|Full name||Daniel Mark L. Cox|
28 September 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 206 (28 July 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 295 (25 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2014)|
|French Open||Q2 (2014)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2011, 2014)|
|US Open||Q1 (2014)|
|Highest ranking||No. 309 (6 April 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 426 (25 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 27 May 2015.|
Daniel Mark L. Cox (born 28 September 1990 in Lincoln, England), is a British tennis player.
Whilst playing tennis for Lancashire, he first came into international prominence when he reached the finals of Le Petit As, Tarbes. A right-hander who favours slow hardcourts, but seems to be comfortable on all surfaces, Cox recently chose Marco Tennis Academy, in Marbella, as a training base, favouring the warm weather training in Spain over that in the United Kingdom.
Daniel spent the first few months of the year attempting to qualify for various Futures and Satellite tournaments. Although he came across little success initially, he finally qualified for a Futures event in Portugal before losing in the first round to an ATP top 500 player.
He took very little time to adjust himself to the 18 and under circuits when he finally made his debut in April. He reached the semi-finals of a Grade 5 tournament in Sutton and followed it by a finals appearance in a Grade 5 tournament in Nottingham the very next week.
Cox advanced to the second round of the Australian Open Boys' Singles championship before losing to Roman Jebavý of the Czech Republic. In the Boy's Doubles competition, Daniel reached the quarter-finals with Gastão Elias of Portugal.
2011 was the best year of Cox's career to date, reaching a career high singles ranking of 258 and receiving a wildcard into both the men's singles and doubles at Wimbledon. In the singles, he lost 2–6 4–6 4–6 to Sergiy Stakhovsky in round one. In the doubles, he partnered James Ward, losing again in round one to Mikhail Kukushkin and Michael Russell, 6–4 4–6 4–6.
In 2014, Cox reached the world's top 250 for the first time. He entered the Australian Open qualifiers for the first time in his career. He was defeated in the first round by American Denis Kudla.
After a few good wins in Challenger tours, Cox again entered the qualifying stage at a Grand Slam for the first time; this time it was Roland Garros. Cox defied the odds in the first round defeating Israel's Number 2 Amir Weintraub 6–2 6–1. This was his first every victory in a Grand Slam qualification round outside of Wimbledon. In the second round he faced top qualifying seed – and world number 89 – Paolo Lorenzi and lost 3–6 6–7.
Cox was rewarded with reaching a career high by receiving a wildcard to the main draw of Wimbledon. He lost in 4 sets to former top 25 player Jeremy Chardy 2–6 6–7 7–6 3–6. After his defeat, Cox went to play on some more Challenger tours reaching the semi-finals in Binghamton before losing to Sergiy Stakhovsky. At Binghamton, Cox won his first ever title at Challenger level, teaming up with fellow Brit Daniel Smethurst to win the Doubles, defeating Stakhovsky and Marius Copil in the final 6–7 6–2 10–6.
Doubles: 1 (1–0)
|Winner||1.||20 July 2014||Binghamton||Hard||Daniel Smethurst|| Sergiy Stakhovsky
|6–7, 6–2, 10–6|
Singles: 23 (14–9)
|Winner||1.||27 June 2009||Futures||Norway F2, Gausdal, Norway||Hard||Sergei Krotiouk||7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|Winner||2.||17 July 2010||Futures||Great Britain F10, Frinton, United Kingdom||Grass||Josh Goodall||7–6(7–5), 6–2|
|Winner||3.||24 July 2010||Futures||Ireland F1, Dublin, Ireland||Carpet||Andrea Falgheri||6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||11 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F13, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Evans||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||5.||25 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F15, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Milton||7–6(7–1), 6–4|
|Winner||6.||6 November 2010||Futures||Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon, Israel||Hard||David Goffin||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||5 March 2011||Futures||USA F6, Harlingen, Texas, United States||Hard||Dayne Kelly||1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||26 February 2012||Futures||USA F5, Brownsville, Texas, United States||Hard||Peter Polansky||1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||11 August 2012||Futures||Great Britain F13, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Evans||2–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||4.||6 April 2013||Futures||Qatar F1, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Marek Semjan||6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||5.||27 April 2013||Futures||Great Britain F9, Bournemouth, United Kingdom||Clay||Borna Ćorić||7–6(7–4), 4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||7.||7 July 2013||Futures||Great Britain F12, Manchester, United Kingdom||Grass||Tom Farquharson||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||27 July 2013||Futures||Ireland F1, Dublin, Ireland||Carpet||Albano Olivetti||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||9.||3 August 2013||Futures||Great Britain F15, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Ashley Hewitt||6–4, 3–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||6.||10 August 2013||Futures||Great Britain F16, Chiswick, United Kingdom||Hard||Boy Westerhof||6–7(6–8), 2–6|
|Winner||10.||31 August 2013||Futures||Great Britain F17, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Marcus Willis||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||11.||14 September 2013||Futures||Great Britain F19, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Josh Goodall||7–6(10–8), 2–2 ret.|
|Winner||12.||6 April 2014||Futures||Qatar F1, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Yannick Mertens||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||13.||7 December 2014||Futures||Qatar F4, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Adrien Bossel||6–4, 6–0|
|Runner-up||7.||24 January 2015||Futures||Great Britain F1, Sheffield, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Smethurst||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||14.||31 January 2015||Futures||Great Britain F2, Sunderland, United Kingdom||Hard||Alexander Ward||7–6(10–8), 6–3|
|Runner-up||8.||28 March 2015||Futures||Great Britain F5, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom||Hard||Quentin Halys||4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||9.||24 May 2015||Futures||Turkey F20, Antalya, Turkey||Hard||Erik Crepaldi||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 2 (0–2)
|Runner-up||1.||6 September 2013||Futures||Great Britain F18, Sheffield, United Kingdom||Hard||Richard Bloomfield|| Lewis Burton
|Runner-up||2.||21 March 2015||Futures||Great Britain F4, Bidston, Wirral, United Kingdom||Hard||David Rice|| Antal van der Duim
|2–6, 6–4, [2–12]|
- Daniel Cox at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Daniel Cox at the International Tennis Federation