Semi-Finalist In The French Open Gambled Away His Prize Money [VIDEO]

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Ernests Gulbis has already gambled away his winnings from the French Open.

The number 10 seed Latvian tennis player reached the semifinals at Roland Garros, the furthest he has made it in a Grand Slam tournament. He lost to Novak Djokovic but came away with $557,000 in prize money, according to Business Insider.

Gulbis, known for smashing a racket at every match and angering feminists, said, “After losing to Djokovic, I returned to Latvia with my cousin and I went to the Casino: I bet all prize money won in Paris and I lost it.”

But in an interview in the United Kingdom, where he was training for the June grass court tournaments leading up to Wimbledon, he said that he only gambled away “a percentage,” but he was a “big loser” in Blackjack.

Watch the whole interview:

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