|Full name||Daniel Mark L. Cox|
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
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. 967 (28 August 2017)|
|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)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|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.
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 Boys' 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 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
Singles: 26 (14–12)
|Win||1–0||Jun 2009||Norway F2, Gausdal||Futures||Hard||Sergei Krotiouk||7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2010||Great Britain F10, Frinton-on-Sea||Futures||Grass||Josh Goodall||7–6(7–5), 6–2|
|Win||3–0||Jul 2010||Ireland F1, Dublin||Futures||Carpet||Andrea Falgheri||6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||4–0||Sep 2010||Great Britain F13, London||Futures||Hard||Dan Evans||6–1, 6–1|
|Win||5–0||Sep 2010||Great Britain F15, Wrexham||Futures||Hard||Joshua Milton||7–6(7–1), 6–4|
|Win||6–0||Nov 2010||Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon||Futures||Hard||David Goffin||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||6–1||Mar 2011||USA F6, Harlingen||Futures||Hard||Dayne Kelly||1–6, 3–6|
|Loss||6–2||Feb 2012||USA F5, Brownsville||Futures||Hard||Peter Polansky||1–6, 3–6|
|Loss||6–3||Aug 2012||Great Britain F13, London||Futures||Hard||Dan Evans||2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||6–4||Apr 2013||Qatar F1, Doha||Futures||Hard||Marek Semjan||6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–7(6–8)|
|Loss||6–5||Apr 2013||Great Britain F9, Bournemouth||Futures||Clay||Borna Ćorić||7–6(7–4), 4–6, 3–6|
|Win||7–5||Jul 2013||Great Britain F12, Manchester||Futures||Grass||Tom Farquharson||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||8–5||Jul 2013||Ireland F1, Dublin||Futures||Carpet||Albano Olivetti||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||9–5||Aug 2013||Great Britain F15, Nottingham||Futures||Hard||Ashley Hewitt||6–4, 3–6, 6–1|
|Loss||9–6||Aug 2013||Great Britain F16, Chiswick||Futures||Hard||Boy Westerhof||6–7(6–8), 2–6|
|Win||10–6||Aug 2013||Great Britain F17, Wrexham||Futures||Hard||Marcus Willis||6–2, 6–3|
|Win||11–6||Sep 2013||Great Britain F19, Roehampton||Futures||Hard||Josh Goodall||7–6(10–8), 2–2 ret.|
|Win||12–6||Apr 2014||Qatar F1, Doha||Futures||Hard||Yannick Mertens||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||13–6||Dec 2014||Qatar F4, Doha||Futures||Hard||Adrien Bossel||6–4, 6–0|
|Loss||13–7||Jan 2015||Great Britain F1, Sheffield||Futures||Hard (i)||Daniel Smethurst||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||14–7||Jan 2015||Great Britain F2, Sunderland||Futures||Hard (i)||Alexander Ward||7–6(10–8), 6–3|
|Loss||14–8||Mar 2015||Great Britain F5, Shrewsbury||Futures||Hard (i)||Quentin Halys||4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Loss||14–9||May 2015||Turkey F20, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Erik Crepaldi||3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||14–10||Jul 2015||Great Britain F7, Felixstowe||Futures||Grass||Dan Evans||2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||14–11||Aug 2015||Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Lloyd Harris||2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||14–12||Sep 2015||Great Britain F9, Nottingham||Futures||Hard||Dan Evans||7–6(7–4), 3–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 10 (1–9)
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2008||Spain F36, Martos||Futures||Hard||Dan Evans|| Kamil Čapkovič
|4–6, 5–2 ret.|
|Loss||0–2||Oct 2009||Great Britain F15, Chiswick||Futures||Hard (i)||Uladzimir Ignatik|| Chris Eaton
|Loss||0–3||Sep 2011||USA F24, Costa Mesa||Futures||Hard||Adam Hubble|| Chris Eaton
|Loss||0–4||Oct 2011||Great Britain F17, Cardiff||Futures||Hard (i)||Daniel Smethurst|| Oliver Golding
|Loss||0–5||Sep 2013||Great Britain F18, Sheffield||Futures||Hard||Richard Bloomfield|| Lewis Burton
|Loss||0–6||May 2014||Anning, China||Challenger||Hard||Gong Maoxin|| Alex Bolt
|Win||1–6||Jul 2014||Binghamton, US||Challenger||Hard||Daniel Smethurst|| Marius Copil
|6–7(3–7), 6–2, [10–6]|
|Loss||1–7||Mar 2015||Great Britain F4, Wirral||Futures||Hard (i)||David Rice|| Antal van der Duim
|2–6, 6–4, [2–10]|
|Loss||1–8||Sep 2015||Great Britain F9, Nottingham||Futures||Hard||David Rice|| Lloyd Glasspool
|4–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Loss||1–9||Apr 2016||Qatar F1, Doha||Futures||Hard||Milos Sekulic|| Antoine Bellier