Djokovic, Nadal to meet at Rogers Cup

Djokovic, Nadal to meet at Rogers Cup

MONTREAL, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal posted a one-sided win over Marinko Matosevic Friday to earn a semifinal meeting with top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the Rogers Cup.
Isner, Haas advance in Delray Beach

Isner, Haas advance in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- John Isner and Tommy Haas, the tournament's top two seeds, moved into the quarterfinals Thursday at the rain-delayed Delray Beach Championships.

Haas, Sock move on at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany led the group that advanced to the second round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Tuesday.

Isner wins, Roddick loses at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed John Isner coasted into the semifinals of the Delray Beach Championships Friday while Andy Roddick fell to Kevin Anderson.

Isner reaches Delray Beach quarters

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed John Isner, having climbed to a career-best 11th in the world rankings, breezed into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Delray Beach Championships.

Haider-Maurer makes Vienna semifinals

VIENNA, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Andreas Haider-Maurer, a last-minute entrant into the field, had an upset quarterfinals victory Friday in the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.
Ukrainian upsets Youzhny in Qatar Open

Ukrainian upsets Youzhny in Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky upset fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny Monday in the first round of the Qatar Open.

Davydenko reaches 50-win mark

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Nikolay Davydenko and last year's runner-up Fernando Verdasco were among the winners Tuesday in the opening round of the St. Petersburg Open.

Del Potro reaches second round in Austria

VIENNA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro, coming off a runner-up finish in Tokyo, advanced past the first round Wednesday at the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy.

Blake wins Olympic debut

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- James Blake won his first-round Olympic tennis match Sunday and top-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic withdrew from the Games with a thumb injury.

Top players upset in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Fernando Gonzalez and Marcos Baghdatis, the tournament's first and third-seeded players, were both ousted Thursday at the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Federer coasts, Nadal struggles

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer, dressed all in black, breezed into the third round of the U.S. Open Wednesday.

Almagro moves on in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, April 10 (UPI) -- Defending champion Nicolas Almagro was among the first-round winners Tuesday at the clay-court Valencia Open in Spain. Almagro, who is seeded third this week, had little trouble in ousting Jan Hajek, 6-2, 6-1.

Baghdatis opens Sydney tournament with win

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was a straight-set winner Monday in the first round of the Medibank International tennis tournament in Sydney.

Johansson makes St. Petersburg final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Thomas Johansson of Sweden will get a chance to defend his title Sunday at the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.
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Ernests Gulbis (pronounced , born August 30, 1988) 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 singles title in the Delray Beach, defeating Ivo Karlović in the final. His career highlights also include a 4th round appearance at the 2007 US Open and a quarterfinal appearance at the 2008 French Open, as well as several other ATP World Tour semifinal appearances.

Gulbis' professional training in tennis began at the age of 12, when he was enrolled at the Niki Pilić Tennis Academy in Latvia. As of late 2009, Gulbis is coached by Hernán Gumy, after the retirement of Marat Safin. Gulbis was formerly coached by Karl Heinz Wetter and subsequently Nikola Pilić, the former professional Croatian tennis player and Croatian and German Davis Cup captain.

Gulbis comes from a very wealthy family. He first started playing tennis with his grandmother and considers basketball, football and hockey as his favorite sports. His father, Ainārs, is an investment businessman while his mother, Milēna, a theater actress. The second of five children, Gulbis has three sisters and two brothers, one of which is training in Florida to become a professional tennis player as well. Gulbis comes from a sporting family in general and his grandfather, Alvils Gulbis, was one of the starting five players on ASK Rīga, the Soviet Union basketball team that won the European Championships. His other grandfather, Uldis Pūcītis, was a popular actor and film director.

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