Taro Daniel

Born Jan 27, 1993
Nationality United States United States

Taro Daniel is a professional tennis player born on January 27, 1993, in New York City. The Japanese player boasts seven ATP Challenger Tour titles and one ATP Tour singles title. His highest world ranking is number 64.

The 6-foot-3-inch professional athlete was born to a Japanese mother and an American father. He spent most of his preparatory years in Saitama, Japan, and had grown up in various places all over the world together with his little sister, Kana. During his time in Japan, he studied at Nagoya International School. By age 14, his family moved to Spain. Due to his exposure to several countries, Daniel knows how to speak Japanese, Spanish, and English.

At the early age of 7, Taro began playing tennis. He trained with the Shinrin Longwood Tennis club while he was in Japan and earned third place during the All-Japan Junior Tennis Tournament. He made his professional debut in 2009 and competed in several ITF Futures.

From 2011 to 2014, Daniel was able to reach his first Challenger finals. This happened during the 2012 ATP Challenger Tour. It was also during this time when ranking moved up from number 978 to 241. In 2014, he made it to the qualifying round of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup World Group as well as the US Open which allowed him to make his Grand Slam main-draw debut. He was also nominated for the first time on the Japanese Davis Cup team.

It was in 2015 when Daniel officially made it to the top 100 in the ATP rankings. By 2016, was able to compete in the Olympics, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, and the Davis Cup World Group as well as the Australian Open, French Open, and the Wimbledon Championships.

Daniel continued to improve his ranking from 2017 to 2021. In 2017, he was able to compete with Rafael Nadal in the US Open but lost after four sets. In 2018 on the other hand, he defeated the former number 1 in the world, Novak Djokovic as well as Cameron Norrie. He also made his ATP final debut which catapulted his ranking.

Career Highlights

Singles:- Career Record: 53-86- Career Titles: 1- Highest Ranking: 64th - Current Ranking: 112th (May 2021)

Doubles:- Career Record:2-20- Career Titles: 0- Highest Ranking:351st - Current Ranking:623rd (May 2021)

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