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March 17, 1986 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||1–3 (29–36 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 727 (August 8, 2005)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Career record||2–1 (33–37 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 746 (August 15, 2005)|
|Last updated on: June 9, 2008.|
Vallverdu started hitting with Murray following his split from Miles Maclagan in 2010 and became the Scot's de facto coach after he parted company with Alex Corretja in March. Vallverdu organises practice sessions and liaises with Darren Cahill and Sven Groeneveld - coaches Murray has been working with recently - as well as his strength and conditioning staff and physiotherapist. Quiet and unassuming, Vallverdu scouts opponents and helps devise tactical plans. Despite his relative youth, he is known for his professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the game.
More recently Vallverdu works actively alongside Ivan Lendl, since Lendl joined Team Murray in 2012. Vallverdu was also selected to coach the British men's tennis team for the London Olympics 2012, in which Murray went on to win the Gold medal for Team GB.
Vallverdu has played for Venezuela in eight matches over six ties.
He has a long standing friendship with Andy Murray, whom he met while at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona where they lived in the same residency. They practised together and became close friends, but Vallverdu opted to pursue an academic path and gained a major in finance and business management at the University of Miami.
- Daniel Vallverdu at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Daniel Vallverdu at the International Tennis Federation