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Dalx
09-13-2009, 07:20 PM
I think a young Lithuanian tennis player Laurynas Grigelis (born 14/08/1991) deserved his own thread. He has just won his first Futures title at the Great Britain F13 :worship:.

This year Laurynas made a real breakthrough jumping from 1560 to 600 in the ATP rankings.
His best results:

- Winner at the Great Britain F13
- Semifinal at the Italy F26 and Spain F22
- Quarterfinal at the Spain F21, Great Britain F9, France F18
- 2nd round at the Binghamton Challenger (beat Jerzy Janowicz).

Laurynas lives in Italy and trains at the Future Talent Brusaporto tennis centre in the province Bergamo. His coaches - William Rota and Roberto Manenti.

Here is the Laurynas pics gallery from the final match at the Great Britain F13:
http://www.articles-on-the-web.com/tenisas/index.php

http://www.articles-on-the-web.com/tenisas/images/16.jpg

http://www.articles-on-the-web.com/tenisas/images/19.jpg

Dalx
09-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Great Britain F14

1st round: Tim BRADSHAW (GBR) defeated Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU) 6-7(2) 6-3 7-5

Likely Laurynas was tired after great run at the Great Britain F13.
His next tournament - Italy F29 (21-27 September).

Dalx
09-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Laurynas has rosen up again :). Now his ranking is ATP-642.

This week he doesn't play at Italy F29 :confused:.
Maybe he took a break :shrug:.

Ayelet
09-22-2009, 01:51 PM
Laurynas has rosen up again :). Now his ranking is ATP-642.

This week he doesn't play at Italy F29 :confused:.
Maybe he took a break :shrug:.

WOW his ranking is improving so fast! :)

Dalx
09-23-2009, 07:40 PM
WOW his ranking is improving so fast! :)

Laurynas has a chance to reach Ricardas in the rankings if he keeps his good form up ;).

Dalx
10-05-2009, 10:37 AM
Laurynas is playing Italy F31 Futures this week.

1st round
Javier MARTI (ESP) Vs Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU)

Dalx
10-06-2009, 10:20 AM
Laurynas is playing Italy F31 Futures this week.

1st round
Javier MARTI (ESP) Vs Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU)

Laurynas lost 5:7 6:7. Bad week for Lithuanians :(.

Dalx
10-11-2009, 06:50 PM
Laurynas will play France F18 Futures the next week.
1st opponent - Nicolas Renavand (FRA).

Dalx
10-14-2009, 07:19 AM
France F18:

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) def. (8)Nicolas Renavand (FRA, ATP-558) 4-6 6-4 6-3

Nice win ;)

Dalx
10-15-2009, 07:02 PM
France F18

R2: Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) def. Alexandre Penaut (FRA, ATP-780) 6:2 6:0 :worship:.

Dalx
10-16-2009, 05:28 PM
France F18:

QF: Conor Niland (IRL) def. Laurynas Grigelis 6:4 4:6 6:2.

Laurynas should play Belarus F2 next week and be a seeded player.

Dalx
10-18-2009, 04:36 PM
Laurynas is a member of Future Talent di Brusaporto team (Italy): http://futuretalent.it/

Google translation from Italian:
Future Talent is born by the will of four friends tennis fans.

Has the express purpose of finding and discovering potential future young talents in the sports field, thanks to a network of observers prepared on the local, national and international levels. Thanks also to coordination and collaboration, search and create, through knowledge of international players and coaches usually come to train at the sports center Brusaporto in the province of Bergamo.

The offer of services is structured in the management of the athlete housing and its maintenance, including food, organizing the training and education, finding the necessary structures in sporting activities for which the young talents are predisposed.

The organization, with the help of qualified technicians and professionals, technical monitoring, health and evolution of the overall competitive athletes, with special reference to the physical, psychological and technical.

Facilitate the integration of young talent in the competitive sport amateur, semi professional and professional.

Centro Sportivo di Brusaporto:
http://futuretalent.it/components/com_joomgallery/img_originals/future_talent_gallery_1/future_talent_gallery_20090511_1278025335.jpg

Dalx
10-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Belarus F2

R1: Laurynas Grigelis lost to Victor Kozin (RUS) 3:6 6:4 6:7(8) :sad:.

Dalx
10-25-2009, 08:12 AM
I have found an interesting article about Laurynas in the Italian tennis portal:
http://www.tennisteen.it/notizie/interviste-ai-protagonisti/intervista-a-roberto-manenti-coach-del-lituano-grigelis.html

Here is Google translation from Italian:

Interview with Roberto Manenti, coach of Lithuanian Grigelis
Saturday, October 24, 2009

We interviewed Roberto Manenti, coaches of one of the most 'big promises tennis world that is emerging on the ATP circuit, the eighteen year old Lithuanian Laurynas Grigelis, number 600 of the world.

I am in the company of Roberto Manenti, one of the new emerging landscape Italian coaches, coach of the new rising star of tennis Lithuanian, Laurynas Grigelis, a class 1991, the name of which many of the experts predict a bright future.

Q: Hello Robert, is a pleasure to welcome you in our address book, if you want to introduce you to our audience?

R: Thank you for the opportunity to grant me, your site really done very well, I follow and I appreciate that and it is a pleasure to be here today. I am a national teacher fit and technical manager based in the Future Talent Brusaporto, a village in Bergamo, a new reality in terms of growth of boys at a competitive level. We have a highly qualified technical staff, two athletic trainers, Stelio Conti and Dragoljub Kladarin, and two major coach William Rota and Beppe Menga.

Q: We begin to talk about Project Grigelis, in which players believe blindly?

A: The project Grigelis was born in 2008, we started working for about three months, purely on the technical side, especially caring service and right, blows where it can still improve a lot, while playing a good backhand Biman that really hurts. Then we worked very athletic, do not forget that it is a class 91. Then we did a test in Dubai, making him play the futures $ 10,000, to get feedback. This test while at the technical level has given us positive feedback, both mental difficulties are highlighted to address match. The next step was to work with a psychologist, in fact, from January to March we cared for meticulously 's appearance. Later, we started to make a programming targeted to areas faster, because the Lithuanian is certainly not the classic terraiolo, but it expresses very well on hard courts. We started playing three tournaments in Spain, then we moved to England, where we did try out the grass and then a trip by three U.S. futures and challengers, unfortunately not very good from a technical point, because of weather conditions quite difficult, due to high humidity, although the last tournament challenger took home six ATP points, making him go up exponentially in the standings.

During these trips, was followed and accompanied by Coach William Rota, who has done a superb job. For his birthday, we made a nice gift, wild card in Manerbio due to good relations with the tournament director Saldini, defeated Vagnozzi suffered by a regular 6-4. Indeed, the Ascoli player on this surface is a tough player to face, being a terraiolo doc, however, has not forfeited Grigelis playing a fair match. Finally in September the first joy, triumph futures F13 against David Rice 6-2 6-3. While in Belarus and is now playing at the end of this trip, we will begin with four months of hard preparation for the new season 2010. We should begin in March 2010, in Bergamo Challenger, which we prize tournament.

Q: Lately, the trend for young players is to go abroad to train in the Spanish and American Academy ... ...

A: It's true in Spain have proven systems, you just think that have fifteen top 100, impressive numbers, here we unfortunately everyone works in its field and is a sin, even if something is changing. Certainly, we can now expect to achieve similar results immediately, it will take much time and effort, I believe the future of both academies like ours that works thanks to investments from private sponsors, who believe in our work, some will also be important results, and this will only encourage us to always give my best. The Fit might if there were major Italian players in these academies, to recognize the contributions, we hope that in future it will. Regarding Grigelis, the Lithuanian federation does not help us, he in this period is the number two, but unfortunately not enough to support the player.

Q: Grigelis has eighteen years, you have thought of his program over the next three years?

A: Our goal is very simple, within twenty-one years' we would bring him around to the position 250, then in the next biennium, attack the top 100, that target is in the possibilities of our players. We believe strongly in this project, the player also, fingers crossed.

Q: It's nice to see so much enthusiasm around a project and a player, I hope you can as a team to get the goals that you set.

A: Hopefully, hopefully because we are working hard and it would be important to have positive feedback. And I also take this opportunity to thank you all of the site and all the fans who love this sport, a heartfelt thanks.

Antonello Zani

Dalx
10-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Laurynas moved up to career high ATP-600 position in the rankings :yeah:.

It seems he is going to finish this tennis season and start preparation for the next one.
This year Laurynas has been able to jump about 1000 spots in the rankings :eek:.
Hope the next season will be as good as the previous one.

Dalx
11-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Laurynas beat Louk Sorensen(IRL, ATP-337) in the 1st round of the Eckental qualies 5:7 7:6(3) 6:3 :eek:.

Dalx
11-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Eckental Challenger
Qualification

Laurynas defeated Andreas Tattiermusch (GER) in the 2nd round 6:4 6:3 :).

Dalx
11-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Laurynas lost in the final round of Eckental qualies to A. Van der Duim (NED, ATP-634) 6:7(4) 4:6.

Dalx
11-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Google translation from www.futuretalent.it:

It is fashionable to the Grigio (Gray)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Here is the article that appeared today in the newspaper 'L'Eco di Bergamo', which celebrate the great year of Laurynas Grigelis capable of a leap of 965 places in ATP rankings from January to today.

To think that they call it the Grigio. But it is only a matter of assonance with the name, because he, the Lithuanian Brusaporto Laurynas Grigelis behind that nickname that evokes the color commonly associated with mediocrity hiding spot of a strong personality is not common for his 18 years. And without raising his voice, because if one has something to say are not the decibels that give weight to his parole.

Grigelis, indeed, what he has to say it is saying especially in the field: climbing 965 positions in the world ranking January to now (currently number 595) scrape ATP points in every corner of the world and on any surface (he still prefers the fast indoor). He won the tournament in Wrexham (Wales), but others are, after all, benefits that have made it clear to him, his coach William Rota and his patron Stefano Vitale (which heads the Future Talent, the company that manages the club Brusaporto and its players rush: Grigelis, the ATP number 219 Andrea Stoppini and number 660 Falgheri Andrea).

At Eckental Challenger in Germany Grigelis defeated Irish Louk Sorensen, 337 in the world: one that last summer in Davis Cup has brought in the fifth set the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, finalist at the Australian Open 2006. In Binghamton, the U.S., he redeems a tour of overcoming the negative Polish Jerzy Janowicz, number 229 in the world who beat Stoppini in qualifying at the U.S. Open and in Marseilles surrendered to Andreas Seppi 7-6 only to terzo.

Grigelis knows that difficult to get now, if you want to crown his dreams in the long run ("get among the top 10 in the world and win a Slam, any") and its objectives in the short to medium term: "To be among the 400 in late 2010, but I will try to get between 250 to be able to play qualifying at the U.S. Open".

Not bad for someone who comes from a country without traditions ( "but we are growing") torn to basketball, national sport in Lithuania, father Stanislovas, who sent him from 6 years on a tennis court, after reading an ad in the paper of Klaypeda. From Under 14 he was among the top 30 in Europe and won the continental title double with Vadim Pinko. "Then, five years ago, his coach Valdone Povilioniene dropped everything (" I saw her recently, quite by chance, a tournament in Turkey, where she played one of the Over 45 ") and the decision to move to Italy: first at the center of Mongodi Cividino (the country where they still live, joined by Mom Aukse and Dad Stanislovas) and then, from September 2008, Brusaporto.

Grigelis remains deeply tied to its roots, so as to have renounced Italian citizenship who also might get without problems: "I will one day - he explains - if the government of Lithuania will allow dual passports. But I am Lithuanian and rest. Even in small things. In Italy I appreciate everything, tarting with the climate and the kitchen, but my favorite dish remains the cepelinai, potatoes stuffed with meat. A poor man's dish, when I talk about all my friends tease me. But for me it is a symbol of my childhood, my roots. Although I like travel the world. Of course, playing tennis."

Piero Vailati

Dalx
11-08-2009, 06:59 AM
Laurynas is playing Jersey Challenger qualies:

Q1: Laurynas Grigelis has Bye
Q2: Laurynas Grigelis lost to Mattew Illingworth (GBR) 6-4, 4-6, 3-6

Ayelet
01-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Laurynas is on the entry list of Israel F1 :) Unfortunately the tournament will be held in Eilat, which is very far away from me so I won't be able to go :sad:

Dalx
01-19-2010, 05:42 PM
Laurynas is on the entry list of Israel F1 :) Unfortunately the tournament will be held in Eilat, which is very far away from me so I won't be able to go :sad:

Laurynas will play Israel F2 too. It's great that he is starting new tennis season :).

Dalx
02-02-2010, 06:25 PM
Laurynas has earned his 1st point this season defeating Paul Todd (USA, ATP-569) at the Israel F2 :). Next opponent - Miloslav Mecir (SVK, ATP-502).

Dalx
02-03-2010, 06:23 PM
Miloslav MECIR (SVK) (6) defeated Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU) 6-4 6-0 :sad:.

Dalx
02-06-2010, 07:51 AM
As a local player Laurynas has got WC to the main draw of Bergamo Challenger :).
He trains in Brusaporto (province of Bergamo).

http://www.livetennis.it/post/39701/challenger-bergamo-wild-card-per-il-main-draw-a-laurynas-grigelis-possibili-inviti-anche-a-crugnola-stoppini-galvani-e-muller

Dalx
02-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Bergamo Challenger
1st round

Laurynas has beat Vladzimir Ignatik (BLR, ATP-186) 6:7 6:3 6:2.
:eek: :eek:

Dalx
02-09-2010, 06:39 PM
Laurynas at the Bergamo Challenger :):

http://www.tennisitaliano.it/getPhoto.php?articolo=1959&width=530

Ayelet
02-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Bergamo Challenger
1st round

Laurynas has beat Vladzimir Ignatik (BLR, ATP-186) 6:7 6:3 6:2.
:eek: :eek:

Great win! :worship:

Dalx
02-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Laurynas was close to win in the 1st set but finally was not able to reach quaterfinal :sad::
Roman Valent SUI [Q] vs. Laurynas Grigelis LTU [WC] | 7-5 6-3

I found the interesting article LITUANO D'ITALIA about Laurynas on the website:
http://www.tennisbest.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2247&Itemid=74

Here is a Google translation from Italian:

LITUANO D'ITALIA
Bergamo Riccardo Bisti - February 10, 2010
Article published on the site www.tennisbest.com

It will be for food or perhaps the climate, who knows. But a fact that many foreign tennis players choose Italy as a basis for developing their careers. The best known is Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan's top 100 living in Bra. But there's a new name on the horizon: this is Laurynas Grigelis, Lithuanian born in Klaipeda (third most important city in the country) August 14, 1991. Laurynas is therefore "born" Lithuanian and Soviet, as the country was proclaimed independent in 1990 (it was the first republic to break away from the Soviet Union). Laurynas has taken over the first racquet at age 6 years, but for a long time played 2-3 times a week, leading a life very similar to that of peers. "Then they realized my potential and I started playing more seriously." And so came the first contact with Italy, then a real migration. Today he lives with his parents in Bergamo and trains at the Tennis Club with the support of Brusaporto "Future Talent". "I was the first time in Cividino age of 12 years, accompanied by my trainer named Povilionine, and I stayed about twenty days. Then I returned to Lithuania and stopped working with her because she began to work on other players. Then I sent a little e-mail to Italy and England. A Cividino were happy to welcome me. " Aukse Mum and Stanislovas Dad have decided to support it. "Yes, to the point that moved with me. In fact I thank them for their support. How I thank the Future Talent who believes in me and is supporting me in every way. "

Surprise of the tournament
Grigelis is one of the characters of the Internazionali di Bergamo (42,500 €, Play-It). Entered in the main draw thanks to a wild card, he slipped the surprise of the tournament by beating Uladzmir Ignatik, number 1 of Belarus and Italy's next opponents in Davis Cup. The results of the end of 2009 authorizing the Italtennis to a minimum of concern, vanished after seeing the work. Tennis muscle, with two good basic but nothing more. Remains to be seen as influenced by the strong performance Grigelis, accompanied by his staff to the large track. "Of my performance I liked the attitude," says "Gray" "I fought point by point. At first I was very excited, but rose almost immediately. " 'It is true, was very tense for him is a new situation, "coach intervenes William Rota, who follows in Brusaporto in a team which also Andrea Stoppini, Andrea Falgheri and Filip Prpic. Then we ask what kind of player has in his hands. "Laurynas is a player suited to fast surfaces. With a good service, must make more. Has two good basic heavy blows ... in short, a modern tennis. Certainly needs to improve in many situations. " We liked both the courts (very elegant movement of the service) that the attitude lost the first set tie-break to, in a situation so emotionally against a more experienced opponent, many would give up. He finished even dominating. And today, in the second match starting at 10 if he sees with Roman Valent, coming from qualifying. Match possible. "But for me it does not matter the opponent, these levels are all strong."

Laurynas, there are few traces of you at juniors. Why?
Actually at Under 14 and Under 16 I played enough. At 14 years have been among the top 20 standings in ETA, then in the Under 16 number 3. Among the Under-18 I played a few tournaments, but then I decided to throw in the circuit of professionals. I wanted to experience as soon as possible. Certainly I would have liked to play some Slam, Wimbledon is my favorite, but I have no regrets in this regard.

What kind of programming do?
Immediately I go to sign on the qualifications of Marseilles or the Challenger in Belgrade. Then there is an important commitment: we will play in Davis Cup against Britain without Andy Murray. I think it is a feasible match, because our number 1 is Ricardas Berankis, another young rising. We certainly have the bench a bit 'short, because in the ATP rankings are only three Lithuanians. Then we will see: challengers certainly more than last year. My coach says we should also "deserve" to play some tournaments.

Where to play in Davis Cup? Tennis is followed in Lithuania?
Will play in Vilnius (the capital of Lithuania) on the synthetic indoor hall with a capacity of about 3,000 spectators. Tennis is quite follow, there is interest by newspapers and TV.

Come back often in your hometown?
Actually not too much. It happens at commitments like this or school(Laurynas joined last year of high school and being prepared for graduation. Of course, distance learning, ed). Otherwise sometimes on holiday.

What, in your opinion, young people most interesting circuit?
There are so many. So I would say about Ryan Harrison, Yuki Bhambri, Grigor Dimitrov, the same Berankis, Bernard Tomic. But I have not played against any of them. The strongest I've encountered? Would say the Polish Jerzy Janowicz. By far, the strongest player I have done is Benjamin Becker.

Application must for a guy like you. Your dream?
I'd like to enter the top 10 in the world and play and win a Grand Slam tournament. Hopefully.

What would you like to do off the field?
Very common hobby: I like to watch movies, listen to music and appreciate football. I'm an Inter fan.

Dalx
02-28-2010, 03:54 PM
I found two nice videos (Laurynas and his coach William Rota at the Bergamo Challenger).

Laurynas speaks Italian well :eek::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPjZOTVwcw0&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpt1ymWGfaw&NR=1

Dalx
03-01-2010, 07:28 PM
Laurynas is training in Vilnius before The Davis Cup:

http://g.delfi.lt/images/pix/file29506453_419914b8ba130d04c7.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267439902jkal2539.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267439901jkal2538.jpg

Dalx
03-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Laurynas is playing first DC match against James Ward on Friday.

Video and pics from the Draw Ceremony and press conference:

http://tv.delfi.lt/video/BJLkiXtX/

http://www.balsas.lt/03/04/teni.jpg

http://www.balsas.lt/03/04/dd.jpg

http://www.balsas.lt/03/04/te.jpg

http://www.balsas.lt/03/04/ten.jpg

http://www.balsas.lt/03/04/tt.jpg

Dalx
03-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Laurynas lost the 1st DC match to older and more experienced James Ward 4:6 2:6 4:6.
But everything is ahead of him. Laurynas is very young and I hope he will win many matches in the future.

Good luck Lauri on the next match against Evans! Try the best. We love our lituano d'Italia ;).

Video from the post-match press conference:

http://tv.delfi.lt/video/DKlaRLYV/

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267792062jkal4612.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267792062jkal4615.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267792066jkal4662.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267792068jkal4692.jpg

Dalx
03-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Laurynas and Dovydas Sakinis lost doubles match to the world class players Fleming/Skupski: 0:6 7:6(2) 5:7 3:6.

They recovered from the first set loss and played fantastic game in the next sets :worship:.

http://g.delfi.lt/images/pix/file29726555_d2ab74b924f5aa6185.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/597386/big/1267887291jkal5613.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/597386/big/1267887290jkal5606.jpg

Dalx
03-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Video from the post-doubles-match conference:

http://tv.delfi.lt/video/4fBBwQbC/

Tutu
03-07-2010, 02:38 PM
He's doing so well! CMON!! 6-7(6) 7-5.

Tutu
03-07-2010, 04:57 PM
6-7(6) 7-5 6-0 2-6 6-4. :bowdown: Amazing. Keep on winning, Lithuania!

Ayelet
03-07-2010, 05:48 PM
Amazing win! so proud of him. Hopefully this tie will give him confidence on the ATP tour too :)

Dalx
03-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Laurynas did an incredible job winning 5th rubber against Great Britain :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:.

He said that it was the best ever match in his tennis career. I believe he will win many great matches in the future :).

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267971937jkal6946.jpg

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=114617&s=3&f=4

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=114625&s=3&f=4

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=114603&s=3&f=4

Dalx
03-07-2010, 08:04 PM
The sweet moment of triumph...

Video: http://tv.delfi.lt/video/jiSDogiL/

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267981409jkal7454.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267981409jkal7464.jpg

The full pics gallery is here:

http://www.15min.lt/gallery/show/Lietuvos-teniso-rinktines-pergales-akimirkos

Dalx
03-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Lithuania, with only three world-ranked singles players and a team made up entirely of teenagers, were ecstatic at the most famous result in their history.

Lloyd said: "Grigelis was at times stunning. His backhand was absolutely brilliant. At 2-1 in the fifth, break point, he had a backhand that hit both lines. It was not a percentage shot that even a top-20 player would go for. But he went for it and made it. I thought he was absolutely brilliant."
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/tennis/2882018/Britains-tennis-hellbow.html

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267981404jkal7314.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1267981406jkal7399.jpg

Dalx
03-17-2010, 08:33 PM
Laurynas defeated Enrico FIORAVANTE (ITA) 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round of the Italy F1 :yeah:.

http://www.sportas.info/photos/alf_5541.jpg

Dalx
03-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Laurynas has reached the final round of the Jersey qualies :).
Next opponent for MD spot - Chris Eaton (GBR) or James Mcgee (IRL).

http://www.sportas.info/photos/ov_alf_5574.jpg

RogerExpress
03-22-2010, 04:18 PM
Grigelis d. McGee 62 62 :D and entered into main draw. In first round he could face Simon Stadler, Jan Minar, Sebastien De Chaunac or Roberto Bautista Agut

Tutu
03-22-2010, 04:29 PM
There was a stream and he played pretty well. :bowdown: Keep it up! Hopefully he can make some noise in the MD, he's more than capable.

Dalx
03-24-2010, 07:49 PM
Laurynas lost to Bautista-Agut(ESP, ATP-219) 5:7 6:7(7).

Close match and Laurynas was a bit unlucky at the end of both sets.

Dalx
03-27-2010, 06:01 PM
Laurynas is playing qualies in St.Brieuc.
He passed the 1st round easily. Here are the results:

http://www.ti.fft.fr/EvMenu.asp?CodeEvent=0910290759&NumDraw=1

Tutu
03-27-2010, 07:05 PM
Cmon Laurynas.

Nathaliia
03-27-2010, 07:08 PM
I was away from MTF durig the DC but I watched his tie against Evans, what a fantastic showing of nerves. Hopefully the kid will emerge his potential.

Dalx
03-28-2010, 02:25 PM
According to the website www.futuretalent.it, Laurynas is one step away from Main Draw of St.Brieuc Challenger :yeah:.

RogerExpress
03-28-2010, 05:50 PM
Grigelis d. Olivetti 6-2 6-3 :), next opponent will be Alexandre Renard

Tutu
03-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Nice. :bowdown: Qualify now Laurynas!

RogerExpress
03-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Laurynas d. Renard 7-5 6-2 and qualified for Main Draw :D, in first round he will face another qualifier, Florian Reynet (FRA), I let some info about him

Florian Reynet (FRA)

Age: 23
Ranking: 657
Last results: QF F2 Portugal, 1º Round F1 Portugal (both on hard)

He past the qualies without dropping a set and defeating 3rd Seed Matwe Middelkoop

Good first round for Laurynas, but it seems Reynet is in good form so Grigelis will have to be careful

Tutu
03-29-2010, 05:23 PM
Cmon Laurynas! Big chance!

Tutu
03-31-2010, 02:08 PM
Won 6-3 6-2. :worship: Keep on going Laurynas. :sport:

madmax
03-31-2010, 03:12 PM
now he is facing World Nr.130 Przysiezny from Poland - should be a good match, as Laurynas seems to be in good form this week

RogerExpress
03-31-2010, 03:13 PM
Come On Laurynas :D, he earned 9 points and will be in Top 500 next week, I hope he keep the winning strike but next opponent is tough

Michal Przysiezny (POL)

Age: 26
Ranking: 130
Last results: SF CH Kyoto, QF CH Belgrade (both on Carpet)

Defeated Caio Zampieri (239º) in 1st Round 7-6 3-6 6-3

Tutu
03-31-2010, 03:37 PM
Very tough, I saw Pryzysiezny when Poland beat Britain, hopefully he isn't too good on clay. Losing a set to Zampieri definitely gives hope. C'mon Laurynas!

DanaKz
03-31-2010, 03:45 PM
Great! :) Top-500 - keep it up Laury!
Pryzysiezny is tough, he is experienced and strong. Good luck kid!

Dalx
03-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Nice story about Laurynas in the Italian press (Google translation):

The rosy future of the "Grigio"
Interview published in "Il Giorno" of 31.3.2010
http://ubitennis.quotidianonet.ilsole24ore.com/sport/tennis/2010/03/31/312098-futuro_roseo_grigio.shtml
Alberto Giorni

Made me cry Great Britain tennis players, which threatens a dramatic relegation to Serie D, and Lithuania became a national hero. Laurynas Grigelis, 18, has been the great protagonist of the first round of Davis Cup, in Vilnius, winning the deciding singles against Daniel Evans. Italy is his second home since he lives in Bergamo for five years, and currently trains at the Tennis Club with the support of Brusaporto "Future Talent". While cheating on an Eastern accent, he speaks our language well, and his eloquence is dissolved when I think back to the turn of the field with the flag of Lithuania on the shoulders. The "Grigio" as it is nicknamed, has a bright future ahead of him.

Laurynas, your victory has caused a dramatic sports across the Channel. You realize that?

"For sure I won a beautiful game and Lithuania in its history had never risen so high, honestly, I do not know what happened in England."

When is the match that he always carried in your heart?

"The last point. I scored a backhand winner lungolinea he did jump up all 2500 spectators. E 'finished 6-4 in the fifth and was the first time I played the best of five set. Indeed it was the second, whereas in the first day I had lost three sets to zero by Ward."

The British captain John Lloyd (who after the debacle has left office) at the end of match was generous with compliments, saying that you have played fantastically well, with potentially six from the top twenty in the world.

"Maybe he said that for the first twenty are the reverse, which was the weapon that allowed me to win, but in any case has a little 'too far. However I pose no limits, I will try to reach that goal. "

How do you describe the technical point of view?

"My shots are the best service and the two-handed backhand, I prefer fast surfaces. But I must still improve a lot. "

Tell us how you arrived in Italy?

"I came for the first time in 12 years Cividino with my trainer and stay for a month and a half. I liked it 13 years and I moved here permanently with my parents. Before he was with me only my mother Aukse, then we reached my father Stanislovas. From Italy I like everything: the climate, friendly people and of course the food is the finest in the world. In Lithuania I return rarely, usually two or three times a year during the holidays. "

You also have Italian citizenship?

"For now, no. I would take it, but the Lithuanian law does not allow dual citizenship. If I became an Italian citizen, I would lose the Lithuanian citizenship, why should I think about it. "

Hopefully, playing in the Davis Cup with the Azzurri shirt?

"I am very attached to Lithuania. Maybe in the future, never say never. "

As a child you have other sports besides tennis?

"Not as a competitor. Still fun to play football and basketball. Lithuania has a great tradition in basketball: I am tall 1.83, I could only do the playmaker! A Lithuanian former basketball player, Marciulionis, is a big fan of tennis and was in the gallery in Vilnius to cheer for us. "

And spectator follow other sports?

"I am passionate about football and cheering for Inter. I went twice to San Siro: Last September I saw Inter-Napoli 3-1 and a few years ago Inter-Milan 3-2; not harbor bad, right? Adoro Milito and my dream is to see the Nerazzurri in the Champions League final: between those years do not know .... "

Can you find the time to study?

"Last year I was too busy with tennis and I took a break. Now I started: I am the final year of high school: a study via the Internet and will return to my country to take the exams. "

Are you engaged?

"No, indeed I would also appeal ... I must say that the victory in Davis Cup has earned me numerous female sympathies in Lithuania: sin to be returned immediately to Italy."

But if you walk the streets of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, you recognize? Do you want autographs?

"Now, yes, that magical weekend my popularity and that of my companions is significantly increased."

The next round of Davis will face Ireland: Are you optimistic?

"Yes, we have a good chance to go up another step. We have a young team and we do not limit ourselves. I am No. 518 of the world while Berankis, who is a year older than me, is the 195 ".

What goal have been set for this season?

"I want to rise to at least No. 350, to attend the qualifier of the Australian Open in 2011. And if that earlier, I might try to enter in the main draw at the U.S. Open this year, but will be tough. "

There is a tennis player who inspires you to?

"I have an idol in particular. I really like Del Potro and Cilic, still young but already world class, they got very high. "

What is the tournament that one day dreams of winning?

"One of the four Grand Slam. I really have to choose one? Then Wimbledon.

Ayelet
03-31-2010, 09:00 PM
I was just about to post it :lol: Thanks, anyway. :hug:

Good job Laurynas! Keep it up!

Tutu
04-01-2010, 12:01 AM
:bowdown:

RogerExpress
04-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the interview Dalx :)

Laurynas lost to Przysiezny 6-3 7-5 :sad:, good week for him anyway

DanaKz
04-01-2010, 01:15 PM
:sad:

Tutu
04-01-2010, 03:12 PM
:hug: Good try Laurynas. I'm sure he will make his breakthrough at a challenger very soon.

Dalx
04-01-2010, 06:48 PM
Good luck to Laurynas the next week at the Spain F11.

Dalx
04-05-2010, 12:12 PM
Laurynas now is #465 in the rankings :yeah:.

http://www.sportas.info/photos/alf_5543.jpg

Dalx
04-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Laurynas defeated Albano Olivetti in the 1st round of Spain F11 (6:3 7:6).

RogerExpress
04-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Laurynas is in QF :D, he defeated De Schepper (FRA) 6-4 6-3, tomorrow he'll face 4th seed Boje-Ordonez

http://www.ct-villadegetafe.es/Competicion/MDS-morning-THURSDAY.pdf

Tutu
04-08-2010, 07:43 PM
:yeah: Cmon Laurynas.

madmax
04-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Laurynas continues his spanish adventure by beating local Ordonez 6-1 6-2:banana: Next up latvian Lejnieks in the semifinal. Keep it up Grigio

DanaKz
04-10-2010, 07:54 AM
Nice!

Dalx
04-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Lejnieks is in great form at this tournament and defeated Laurynas 6:3 6:4.

RogerExpress
04-11-2010, 12:50 PM
Laurynas will climb a few more positions in ranking, near 450th I think. In those next months he practically has no point to defend so if he keep going in this way he could rise even more, I hope he can enter US Open qualies :), last year cut was 316, so he would need 50 or 60 points more to have some chance

RogerExpress
04-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Laurynas is 474 in today's ranking, it seems he didn't get points for last week SF but I don't know why :confused:

DanaKz
04-12-2010, 03:39 PM
They will add them next week:
http://stevegtennis.com/thisweek+.htm#thisweek

Dalx
04-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Laurynas is 474 in today's ranking, it seems he didn't get points for last week SF but I don't know why :confused:

According to the ITF rules "Futures Series tournaments that are only entered into the system on the second Monday following the tournament’s week". Besides Laurynas lost one point from the previous year.

RogerExpress
04-13-2010, 09:40 AM
They will add them next week:
http://stevegtennis.com/thisweek+.htm#thisweek

According to the ITF rules "Futures Series tournaments that are only entered into the system on the second Monday following the tournament’s week". Besides Laurynas lost one point from the previous year.

I didn't know that, thanks :)

Dalx
04-19-2010, 06:26 PM
Laurynas moved up to career high 446 ranking :).

http://www.balsas.lt/04/10/gg_px600_px600.jpg

Dalx
04-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Laurynas is preparing for the clay season and is going to play Italy F7 (3 May) and F8 (10 May).

RogerExpress
04-27-2010, 01:06 PM
Good news :), I think he does well in playing futures instead CH qualies, if Laurynas achieves good results in futures will rise in the rankings and more important get confidence, so if all goes well it's a matter of time he can play frequently at Challengers level

Ayelet
04-28-2010, 06:55 PM
It's a shame, I really wanted him to come to Israel... maybe next year ;)

RogerExpress
05-02-2010, 07:16 PM
Laurynas will face italian Marco Simoni (579) in Italia F7 first round, in QF he could play against Daniel Evans :eek:

MAIN DRAW

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/557/mds.pdf

Dalx
05-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Laurynas will face italian Marco Simoni (579) in Italia F7 first round, in QF he could play against Daniel Evans :eek:


It's interesting that two DC opponents Grigelis and Evans are playing doubles together :yeah::

http://http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/557/mdd.pdf (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/557/mdd.pdf)

RogerExpress
05-04-2010, 02:09 PM
It's interesting that two DC opponents Grigelis and Evans are playing doubles together :yeah::

http://http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/557/mdd.pdf (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/557/mdd.pdf)

Surprising, after the DC match I thought Evans wouldn't see Laurynas anymore :). Yesterday the defeated Dutto/Sibona 5-7 6-2 10-3, today Grigelis play singles first round match

Dalx
05-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Laurynas took an easy win in the 1st round of singles :yeah::

Laurynas Grigelis vs Marco Simoni 6:2 6:1

Tutu
05-04-2010, 08:44 PM
good. Keep it up Laurie!

Dalx
05-06-2010, 06:20 PM
Laurynas beat Marco Viola (6-4 5-7 6-4) at the Italy F7 and will meet his new friend and former DC opponent Daniel Evans in the quaterfinal ;). Who will win this time?

Dalx
05-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Daniel Evans vs Laurynas Grigelis 6:4 6:0

Tutu
05-07-2010, 10:12 PM
Crazy.

RogerExpress
05-08-2010, 01:55 AM
I read yesterday on Future Talent that Laurynas match against Viola lasted near 3 hours (I can`t find the notice now :confused:) so probably he was tired today

Dalx
05-08-2010, 07:38 AM
I read yesterday on Future Talent that Laurynas match against Viola lasted near 3 hours (I can`t find the notice now :confused:) so probably he was tired today

I think, you must be right about Laurynas tiredness. Besides, clay is a favourite surface of Daniel Evans and Laurynas prefers fast surfaces.

Next week they both will play at the Italy F8 and could continue their friendship/rivalry ;).

Dalx
05-10-2010, 06:18 PM
Italy F8, 1st round:

Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU) b. Giacomo MICCINI (ITA) 62 26 63

DanaKz
05-10-2010, 08:55 PM
Bravo Laury! Keep going!

Dalx
05-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Laurynas and Daniel Evans reached doubles semifinal at the Italy F8. Not bad :).

EVANS (GBR)/GRIGELIS (LTU) def. ALVAREZ (ARG)/BOJE-ORDONEZ (ESP)(3) 6-1 6-1

Kamri
05-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Very good :)

Dalx
05-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Laurynas and Evans reached the final at the Italy F8. Good doubles pair :worship::

EVANS (GBR) / GRIGELIS (LTU) defeated KNITTEL (GER) / VAGNOZZI (ITA) (2) 6-4 7-5


Unfortunately Laurynas lost in the 2nd round of singles:

Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) (6) defeated Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU) 6-2 7-5

RogerExpress
05-17-2010, 10:38 AM
Laurynas climbs to career high 439 in the ranking :). This week he'll play Italy F9, 1st round against Enrico Burzi (428/ITA) http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/900/mds.pdf

Dalx
05-23-2010, 03:04 PM
Laurynas got WC to the Alessandria Challenger and will meet 1st seed Frederico Gil (ATP-100) in the first round.
Bit unlucky :(.

Tutu
05-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Get your first top 100 win, Laurynas. :rocker2:

Dalx
06-30-2010, 05:58 PM
Recently Laurynas has reached the semifinals at Spain F21 and Spain F22 :worship:.

This week he is playing on grass at Great Britain F8 and has already defeated two Brits Arlidge and Slabinsky. Next opponent Jamie Baker.

Looks like he is getting a good form before Davis Cup tie against Ireland :).

pifas
07-01-2010, 04:55 PM
lost very good match 7-6(6), 6-4 to Jamie Baker.

cocoh54
07-05-2010, 03:29 AM
davis cup! goooo ltu! beat ireland!

Dalx
07-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Some Laurynas pics from Dublin :):

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_4393.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_4384.jpg

Tutu
07-07-2010, 09:05 PM
:eek: He looks completely different.

Ayelet
07-07-2010, 10:19 PM
:eek: He looks completely different.

I thought exactly the same thing! probably because he is so tanned and his hair is longer :)

Dalx
07-08-2010, 08:02 PM
DC draw has announced. Laurynas will play the second match on Friday against Conor Niland.

The full pics galleries from draw ceremony:

http://www.sportas.info/galleries/386.html

http://sportas.delfi.lt/national/deviso-taures-turnyro-macas-penktadieni-prasides-rberankio-ir-jmcgee-dvikova.d?id=34276669

http://iy.delfi.lt/norm/80245/4118079_PhVocX.jpeg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_4497.jpg

http://iy.delfi.lt/norm/80245/4118085_L4aBP7.jpeg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_4503.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_4519.jpg

Tutu
07-08-2010, 10:48 PM
I thought exactly the same thing! probably because he is so tanned and his hair is longer :)
Yeah, I think he has dyed his hair too.

Pirmyn Lithuania!

Armless
07-09-2010, 08:21 PM
looking good in the 1st set against Niland. 4-2 to Laurynas.

Dalx
07-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Laurynas takes 1st set 6:2 against Niland :worship:.

Live results on www.15min.lt.

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 08:41 PM
Whoa! I didn't expect Laury will make a break in this match - Niland is superexperienced tough irish guy, I supposed Laury will have no chances as he is to green (зеленый).

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:03 PM
4-2 in second. Just wow. Laury is absolutely patriotic as I see.

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:03 PM
6-4 4-2. :rocker2:

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:06 PM
5-2. :worship:

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:11 PM
5-2.
Laury is in his "win or die" mode again

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:15 PM
6-3!!!!

Dalx
07-09-2010, 09:17 PM
2nd set 6:3 for Grigio.

He is playing unbelievable well today :devil:.

madmax
07-09-2010, 09:20 PM
2nd set 6:3 for Grigio.

He is playing unbelievable well today :devil:.

DC brings the best out of the guy:devil::worship:Wonder why he doesn't replicate this form in Futures and Challengers...

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:22 PM
DC brings the best out of the guy:devil::worship:Wonder why he doesn't replicate this form in Futures and Challengers...

This.
Looks like responsibility (and public's support) give him more confidence

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:24 PM
I'm sure he'll get his breakthrough soon. Hopefully DC will give him even more confidence!

6-2 6-3 *1-0 :rocker2:

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:29 PM
2-0
Omg

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:31 PM
2-0. :worship:

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:37 PM
3-0. :smoke:

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:42 PM
I can't believe to my eyes!!!!!!! 4-0??????? Is it right? No mistakes?????

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:45 PM
4-1.
Keep it up, Laury, honey, just hold your serve, please!

Guys!
Video when it available if anyone shot it, if you please!

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:46 PM
4-1 :sport:

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:49 PM
5-1!!!!!!!!!!! 1 game Laury!!!!!!

Tutu
07-09-2010, 09:51 PM
Amazing. :bowdown: 6-2 6-3 6-1. Beatdown.

madmax
07-09-2010, 09:54 PM
Amazing. :bowdown: 6-2 6-3 6-1. Beatdown.

A routine performance from our DC hero:drive: NID when the duty calls

DanaKz
07-09-2010, 09:54 PM
Laury, you are GOAT!

RogerExpress
07-09-2010, 09:56 PM
Amazing :cool:

Armless
07-09-2010, 09:57 PM
clearly no chance for Niland, great performance for Laurynas,a real patriot :worship:

Dalx
07-09-2010, 09:59 PM
It was the best ever match for Laurynas :eek:.
Real hero of the day :bowdown:.

Dalx
07-10-2010, 04:07 AM
The latest pics of the match on sportas (http://www.sportas.info/galleries/389.html) and delfi (http://sportas.delfi.lt/national/deviso-taures-turnyras-l-grigelis-sutriuskino-geriausia-airijos-tenisininka--lietuva-priekyje-20.d?id=34327867)

and video from the press conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcyNCl-do40

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5267.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5387.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5325.jpg

Dalx
07-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Nice video from the 1st day matches :): http://tv.delfi.lt/video/lpbbSEaS/

Dalx
07-10-2010, 02:05 PM
Laurynas' coach William Rota who is in Dublin and helps him to prepare for DC tie :):

http://www.doublefault.lt/uploaded/davis_cup_airija_2010/avgi_4613.JPG

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=143239&s=3&f=4

http://g.delfi.lt/images/pix/file34349347_362ef4c386111d4982.jpg

SelvenluvJo
07-10-2010, 04:40 PM
http://g.delfi.lt/images/pix/file34349347_362ef4c386111d4982.jpg

purple eye shadow:eek::eek:

Dalx
07-10-2010, 05:42 PM
Grigelis/Berankis def. King/Cluskey 63 63 64.

Lithuania vs Ireland 3:0 :worship::worship::worship:.

Video from the doubles match: http://www.lrytas.lt/videonews/?id=12787761691278048843&sk=3

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=143288&s=3&f=4

Tutu
07-10-2010, 05:58 PM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: So good.

Hopefully he takes this great experience with him to his next tournaments.

DanaKz
07-10-2010, 06:04 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

Armless
07-10-2010, 06:09 PM
great performance today with Berankis, hopefully this will be the breakthrough of another talented Lithuanian:worship:

madmax
07-10-2010, 06:16 PM
what are his most recent plans? I've heard his coach saying they will attempt serious breakthrough at the challenger events - could be fun:banana:

Dalx
07-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Laurynas' coach William Rota told (in English) about their preparation and plans: Video (http://www.lrytas.lt/videonews/?id=12787699651277325431&sk=3)

And as usually the latest amazing pics on sportas.info (http://www.sportas.info/galleries/391.html).

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_6129.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5680.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5785.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_6044.jpg

DanaKz
07-11-2010, 07:14 AM
Great pics, thank you!
Have a question: does Laurynas have clothing sponsor? He played in Yonex in his single match, K-Swiss in doubles, and his coach is in Lotto shirt:scratch:

Dalx
07-11-2010, 07:49 AM
Great pics, thank you!
Have a question: does Laurynas have clothing sponsor? He played in Yonex in his single match, K-Swiss in doubles, and his coach is in Lotto shirt:scratch:

Really don't know anything about Laurynas' sponsors and contracts :shrug:.

Yonex is a clothing sponsor of the Lithuanian DC team.
Berankis is a Yonex (racquets) and K-Swiss (clothing) contracted player and I guess he can't play with other apparel. Laurynas probably played doubles in K-Swiss clothing because of Ricardas.

Tutu
07-11-2010, 09:15 AM
I guess he may get free apparel from some clothing companies with no full obligations, but considering his ranking I doubt he has a proper clothing sponsor. Hopefully that will all change soon. :)

Dalx
07-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Laurynas likely will play Recanati Challenger qualies (37th on the Alternates list).

Berankis' coach Remigijus Balzekas said that Laurynas is very strong physically, mentally and could be very good tennis player. In his oppinion, Laurynas now is playing as a player with #250 ranking and needs only time to reach that position.

http://www.sportas.info/photos/avgi_5550.jpg

lithuanian guy
07-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Grigelis qualified to Recanati Challenger main draw. He defeated Massimo Capone 7-6(3), 6-3.

In the first round Laurynas will play with 5th Seed Igor Sijsling.

RogerExpress
07-19-2010, 03:36 PM
Igor Sijsling (NED)

Ranking: 161
Age: 22

Last Results

Norway F2 (Hard) - 1º Round - Lost to Carl Bergman 6-1 6-0
Norway F1 (Hard) - Winner - He didn't lost a set
Hertogenbosch (Grass) - 2º Round - d. De Bakker in 1º round, lost to Stakhovsky


Tough match for Laurynas, but he's with a lot of confidence so I think he can give fight

madmax
07-20-2010, 03:39 PM
Laurynas prevails in his match against Igor - 2-6 6-3 6-1. This win also catapults him into TOP 400 for the first time:banana:

Tutu
07-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: Keep on going now!

Wow!

Ayelet
07-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Great win! :worship: Keep it up!

RogerExpress
07-21-2010, 01:07 AM
Great News :), next

Charles Antoine Brezac (FRA)

Ranking: 275
Age: 24

1º Round - d. Clar Rosello (ESP) 6-4 6-4

Last Results

CH Pozoblanco (Hard) - 1º round - lost to Prpic
CH Turin (Clay) - QF - lost to Berlocq
France F9 (Clay) - 2º round - lost to Jeanclaude

Won France F2 (Hard) on February

RogerExpress
07-22-2010, 09:47 PM
Laurynas lost 6-3 6-3 :(

Dalx
07-23-2010, 05:46 AM
Lauri :sad:. Still not bad week for him.

Laurynas is the 2nd on the Alternate List of Beijing Challenger and has many chances to get into main draw.

DanaKz
07-23-2010, 06:24 AM
:( Nice try Lauri anyway.

Dalx
07-28-2010, 06:50 PM
Laurynas entered into MD of Beijing Challenger: Entry Lists (http://www.tennisteen.it/notizie/entry-list/9831-atp-entry-list-2-8-agosto-2010.html) :yeah::

RogerExpress
07-30-2010, 12:02 AM
Good news :), bigger names there are Niland, Sergeyev and Recouderc, I hope Laurynas reach QF

Armless
07-31-2010, 12:18 PM
a very unlucky draw, Laurynas is facing Niland in the first round.:(

RogerExpress
07-31-2010, 12:32 PM
Bad luck :sad:, anyway Laurynas defeated Niland in Davis Cup a few weeks ago, will be very tough he can repeat that perfomance and score, but I trust he can defeat him again

pifas
07-31-2010, 12:37 PM
Laurynas is Conors bigest nightmare

Tutu
07-31-2010, 04:13 PM
Lets go. :yeah:

Ayelet
08-02-2010, 07:42 PM
Heliovaara & Jun [FIN/KOR] beat Grigelis & Skugor [LTU/CRO] 7-5 6-3

Laurynas will play his 1st round singles match tommorrow vs. Connor Niland. Niland will surely look for a revenge after the humiliating loss at Davis Cup. Good luck Laurynas! :)

RogerExpress
08-02-2010, 10:36 PM
Laurynas is scheduled to play tomorrow in second turn of Court 8 against Niland. If i'm not wrong it will be near 10 AM GMT

DanaKz
08-03-2010, 10:23 AM
From challengers offsite
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2909/bjcj.jpg
:lol:

DanaKz
08-03-2010, 12:23 PM
He lost. Tough luck :(

Ayelet
08-03-2010, 01:34 PM
2-6 3-6. Ouch. But Niland is a very good player, I watched him in Ramat Hasharon and he was great. Bad luck for Laurynas, he could have done much better with a decent draw, this challenger is ridiculous.

Dalx
08-07-2010, 05:40 AM
Laurynas is playing qualies at the Samarkand Challenger: Qualification Draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/447/qs.pdf).

The draw is weak, hopefully he will qualify.

SelvenluvJo
08-08-2010, 01:46 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/NewsDetail.asp?GroupName=%CD%F8%CC%B3%D0%C7%BF%D5&dp=60&lp=1&id=11381110

some pics from Beijing Challenger

Dalx
08-08-2010, 07:23 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/NewsDetail.asp?GroupName=%CD%F8%CC%B3%D0%C7%BF%D5&dp=60&lp=1&id=11381110

some pics from Beijing Challenger

What a nice pics :). Many thanks :hug:.

RogerExpress
08-08-2010, 02:40 PM
Laurynas qualified for Main Draw in Samarkand, he will face in 1st round Vaja Uzakov (local WC). Uzakov is 719º in the ranking and only won 2 matches this year. Laurynas should win easily. In 2º round the opponent would be Rufin, a much stronger player.

DRAW

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/447/mds.pdf

Armless
08-08-2010, 02:44 PM
he's playing doubles aswell, with Valverde, against an Uzbekian double Ikramov/Ismailov

pifas
08-10-2010, 12:24 PM
won doubles with J-M Valverde against wc uzbeks 63,62...won his singles against another wc uzbek V Uzakov 63,64...next kiwi M Venus ranked 499...hope 4 a good result...

DanaKz
08-10-2010, 12:39 PM
won doubles with J-M Valverde against wc uzbeks 63,62...won his singles against another wc uzbek V Uzakov 63,64...next kiwi M Venus ranked 499...hope 4 a good result...
Well done Laury! :bigclap:

This Venus upseted Rufin... Should be dangerous

Ayelet
08-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Well done Laury! :bigclap:

This Venus upseted Rufin... Should be dangerous

I don't know him but according to his playing activity he doesn't look too dangerous. Maybe Rufin was injured or the heat affected him. Dangerous or not, Laurynas should win. Good luck to him! :)

Ayelet
08-10-2010, 01:42 PM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/NewsDetail.asp?GroupName=%CD%F8%CC%B3%D0%C7%BF%D5&dp=60&lp=1&id=11381110

some pics from Beijing Challenger

Great pics! Thanks :worship:

pifas
08-11-2010, 11:54 AM
damn...lost 67 in a final set to M Venus...:tears::crying2::sobbing::hysteric:

DanaKz
08-11-2010, 12:17 PM
damn...lost 67 in a final set to M Venus...:tears::crying2::sobbing::hysteric:

:sad:

RogerExpress
08-11-2010, 02:14 PM
:sad:, it was a great chance to keep advancing, anyway Laurynas will get into top 400 next week and reach a new career high :). Next week probably he plays Karshi Challenger (also in Uzbekistan), he's 2nd alternative

Ayelet
08-11-2010, 06:53 PM
laurynas :sad: so disappointing, really expected him to win :awww:

Dalx
08-15-2010, 10:56 AM
Happy 19th birthday to Laurynas :)

http://www.animated-gifs.eu/birthdays-uk/0135.gif

Ayelet
08-15-2010, 12:01 PM
happy birthday Laurynas! :bdaycake:

DanaKz
08-15-2010, 12:31 PM
Happy birthday, Laury!
http://img.buzznet.com/assets/imgx/5/3/0/7/9/3/1/orig-5307931.jpg

RogerExpress
08-16-2010, 12:27 AM
Happy Birthday !!! :)

Laurynas will play Karshi Challenger (Hard) next week, he'll face Jose Statham tomorrow, a few info about Statham:

Jose Statham (NZL)

Age: 23
Ranking: 383

Last results

Beijing CH (Hard) : lost in 2nd round to Conor Niland 6-4 6-1
Davis Cup (NZ-Hard): def. Qureshi and Khan in straight sets
USA F15 (Hard): 1st round
USA F14 (Hard): SF

Come on Laurynas !!!

Ayelet
08-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Statham def. Grigelis 6-3, 6-4 :sad:

pifas
08-16-2010, 07:07 PM
fuck me:banghead:

DanaKz
08-16-2010, 08:08 PM
:(

Armless
09-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Laury entered St.Remy challenger. 1st seed in the qualies, faces local frenchman Vincent Turco. Vamos Grigio!

pifas
09-05-2010, 12:28 PM
5 points... as easy as they come...

pifas
09-06-2010, 04:34 PM
into main draw

DanaKz
09-06-2010, 05:58 PM
Really? Yay! :woohoo:

RogerExpress
09-06-2010, 09:15 PM
Tomorrow Laurynas will face Charles Antoine Brezac in 1st round. The frenchman defeated him 63 63 in Recanati a few weeks ago, hope this time Laurynas can get the victory

RogerExpress
09-08-2010, 08:50 PM
Laurynas lost in 3 sets :sad:, Davis Cup next

Dalx
09-13-2010, 07:32 PM
The latest video and pics from the Lithuanian DC team's training session:

Video on lrytas.lt (http://www.lrytas.lt/videonews/?id=12843959691283599081&sk=3).

Pics on 15min.lt (http://www.15min.lt/gallery/show/Lietuvos-teniso-rinktine-pradejo-treniruociu-stovykla-13228) and fotobankas.lt (http://www.fotobankas.lt/fotografija/index/id/156659).

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1284372027jkal3417.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1284372026jkal3410.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1284372028jkal3418.jpg

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/616209/big/1284372026jkal3406.jpg

http://www.fotobankas.lt/photos/1566/59/156659.watermark.jpg

Dalx
09-16-2010, 08:00 PM
Video from the press conference on delfi.tv (http://tv.delfi.lt/video/0Ogf7Ixt/) :).

http://ifoto.delfi.lt/show.php?mode=1&id=4147030&salt=pySzxT.jpeg&av=1

http://ifoto.delfi.lt/show.php?mode=1&id=4147033&salt=PJdkZm.jpeg&av=1

http://ifoto.delfi.lt/show.php?mode=1&id=4147027&salt=GgGbwn.jpeg&av=1

http://ifoto.delfi.lt/show.php?mode=1&id=4147024&salt=hxCa6C.jpeg&av=1

DanaKz
09-17-2010, 06:09 PM
Crap.
Don't give up Laury!

Dalx
09-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Laurynas tried hard and had good chances in the second set but finally lost to Zemlja 3:6 6:7 3:6 :sad:.

Pics galleries from the match on lrytas.lt (http://www.lrytas.lt/-12847368571283526886-daviso-taur%C4%97s-turnyras-l-grigelis-b-%C5%BEemlja-3-6-6-7-4-7-3-6-nuotraukos.htm) and sportas.info (http://www.sportas.info/galleries/108)

http://www.sportas.info/photos/alf_5183.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/alf_5142.jpg

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=157789&s=3&f=4

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=157796&s=3&f=4

Dalx
09-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Grigelis and Berankis did the best they can winning doubles DC match against Zemlja/Gregorc :clap2:.

http://www.sportas.info/photos/alf_5613.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/5m8f2885_9695.jpg

http://www.sportas.info/photos/5m8f2369_9180.jpg

http://img.lrytas.lt/show_foto/?id=157926&s=3&f=4

http://g.delfi.lt/images/pix/file36663745_2df66f5d.jpg

http://www.doublefault.lt/uploaded/dc_ltu_slo/_MG_0875.jpg

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Kavcic *3-4

Laurynas is playing well, hope he can keep this level

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Kavcic *5-4 :sad:, slovenian served 3-4 30-40 and Laurynas failed an easy smash, since that Grigelis won just one point

Filo V.
09-19-2010, 03:21 PM
Good luck today Laurynas! Keep fighting, even if he loses set one, there are at least two more to go.

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 03:36 PM
Kavcic 6-4 *1-2

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 04:06 PM
5-5 in the second

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 04:20 PM
7-6 Slovenia :sad:

DanaKz
09-19-2010, 05:08 PM
:sad:

RogerExpress
09-19-2010, 05:25 PM
64 76 76 :sad:, Laurynas played really well, but failed at crucial moments. He improved a lot this year, he's a much better player than at the beginning of the year when I saw him playing against Great Britain. I'm sure next year Lithuania will be playing again in september trying to reach Europe/Africa Zone 1, if these guys keep rising like this year we will see him soon playing important tournaments. Great fight Lithuania, congratulations :)

Filo V.
09-20-2010, 04:28 AM
Good try Laurynas and the Lithuanian team :hug:

They surely hurt now, but these experiences make one stronger in the end. I'm sure this Lithuanian youngster team will grow from this and be even better next year. Good luck to Grigelis in future tournaments.

Dalx
09-20-2010, 06:48 PM
This week Laurynas is playing Italy F7 at his home Future Talent academy in Brusaporto :yeah:.
The draw isn't strong and he simply needs some good wins. Good luck Lauri!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/2239/mds.pdf

Dalx
09-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Easy Laurynas' win in the 1st round with score 6:2 6:1 :yeah:.

Great tournament in Brussaporto.
There are not only website and livescores but livestream too :eek:: http://www.itfbrusaporto.com/

RogerExpress
09-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Easy Laurynas' win in the 1st round with score 6:2 6:1 :yeah:.

Great tournament in Brussaporto.
There are not only website and livescores but livestream too :eek:: http://www.itfbrusaporto.com/

:eek:

Good news :yeah:, he did a good job against near top 100 players like Kavcic and Zemlja, I think that if he keeps this level he should reach a new career high ranking this year. Now he's 466, his best was 398 but just has to defend 3 points in these months, come on Laurynas, keep growing :)

RogerExpress
09-23-2010, 01:43 AM
Great win for Laurynas against a former world number 1 and multiple Grad Slam champion :eek:

Laurynas Grigelis d. Andreas Agazzi 6-1 7-5 :p

Tomorrow for QF against Erik Crepaldi (803)

Dalx
09-23-2010, 05:49 PM
Great win for Laurynas against a former world number 1 and multiple Grad Slam champion :eek:

Laurynas Grigelis d. Andreas Agazzi 6-1 7-5 :p

Tomorrow for QF against Erik Crepaldi (803)

Laurynas in the semis with win over Crepaldi 6-2 6-4 :).

Tipster13
09-23-2010, 10:03 PM
Good try Laurynas and the Lithuanian team :hug:

They surely hurt now, but these experiences make one stronger in the end. I'm sure this Lithuanian youngster team will grow from this and be even better next year. Good luck to Grigelis in future tournaments.

Thanks :wavey: :yeah:
Work and time will show who is who :)

Armless
09-24-2010, 07:15 PM
Laurynas in the finals!:yeah: Beat Falgheri 7-6(5) 6-3. Now first seed Prpic. GO GO GO! :yeah:

Ayelet
09-25-2010, 10:35 PM
Lost in the final to Prpic 3-6 4-6 :sad:

DanaKz
09-26-2010, 09:20 AM
:(

Dalx
09-28-2010, 06:39 AM
Awarding photo... Nice trophies ;).

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ct_uQw_WxB0/TJ8jrYhWIeI/AAAAAAAAGWw/WsPbLVdR9Gk/s1600/Premiazione-1.jpg

Ayelet
09-28-2010, 01:32 PM
Thanks. Some ATP tournaments should learn from this tournament :rolleyes:

Dalx
09-30-2010, 06:50 PM
Next week Laurynas will be playing France F17.

Armless
09-30-2010, 06:52 PM
Good luck! :yeah:

Dalx
10-01-2010, 05:04 PM
According to the Future Talent Academy (http://www.futuretalent.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=809&Itemid=0&lang=it), Laurynas has started working with coach Giampaolo Coppo and new young Lithuanian player Oskaras Kalinauskas (born 1993) joined to the pros team of FTA.

Google translation of the news:

There is a new entry into the pro team of Future Talent. After Grigelis, Falgheri, Wicks and Prpic, officially joined the group the other Lithuanian Oskaras Kalinauskas. Oskaras, who are already trained in Brusaporto, was born May 26, 1993 and has already begun to take its first steps in the pro circuit, gaining a few victories but failed to make ATP points. The Italian classification is currently 2.8. This year has been among the protagonists of the transition team Brusaporto from series to series B. C He recently won the provincial title with a pair of double Bergamo Gianluca Bergomi and has become a leader also in the tests of the second category. For a newcomer, there is also a new partnership in progress. William Rota and Laurynas Grigelis are in fact working with Giampaolo Coppo, one of the most experienced and valued coach of the Italian landscape. Coppo, who led among others Davide Sanguinetti at the beginning of his career and Mara Santangelo until recently, has already had words of appreciation for Grigelis: "Great back and eager to work."

DanaKz
10-01-2010, 05:13 PM
So he will continue working with William Rota anyway? Fine, I think Rota is doing well with Laurynas, but he need help from experienced specialist.

Nice to hear about new kid for the coolest DC squad :devil: Go Oskaras!

DanaKz
10-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Googled Oskaras and found this image
http://www.siauliaitennis.lt/gal/12%20m.%20berniuku%20prizininkai.jpg
Is he a boy in center? :)

Dalx
10-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Googled Oskaras and found this image
http://www.siauliaitennis.lt/gal/12%20m.%20berniuku%20prizininkai.jpg
Is he a boy in center? :)

Yeah, likely it's Oscaras at the Siauliai Open tournament.
He was so young 5 years ago :).

Kamri
10-02-2010, 02:17 PM
yes, about twelve:)

Armless
10-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Laurynas meets Sabau in first round of F17 france. ATP 533 , should take this, next up is Eysseric

GasquetGulbis
10-04-2010, 06:18 PM
Sakinis is also playing in this tournament. Could potentially play Grigelis in the quarterfinals, for an all-Lithuanian match up.

Dalx
10-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Laurynas in the quarterfinal of France F17 :yeah:.
Easily beat Eysseric(ATP-311) 6-3 6-1.

Armless
10-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Solid, keep up the good work :yeah:!

Armless
10-08-2010, 09:13 PM
Laurynas triumphs against first seed Millot 6-4 6-1 Up next another frenchman Burqueir.

DanaKz
10-09-2010, 07:30 AM
Well done Grigio!

Armless
10-09-2010, 06:36 PM
Laurynas lost 6-3 5-7 6-7(3) :(

RogerExpress
10-15-2010, 11:38 PM
Finally we won't have Ricardas playing Stockholm qualies, but we'll have Laurynas :), tomorrow against german Dieter Kindlmann (190), c'mon Laurynas, give fight

[3] KOUBEK, Stefan (AUT) vs. BACHINGER, Matthias (GER)
KONTINEN, Henri (FIN) vs. PEYA, Alexander (AUT)
[WC] KONTINEN, Micke (FIN) vs. GONZALEZ, Santiago (MEX)
GRIGELIS, Laurynas (LTU) vs. [7] KINDLMANN, Dieter (GER)

Live score here: http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2010&wkno=42&lang=en&tabno=2&eventid=0429&ref=www.atpworldtour.com

Matches begin at 10 am local time, Laurynas will play in the third match of court 2

GasquetGulbis
10-16-2010, 09:11 PM
Lauyrnas lost first round in qualifying. Tough loss, but he probably isn't at ATP 250 level yet, should finish up the year with some of the higher challengers.

I actually really liked this draw in Stockholm, a lot of kids trying for it, Krajinovic, Kontinen and Kontinen also competing in qualifiyng

RogerExpress
10-16-2010, 09:40 PM
Lauyrnas lost first round in qualifying. Tough loss, but he probably isn't at ATP 250 level yet, should finish up the year with some of the higher challengers.


I agree with you

He's better than his ranking shows, but I think Laurynas should play a mix of Futures and Challengers to keep growing and get a higher a ranking

GasquetGulbis
10-16-2010, 09:44 PM
I agree with you

He's better than his ranking shows, but I think Laurynas should play a mix of Futures and Challengers to keep growing and get a higher a ranking

Ya, especially since the challengers get less difficult near the end of the year. I remember Robin Haase was unranked last year in October, and then made two challenger semi-finals in November, just because the draws were really weak, and look at him now.

cocoh54
10-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Ya, especially since the challengers get less difficult near the end of the year. I remember Robin Haase was unranked last year in October, and then made two challenger semi-finals in November, just because the draws were really weak, and look at him now.

nonsense talk from you there.. haase is a former top60 player, he is underrated and was injured. he could easily make back to back semis at the world's best challengers, no doubt. his results have nothing to do with weak fields at those two challengers. you cannot compare haase with grigelis. period.

GasquetGulbis
10-18-2010, 02:33 PM
nonsense talk from you there.. haase is a former top60 player, he is underrated and was injured. he could easily make back to back semis at the world's best challengers, no doubt. his results have nothing to do with weak fields at those two challengers. you cannot compare haase with grigelis. period.

I wasn't comparing the two in terms of playing level, but rather I was saying that Grigelis could make the same kind of end-of-the-year jump. I could also have compared him to Ignatik who bumped up a lot at this time of year, or Harrison. Both of them made a nice jump up the rankings in the October-November area

Ayelet
11-06-2010, 10:09 PM
Nice picture of Laurynas and Oskaras (and someone I don't recognize) from futuretalent.it


http://futuretalent.it/images/stories/trio.jpg

And they both won their 1st round matches in Ortisei qualies.

Dalx
11-13-2010, 08:50 AM
Laurynas is playing qualies in Salzburg, Austria.
The draw is not very tough. Good luck!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/6059/qs.pdf

Ayelet
11-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Laurynas beat Bellotti 6-4 6-4. Good job.

RogerExpress
11-13-2010, 10:10 PM
I disagree with Laurynas playing ATP and Challengers qualies instead of futures, but good luck for him :)

Dalx
11-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Laurynas defeated Albot 6:2 6:4 :yeah:. Next Maximilian NEUCHRIST (AUT).

Good chance to reach main draw ;).

Dalx
11-15-2010, 04:24 PM
Laurynas qualified defeating NEUCHRIST (AUT) 6:2 6:1.

GasquetGulbis
11-15-2010, 11:10 PM
He's going to play Skugor first round, and then either 7. Gremelmayr or WC Reissig second round. He has the potential to get to the quarter-finals here. But we all know Grigelis, and he also has the potential to lose first round. Hopefully he can get to the quarter-finals, and maybe pick up some momentum and push for a spot in the quarters.

Luinir
11-17-2010, 12:17 AM
Grigelis won 6-7(9) 7-5 7-6(5)

i watched the second time grigelis after his incredible win against evans at davis cup. he played fantastic game from baseline. sometimes he made foolish errors but generally he was very tough at baseline. also he hit some hilarious volleys at the net. but his serve is really weak. if he wants to get top 100, top 50 or etc. he has to improve his serve BADLY.

RogerExpress
11-17-2010, 12:22 AM
Laurynas defeated Skugor 6-7 (9) 7-5 7-6 (5) :D, finally he can win a closed match, next Denis Gremelmayr. Laurynas earned 10 points and will be next week in the rankings at least 400 or near

madmax
11-17-2010, 12:25 AM
Laurynas defeated Skugor 6-7 (9) 7-5 7-6 (5) :D, finally he can win a closed match, next Denis Gremelmayr. Laurynas earned 10 (9) points and will be next week in the rankings at least 400 or near

it's gonna be one point less for him due to tournamnet limit this year

RogerExpress
11-17-2010, 12:27 AM
Grigelis won 6-7(9) 7-5 7-6(5)

i watched the second time grigelis after his incredible win against evans at davis cup. he played fantastic game from baseline. sometimes he made foolish errors but generally he was very tough at baseline. also he hit some hilarious volleys at the net. but his serve is really weak. if he wants to get top 100, top 50 or etc. he has to improve his serve BADLY.

I agree, he has a great baseline game, but is very inconsistent, I watch him against Slovenia in Davis Cup, he's a great fighter but sometimes begin to fail easy balls and it costs him the match. Also believe he has to improve a lot his serve and his volley. I've belief in a couple of years he'll be in Top 100 :)

EDIT: you're right Madmax

GasquetGulbis
11-17-2010, 04:32 AM
Yeah he definitely has the potential for Top 100. I feel that his time playing Davis Cup is really useful for him, he gets to play with top level players, and train with Ricardas. Beating Evans, and playing against the Slovenians would have been really good match experience for him now that he needs to transition from top Futures player, to top Challenger player.