Daniel Cox

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Daniel Cox
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Full name Daniel Mark L. Cox
Country (sports) United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Lincoln, England
Born (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 27)
Lincoln, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$265,733
Singles
Career record 0–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 206 (28 July 2014)
Current ranking No. 967 (28 August 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2014)
French Open Q2 (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2011, 2014)
US Open Q1 (2014)
Doubles
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 309 (6 April 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
Last updated on: 4 September 2017.

Daniel Mark L. Cox (born 28 September 1990 in Lincoln, England), is a British tennis player.

While 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.

Career[edit]

2006[edit]

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.

2007[edit]

Cox advanced to the second round of the Australian Open Boys' Singles championship before losing to Roman Jebavý of the Czech Republic. In the Boys' Doubles competition, Daniel reached the quarter-finals with Gastão Elias of Portugal.

2011[edit]

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.

2014[edit]

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 Jérémy 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.

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 26 (14–12)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (14–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–10)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2009 Norway F2, Gausdal Futures Hard Russia Sergei Krotiouk 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Win 2–0 Jul 2010 Great Britain F10, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass United Kingdom Josh Goodall 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 3–0 Jul 2010 Ireland F1, Dublin Futures Carpet Italy Andrea Falgheri 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Win 4–0 Sep 2010 Great Britain F13, London Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 6–1, 6–1
Win 5–0 Sep 2010 Great Britain F15, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Milton 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Win 6–0 Nov 2010 Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Belgium David Goffin 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–1 Mar 2011 USA F6, Harlingen Futures Hard Australia Dayne Kelly 1–6, 3–6
Loss 6–2 Feb 2012 USA F5, Brownsville Futures Hard Canada Peter Polansky 1–6, 3–6
Loss 6–3 Aug 2012 Great Britain F13, London Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 2–6, 5–7
Loss 6–4 Apr 2013 Qatar F1, Doha Futures Hard Slovakia Marek Semjan 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–7(6–8)
Loss 6–5 Apr 2013 Great Britain F9, Bournemouth Futures Clay Croatia Borna Ćorić 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 3–6
Win 7–5 Jul 2013 Great Britain F12, Manchester Futures Grass United Kingdom Tom Farquharson 6–3, 6–2
Win 8–5 Jul 2013 Ireland F1, Dublin Futures Carpet France Albano Olivetti 6–3, 6–3
Win 9–5 Aug 2013 Great Britain F15, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom Ashley Hewitt 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 9–6 Aug 2013 Great Britain F16, Chiswick Futures Hard Netherlands Boy Westerhof 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 10–6 Aug 2013 Great Britain F17, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Marcus Willis 6–2, 6–3
Win 11–6 Sep 2013 Great Britain F19, Roehampton Futures Hard United Kingdom Josh Goodall 7–6(10–8), 2–2 ret.
Win 12–6 Apr 2014 Qatar F1, Doha Futures Hard Belgium Yannick Mertens 6–3, 6–4
Win 13–6 Dec 2014 Qatar F4, Doha Futures Hard Switzerland Adrien Bossel 6–4, 6–0
Loss 13–7 Jan 2015 Great Britain F1, Sheffield Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 4–6, 4–6
Win 14–7 Jan 2015 Great Britain F2, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Alexander Ward 7–6(10–8), 6–3
Loss 14–8 Mar 2015 Great Britain F5, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i) France Quentin Halys 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 14–9 May 2015 Turkey F20, Antalya Futures Hard Italy Erik Crepaldi 3–6, 4–6
Loss 14–10 Jul 2015 Great Britain F7, Felixstowe Futures Grass United Kingdom Dan Evans 2–6, 1–6
Loss 14–11 Aug 2015 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard South Africa Lloyd Harris 2–6, 2–6
Loss 14–12 Sep 2015 Great Britain F9, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 10 (1–9)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Tour (0–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–9)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2008 Spain F36, Martos Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans Slovakia Kamil Čapkovič
Russia Dmitri Sitak
4–6, 5–2 ret.
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Great Britain F15, Chiswick Futures Hard (i) Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik United Kingdom Chris Eaton
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
0–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–3 Sep 2011 USA F24, Costa Mesa Futures Hard Australia Adam Hubble United Kingdom Chris Eaton
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Oct 2011 Great Britain F17, Cardiff Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst United Kingdom Oliver Golding
United Kingdom Sean Thornley
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–5 Sep 2013 Great Britain F18, Sheffield Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom Marcus Willis
1–6, 1–6
Loss 0–6 May 2014 Anning, China Challenger Hard China Gong Maoxin Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Andrew Whittington
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–6 Jul 2014 Binghamton, US Challenger Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst Romania Marius Copil
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
6–7(3–7), 6–2, [10–6]
Loss 1–7 Mar 2015 Great Britain F4, Wirral Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom David Rice Netherlands Antal van der Duim
Netherlands Boy Westerhof
2–6, 6–4, [2–10]
Loss 1–8 Sep 2015 Great Britain F9, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom David Rice United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool
United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 1–9 Apr 2016 Qatar F1, Doha Futures Hard Sweden Milos Sekulic Switzerland Antoine Bellier
France Benjamin Bonzi
2–6, 3–6

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