Ernie Gulbis is 28 years old and ranked 169 in the world He has not won an ATP main draw match all year. Sources in Indian Wells said Gulbis was seen around the practice courts in the desert after he lost in qualies but he was not looking overly impressive with his serve and new shortened forehand looking mediocre. At Indian Wells Gulbis practiced with David Goffin and then was bumped off a P court by Vasek Pospisil. Gulbis is not ready to pack it in just yet though. He will play Sergey Stakhovsky in Key Biscayne qualies – a player he has already battled seven times in the ATP and most recently Gulbis beat Stakhovsky earlier this year in Rotterdam qualies. After beating Stak Gulbis then lost his second round qualies 76 in the third (12-10) to Evgeny Donskoy who of course then defeated Roger Federer in Dubai 76 in the third. So there is hope for Gulbis as the Donskoy loss shows he is not very far off top form. All Gulbis needs is the confidence that only can be gained by winning matches. Hopefully Gulbis can get back on track and score his sixth career win over Stakhovsky (against two losses) and regain form and confidence that has earned the Latvian six career ATP titles and over $6 million in prize money.