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A crazy career for Ernests Gulbis

Originally Published: April 23, 2013
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

Ernests Gulbis began his second-round match at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters last week by losing the first eight games to Juan Monaco. And he ended by getting a game penalty during the third set for smashing his racket. For Gulbis, this would normally qualify strictly as dog-bites-man type of news.

But this sort of thing wasn't supposed to happen anymore. The underachieving 24-year-old Latvian had straightened himself out, committed himself to the game, started making the sacrifices required ...

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