One week before the end of the 2014 season in tennis, Lithuania’s number-one player Ričardas Berankis managed to reach the 96th place in the ATP world ranking. His coach, Dirk Hordorff, believes “that Berankis has the skills, the talent and the working attitude to reach higher ranking”.
Ričardas Berankis
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Ričardas Berankis
Nrnngnlč Bhcxrktb
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Ričardas Berankis, Laurynas Grigelis, Lukas Mugevičius, Rimvydas Mugevičius
Nrnngnlč Bhcxrktb, Zlvnubux Vujtjvzg, Lvpuc Uidbosmičv, Krvnclmk Uidbosmičv
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