Ernests Gulbis is a talented Latvian player known for having a huge serve and powerful ground strokes. In 2008, he reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. His game floundered in 2009, when he moved past the second round at only two out of 28 tournaments he entered. In September 2009, he began working with Hernan Guny, a former coach of Marat Safin, and improved, reaching his first ATP tour semifinal in Memphis, winning his first ATP tour title in Delray Beach, defeating Roger Federer in Rome, and breaking into the Top 30. The enigmatic Gulbis, who says he doesn't follow sports at all, beat Mardy Fish to capture his second ATP title in Los Angeles in 2011. Gulbis played through qualifying to win his second Delray Beach title in March, 2013. In September, 2013, Gulbis defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, to win his fourth career title in St. Petersburg.