third seeded Andy Murray.[17] Gulbis played in the Indianapolis Tennis
Tennis
Championships in singles and doubles. He lost to Marc Gicquel
Marc Gicquel
of France
France
in the first round. However, he entered the doubles draw with Russian Dmitry Tursunov
Dmitry Tursunov
and won the championship, defeating top seeds Ashley Fisher
Ashley Fisher
and Jordan Kerr of Australia
Australia
in the final.[18] At the US Open, Gulbis was again drawn to play Andy Murray
Andy Murray
early in a Grand Slam, losing to the No. 2 seed in the first round. At the 2009 Rakuten Japan
Japan
Open Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Gulbis advanced to the quarterfinals, upsetting sixth seed Radek Štěpánek
Radek Štěpánek
in the first round as a qualifier, then defeating top-20 player Juan Mónaco in the second in straight sets. He lost to eventual champion and second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
after taking the first set. The year saw a general decline in his ranking, with Gulbis failing to go deep in any of the Grand Slams. 2010: First ATP title[edit] To begin the year, Gulbis claimed wins in the first two rounds of the Australian Open
Australian Open
precursor tournament, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, defeating sixth-seeded Spaniard Albert Montañés
Albert Montañés
and Italian Andreas Seppi. Gulbis progressed to the third round, where he was defeated in a tight three set match against World No. 1 Roger Federer. At the 2010 Australian Open
Australian Open
itself, Gulbis was ousted in the first round by 30th seed Argentine Juan Mónaco
Juan Mónaco
in straight sets. In February, Gulbis reached his second career semifinal at an ATP 500 event, the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
in Memphis, Tennessee. In the second round, he defeated third seed Radek Štěpánek, facing two consecutive Czech players as he ousted fifth seed Tomáš Berdych in the third round in a tight, three set match. He lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Sam Querrey. At the end of February, he then competed in the Delray Beach International Tennis
Tennis
Championships, an outdoor hard-court tournament, where he won his maiden ATP tour title. In the final, he faced 6' 11" Croatian and second seed Ivo Karlović, winning convincingly. With this victory, his ranking rose back into the top 50. Gulbis' next tournament was the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, an ATP 1000 Tier tournament. Gulbis defeated Swiss player Marco Chiudinelli
Marco Chiudinelli
in the first round, but succumbed to fifth seed Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko
in the second round. Davydenko later withdrew from the tournament due to a wrist injury exacerbated during the match. Gulbis did not compete in the Sony Ericsson Open, instead returning to Europe to train for the clay season. At his first clay-court tournament of the season, the ATP 1000 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Gulbis again defeated Swiss Marco Chiudinelli in the first round, this time in straight sets, but lost to 13th seed Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka
in the second round, also in straight sets. At his next tournament, the ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, Gulbis reached the quarterfinals, defeating Peter Luczak, Jérémy Chardy, and Albert Ramos-Viñolas, all in straight sets. He lost to in-form, eventual champion Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
in the quarterfinals. With this result, Gulbis' ranking rose back into the top 40 and also pushed his career win-loss record past 50% for the first time in his career, his year-to-date win-loss record at 15–7.

Gulbis at the US Open.

At his next tournament, the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Gulbis was drawn to face Marcos Baghdatis
Marcos Baghdatis
in the first round of a tournament for the fifth time in his career, although for the first time on clay. He defeated Baghdatis for the loss of only four games, which set up a match with top seed and World No. 1 Roger Federer. After losing the first set, Gulbis rallied to win the match 7–5 in the third, converting his seventh match point for his biggest career win to date.[19] In the third round, he backed up his win over Federer, with a battling final set tiebreak victory over Italian qualifier Filippo Volandri. In the next round, Gulbis defeated Feliciano López
Feliciano López
to reach his first semifinal at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament, where he lost to Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
in a tight, three-set match, hitting 50 winners and 59 errors throughout. This made Gulbis the first player to take a set off Nadal on clay in 2010. With his semifinal appearance, he assured himself a seeded position at the 2010 French Open. At the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, Gulbis got off to a winning start in the first round against 2010 Estoril Open champion Albert Montañés. He carried on his good vein of form, defeating 10th seed Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Youzhny
and Feliciano López. In the quarterfinals he again faced World No. 1 Roger Federer, which ended in the opposite result: Gulbis losing after taking the first set. Expectations were high for Gulbis as the former quarterfinalist came into the 2010 French Open
French Open
seeded 23rd (ranked World No. 27), after having an incredible clay-court season. However, Gulbis retired during the first round citing a hamstring injury against the veteran Frenchman and World No. 38, Julien Benneteau. Due to his injury sustained during the clay-court season, Gulbis withdrew from Wimbledon and its precursor tournaments, effectively missing the entire grass season. Gulbis returned to the ATP in July, first competing in the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, California. He defeated Lukáš Lacko
Lukáš Lacko
in the first round in straight sets, but lost to the in-form Alejandro Falla in the round of 16 in three sets. He next played in the Legg Mason Tennis
Tennis
Classic, where he received a first-round bye, but quickly retired in the second round to Ukrainian Illya Marchenko, citing fatigue. His next tournament was the ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Rogers Cup. He defeated World No. 26 Thomaz Bellucci
Thomaz Bellucci
in the first round easily, but fell to World No. 5 Robin Söderling
Robin Söderling
in the second round in a tight match. He then played the ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Western & Southern Open, defeating Donald Young in the first round and 13th seed Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
in the second, both in close matches. However, he fell in the third round to World No. 4 Andy Murray
Andy Murray
in another tight encounter, decided by a final set tiebreak. Gulbis who was the 24th seed, lost in the first round of the US Open to Jérémy Chardy
Jérémy Chardy
of France
France
in three sets, marking the fourth consecutive first-round lost at a Grand Slam tournament. Gulbis then took three weeks off to play for the Latvian Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team against Poland, winning both of his singles rubbers against Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz
and Michał Przysiężny. His next tournament was the PTT Thailand Open. He received a bye through the first round, and defeated Rainer Schüttler in three sets, advancing to the quarterfinals, where he fell to Guillermo García-López, also in three sets. He then played the Japan
Japan
Open Tennis
Tennis
Championships, but suffered an upset defeat at the hands of World No. 432 Dmitry Tursunov. Gulbis suffered two more consecutive first-round losses at the hands of Richard Gasquet, at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, and Novak Djokovic, at the Swiss Indoors. However, in his final tournament of the season, he bounced back at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
even in Paris, where he dispatched World No. 40 Juan Ignacio Chela
Juan Ignacio Chela
and World No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny, both in straight sets. He then fell to Andy Roddick, also in straight sets. Gulbis ended the year at a then-career-high of World No. 24. 2011: Second ATP title[edit] To begin the year, Gulbis claimed wins in the first two rounds of the Australian Open
Australian Open
precursor tournament, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, defeating Victor Hănescu
Victor Hănescu
and Antonio Veić, both in straight sets. Gulbis progressed to the quarterfinals, equaling his 2010 run, where he was defeated in a tight match against World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. Gulbis next played in the 2011 Medibank International Sydney. He received a bye through the first round due to being seeded third for the tournament and defeated Russian Igor Andreev
Igor Andreev
in the second round in three sets. He then defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky
Sergiy Stakhovsky
in the quarterfinals, before losing to eventual champion Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon
of France
France
in the semifinals, citing fatigue as a cause for his low intensity. His next tournament was the 2011 Australian Open, where he lost in the first round to unseeded German Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
in straight sets, again citing fatigue and illness for his poor showing. It marked his fifth consecutive loss at a Grand Slam event. Gulbis then withdrew from his next three tournaments, his ranking momentarily rising to his personal best of World No. 21 due to Marin Čilić
Marin Čilić
failing to defend his points from the 2010 Australian Open. Gulbis returned to the tour in late February. His next tournament was the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, an outdoor hard-court tournament, which was held simultaneously with the Delray Beach International Tennis
Tennis
Championships, the tournament at which Gulbis attained his first ATP title. In the first round, seeded 8th, Gulbis won against wild card entrant and former doubles partner Michael Berrer, despite having trouble with his first serve, giving away seven double faults throughout the match. Gulbis fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky
Sergiy Stakhovsky
of Ukraine
Ukraine
in the second round in three sets.

Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
at the 2011 US Open

Gulbis' season did little to improve as he next played in the 2011 BNP Paribas Open, receiving a bye through the first round, before struggling with Lu Yen-Hsun, but ultimately prevailing, with the first two sets going to tiebreaks. In the third round, he was swiftly defeated by eventual winner Novak Djokovic, winning one game. He then proceeded to play the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, receiving a bye through the first round, but losing in the second round to World No. 72 Carlos Berlocq. Ranked World No. 30 going into the Monte-Carlo Masters, he defeated the Ukrainian World No. 21 Alexandr Dolgopolov
Alexandr Dolgopolov
in his first round in straight sets, before losing to Milos Raonic
Milos Raonic
in the second round, also in straight sets. Gulbis proceeded to lose in the first round of the 2011 Serbia Open
2011 Serbia Open
to Ukrainian Illya Marchenko, in straight sets. From late April to mid-May, Gulbis took three weeks off due to fatigue before competing in the 2011 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur. In his first two rounds, he defeated Fabio Fognini
Fabio Fognini
and Denis Istomin, both in three sets, before falling to World No. 6 Tomáš Berdych
Tomáš Berdych
in the quarterfinals. From there, Gulbis' playing deteriorated further as his ranking dropped from No. 30 to No. 85 during the clay-court season, failing to defend his deep runs in 2010. He proceeded to lose his next four matches in a row: against Blaž Kavčič
Blaž Kavčič
at the French Open, against Adrian Mannarino
Adrian Mannarino
at the Queen's Club Championships, against Dmitri Tursunov
Dmitri Tursunov
at Wimbledon (which marked his seventh, consecutive first-round exit at a Grand Slam, and after which he took nearly a month off from tennis to train with his new coach), and against former World No. 4 James Blake at the Atlanta Tennis
Tennis
Championships. However, Gulbis won his second ATP title at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, where he snapped his five-match losing streak by defeating fifth seed Belgian Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse
in a final set tiebreak in the first-round. He then defeated American qualifier Daniel Kosakowski
Daniel Kosakowski
in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Juan Martín del Potro with relative ease, before defeating Russian Alex Bogomolov, Jr. in the semifinals. He faced top seed and World No. 9 Mardy Fish
Mardy Fish
in the finals; after double-faulting to hand Fish the first set, he rallied to win the championship match in a close three setter. Gulbis received a wildcard entry into the 2011 Rogers Cup. He defeated former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero
in three sets in the first round, and proceeded to defeat Michaël Llodra
Michaël Llodra
in the second round after Llodra retired, trailing in the second set. In the third round, he fell to eventual finalist Mardy Fish, whom he had recently defeated, in another tight three-setter. He then qualified for the 2011 Cincinnati Masters, where he lost to Croatian Ivan Dodig
Ivan Dodig
in two sets. Gulbis reached the second round of the US Open, but lost to Gilles Müller
Gilles Müller
in the third round. He was later fined for improper coaching by the USTA. Gulbis played five more tournaments that year – all hard court – but had four first-round exits and one second-round exit.[20] 2012: Lack of consistency and form[edit]

Gulbis defeated World No. 7 Tomáš Berdych
Tomáš Berdych
at Wimbledon in the first round.

Gulbis began the year with three first-round losses at Doha, Melbourne and Memphis, but in between won two singles rubbers for the Latvian Davis Cup
Davis Cup
match against Egypt. He also represented Latvia
Latvia
against Hungary, winning one of his two singles rubbers. Prior to that, Gulbis reached the quarterfinals at Delray Beach, defeating Alejandro Falla and Steve Darcis
Steve Darcis
before going down to Marinko Matosevic. Gulbis' only wins during the clay court season were first round wins at Munich and a challenger event, losing in five sets to Mikhail Kukushkin
Mikhail Kukushkin
at the French Open. During this time, Gulbis was transitioning to a new coach, Gunter Bresnik, the former Austrian Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Captain who had previously worked with Becker and Leconte. Guilbis reached the second round at Wimbledon by dispatching World No. 7 and sixth seed Tomáš Berdych
Tomáš Berdych
in three tiebreak sets. He lost in the second round in 5 sets to rising star Jerzy Janowicz. Gulbis lost to Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
in a topsy-turvy match in the second round of the Croatia
Croatia
Open.[21] Gulbis then reached the quarterfinals in Gstaad, losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu. He qualified for Winston-Salem, reaching the third round, before falling to Marcel Granollers. Gulbis won the first round of the US Open over Tommy Haas, but crashed out in next round against the American Qualifier Steve Johnson. He finished the year by playing some Challenger tournaments. He took a break due to a leg injury. He came back for the Vienna indoor tournament, where he fell in the second round to Janko Tipsarević. Gulbis didn't manage to qualify for Basel, but reached the final of the Challenger in Eckental, where he lost to Daniel Brands. Later on he had to skip the last two Challengers of the year due illness. He decided to take a longer off-season in order to prepare best for next season. 2013: 3rd and 4th ATP titles[edit]

At the French Open
French Open
Gulbis lost in the second round to Gaël Monfils despite taking the first set.

Gulbis skipped the Australian Open
Australian Open
to have a longer off-season and played two Challenger tournaments, where he went out in the second and first rounds. In Rotterdam, he qualified for the maindraw. It was his first ATP tournament of the year, he defeated Robin Haase
Robin Haase
in the first round, but lost to Juan Martín del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro
in the second, after a first-set tiebreak. For the ATP tournament Marseille, he received a wildcard. After a win against Nieminen, he lost a tight match against Tomáš Berdych. He went to Florida to qualify for the Delray Beach ATP tournament. After winning seven matches to reach the final, including wins against Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey
and Tommy Haas, Gulbis won his third career ATP title by defeating Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
in straight sets to claim his first title since 2011. Gulbis continued his excellent start to 2013 with a great run at the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
in Indian Wells. After winning his two qualifying rounds, he beat Spaniard Feliciano López
Feliciano López
in straight sets, crushed ninth seed Janko Tipsarević
Janko Tipsarević
for the loss of only two games, and then defeated 20th seed Andreas Seppi
Andreas Seppi
from a set down to set up a fourth round meeting with the returning Rafael Nadal. Gulbis lost in a tight three setter after taking the first set 6–4, ending his win streak at 13 matches. At the French Open
French Open
Gulbis lost in the second round to Gaël Monfils
Gaël Monfils
despite taking the first set. At Wimbledon, he defeated Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but was beaten by Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
in the third round.

Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
reached the third round at Wimbledon losing out to Fernando Verdasco.

Gulbis defeated Feliciano López, Fabio Fognini, and Andy Murray
Andy Murray
to make the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, losing to finalist Milos Raonic in three sets. He lost in the first round in Cincinnati and at the US Open to Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Youzhny
and Andreas Haider-Maurer, respectively. Gulbis won his fourth career ATP tournament in the St. Petersburg Open, defeating Guillermo García-López
Guillermo García-López
in the final. He came back from being down a set and 1-4 to reel off 11 straight games to take the match. It was the first time Gulbis had won more than one ATP title in a single season. As a result, Gulbis rose to No. 27 in the ATP World Tour rankings, improving this season's positive overall match record to 34-15. Gulbis was absent from the 2013 China Open and the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters due to illness. He made his next appearance at the 2013 If Stockholm Open
Stockholm Open
where Gulbis made it to the semi-final stage, losing to David Ferrer
David Ferrer
in three sets. During the tournament, Gulbis defeated Jérémy Chardy, Igor Sijsling
Igor Sijsling
and Jerzy Janowicz. Gulbis finished his season with two first round defeats by John Isner and Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
at the 2013 Valencia Open 500 and the 2013 BNP Paribas Masters respectively. 2014: 5th and 6th ATP titles, top-10 ranking and first Major semifinal[edit] Gulbis started the new season in Doha, where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
for the seventh time in his career, in straight sets. Gulbis was seeded at the 2014 Australian Open, and defeated Juan Mónaco in the first round in four sets by coming back from losing the first set. Gulbis ended the tournament in the second round by losing to Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey
in straight sets. Gulbis reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open, defeating Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martín del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro
along the way. He lost the semi-final to the eventual champion Tomáš Berdych. Gulbis won his fifth ATP title at the 2014 Open 13 in Marseille, beating 3 Frenchmen in succession without losing a set – Nicolas Mahut, then world No.9 Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
in the semi-final, then No.10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
in the final. With this victory, he entered the ATP Top 20 for the first time in his career, at No.18. Gulbis then played in Acapulco where he was seeded seventh, beating Yen-hsun Lu
Yen-hsun Lu
and David Goffin, then losing 2:1 sets to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov
in the quarterfinals.

Gulbis entered Wimbledon as the 12th seed, his highest at a Grand Slam.

Next, in March, he played at Indian Wells. He beat João Sousa, Grigor Dimitrov and Roberto Bautista-Agut, but then lost in two tie-break sets to John Isner
John Isner
in the 1/4-finals. At Indian Wells, he also played in the doubles with partner Milos Raonic. They beat Serbia's wildcards Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
and Krajinović in round 1, but then lost to Swiss duo Federer and Wawrinka in the second round in two tie-break sets. Gulbis then played in Miami, where he was seeded 21st and had a bye into the second round. In an almost two and a half hour match, Gulbis lost in three tight sets to veteran Julien Benneteau, having conceded a match point during the match. Gulbis started his clay-court season in Monte-Carlo but was defeated in the first round by Alexandr Dolgopolov
Alexandr Dolgopolov
in straight sets. Gulbis also played in the doubles tournament with Milos Raonic, but lost in the first round to Juan Sebastián Cabal
Juan Sebastián Cabal
and Robert Farah. His next tournament was the Barcelona Open. Along the way to the semifinals, Gulbis defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Albert Montañés, and Teymuraz Gabashvili. Gulbis was eventually defeated by Kei Nishikori. Gulbis performed well in the Madrid Masters 1000. In the first round, Gulbis defeated Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz
in three sets. Then, in the second round, Gulbis outmatched Alexandr Dolgopolov
Alexandr Dolgopolov
in two sets followed by a round of 16 win against Marin Čilić
Marin Čilić
in straight sets. All these tennis players were ranked among the top 30 in the ATP rankings at that time. In the quarter-finals, Gulbis lost in straight sets to David Ferrer. Following the tournament, Gulbis reached a new career-high ranking of No. 17. Gulbis reached the quarterfinal stage also in the Rome Masters
Rome Masters
1000, defeating Alejandro Falla
Alejandro Falla
and Stéphane Robert
Stéphane Robert
in the process. However, Gulbis then lost to David Ferrer
David Ferrer
again in straight sets. In May, Gulbis won his sixth ATP title, beating Federico Delbonis
Federico Delbonis
in the final of the ATP Nice Open. It was Gulbis' first ATP singles title on clay. At the French Open, Gulbis reached the quarterfinals for the second time courtesy of a five-set victory over world No. 4 and 2009 champion Roger Federer. He followed this up with a straight-set win over Tomáš Berdych
Tomáš Berdych
to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. As a result of this run, Gulbis entered the ATP's top 10 for the first time in his career. Gulbis' form dropped in the second part of the season, evidenced by his 9-10 win-loss record, following Roland Garros. Gulbis lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky
Sergiy Stakhovsky
in the round of 64 at Wimbledon and to Julien Benneteau and Steve Johnson in the round of 32 at the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati Masters
respectively. Gulbis also struggled with a shoulder injury in the later part of the season. At the US Open, Gulbis crucially lost to Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem
in five sets, losing the final three, what seemed to have a negative impact on his confidence and physical condition for the rest of the season. Despite reaching the semifinals of the Malaysian Open, Gulbis retired in the round of 16 of the China Open, lost in the round of 64 of the Shanghai Masters, and was defeated in the round of 32 by Borna Ćorić at the Swiss Indoors
Swiss Indoors
in Basel. Gulbis finished the season early due to concerns over his shoulder and illness. Nevertheless, Gulbis finished his best career season as No. 13, which became his highest year-end ATP ranking. 2015: Struggle with form and fall in rankings[edit] Gulbis started his season in Auckland as second seed. He lost his first match of the year to the Czech qualifier Jiří Veselý
Jiří Veselý
2-6, 6-3, 1-6. At the Australian Open, Gulbis was seeded eleventh, but was defeated by the Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis
Thanasi Kokkinakis
in the first round. At the Open 13
Open 13
in Marseille, Gulbis failed to defend his title from 2014, falling to Jérémy Chardy
Jérémy Chardy
in two sets in the round of 16. Gulbis took his first win of the season against Daniel Gimeno-Traver at the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
in Indiana Wells. It was the latest first win of the season in ATP level tournaments for Gulbis since 2007. Afterwards, he fell to Adrian Mannarino
Adrian Mannarino
in two sets in the round of 32. Gulbis also failed to defend his title from 2014 at the ATP Nice Open, losing to Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem
in two sets in the quarter-finals. At the French Open, Gulbis lost in the second round to Nicolas Mahut, having won in the first round against Igor Sijsling. As a result, Gulbis dropped outside the top 75 in the ATP Rankings, having failed to defend the ranking points for his semifinal appearance in 2014. Gulbis then lost in the first round of Wimbledon to Lukáš Rosol
Lukáš Rosol
in three sets. Having recorded a dismal 1-3 win-loss record at the first three Grand Slams of the season, it was the worst performance for Gulbis at these tournaments since 2012. Gulbis showed signs of revival at the Rogers Cup, reaching the quarter-finals. Despite having 2 match points against world No.1 Novak Djokovic in the second set, he went on to lose the match. Gulbis had reached the quarter-final stage of at least one Masters 1000 tournament for a third season in a row. At the US Open, Gulbis retired in the first round match against Aljaž Bedene due to injury. 2016: Continued struggle with form[edit] Having lost in the qualifying rounds of the first two ATP tournaments of the season in Australia
Australia
in Brisbane and Sydney, Gulbis went on to lose in the round of 128 at the Australian Open
Australian Open
against Jérémy Chardy. Gulbis won his first match of the season against world No. 171 Quentin Halys at the 2016 Open Sud de France, but lost in the round of 16 to Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
in straight sets, who went on to retain his title from the previous year. Gulbis went through qualifying at the Rotterdam Open, but then lost in the round of 32 to Gaël Monfils. Gulbis lost to Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
for a second consecutive time in 2016 at the Open 13
Open 13
in Marseille in the round of 16. Following this came a string of losses in the first rounds of four consecutive ATP tournaments: at the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
in Indian Wells, at the 2016 Miami Open, at the 2016 Barcelona Open, and the 2016 BMW Open in Munich. After that, Gulbis failed to qualify for the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, losing to Lucas Pouille
Lucas Pouille
in qualifying. Gulbis managed to break the losing streak at the 2016 Rome Master by getting through qualifying and beating Ivo Karlovic
Ivo Karlovic
in three sets in the round of 64, but went down to Pouille in the next round for a second consecutive time (and tournament). Gulbis defeated Lithuania's Ričardas Berankis
Ričardas Berankis
in the first round of the 2016 Geneva Open, but lost in the round of 16 to Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic
in straight sets. Gulbis appeared resurgent at the French Open
French Open
by beating Andreas Seppi, João Sousa
João Sousa
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, losing his first set of the tournament only to the latter. Tsonga pulled out of the match due to injury, the second time Tsonga had to retire from a Grand Slam match against Gulbis. Gulbis then lost in the round of 16 to David Goffin
David Goffin
in four sets. During the tournament, Gulbis cited injury of his shoulder as the cause for poor performances since 2015, having never fully recovered from it and refusing to have surgery. Before the tournament, Gulbis had split with his coach since 2012, Gunter Bresnik. Gulbis lost to Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
in the first round in Halle and at Wimbledon to Jack Sock
Jack Sock
in straight sets. 2017[edit] Gulbis did not play in the Australian Open
Australian Open
and lost in qualifying in Rotterdam, Indian Wells, Miami, Barcelona, and Estoril. He lost in the first round of Roland Garos to Marin Čilić, but made it to the third round of Wimbledon, beating Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro
in the second round and then losing to Novak Djokovic. He made it to the wecond round in Bastad
Bastad
and the quarterfinals in Gstaad, losing to Fabio Fognini. He made it to the second round of the US Open, where he fell to Kevin Anderson. The rest of the year saw little success. Davis Cup[edit] Gulbis played in three Davis Cup
Davis Cup
ties for Latvia
Latvia
(4 singles; 3 doubles with Deniss Pavlovs).[22][23][24] His participation in the tie against Monaco
Monaco
in September helped Latvia
Latvia
to qualify for the Europe/Africa Zone Group I tier of Davis Cup
Davis Cup
for the first time in its history.[24] In 2010, Gulbis continued to participate on the Latvian Davis Cup team, playing against Poland, where he won both of his singles rubbers. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he continued to play in Davis Cup
Davis Cup
competition for Latvia. Playing style and equipment[edit]

Gulbis' employs an aggressive baseline game, coupled with a powerful serve.

Gulbis primarily employs an offensive baseline playing style. Gulbis' most consistent shot is his backhand, which is taken with rapid pace, relatively flat execution, and is difficult to read. Gulbis is also known for his finesse shots, including the offensive topspin lob and drop shot, both of which he can strike from any position, including from deep in the court. Gulbis employs the drop shot consistently and often, sometimes to the point of derision. Gulbis plays an extremely aggressive, winner-driven game, which often leads to a high unforced error count, making his consistency an issue in tough matches, often causing him to be likened to Marat Safin. Despite playing a style more attuned to fast surfaces, his strong showing at the 2008 French Open, 2010 Rome Masters and 2014 French Open are attributed to his powerful and flat strokes which can play through the surface. His aggressive baseline game is coupled with an extremely powerful serve, often reaching the upper 130's and low 140's in mph; however, Gulbis has struggled with his second serve, and often has high double fault statistics across the ATP leaderboard. Other weaknesses are his consistency and his nerves; despite a strong serve and return, Gulbis has poor break point conversion, break point save and tie-break statistics. On numerous occasions he has had strings of uncharacteristic unforced errors when serving or returning for sets or matches, as well as hitting numerous "easy" slams well out in tough situations, something he has become known for and often jokes about in interviews. However, to his credit, he has a good record in ATP finals, winning all 6 of the 6 finals he has been in for ATP events. As of February 2013, Gulbis uses a Wilson Steam 99 paintjob racquet after switching from Head. His strings are Luxilon ALU Power 16L strung at 59/57 lbs. Gulbis uses Tourna grip on a white Hydrocontrol grip. He endorses adidas for his attire. ATP career finals[edit]

Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
has won 6 ATP singles and 2 doubles titles.

Singles: 6 (6 titles)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
(0–0)

ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)

ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–0)

Finals by Surface

Hard (5–0)

Clay (1–0)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score

Win 1–0 000000002010-02-01-0000Feb 2010 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard Ivo Karlović 6–2, 6–3

Win 2–0 000000002011-07-01-0000Jul 2011 Los Angeles Open, United States 250 Series Hard Mardy Fish 5–7, 6–4, 6–4

Win 3–0 000000002013-03-01-0000Mar 2013 Delray Beach Open, United States
United States
(2) 250 Series Hard Édouard Roger-Vasselin 7–6(7–3), 6–3

Win 4–0 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Guillermo García-López 3–6, 6–4, 6–0

Win 5–0 000000002014-02-01-0000Feb 2014 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Win 6–0 000000002014-05-01-0000May 2014 Open de Nice, France 250 Series Clay Federico Delbonis 6–1, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
(0–0)

ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)

ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–0)

Finals by Surface

Hard (1–0)

Clay (1–0)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score

Win 1–0 000000002008-04-01-0000Apr 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States 250 Series Clay Rainer Schüttler Pablo Cuevas Marcel Granollers 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Win 2–0 000000002008-07-01-0000Jul 2008 Indianapolis Tennis
Tennis
Championships, United States 250 Series Hard Dmitry Tursunov Ashley Fisher Jordan Kerr 6–4, 3–6, [11–9]

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit] Singles: 12 (7–5)[edit]

ATP Challengers (4–3)

ITF Futures (3–2)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score

Win 1–0 000000002005-09-01-0000Sep 2005 Friedberg, Germany Futures Clay Marcel Zimmermann 6–4, 6–0

Win 2–0 000000002006-01-01-0000Jan 2006 Bergheim, Austria Futures Clay Jean-Claude Scherrer 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4

Win 3–0 000000002006-03-01-0000Mar 2006 Leuggern, Switzerland Futures Carpet (i) Tobias Klein 7–6(7–4), 6–4

Loss 3–1 000000002006-03-01-0000Mar 2006 Poitiers, France Futures Hard (i) Stefan Wauters 4–6, 5–7

Loss 3–2 000000002006-04-01-0000Apr 2006 Malmo, Sweden Futures Hard (i) Stefan Wiespeiner 2–6, 4–6

Loss 0–1 000000002006-07-01-0000Jul 2006 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Michal Tabara 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Loss 0–2 000000002006-07-01-0000Jul 2006 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Florian Mayer 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 3–6

Win 1–2 000000002006-11-01-0000Nov 2006 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Philipp Petzschner 6–3, 6–0

Win 2–2 000000002007-02-01-0000Feb 2007 Besançon, France Challenger Hard (i) Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Win 3–2 000000002007-03-01-0000Mar 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard (i) Jan Mertl 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Win 4–2 000000002007-10-01-0000Oct 2007 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Kristof Vliegen 7–5, 6–3

Loss 4–3 000000002012-11-01-0000Nov 2012 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Daniel Brands 6–7(0–7), 3–6

Doubles: 4 (3–1)[edit]

ATP Challengers (3–1)

ITF Futures (0–0)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score

Win 1–0 000000002006-07-01-0000Jul 2006 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Mischa Zverev Teodor-Dacian Crăciun Gabriel Moraru 6–1, 6–1

Win 2–0 000000002006-10-01-0000Oct 2006 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Mischa Zverev Tomasz Bednarek Irakli Labadze 6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–8]

Loss 2–1 000000002006-11-01-0000Nov 2006 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Deniss Pavlovs Martijn van Haasteren Jasper Smit 6–7(6–8), 2–6

Win 3–1 000000002007-03-01-0000Mar 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard (i) Deniss Pavlovs Jan Mertl Lukáš Rosol 6–4, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Current through 2018 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 8 2–8

French Open A A 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 4R 1R

0 / 11 16–11

Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R

0 / 10 8–10

US Open A Q2 4R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 2R

0 / 10 9–10

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–3 6–4 3–4 0–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 8–4 1–4 3–3 3–3 0–0 0 / 39 34–39

ATP World Tour Masters 1000

Indian Wells Masters A A A 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 4R QF 3R 1R Q1 A 0 / 9 11–9

Miami Open A A A 2R 1R A 2R 1R A 2R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 7 1–7

Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 1R A A

0 / 6 3–6

Madrid Open A A Q1 2R 1R QF A A A QF 1R Q1 A

0 / 5 7–5

Italian Open A A A A 2R SF A Q1 3R 3R 1R 2R A

0 / 6 10–6

Canadian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 2R 3R A QF 2R QF 1R A

0 / 8 10–8

Cincinnati Masters A A Q2 QF Q1 3R 1R Q1 1R 2R A A Q2

0 / 5 6–5

Shanghai Masters Not Held 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A A A

0 / 4 0–4

Paris Masters A A A A Q1 3R A A 1R A A A A

0 / 2 2–2

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–5 2–6 14–8 4–6 0–2 9–6 10–8 4–6 1–4 0–0 0–0 0 / 52 50–52

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1

Career statistics

Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 2 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 6 / 6

Overall Win–Loss 0–2 4–2 10–14 24–22 20–26 31–20 18–22 17–18 37–18 41–21 11–24 7–14 6–8 0–2 226–213

Win % 0% 67% 42% 52% 43% 61% 45% 49% 67% 66% 31% 33% 43% 0% 51%

Year-end ranking 418 141 61 53 90 24 61 136 24 13 81 151 199

Record against top 20 players[edit] Gulbis' match record against players who were ranked world No. 20 or higher at the time is as follows:[25]

Andreas Seppi
Andreas Seppi
6–1 Jarkko Nieminen
Jarkko Nieminen
5–0 Feliciano López
Feliciano López
4–1 Fabio Fognini
Fabio Fognini
4–2 Ivo Karlović
Ivo Karlović
3–0 Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut
3–1 James Blake 3–1 Alexandr Dolgopolov
Alexandr Dolgopolov
3–1 Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz
3–1 Juan Martín del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro
3–3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3–3 Tomáš Berdych
Tomáš Berdych
3–4 Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Youzhny
3–6 Radek Štěpánek
Radek Štěpánek
2–0 Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse
2–0 Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov
2–1 Marcel Granollers
Marcel Granollers
2–2 Janko Tipsarević
Janko Tipsarević
2–2 John Isner
John Isner
2–3 Roger Federer
Roger Federer
2–3 Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem
2–3 Tommy Haas
Tommy Haas
2–4 Marcos Baghdatis
Marcos Baghdatis
2–5 Juan Mónaco
Juan Mónaco
2–5 Florian Mayer
Florian Mayer
1–0 Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
1–0 Albert Ramos-Viñolas
Albert Ramos-Viñolas
1–0 Tommy Robredo
Tommy Robredo
1–0 Viktor Troicki
Viktor Troicki
1–0 Nicolás Almagro
Nicolás Almagro
1–1 Kevin Anderson 1–1 Carlos Moyá
Carlos Moyá
1–1 Benoît Paire
Benoît Paire
1–1 Mardy Fish
Mardy Fish
1–2 David Goffin
David Goffin
1–2 Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon
1–2 Marin Čilić
Marin Čilić
1–3 Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
1–4 Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
1–4 Andy Murray
Andy Murray
1–5 Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
1–7 Mario Ančić
Mario Ančić
0–1 Igor Andreev
Igor Andreev
0–1 Guillermo Cañas
Guillermo Cañas
0–1 Fernando González
Fernando González
0–1 Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori
0–1 Jack Sock
Jack Sock
0–1 Robin Söderling
Robin Söderling
0–1 Bernard Tomic
Bernard Tomic
0–1 Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka
0–1 Philipp Kohlschreiber
Philipp Kohlschreiber
0–2 Gaël Monfils
Gaël Monfils
0–2 David Nalbandian
David Nalbandian
0–2 Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko
0–3 Lucas Pouille
Lucas Pouille
0–3 Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick
0–3 David Ferrer
David Ferrer
0–4 Milos Raonic
Milos Raonic
0–4 Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
0–7

* Statistics correct as of March 26, 2018.

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total

Wins 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 5 0 1 0 0 17

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score EG Rank

2007

1. Tommy Robredo 8 US Open, New York, United States Hard 3R 6–1, 6–3, 6–2 88

2008

2. James Blake 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 7–5, 6–3 80

3. James Blake 8 Cincinnati, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 1–6, 6–3 53

2009

4. Novak Djokovic 3 Brisbane, Australia Hard 1R 6–4, 6–4 53

2010

5. Roger Federer 1 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 2–6, 6–1, 7–5 40

6. Mikhail Youzhny 10 Paris, France Hard (i) 2R 6–4, 3–0 ret. 26

2011

7. Mardy Fish 9 Los Angeles, United States Hard F 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 84

2012

8. Tomáš Berdych 7 Wimbledon, London, England Grass 1R 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4) 87

2013

9. Janko Tipsarević 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 6–2, 6–0 67

10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 Wimbledon, London, England Grass 2R 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, ret. 39

11. Andy Murray 2 Montreal, Canada Hard 3R 6–4, 6–3 38

2014

12. Juan Martín del Potro 4 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) QF 6–3, 6–4 24

13. Richard Gasquet 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 6–3, 6–2 23

14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Marseille, France Hard (i) F 7–6(7–5), 6–4 23

15. Roger Federer 4 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 17

16. Tomáš Berdych 6 French Open, Paris, France Clay QF 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 17

2016

17. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3R 2–5, ret. 80

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Tennis
Professionals Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
at the Davis Cup

Awards

Preceded by Poļina Jeļizarova Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year 2006 Succeeded by Aiga Grabuste

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2016 World Team Tennis
Tennis
Champion San Diego Aviators

James Blake Ernests Gulbis Ryan Harrison (WTT Male Most Valuable Player) Darija Jurak Raven Klaasen
Raven Klaasen
(WTT Finals Most Valuable Player) Nicholas Monroe Shelby Rogers

Head Coach: John Lloyd (WTT Coach of the Year)

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Association of Tennis
Tennis
Professionals: Top ten male singles tennis players from the Baltic states
Baltic states
as of 2 April 2018

1. Ričardas Berankis
Ričardas Berankis
(84 19) 2. Jürgen Zopp
Jürgen Zopp
(142 5) 3. Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis
(192 2) 4. Laurynas Grigelis
Laurynas Grigelis
(251 3) 5. Mārtiņš Podžus (565 13)

6. Vladimir Ivanov (652 8) 7. Kenneth Raisma (859 15) 8. Miķelis Lībietis (1,144 ) 9. Mattias Siimar (1,239 5) 10. Krist

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