After tennis player Ernests Gulbis did surprisingly well at Roland Garros, one of four Grand Slams in tennis, earlier this month, he decided to reward himself with a long session of blackjack. Although his performance at the blackjack tables wasn’t quite as good, we’re pretty sure he won’t lose any sleep over it.
Great performance on the court
Gulbis had a great run at the French Open this year, defeating both Federer and Berdych before meeting his last stop, Djokovic, in the semi-finals. It was his first semifinals in France and yet another sign that the 25-year old Latvian is having a great year. He rose from the 24th place to the 10th place on the world ranking, after winning ATP tournaments in Marseille and Nice earlier this year and making it to the semifinals in Rotterdam, Barcelona and now Paris.
Not as good in the casino
It seems his performance in the casino hasn’t quite evolved on par with his tennis game however and Gulbis had no trouble admitting he lost about 10 percent of his French Open winnings playing blackjack after returning to Latvia. Although his blackjack game could use some work, losing some money playing blackjack is not that big a deal to Gulbis as he still has over $500.000 left from his spot in the semifinals and on top of that he has said himself that he now is extra motivated to play his best tennis in order to win back all money he lost at the casino.