This is what happens when you practice. You start winning.
That's what unseeded Latvian underachiever Ernests Gulbis learned today in his impressive 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) first-round upset of 6th-seed and 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych on Centre Court.
I think -- and I'm not alone in this -- that Gulbis has what it takes to be really great. I saw him take out James Blake in the bullring at Roland Garros in 2008, en route to the quarterfinals, and I've been a fan ever since. Okay, I admire more than his game. He's dangerously cute. Must be the day-old stubble and the mop of curly hair. He's got this playboy air about him