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Denis Gremelmayr

GUYMAN
01-16-2006, 03:54 PM
Anyone familiar with this guy? Just won opening round in Australia.

athie
01-16-2006, 04:56 PM
Denis is pretty active on the Futures circuit and in the Challengers
Saw him in Eckental a few months ago (he lost 1st round) and shared a car a cple of times – nice & polite.
When I did see Denis play he put a lot of spin on his balls – pitched his tent on the baseline too – that was the 1st set. Come the 2nd - upped his game and gained a lot of confidence - produced some fantastic net play ( was very impressed) He didn’t win his match but tried really hard – I always like to see that :)

webby is http://www.denis-gremelmayr.de/

tomtom
01-18-2006, 07:05 AM
Great news: Denis achieved 3rd round with win over Ginepri! :eek:

MATTHIAS
01-18-2006, 07:29 AM
wow - well done
haven´t seen him play so far

MATTHIAS
01-18-2006, 07:51 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060118/capt.mel14401180526.australian_open_tennis_mel144. jpg

Neely
01-18-2006, 04:08 PM
from sport1.de


Melbourne - Wie im Rausch spielte Qualifikant Denis Gremelmayr in der vollbesetzten Margaret Court Arena und drehte ein Match, das er eigentlich schon längst verloren hatte.

Am Ende hatte der 24-Jährige keinen Geringeren als den Halbfinalisten der letzten US Open, den in Melbourne an Position 13 gesetzten US-Amerikaner Robby Ginepri, in fünf Sätzen mit 2:6, 5:7, 6:4, 6:3 und 6:3 niedergekämpft.

Mit dem Einzug in die Runde der besten 32 bei den Australian Open feiert Gremelmayr - der derzeit auf Platz 177 der Weltrangliste zu finden ist - den größten Erfolg seiner Karriere.

Am Freitag darf er nun gegen Marcos Baghdatis aus Zypern spielen und wenn alles gut läuft am Sonntag gegen Andy Roddick.

Der Sensationssieg über Ginepri markiert für Gremelmayr das Ende einer langen Leidenszeit. Zwei langwierige Verletzungen hatten Gremelmayr in den letzten Jahren immer wieder zurückgeworfen. Jetzt ist er endlich fit und kann sein Glück auf der Tour versuchen.

Seit einem Jahr trainiert er bei Helmut Lüthy vor den Toren Mannheims, der unter anderem Alexander Popp zweimal ins Viertelfinale von Wimbledon geführt hatte.

Kühnen erwartet Großes

Ähnliches traut Davis-Cup-Teamchef Patrik Kühnen auch Gremelmayr zu: "Er ist ein sehr gefährlicher Spieler, hat viel Ballgefühl und ich kenne keinen, der einen schnelleren Arm hat."

Der unerwartete Erfolg vom Mittwoch jedenfalls kann eine Initialzündung sein, meint Kühnen. "Das brauchen junge Spieler, und Denis Gremelmayr hat nach vorne wirklich Potenzial."

Wie sich der Überraschungssieger nach dem ersten Fünf-Satz-Match seiner Karriere fühlte, was er sich von den Australian Open noch verspricht und warum er erstmal ohne Unterkunft dasteht, verriet er nach seinem Coup im Interview mit Sport1.de.

Sport1: Haben Sie schon eimal ein vergleichbares Match gespielt?

Denis Gremelmayr: Ich glaube nicht, dass ich schon einmal besseres Tennis gespielt habe - obwohl mein erster Aufschlag eine Katastrophe war. In meinem ersten Fünf-Satz-Match gegen einen gesetzten Spieler einen 0:2-Rückstand noch aufzuholen ist einfach unglaublich - und dann auch noch bei einem Grand-Slam-Turnier.

Sport1: Was haben Sie sich vor diesem Spiel gegen die Nummer 13 der Setzliste ausgerechnet?


Gremelmayr: Ich bin mit dem Vorhaben auf den Platz gegangen, Ginepri zu ärgern. Am Anfang des Spieles gegen so einen Topmann war ich jedoch sehr nervös. Aber als ich gemerkt habe, dass ich gut mithalten kann, hat sich das schnell gelegt.

Sport1: Sie lagen schon mit zwei Sätzen und 0:3 im dritten Durchgang zurück. Was ist danach passiert?

Gremelmayr: Ich habe einfach meinen Kopf ausgeschaltet und bin nur noch gelaufen. Meine Beine habe ich schon im zweiten Satz nicht mehr gespürt. Ginepri hat dann irgendwann nicht mehr gewusst, was er machen soll und ist außerdem ein bisschen müde geworden. Ich habe dann gemerkt, dass da noch was geht und bei mir ist es dann wirklich perfekt gelaufen.

Sport1: Wann ist Ihnen klar geworden, dass Sie Ginepri schlagen können?

Gremelmayr: Ich habe gar nicht mehr nachgedacht. Mein Kopf war einfach leer und ich wollte nur noch jeden Ball ins Feld spielen und den Punkt zu machen.

Sport1: Haben Sie Einflüsse von außen überhaupt noch wahr genommen?

Gremelmayr: Die Stimmung in der Arena war Wahnsinn. Gerade als ich nach dem dritten Satz die Massen hinter mir hatte und mein Name gerufen wurde - das pusht natürlich auch noch zusätzlich.

Sport1: Was bedeutet Ihnen dieser Erfolg?

Gremelmayr: Das war das beste, was ich bisher erlebt habe. Dieser Sieg gegen einen Spitzenspieler ist natürlich auch extrem gut fürs Selbstvertrauen. Außerdem bringt es mich natürlich in der Weltrangliste mindestens 50 Plätze nach vorne. Ich versuche aber in der nächsten Runde noch einen drauf zu setzen.

Sport1: Wie geht dieser Tag für Sie zu Ende?

Gremelmayr: Für Feiern bleibt leider keine Zeit. Ich muss meine Sachen packen und mein Hotelzimmer räumen. Ich hatte nämlich nur bis heute gebucht. Dann muss ich mich auf die Suche nach einem neuen Hotel machen.

MATTHIAS
01-20-2006, 04:40 PM
Gremelmayr Makes His Mark
by Jordan Chong
Friday, 20 January, 2006


For a player who had just made a third-round exit at Australian Open 2006, German Denis Gremelmayr certainly attracted a lot of interest from his national press.

But it wasn't just any old vanilla-flavoured third-round exit, with Gremelmayr coming through three rounds of qualifying and progressing to the last 32 with a come-from-behind five-set victory over seeded American Robbie Ginepri.

So despite bowing out of his debut Grand Slam with a disappointing 6-2 6-1 6-2 loss to Cypriot sensation Marcos Baghdatis on Show Court Three, there was much interest in discovering more about the 24-year-old newcomer.

Therefore, in the leafy surrounds of the Media Garden at Melbourne Park, Gremelmayr found himself surrounded by about a dozen German journalists answering questions.

In keeping with a man who has just achieved a personal best, the softly spoken Gremelmayr was in a relaxed mood, happy to reflect on the events of the past week.

"Of course it is the first time for me like this. I mean, everyone is calling me in Germany, you're in the newspapers ... after I beat Ginepri I got like a hundred messages on my mobile phone!" Gremelmayr said in English after his commitments with the German media.

"I mean it was a little bit too much, but of course if you play third-round of a Grand Slam a lot of people are looking to you. It was something new for me."

Consider this. Prior to The Open, Gremelmayr's profile boasted only four Tour-level tournaments, all of which he had to qualify for in order to enter the main draw.

He came close to a win on debut in Hertogenbosch in June, losing to Michael Llodra in a third-set tiebreak, but the breakthrough came at Bangkok in September when he edged past Roko Karanusic.

Unfortunately, any new found momentum was lost when the draw conspired to pit him against world No.1 Roger Federer in the next round.

He entered 2006's first major with only five ATP Tour level matches, but after building up some form in the qualifying, Gremelmayr swept past veteran Jonas Bjorkman in the opening round 3-6 6-2 6-0 6-1 before an epic against Ginepri, where he came from two sets and 3-0 down to win his first-ever five-set match.

Ranked world No.177 entering the tournament, Gremelmayr expects jump of around 40 places in his ranking after this dream week Down Under and is keen for some good results in the lead-up to the French Open to ensure he is eligible for automatic entry into the main draw.

"Of course, it's something different, especially here at a Grand Slam, it's an unbelievable feeling. Everything is well organised. At the Challenger tournaments, it's not like this! I hope to get to play more tournaments like this."

"It was a pretty nice week for me. Everything is fine here, it's a nice tournament and the people are unbelievable here."

A product of playing so many matches is some minor arm soreness, which he will seek treatment on when he returns to his home near Frankfurt in the next day or two.

With the likes of Boris Becker (Gremelmayr's idol), Steffi Graf, Anke Huber and Michael Stich now consigned to the long and distinguished history of German tennis, the nation is hoping the likes of Tommy Haas, Nicolas Kiefer, and now Gremelmayr, can rekindle past glories.

It's been six years since a German won a Grand Slam title - Steffi Graf's 1999 French Open - and Gremelmayr suggests a resurgent Tommy Haas as the one most likely.

"Haas is playing at the moment unbelievable. If you saw the match yesterday (in disposing of Paul Goldstein 6-0 6-1 6-2), he was unreal. He's on a good way. In the tournament before (at Kooyong) he beat Federer so I think he has a good chance to be close to winning a Grand Slam."

A problem that many players don't encounter is the need to move hotels mid-tournament, but Gremelmayr, given he came through qualifying and entered the main draw with modest expectations, had booked an initial check-out date of Wednesday.

When he discovered the hotel had no room to accommodate a more lengthy stay, he and his friend were forced to seek alternate arrangements.

"After I beat Ginepri my friend said to me, 'we have to leave the hotel'. I said, 'WHAT!'."

Tennis sits a close second to football as far as national interest goes and Gremelmayr, like any good German was keen to discuss his national team's prospects at the upcoming World Cup in Germany later this year.

With allegiances to both Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in the local Bundesliga, Gremelmayr is excited about Germany's prospects.

"I think we have a good chance to reach the semi-finals and if we get there, anything can happen. I hope we win the championship. It's going to be pretty tough for the other teams to beat us."

"I think Brazil will be favourite to win but you never know. At home, in front of the fans, anything is possible."

As he showed this week at Melbourne Park, anything certainly is possible.

ZackBusner
03-15-2006, 07:37 PM
Denis gave up in Sarajevo. Does anybody know why? Nothing serious?

tomtom
05-03-2006, 04:26 PM
As a qualifier: sensational win in munich yesterday: threesetter against topseed Coria. Next opponent: Peya (q as well)

Alexiana
05-06-2006, 10:37 AM
you can see the press conference after his loss on http://www.bmwopen.iphitos.de/turnier/index.html if you click on "BMW Open TV" :) He seems to be a very nice guy

Alexiana
05-11-2006, 05:26 PM
Denis reached the Quarterfinals in Prag Challenger :)

http://www.denis-gremelmayr.de/images/Denis_Portrait.jpg

16681
08-09-2006, 08:37 AM
And he has now won in the 1st Round of the Rogers Cup :) He was lucky to get into the Tournament because a player withdrew so he got to take his place. But he got the win so good for him :D

ZackBusner
08-09-2006, 08:56 AM
That makes him top 100 next monday.

Alexiana
08-09-2006, 10:49 AM
That makes him top 100 next monday.

thats so great :D Go Grammy :worship:

16681
08-10-2006, 03:01 AM
But too bad for Denis because Moya defeated him in the 2nd Round of the Rogers Cup :sad: But still he can't feel too bad about getting defeated by Moya, I don't think :unsure:

CarstenL01
08-23-2006, 11:20 AM
Grammy won first Round of US Open Qualies :D Keep going Denis :)

KalleOnAir
08-26-2006, 04:08 PM
Denis lost in the third round of US Open Qualies 3-6 3-6 to Okun :(

Lets hope for a LL spot

Kai
01-02-2007, 06:27 PM
denis hat heute in der ersten von doha gegen ivan ljubicic mit 16 26 verloren ..... ich finde das denis nicht soooo schlecht gespielt hat ..... er hatte sogar 2 break chancen bei 16 25, die dann aber mit guten aufschlägen abgewehrt worden sind ....

na ja mehr glück beim nächsten turnier :D

Alexiana
01-03-2007, 10:31 AM
denis hat heute in der ersten von doha gegen ivan ljubicic mit 16 26 verloren ..... ich finde das denis nicht soooo schlecht gespielt hat ..... er hatte sogar 2 break chancen bei 16 25, die dann aber mit guten aufschlägen abgewehrt worden sind ....

na ja mehr glück beim nächsten turnier :D

ja er war nicht so schlecht, aber er hat Ljubicic den Ball einfach zu oft vor die Füße gespielt. Aber das Jahr ist noch jung.:)

KalleOnAir
01-12-2007, 05:45 PM
Denis will play his Final Quali-round for the Australian Open 07 against Gabashvili,
COME ON :)

*Sweet4Richard*
08-21-2007, 08:44 PM
A few pictures from his semifinal loss to Sam Warburg in the Bronx Challenger:

Cindy19
09-12-2007, 03:14 AM
Sinead, we always have the same taste on boys, haha i saw him in beijing, he was such a nice guy, but our pic looks so stupid :p will upload it when i am back to shanghai ;D

Cindy19
09-12-2007, 03:16 AM
Oh, btw he is going to play with Tommy Robredo today, oh shit....

Cindy19
09-15-2007, 11:39 AM
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1776/denisop4.jpg
After his doubles match, he lost, but still gave me a big smile, sweet guy
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/251/denis2uv4.jpg
He went to Bjorn's match, he closed his eyes, so we had one more.
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2702/denis3jm1.jpg

Cindy19
09-18-2007, 03:11 PM
Sinead, if you are dropping by try this
www.denisgremelmayr.de

thanks Kati for sharing it :D

Cindy19
10-15-2007, 04:11 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8107/img4629kd2.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9357/img4495vi5.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7306/img4635ky5.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5083/img4627mk4.jpg
Denis @ China Open

Cindy19
10-15-2007, 04:13 PM
sry i think i should cut it :p

16681
10-26-2007, 06:45 AM
Great pictures Cindy :D But whatever happened to Denis?

Cindy19
10-26-2007, 07:06 AM
Oh Great Mae, you post here, i posted these pix long time ago, but seemed like no body care :sad:

16681
01-15-2008, 03:59 PM
Oh Great Mae, you post here, i posted these pix long time ago, but seemed like no body care :sad:
I don't think Denis is all that well known yet. He did win his 1st Round Match at the AO :)

16681
01-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Poor Denis :sad: He lost in the 2nd Rd of the AO to the "Ice Man ".

ZackBusner
04-19-2008, 10:15 AM
Estoril semis:

Not Before 2:50 PM
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs D Gremelmayr (GER)

(I think this thread needs to be bumped today :p)

KalleOnAir
04-19-2008, 02:37 PM
Denis won the first set 6-2 :eek:

:rocker2:

[!JuLe<3]
04-20-2008, 12:09 PM
Lost in 3...:sad:

Cindy19
04-21-2008, 12:54 PM
I don't think Denis is all that well known yet. He did win his 1st Round Match at the AO :)

But he is hot indeed, and he is nice to the fans :)

KalleOnAir
05-01-2008, 03:48 AM
Wow, what a win today :worship:
Barcelona 2nd round: Denis def James Blake 6:1 6:4 :D
next: Tursunov, he can beat him :rocker2:

Yappa
05-01-2008, 10:54 PM
And he did. Not bad, really not bad... :)

KalleOnAir
05-02-2008, 04:41 PM
Denis def. Tursunov 6-4 6-0 :yeah:

next Almagro for a place in the SF :unsure:

KalleOnAir
05-02-2008, 07:56 PM
he did it :worship:
Denis def. Almagro 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) :worship:

He was two times break down in the third and *3-5 in the Tiebreak

great result :yeah:

KalleOnAir
05-02-2008, 08:05 PM
total points won: Denis 88-100 Almagro ;)

3 aces and 5 df from Denis
11 aces and 0 df from Almagro



now an easy semi-final against Nadal ;)

ZackBusner
05-02-2008, 08:09 PM
His ranking will be very close to top 60 next week. It's really a shame he can't get a WC for Hamburg because he committed to a challenger that week.

Cindy19
05-13-2008, 03:53 PM
Nice year for him =)

tedlesurfeur
05-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Denis did a great match today against Novak, the first set, he was so confident and then, there were so many good points even if he lost afterwards.. I really got to know him today, even if I had seen him play a little in Estoril..

I'm a fan now.

Desi
08-06-2008, 06:36 PM
http://www.focus.de/sport/tennis/tennis-atp-bei-gremelmayr-sitzt-der-olympia-frust-tief_aid_322502.html ...only in German...
I wonder why the German officials did not nominate Denis for the Olympics.
Before I read this article I thought that he did not want to play there, but now i can't imagine a reason why they didn't nominate him as the 4th German.
Does anyone know the reason?

ZackBusner
08-06-2008, 06:43 PM
http://www.focus.de/sport/tennis/tennis-atp-bei-gremelmayr-sitzt-der-olympia-frust-tief_aid_322502.html ...only in German...
I wonder why the German officials did not nominate Denis for the Olympics.
Before I read this article I thought that he did not want to play there, but now i can't imagine a reason why they didn't nominate him as the 4th German.
Does anyone know the reason?

The German DOSB made its own nomination rules additionally to the international entry process: The DOSB demands at least a Grand Slam quarterfinal or a Masters semifinal. Or you have to be ranked 24 or higher.

Desi
08-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Hab das auf deinem Blog gerad gelesen.Ist mir aber trotzdem unbegreiflich.Jetzt stehen die sogar nur mit 2 Deutschen da und wäre Rainers Verfahren nicht durchgekommen,wäre sogar nur Kiwi da.Dann doch lieber 4 Deutsche und mehr Chancen auf gute Platzierungen.Aber über den Unsinn der nationalen Kriterien hast du dich ja auch in deinem Blog schon ganz ausführlich ausgelassen;)

Truc
08-06-2008, 07:31 PM
http://www.focus.de/sport/tennis/tennis-atp-bei-gremelmayr-sitzt-der-olympia-frust-tief_aid_322502.html ...only in German...
I wonder why the German officials did not nominate Denis for the Olympics.
Before I read this article I thought that he did not want to play there, but now i can't imagine a reason why they didn't nominate him as the 4th German.
Does anyone know the reason?Thanks for posting the article, I'm glad to see somebody finally writes about him in Germany.
A bit late, though.
German tennis fans are now discovering that Gremelmayr actually wanted to play and is disappointed, that's really surreal and says a lot about the support and the coverage he got during the whole story.

Truc
08-06-2008, 07:37 PM
As for the DOSB criteria, it was the same thing in Belgium, and they appealed to get the right to play since they had met the international requirements - and they won. Theoretically, the German players could have tried that too, all the more since there was a precedent.

But that's pure theory because in fact, nobody in Germany seemed eager to follow the international requirements like everywhere else. Berrer was ahead of Schüttler in the rankings and would have been the 4th German player then, right? Unthinkable, Schüttler had to get in, he got all the support, nobody cared about the other ones.

That's how it looked to me. I really feel sorry for Gremelmayr, he looked more like an hindrance to Schüttler's nomination most of the time. Nobody seemed to care about how unfair it was for him.

Desi
08-06-2008, 08:29 PM
I think you are right that most Germans didn't notice the unfairness of this decision by the DOSB. In my opinion one reason for that is the ''quiet'' acceptance by Denis and Michael. I also thought that they doesn't want to play there till I read the article about his disappointment today.
Another reason is that Rainer is more famous here,so a lot of people want him to play in Peking. I'm also really happy that he can start now,but I also feel sorry with the other two because they deserve a participation, too.
BTW denis won the first set against Lopez in LA :) 7:5 3:2:worship:

Desi
08-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Denis vs. Feliciano Lopez 7:5 7:5 :worship:

Truc
08-06-2008, 09:19 PM
Wow, nice timing to get a couple of good wins! ;) :rocker2:

The whole Olympia drama probably hasn't helped his results either in the past two months (when he was slumping so badly after RG).

Truc
08-06-2008, 09:28 PM
I can see why people wanted Schüttler to play more than Gremelmayr and Berrer, Desi, I know he's much, much more popular, and people think he has a better chance to do well, also in doubles with Kiwi - I know the reasons for all the support.
But well, he hadn't met the requirements of the DOSB either (he only did much later), he hadn't been nominated in time, so he really was helped A LOT, while Gremelmayr never seemed to get support of any kind. From anybody. The fans, the media, the German tennis... Even after the success of the Belgian players in a similar situation, he obviously didn't get any help to try to make use of his rights to play.

Desi
08-06-2008, 09:47 PM
I think now we got our punishment.I mean,we have so many good players and now there will play only two of them in Peking.I hope this will help that the mistakes,which are made this year won't be make again in the future.
I also think the timing of Denis is very good, so he can show ´how silly it was not to nominate him.:)
And althought I'm a big fan of Rainer for a long time,I'm not sure if his chances in peking are better than Denis' ones.
But I do not only criticize the German criterias for the Olimpics. In my opinion the rules of the ITF are also not fair.:rolleyes:

Glinda
08-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Congrats for making it to the semis in LA! :worship:

zveeen
08-10-2008, 12:49 PM
great week for him :)

kai.
08-13-2008, 02:51 AM
I took this pics at the Countrywide Classic =) in L.A i have more here http://picasaweb.google.com/kaiadadeboa/CountrywideClassic2008

http://i50.servimg.com/u/f50/12/50/74/77/gremel10.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=236&u=12507477)

http://i50.servimg.com/u/f50/12/50/74/77/gremel11.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=237&u=12507477)

Truc
08-17-2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks, but it's Florent Serra, isn't it?

Enja
10-22-2008, 08:15 PM
from Moscow
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Gremelmayr/1_4.JPG

the others in the site
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Gremelmayr.html

tennis2018
04-13-2009, 08:52 AM
from Delray beach feb. 09

here's Denis w/ coach or trainer not sure ne1 know whoo he is???

Ivanatis
07-26-2010, 10:08 PM
won a challenger last week, no°3 since may, and he should be top100 soon again, come on Gremel

misty1
04-26-2011, 01:27 PM
he is cloe to getting into the top 100

took the first set 6-4 over hasse in munich