Marcus Daniell

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Marcus Daniell
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Country (sports)  New Zealand
Residence Auckland / London
Born (1989-11-09) 9 November 1989 (age 28)
New Zealand
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach David Sammel, Ian MacDonald, Rob Smith
Prize money $587,804
Singles
Career record 2–1 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 500 (21 July 2014)
Doubles
Career record 81–79 (at ATP level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 34 (29 January 2018)
Current ranking No. 44 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2018)
French Open 3R (2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2015, 2017)
US Open 3R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2018)
Wimbledon 2R (2018)
Last updated on: 16 September 2018.

Marcus Daniell (born 9 November 1989) is a professional tennis player from rural Wairarapa in New Zealand.[1] He reached his highest ATP doubles ranking of 34 on 29 January 2018 after losing in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Tennis career[edit]

While mainly playing in futures events, Daniell received a doubles wild card entry to play in the 2010 Heineken Open, an ATP 250 event in his home country of New Zealand. With new doubles partner, Horia Tecău, they had an improbable run to the finals of the event. The pair first dispatched fellow New Zealanders the Statham brothers, 6-3, 6-2. Daniell and Tecău then won a three set showdown against the third seeded Spaniards Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers, 3-6. 7-6(5), 10-8. In the semifinal match Daniell and Tecău faced Johan Brunström and Jean-Julien Rojer who had defeated grand slam winners Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes. Daniell and Tecău prevailed 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-8 to set up a final with Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares. In the championship match, Daniell and Tecău won against the Brazilians 7-5, 6-4, each player winning their first ATP World Tour title.[2]

Daniell was to represent New Zealand in both the singles and the doubles, paired with Rubin Statham, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[3] However, he had to withdraw due to an ongoing back injury, leaving Statham to compete in the singles alone.[4]

Daniell represented New Zealand with Michael Venus at the 2016 Olympic Games, losing a close first round match to Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6, 6-7.[5]

2015[edit]

Daniell first teamed up with Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner in the ATP Challenger grass series leading up to Wimbledon. They followed their runner-up finish to Ken and Neal Skupski at Surbiton by beating the same opponents a week later in the final at Ilkley.

2016[edit]

Daniell won the Stuttgart Open with Artem Sitak before again teaming up with Demoliner. They reached their first ATP World Tour final when runners-up in the Swedish Open.

2017[edit]

Daniell and Demoliner reached three ATP World Tour finals, at São Paulo, Lyon and Chengdu, although they were unable to win any of them, and improved their ranking as a team to World number 15. He achieved his best win when, having had to qualify for the Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel because Demoliner was playing in Vienna, he and new partner Dominic Inglot beat the top seeds, the world's second-ranked pair of Henri Kontinen and John Peers, in the first round. They eventually lost in the semi-final to Fabrice Martin and Édouard Roger-Vasselin.

2018[edit]

After losing in first-round match tie-breaks in both Brisbane and Auckland, Daniell and Inglot won through to the quarter-finals in the Australian Open. In a high quality three-set match, where they saved match points in both the second and third sets, they lost to the eventual tournament winners, Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić, 4-6, 7-6 (10), 6-7 (5). Daniell also played in the Mixed Doubles, teaming up with Chinese player Xu Yifan. They drew third seeds and eventual semi-finalists Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares as their first-round opponents and, although winning the second set, were outclassed in the match tie-break, the final score being 6-3, 5-7, 10-2.

Daniell and Artem Sitak teamed up for the doubles in the Davis Cup tie against China, but were beaten by Gong Mao-Xin and Zhang Ze. He then returned to the ATP tour with Inglot, losing in the first round in Montpellier before finishing runners-up to Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen in Marseille. Although Daniell had previously faced a New Zealander (Rubin Statham) in a Challenger doubles final, this was the first time that New Zealanders had been on opposite sides of the net in an ATP World Tour doubles final. Daniell and Inglot then moved to Dubai, where they lost in a match tie-break in the first round to second seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău.

Moving on to Indian Wells, Daniell teamed as a one-off with Diego Schwartzman. After a tough opening match, and a much easier second round, they lost in the quarter-finals to Bob and Mike Bryan, 7-5, 6-1. The following week in Miami he and Inglot faced the Bryan brothers in the first round, winning the first set but losing the second and being well-beaten in the match tie-break. They used the Marrakech tournament to start their clay court season, winning in the first round but losing in the second to Divij Sharan and Jan-Lennard Struff. In that match Daniell aggravated an injury to his right wrist which he had picked up during the Davis Cup tie against China, and announced later that he would miss the rest of the clay court season to concentrate on his rehabilitation.[6][7] After the French Open it was revealed that Inglot had decided to seek another partner for the grass court season, due to his uncertainty over whether or not Daniell would be fit, and that Daniell would be teaming up with fellow New Zealander Artem Sitak's former partner in Wesley Koolhof.[8]

Daniell returned to tournament play at Queen's Club in London. He and Koolhof lost in qualifying, but became lucky losers and beat the wildcard combination of Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in the first round, before going down to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in a match tie-break. In their last tournament before Wimbledon, Daniell and Koolhof lost in the first round at Eastbourne to Ryan Harrison and Nicholas Monroe, again in a match tie-break.

At Wimbledon Daniell and Koolhof lost to qualifiers Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan in the first round, while in the mixed doubles he and Nadiia Kichenok won their first match, but lost in the second round to 10th seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears. They then returned to the European clay courts, losing in the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open, the semi-finals of the German Open in Hamburg (to Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic), and the first round in Kitzbühel, the latter to Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner, who had also beaten them in Sweden.

In their last tournament before the US Open, Daniell and Koolhof played at Winston-Salem, losing in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. At Flushing Meadows they won their first round match, but lost the second to fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–4)
Indoor (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2010 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard Romania Horia Tecău Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
7–5, 6–4
Win 2–0 Feb 2015 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Artem Sitak United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea
3–6, 6–4, [16–14]
Win 3–0 Jun 2016 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Grass New Zealand Artem Sitak Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 3–1 Jul 2016 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain David Marrero
2–6, 3–6
Loss 3–2 Mar 2017 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva
Brazil André Sá
6–7(5–7), 7–5, [7–10]
Loss 3–3 May 2017 Lyon Open, France 250 Series Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Argentina Andrés Molteni
Canada Adil Shamasdin
3–6, 6–3, [5–10]
Loss 3–4 Oct 2017 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Israel Jonathan Erlich
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 3–5 Feb 2018 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Dominic Inglot South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [4–10]

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2009 Israel F6, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Israel Noam Okun 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2011 Mexico F12, Veracruz Futures Hard Mexico Luis Díaz Barriga 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 1–2 Jul 2013 Great Britain F13, Ilkley Futures Grass United Kingdom Tom Farquharson 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 2–2 Jul 2014 Great Britain F13, Ilkley Futures Grass United Kingdom Lewis Burton 6–2, 7–5

Doubles: 37 (23–14)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (7–6)
ITF Futures Tour (16–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (16–10)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (5–1)
Carpet (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2009 New Zealand F3, Wellington Futures Hard Australia Joel Lindner New Zealand G.D. Jones
New Zealand Daniel King-Turner
2–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2009 Israel F5, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Slovakia Miloslav Mečíř United States John Paul Fruttero
New Zealand G.D. Jones
6–3, 2–6, [4–10]
Win 1–2 Sep 2009 Israel F6, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Israel Amir Weintraub United States John Paul Fruttero
New Zealand G.D. Jones
6–1, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Loss 1–3 May 2010 Australia F3, Ipswich Futures Clay New Zealand Logan Mackenzie Australia Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
2–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 Jun 2010 USA F13, Loomis Futures Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Australia Nima Roshan
New Zealand Jose Statham
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–3 Feb 2011 Turkey F5, Antalya Futures Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Russia Alexander Rumyantsev
Russia Dmitri Sitak
2–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Win 4–3 Jun 2011 Mexico F7, Morelia Futures Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Philippines Ruben Gonzales
United States Chris Kwon
6–0, 6–3
Win 5–3 Apr 2012 Switzerland F3, Fällanden Futures Carpet (i) Hungary Márton Fucsovics Switzerland Adrian Bodmer
Austria Philipp Oswald
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [10–8]
Win 6–3 Apr 2012 Turkey F15, Antalya Futures Hard Germany Gero Kretschmer Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić
Croatia Mislav Hižak
6–0, 6–2
Win 7–3 May 2012 Israel F8, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Ti Israel Noam Behr
Israel Noam Okun
7–6(7–1) ret.
Win 8–3 May 2012 Israel F9, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Ti Israel Aviv Ben Shabat
Israel Noam Okun
6–0, 6–2
Loss 8–4 Sep 2012 Great Britain F15, Roehampton Futures Hard Mexico Manuel Sánchez South Africa Jean Andersen
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
2–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Win 9–4 Nov 2012 Cambodia F1, Phnom Penh Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb China Peng Gao
China Wan Gao
6–0, 6–0
Win 10–4 Dec 2012 Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb China Wan Gao
India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Win 11–4 Dec 2012 Cambodia F3, Phnom Penh Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb China Peng Gao
China Wan Gao
7–5, 6–2
Loss 11–5 Dec 2012 Hong Kong F3, Hong Kong Futures Hard Australia Kaden Hensel United States Sekou Bangoura
United States Daniel Nguyen
4–6, 2–6
Win 12–5 May 2013 Greece F7, Marathon Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley
South Africa Tucker Vorster
6–1, 6–1
Win 13–5 Jul 2013 Great Britain F13, Ilkley Futures Grass United Kingdom Richard Gabb United Kingdom George Coupland
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 14–5 Jul 2013 Great Britain F14, Felixstowe Futures Grass United Kingdom Richard Gabb United Kingdom Robin Goodman
United Kingdom Euan Mcintosh
7–6(9–7), 6–4
Loss 14–6 Jul 2013 Ireland F1, Dublin Futures Carpet United Kingdom Richard Gabb Republic of Ireland John Morrissey
Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien
4–6, 7–6(7–1), [7–10]
Loss 14–7 Sep 2013 Turkey F34, Antalya Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb Israel Dekel Bar
Sweden Tobias Blomgren
6–2, 4–6, [8–10]
Win 15–7 Sep 2013 Turkey F34, Antalya Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Gabb Italy Matteo Marfia
Italy Francesco Vilardo
6–2, 7–5
Loss 15–8 Nov 2013 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i) New Zealand Artem Sitak United States Chase Buchanan
Slovenia Blaž Rola
6–4, 3–6, [4–10]
Win 16–8 Feb 2014 West Lakes, Australia Challenger Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins Australia Dane Propoggia
New Zealand Jose Statham
6–4, 6–4
Win 17–8 Feb 2014 Australia F1, Happy Valley Futures Hard Australia Dane Propoggia Japan Takuto Niki
Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama
6–3, 6–2
Loss 17–9 Apr 2014 León, Mexico Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Australia Sam Groth
Australia Chris Guccione
3–6, 4–6
Win 18–9 Jul 2014 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Australia Jordan Kerr
France Fabrice Martin
7–6(7–5), 5–7, [10–5]
Loss 18–10 Aug 2014 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss 18–11 Aug 2014 Canada F8, Winnipeg Futures Hard Canada Philip Bester Bulgaria Dimitar Kutrovsky
India Saketh Myneni
5–7, 5–7
Loss 18–12 Nov 2014 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak United Kingdom Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 18–13 Nov 2014 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak United States Bradley Klahn
Australia Matt Reid
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 18–14 Jun 2015 Surbiton, UK Challenger Grass Brazil Marcelo Demoliner United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 4–6
Win 19–14 Jun 2015 Ilkley, UK Challenger Grass Brazil Marcelo Demoliner United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 20–14 Mar 2016 Puebla, Mexico Challenger Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Mexico Santiago González
Croatia Mate Pavić
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Win 21–14 Mar 2016 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Challenger Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Mexico Santiago González
Croatia Mate Pavić
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 22–14 Mar 2017 Irving, US Challenger Grass Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
6–3, 6–4
Win 23–14 Jun 2017 Surbiton, UK Challenger Grass Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Philippines Treat Huey
United States Denis Kudla
6–3, 7–6(7–0)

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current to 2018 US Open.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 3R QF 0 / 3 5–3
French Open 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 3 2–3
Wimbledon 3R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 4 4–4
US Open 2R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 4 5–4
Win–Loss 3–3 4–4 5–4 4–3 0 / 14 16–14
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A QF 0 / 1 2–1
Miami Open A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Italian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 0 / 3 2–3

Mixed Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 0–1
French Open A A 0–0
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1–2
US Open A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 1–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus Daniell gets his own Big Day Out". stuff.co.nz. 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Home Town Hero". heinekenopen.co.nz. 16 January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Daniell hoping for another big upset at Games". Stuff.co.nz. NZPA. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Ford, Greg (2 October 2010). "Kiwi athletes hope rules will be relaxed at games". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rio 2016 | New Zealand Olympic Team". New Zealand Olympic Team. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Kiwi doubles player in race to be fit for French Open". Retrieved 2018-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Marcus Daniell to miss French Open". Retrieved 2018-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Big changes for Kiwi doubles players for grass court season". NZ Herald. Retrieved June 20, 2018. 

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