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Gulbis Ends Season With No-Show

Posted by gauloises1 on November 8, 2009

Taking ‘failing to show up’ to a new, literal level, Ernests Gulbis was nowhere to be found for his qualifying match at the Paris Masters. Because he was in Moscow.

From the tournament blog:

Ernests Gulbis was a no-show! Mathieu Rodrigues, ATP 410 who turned 24 today, knocked up with the ball-kids, waited for 15 minutes while the crowd sang “’appy burssday” (with a French accent) and then strolled into the second round. He was an alternate – i.e. he was only here because other higher-ranked players did not sign up for qualifying – and now he is only two sets away from making it into the main draw. Poor show from Gulbis though – a no-show like that won’t enhance his already somewhat flaky reputation. A poor end to a poor season for such a talented young man.

Really well done on that one, Ernie. Although shouldn’t the tournament have some way of checking that players are actually in the country before they call their matches? Such as, I don’t know, some form of register?


Also: does this count as breaking the whereabouts rule?

6 Responses to “Gulbis Ends Season With No-Show”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    First, prostitutes. (Maybe.)

    Now this.


    • AmyLu said

      I was thinking maybe he was looking for prostitutes and missed his match? 😉

      When I read that a player didn’t show up for his qualifying match, I didn’t even bat an eye when I read the player was Gulbis. Which is really rather sad

  2. northcay said

    How sad…

  3. Rachel said

    Will he get fined or even worse face a suspension. What is worong with this guy…

  4. sonya said

    just unbelievable, I totally Loled when I read this. Now we know Crazyone totally was lucky with Federer lol.

  5. […] Cons: Inconsistency, prostitutes and taking lateness to a whole new level. […]

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