NICE, France – Just when everyone had written Latvian Ernests Gulbis off once more, the Latvian again has come up trumps, winning his opening round match at the Open de Nice Cote D’Azur. Claiming a wildcard entry to the event a week out from the Roland Garros, Gulbis won his opening round match against Fabio Fontini 3-6 6-3 6-3. After seeing his world ranking plummet from 32 to 85 in recent weeks, Gulbis played liked a man free of expectations and worries. Despite getting in just 51% of his first serves, Gulbis remained resolute on break point, a...
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