Berankis was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, to Jelena and Genadijus. His mother works in a post office, while his father is a taxi driver. He has one sister, Lina, who was also a tennis player. Berankis resides in Bradenton, Florida, but sometimes also visits Vilnius, Lithuania. He speaks Lithuanian, Russian, and English. Ironically, his last name means „armless“ in Lithuanian.

Ričardas Berankis is a Lithuanian professional tennis player. He is the highest ranked Lithuanian tennis player of all time. Berankis began playing tennis at the age of two. Since he was nine years old, Berankis has been coached by Remigijus Balžekas.

In the beginning of his career, Berankis mainly played in Futures and Challenger tournaments. He won one Futures singles and one doubles titles from 2006 to 2008. As a junior, he won the 2007 U.S. Open

In addition to tennis Richard also likes to fish, play pool, listen to music and watch movies, although the repeated workout a lot of time is left. Richard paid in Lithuanian, English and Russian.