Gulbis now a true pro, loving life

Process of becoming more dedicated leading Latvian to bigger, better things

Updated: June 4, 2014, 1:23 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Ernests Gulbis could be the most interesting among the ATP World Tour's many players.

• He's the only athlete from the Republic of Latvia to ever play in a Grand Slam.

• His backhand, he insisted earlier in the tournament, might be the best in the game. Now that he's in the semifinals of this French Open, he hasn't, uh, backed off. "Why my opinion should have changed from day to day?" Gulbis said. "My backhand didn't change overnight."

• He ...

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