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Old 11-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #16
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Laurynas beat Louk Sorensen(IRL, ATP-337) in the 1st round of the Eckental qualies 5:7 7:6(3) 6:3 .
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Laurynas defeated Andreas Tattiermusch (GER) in the 2nd round 6:4 6:3 .
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Laurynas lost in the final round of Eckental qualies to A. Van der Duim (NED, ATP-634) 6:7(4) 4:6.
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Google translation from www.futuretalent.it:

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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."

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Old 11-08-2009, 06:59 AM   #20
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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

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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
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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
Laurynas will play Israel F2 too. It's great that he is starting new tennis season .
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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).
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Miloslav MECIR (SVK) (6) defeated Laurynas GRIGELIS (LTU) 6-4 6-0 .
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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/...lvani-e-muller
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Bergamo Challenger
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Laurynas has beat Vladzimir Ignatik (BLR, ATP-186) 6:7 6:3 6:2.
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Laurynas at the Bergamo Challenger :

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Bergamo Challenger
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Laurynas has beat Vladzimir Ignatik (BLR, ATP-186) 6:7 6:3 6:2.
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Laurynas was close to win in the 1st set but finally was not able to reach quaterfinal :
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?...2247&Itemid=74

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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.
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I found two nice videos (Laurynas and his coach William Rota at the Bergamo Challenger).

Laurynas speaks Italian well :

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

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