Whatever one may say, impulsive players are the beauty of tennis. If France to Benoît Paire, Latvia to Ernests Gulbis. And the latter has once again proven itself in a tournament in Italy.
It’s hard to remember, but Ernests Gulbis did indeed occupy the 10th rank in the world in 2014. It seems like an eternity, but when you see him play, you realize why. Inaccurate strikes, lack of inspiration, questionable service. And it is in particular the latter that will cause him a little mood swing.
Gulbis, the king of racquet throwing
Present at the Cordenons Challenger Tournament in Italy, Ernests Gulbis faced the Spaniard Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo in the round of 16. At 3-3 in the first set, Izquierdo leads 30-40 on the Latvian’s serve. And who says Gulbis says light to manage the difficulty of pressure. Ernests sends a magnificent double fault, very quickly followed by an equally sublime racquet throw.
(he won the game) pic.twitter.com/kHSD80tLhV
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But make no mistake, it is indeed Ernests who won this game. And in two small sets please: 7-6, 6-4. Finally, it’s worth smashing your racket against the fence.