Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Began playing at age five when his grandmother first brought him to a tennis court
- Father, Ainars, is an investment businessman and former basketball player; mother, Milena, is a drama theatre actress
- Has three sisters, Elina, who is older and finished her law degree in England; Laura and Monika who are younger and both play tennis; and one younger brother, Kristops, who is attending the Saddlebrook Academy in Florida to pursue golf
- .Grandfather was a starter on former Soviet Union national basketball team which won European Championships.
Speaks Latvian, Russian, English and a little German
- Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and hockey
- Considers hard courts his favorite surface and serve and backhand drop shot his best shot
- Used to work with former ATP pro Niki Pilic and trained at Pilic's Tennis Academy in Munich (from age 12-18)
- Coached by former ATP pro Guillermo Canas (since July 2011)
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