Daniel Cox

Daniel Mark L. Cox (born 28 September 1990 in Lincoln, England), is a British tennis player.

Daniel Cox
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Full nameDaniel Mark L. Cox
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
ResidenceLincoln, England
Born (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 30)
Lincoln, England
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$265,787
Career record0–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 206 (28 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2014)
French OpenQ2 (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2014)
US OpenQ1 (2014)
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 309 (6 April 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2011)
Last updated on: 1 January 2019.

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[1] 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 finalsEdit

Singles: 26 (14–12)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (14–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–10)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Tour (0–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–9)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2008 Spain F36, Martos Futures Hard   Dan Evans   Kamil Čapkovič
  Dmitri Sitak
4–6, 5–2 ret.
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Great Britain F15, Chiswick Futures Hard (i)   Uladzimir Ignatik   Chris Eaton
  Dominic Inglot
0–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–3 Sep 2011 USA F24, Costa Mesa Futures Hard   Adam Hubble   Chris Eaton
  Neal Skupski
3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Oct 2011 Great Britain F17, Cardiff Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Smethurst   Oliver Golding
  Sean Thornley
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–5 Sep 2013 Great Britain F18, Sheffield Futures Hard   Richard Bloomfield   Lewis Burton
  Marcus Willis
1–6, 1–6
Loss 0–6 May 2014 Anning, China Challenger Hard   Gong Maoxin   Alex Bolt
  Andrew Whittington
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–6 Jul 2014 Binghamton, US Challenger Hard   Daniel Smethurst   Marius Copil
  Sergiy Stakhovsky
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
  Boy Westerhof
2–6, 6–4, [2–10]
Loss 1–8 Sep 2015 Great Britain F9, Nottingham Futures Hard   David Rice   Lloyd Glasspool
  Joshua Ward-Hibbert
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 1–9 Apr 2016 Qatar F1, Doha Futures Hard   Milos Sekulic   Antoine Bellier
  Benjamin Bonzi
2–6, 3–6


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