62 Facts About Ernests Gulbis

1. Ernests Gulbis employs the drop shot consistently and often, sometimes to the point of derision.

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2. In 2010, Ernests Gulbis continued to participate on the Latvian Davis Cup team, playing against Poland, where he won both of his singles rubbers.

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3. Ernests Gulbis played in three Davis Cup ties for Latvia.

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4. In 2018 Ernests Gulbis made his way back to Top100 men's singles rankings, for the first time since summer of 2016.

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5. Ernests Gulbis made his first ATP Tour final in four years at the 2018 Stockholm Open, losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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6. Ernests Gulbis made it to the second round of the US Open, where he fell to Kevin Anderson.

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7. Ernests Gulbis made it to the second round in Bastad and the quarterfinals in Gstaad, losing to Fabio Fognini.

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8. Ernests Gulbis appeared resurgent at the French Open by beating Andreas Seppi, Joao Sousa and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, losing his first set of the tournament only to the latter.

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9. Ernests Gulbis managed to break the losing streak at the 2016 Rome Master by getting through qualifying and beating Ivo Karlovic in three sets in the round of 64, but went down to Pouille in the next round for a second consecutive time.

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10. Ernests Gulbis lost to Richard Gasquet for a second consecutive time in 2016 at the Open 13 in Marseille in the round of 16.

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11. Ernests Gulbis went through qualifying at the Rotterdam Open, but then lost in the round of 32 to Gael Monfils.

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12. Ernests 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 in straight sets, who went on to retain his title from the previous year.

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13. Ernests Gulbis had reached the quarter-final stage of at least one Masters 1000 tournament for a third season in a row.

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14. Ernests Gulbis showed signs of revival at the Rogers Cup, reaching the quarter-finals.

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15. Ernests Gulbis failed to defend his title from 2014 at the ATP Nice Open, losing to Dominic Thiem in two sets in the quarter-finals.

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16. At the Open 13 in Marseille, Ernests Gulbis failed to defend his title from 2014, falling to Jeremy Chardy in two sets in the round of 16.

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17. At the French Open, Ernests Gulbis reached the quarterfinals for the second time courtesy of a five-set victory over world No 4 and 2009 champion Roger Federer.

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18. Ernests Gulbis reached the quarterfinal stage in the Rome Masters 1000, defeating Alejandro Falla and Stephane Robert in the process.

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19. Ernests Gulbis lost the semi-final to the eventual champion Tomas Berdych.

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20. Ernests Gulbis reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open, defeating Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro along the way.

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21. Ernests Gulbis ended the tournament in the second round by losing to Sam Querrey in straight sets.

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22. Ernests Gulbis started the new season in Doha, where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal for the seventh time in his career, in straight sets.

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23. Ernests Gulbis finished his season with two first round defeats by John Isner and Fernando Verdasco at the 2013 Valencia Open 500 and the 2013 BNP Paribas Masters respectively.

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24. Ernests Gulbis made his next appearance at the 2013 If Stockholm Open where Gulbis made it to the semi-final stage, losing to David Ferrer in three sets.

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25. Ernests Gulbis was absent from the 2013 China Open and the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters due to illness.

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26. Ernests Gulbis defeated Feliciano Lopez, Fabio Fognini, and Andy Murray to make the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, losing to finalist Milos Raonic in three sets.

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

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28. Ernests Gulbis continued his excellent start to 2013 with a great run at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

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29. Ernests Gulbis skipped the Australian Open to have a longer off-season and played two Challenger tournaments, where he went out in the second and first rounds.

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30. Ernests Gulbis came back for the Vienna indoor tournament, where he fell in the second round to Janko Tipsarevic.

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31. Ernests Gulbis finished the year by playing some Challenger tournaments.

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32. Ernests Gulbis won the first round of the US Open over Tommy Haas, but crashed out in next round against the American Qualifier Steve Johnson.

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33. Ernests Gulbis qualified for Winston-Salem, reaching the third round, before falling to Marcel Granollers.

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34. Ernests Gulbis lost to Fernando Verdasco in a topsy-turvy match in the second round of the Croatia Open.

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35. Ernests Gulbis lost in the second round in 5 sets to rising star Jerzy Janowicz.

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36. Ernests Gulbis represented Latvia against Hungary, winning one of his two singles rubbers.

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37. Ernests 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 match against Egypt.

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38. Ernests Gulbis reached the second round of the US Open, but lost to Gilles Muller in the third round.

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39. Ernests Gulbis received a wildcard entry into the 2011 Rogers Cup.

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40. Ernests Gulbis faced top seed and World No 9 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.

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41. Ernests Gulbis received a bye through the first round due to being seeded third for the tournament and defeated Russian Igor Andreev in the second round in three sets.

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42. Ernests Gulbis progressed to the quarterfinals, equaling his 2010 run, where he was defeated in a tight match against World No 1 Rafael Nadal.

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43. Ernests Gulbis ended the year at a then-career-high of World No 24.

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44. Ernests 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.

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45. Ernests Gulbis received a bye through the first round, and defeated Rainer Schuttler in three sets, advancing to the quarterfinals, where he fell to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, in three sets.

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46. Ernests Gulbis carried on his good vein of form, defeating 10th seed Mikhail Youzhny and Feliciano Lopez.

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47. Ernests Gulbis defeated Baghdatis for the loss of only four games, which set up a match with top seed and World No 1 Roger Federer.

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48. Ernests Gulbis progressed to the third round, where he was defeated in a tight three set match against World No 1 Roger Federer.

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49. Ernests Gulbis lost to eventual champion and second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after taking the first set.

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50. Ernests Gulbis had a poor clay-court season compared to 2008, failing to go deep in any of the tournaments preceding the French Open.

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51. At the 2008 Cincinnati Masters, Ernests Gulbis defeated Jarkko Nieminen, Arnaud Clement, and James Blake, but succumbed in the quarterfinals to third seed Novak Djokovic.

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52. Ernests Gulbis reached the second round of the 2008 Pacific Life Open, where he lost a tight match to former Grand Slam finalist David Nalbandian in a final set tiebreak.

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53. In that match, Ernests Gulbis broke Robredo six times and had 39 winners to Robredo's seven.

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54. Ernests Gulbis debuted in Grand Slam doubles by teaming up with Ivan Ljubicic, with whom he had reached the semifinals of the 2007 Ordina Open.

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55. Ernests Gulbis won the first set before succumbing in four sets.

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56. Ernests Gulbis announced his arrival on the Grand Slam stage in the 2007 French Open by defeating the British veteran, Tim Henman in straight sets to advance to the second round.

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57. Ernests Gulbis was relatively successful on the Challenger circuit in 2007.

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58. Ernests Gulbis was defeated in the first qualifying round of the Australian Open.

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59. Ernests Gulbis is known as one of the funnier personalities on the tour.

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60. Ernests Gulbis got married with Tamara Kopaleyshvili in November 2017, and together they are raising a child in Riga, Latvia.

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61. Ernests Gulbis comes from a sporting family in general, and his paternal grandfather, Alvils Gulbis, was one of the starting five players on ASK Riga, the Soviet Union basketball team that won the European Championships.

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62. Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player.

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