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Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about having a big personality.

The former No. 1 and US Open Champion, known for his quick tongue and candid remarks, talked about Latvia's Ernests Gulbis, who currently makes headlines for his own comments.

In his new role as a Fox Sports 1 analyst, Roddick discussed Gulbis reaching the last four at the French Open on Tuesday. Impressed with Gulbis and his performance against Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, Roddick thinks that the Latvian's personality is good for the sport.

Up to a point.

"I don't know if I want Gulbis to be number one in the world and be the ambassador to our sport," Roddick said.

While many look forward to Gulbis and his press conferences later, Roddick said that some of the Latvian's comments about top players runs a fine line between being funny and lacking respect. Yet Roddick admitted that the attention Gulbis brings is needed.

"I'm all for personalities in tennis," Roddick said. "That's what people remember and we need it in an individual sport."

Roddick defeated Gulbis in all three of their career meetings on tour with their last match being at the Paris Masters in 2010.

Gulbis will next face Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals.