Taro Daniel

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Taro Daniel
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Country  Japan
Residence Valencia, Spain
Born (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 22)
New York, USA
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) José Francisco Altur
Prize money $245,552
Career record 2–10 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 125 (8 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 125 (8 June 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2014)
French Open 1R (2015)
Wimbledon Q1 (2014, 2015)
US Open 1R (2014)
Career record 0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 566 (23 September 2013)
Current ranking No. 1129 (8 June 2015)
Last updated on: 8 June 2015.

Taro Daniel (ダニエル 太郎?) (born 27 January 1993) is an American-born Japanese professional tennis player. He trains in Valencia, Spain with coach José Francisco Altur and prefers clay courts.

Personal life[edit]

His father, Paul Daniel, is an American, and his mother, Yasue, Japanese. He grew up in various places in the world. He spent most of his elementary school days in Nagoya, Japan. He went to the Nagoya International School. He and his family moved to Spain when he was fourteen. He speaks English, Japanese, and Spanish. He has one sister, Kana.

Tennis career[edit]

Early Age[edit]

Taro started playing tennis when he was 7, He practiced at the Shinrin Longwood Tennis Club in Nagoya City during his years in Japan. He got third place for under 12 in the All Japan Junior Tennis Tournament.

Pro tour[edit]

Taro reached the third qualifying round of the 2014 Australian Open, defeating Henri Laaksonen and Paul Capdeville, before losing to Thomaz Bellucci.

Qualifying for his first ATP tournament, he made the quarterfinals of the 2014 Royal Guard Open in Viña del Mar, after gaining revenge over Bellucci and defeating eighth seed Federico Delbonis. Previously, he had won a couple of Futures events and made the semifinals or finals of some Challenger Circuit events.

Career statistics[edit]

ATP Challenger finals (2–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 November 2013 Yeongwol, South Korea Hard United States Bradley Klahn 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 8 September 2014 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 20 April 2015 Vercelly, Italy Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1 June 2015 Fürth, Germany Clay Spain Albert Montañés 6–3, 6–0


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