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Daniel Brands (born 17 July 1987) is a German professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 51, achieved in August 2013.

Daniel Brands
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Full nameDaniel Fabian Brands
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceDeggendorf, Germany
Born (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 31)
Deggendorf, Germany
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,135,629
Singles
Career record60–93
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 51 (19 August 2013)
Current rankingNo. 167 (4 March 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2016)
French Open1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon4R (2010)
US Open2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record9–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 154 (19 May 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open1R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2013)
Last updated on: 4 March 2019.

Contents

Professional careerEdit

2008Edit

Brands began 2008 ranked No. 220. After a few unimpressive tournaments to start the year, he beat no. 132 Aisam Qureshi and no. 193 Simon Stadler en route to a semifinal Challenger finish in Germany in February. In March, he made the quarters of a Challenger in Japan before losing to no. 124 Yen-Hsun Lu, then reached the quarters of a Challenger in Sarajevo, beating no. 169 Matthias Bachinger.

In May, Brands reached the quarterfinals at two more Challengers, beating no. 66 Michael Berrer and no. 114 Brian Dabul, while also winning the doubles title in one and reaching the doubles final in the other. Then, with his ranking at a career-high of no. 210, he beat no. 123 Nicolás Massú, no. 151 Pablo Andújar (who beat him a week earlier), and no. 198 Alex Bogomolov to qualify into the main draw of the 2008 French Open.

2009Edit

Brands made it to the semifinals of the 2009 BMW Open, before losing to Mikhail Youzhny. He lost in the first round of the 2009 French Open to Robert Kendrick.

2010Edit

Brands again bowed out in the first round of the [2010 French Open], but he put up a great performance only to fall short against the eighth seed Frenchman and world no. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Brands made his Wimbledon debut at the 2010 tournament, defeating Igor Andreev in the first round. He continued his run in the second round by upsetting world no. 5 and seventh seed Nikolay Davydenko, who was returning from injury. Brands then saved four match points at two sets to love down against Victor Hănescu, to win while leading the fifth set when Hanescu retired due to injury, and a controversial issue with the crowd. In the fourth round, Brands lost to eventual finalist Tomáš Berdych.

At the 2010 US Open tournament Brands was defeated by countryman Benjamin Becker in the first round in straight sets. He then accepted a Wildcard for an ATP Challenger Tour event in Braşov, Romania where he bowed out in the first round. The Open de Moselle in Metz was his next tournament. He fell to Tommy Robredo in the first round.

He reached his first quarterfinal of the season at the Thailand Open in Bangkok defeating Illya Marchenko and Thiemo de Bakker, where he saved a matchpoint. He was again knocked out by Benjamin Becker.

2012Edit

Brands lost to Marin Čilić in the Croatia Open.[1]

2013Edit

Brands entered the Australian Open beating 27th seed Martin Klizan before losing to an in-form Bernard Tomic. In the French Open he drew Rafael Nadal in the first round. He shocked Rafa, winning the opening set 6–4 with a punishing serve and huge flat groundstrokes, reminiscent of both Söderling and Rosol, who upset Rafa in the French Open and Wimbledon, respectively. Brands went ahead in the second set tie breaker 3–0, but his level slightly dropped and Nadal's rose. After pulling Nadal off the court with a second serve at 3–2, Brands missed a backhand into the open court that provided the break that Nadal needed to climb back in and win the tiebreaker, 7–4. Brands let down slightly in the next game and was broken for the first time in the match. Nadal upped his game and won the next two sets 6–4 and 6–3. Nadal was quoted by the New York Times as saying, "I don’t know what he's ranked, but he can’t be ranked 60th playing like that. I can’t believe it.”[2]

ATP Challenger Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (7–6)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2007 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Robin Haase 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2007 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay   Simon Greul 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2008 Timişoara, Romania Clay   Daniel Muñoz de la Nava 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Win 2–2 Nov 2009 Eckental, Germany Carpet (i)   Dustin Brown 6–4, 6–4
Win 3–2 Apr 2010 Monza, Italy Clay   Pablo Andújar 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–3 May 2010 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   José Acasuso 3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Jan 2011 Heilbronn, Germany Hard (i)   Bastian Knittel 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)
Win 4–4 Jul 2011 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay   Andreas Beck 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 5–4 Nov 2011 Helsinki, Finland Hard   Matthias Bachinger 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Win 6–4 Nov 2012 Eckental, Germany (2) Carpet (i)   Ernests Gulbis 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Loss 6–5 Sep 2015 Como, Italy Clay   Andrey Kuznetsov 4–6, 3–6
Win 7–5 Jul 2018 Recanati, Italy Hard   Adrián Menéndez Maceiras 7–5, 6–3
Loss 7–6 Jul 2018 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Sebastian Ofner 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Doubles: 5 (3–2)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2007 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   John Paul Fruttero   Lukáš Rosol
  Martin Slanar
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Win 2–0 Jun 2007 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Adam Feeney   Kamil Čapkovič
  Ivan Dodig
6–2, 6–4
Win 3–0 May 2008 Dresden, Germany Clay   Jun Woong-sun   Ilija Bozoljac
  Dušan Vemić
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]
Loss 3–1 May 2008 San Remo, Italy Clay   Matthias Bachinger   Harel Levy
  Jim Thomas
4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–2 Oct 2015 Sacramento, United States Carpet   Dustin Brown   Blaž Kavčič
  Grega Žemlja
1–6, 6–3, [3–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 French Open Qualifying.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R Q1 2R 1R A 2R Q1 A Q1 0 / 5 2–5
French Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R 1R A Q3 Q1 A Q1 0 / 6 0–6
Wimbledon A A A Q2 Q2 4R Q1 Q1 2R Q3 A Q3 1R A 0 / 3 4–3
US Open A A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R A A 1R Q1 Q2 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 18 7–18
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A Q2 Q2 A 2R 1R A Q1 A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami Open A A A A A A 1R A 1R 1R A Q1 A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A Q1 A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 2–7
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A A PO QF A PO A A 0 / 1 2–0
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 1 4 5 19 11 8 23 11 1 4 4 1 1 93
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 7–5 9–19 4–11 5–8 24–23 3–11 2–1 2–4 1–4 0–1 1–1 60–93
Win % 50% 20% 58% 32% 27% 38% 51% 21% 67% 33% 20% 0% 50% 39%
Year-end ranking 701 526 220 150 92 104 110 153 54 329 159 168 320 182

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
French Open A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
US Open 1R A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 5 2–5

Record against top-10 playersEdit

Brands' match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows. Only ATP Tour main draw results are considered.

* As of 22 October 2018.

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

Season 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score DB Rank
2009
1.   Gilles Simon 7 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 120
2010
2.   Nikolay Davydenko 5 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8), 6–1 98
2013
3.   Janko Tipsarević 10 Munich, Germany Clay QF 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 69
4.   Roger Federer 5 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 2R 6–3, 6–4 55
2014
5.   David Ferrer 3 Doha, Qatar Hard 2R 6–4, 7–5 54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cilic beats Brands to reach Umag quarterfinals". News OK. Associated Press. 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ After Nadal Dodges Upset, a Wild Card Delivers One, Christopher Clarey, NY Times, 27 May 2013

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