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Dalx 09-13-2009 06:20 PM

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)
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:

Dalx 09-15-2009 06:14 PM

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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 05:36 PM

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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 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Dalx (Post 9136563)
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 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Ayelet (Post 9138314)
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 09:37 AM

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Laurynas is playing Italy F31 Futures this week.

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

Dalx 10-06-2009 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Dalx (Post 9174210)
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 05:50 PM

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Laurynas will play France F18 Futures the next week.
1st opponent - Nicolas Renavand (FRA).

Dalx 10-14-2009 06:19 AM

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France F18:

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

Nice win ;)

Dalx 10-15-2009 06:02 PM

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France F18

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

Dalx 10-16-2009 04:28 PM

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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 03:36 PM

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Laurynas is a member of Future Talent di Brusaporto team (Italy):

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:

Dalx 10-20-2009 04:35 PM

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Belarus F2

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

Dalx 10-25-2009 07:12 AM

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I have found an interesting article about Laurynas in the Italian tennis portal:

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 06:09 PM

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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.

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