Daniel Cox

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Daniel Cox
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Full name Daniel Mark L. Cox
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Lincoln, England
Born (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 24)
Lincoln, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$228,962
Career record 0–5
Career titles 0
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)
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 309 (6 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 426 (25 May 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
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[1] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Career finals[edit]

Challenger circuit[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2014 United States Binghamton Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Romania Marius Copil
6–7, 6–2, 10–6

ITF circuit[edit]

Singles: 23 (14–9)[edit]
Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]


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