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Daniel Gimeno Traver (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈnjel xiˈmeno tɾaˈβeɾ];[1][2] born 7 August 1985) is a professional Spanish tennis player who turned pro in 2004, when he was eighteen years old. He reached the final of Casablanca in 2015 and has won 12 Challenger Tour events, achieving a career-high singles ranking of World No. 48 in March 2013.

Daniel Gimeno Traver
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Gimeno Traver at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceNules, Castellón, Spain
Born (1985-08-07) 7 August 1985 (age 34)
Valencia, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJose Altur
Prize money$3,186,839
Singles
Career record97–173
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 48 (18 March 2013)
Current rankingNo. 182 (16 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2009, 2010, 2013, 2015)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open3R (2010)
Doubles
Career record42–82
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 63 (6 February 2012)
Current rankingNo. 1016 (28 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2011)
French Open3R (2013)
Wimbledon1R (2013, 2015)
US Open3R (2010)
Last updated on: 7 June 2018.

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Personal lifeEdit

Daniel Gimeno Traver was born 7 August 1985 in Valencia, Spain. He is the son of Javier, a chemist, and Marisol, a nurse, and is the second of four brothers, Carlos, Miguel and Víctor being his siblings.

Tennis careerEdit

Gimeno Traver started playing tennis at the age of 2. He prefers to play on clay and is currently coached by Israel Sevilla.

JuniorsEdit

As a junior, he won the European Championships in 2003 beating Marcos Baghdatis in Switzerland. Gimeno Traver won a further 5 junior titles, compiling a singles win/loss record of 51–10 and reaching as high as No. 4 in the junior world rankings in May 2003. He also beat Novak Djokovic on the way to a quarter-final place at Roland Garros, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: QF (2003)
Wimbledon: 1R (2003)
US Open: 3R (2003)

Pro tourEdit

Gimeno Traver reached ATP World Tour semifinals at Stuttgart and Gstaad in 2010, St. Petersburg in 2012 and Oeiras in 2014. His best Grand Slam performance was at the 2010 US Open, when he beat Jarkko Nieminen and Jérémy Chardy to reach the third round.

At the 2015 Grand Prix Hassan II, Gimeno Traver defeated seeded players Mikhail Kukushkin and Jiří Veselý to reach his first ATP 250 final, where he lost to Martin Kližan.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-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 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2015 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay   Martin Kližan 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-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 (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2011 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay   Pablo Andújar   Marcelo Melo
  Bruno Soares
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2012 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay   Fred Gil   Pablo Andújar
  Carlos Berlocq
1–6, 7–5, [12–10]

Challenger career finalsEdit

Singles (14–11)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 9 August 2004 Cordenons Clay   Daniel Köllerer 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2. 12 May 2008 Aarhus Clay   Éric Prodon 7–5, 7–5
3. 1 September 2008 Brasov Clay   Alexander Flock 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
4. 14 September 2009 Banja Luka Clay   Julian Reister 6–4, 6–1
5. 5 October 2009 Tarragona Clay   Paolo Lorenzi 6–4, 6–0
6. 2 August 2010 Segovia Hard   Adrian Mannarino 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
7. 11 September 2011 Sevilla Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–3, 6–3
8. 17 June 2012 Monza Clay   Albert Montañés 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
9. 10 September 2012 Sevilla Clay   Tommy Robredo 6–3, 6–2
10. 30 September 2012 Madrid Clay   Jan-Lennard Struff 6–4, 6–2
11. 2 September 2013 Alphen aan den Rijn Clay   Thomas Schoorel 6-2, 6-4
12. 10 September 2013 Sevilla Clay   Stephane Robert 6-4, 7-6(7–2)
13. 28 September 2014 Kenitra Clay   Albert Ramos 6-3, 6-4
14. 1 February 2015 Bucaramanga Clay   Gastão Elias 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Runners-upEdit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 5 September 2005 Brasov Clay   Daniel Elsner 5–7, 2–6
2. 5 November 2007 Guayaquil Clay   Nicolás Lapentti 3–6, 7–6(6), 5–7
3. 10 March 2008 Tanger Clay   Marcel Granollers 4–6, 4–6
4. 15 September 2008 Banja Luka Clay   Ilija Bozoljac 4–6, 4–6
5. 12 October 2009 Asunción Clay   Ramón Delgado 6–7(2–7), 6–1, 3–6
6. 5 July 2010 San Benedetto Clay   Carlos Berlocq 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
7. 2 October 2011 Madrid Clay   Jérémy Chardy 1–6, 7–5, 6–7(3–7)
8. 12 August 2012 Cordenons Clay   Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(5–7), 3–6
9. 21 August 2016 Cordenons Clay   Taro Daniel 3–6, 4–6
10. 1 October 2017 Rome Clay   Filip Krajinović 4–6, 3–6
11. 22 April 2018 Tunis Clay   Guido Andreozzi 2–6, 0–3 ret.

Doubles (3–6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1 May 2006 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Iván Navarro   Bart Beks
  Martijn van Haasteren
6–2, 7–5
2. 5 May 2008 Telde, Spain Clay   Daniel Muñoz   Miguel Ángel López
  José Antonio Sánchez
6–3, 6–1
3. 29 September 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay   Iván Navarro   Colin Ebelthite
  Jaroslav Pospíšil
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]

Runners-upEdit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 15 August 2005 Cordenons, Italy Clay   Melle van Gemerden   Daniel Köllerer
  Oliver Marach
WEA (no winner)
2. 13 October 2008 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Rubén Ramírez   Franco Ferreiro
  Flávio Saretta
3–6, 2–6
3. 19 September 2009 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay   Pere Riba   Tomasz Bednarek
  Mateusz Kowalczyk
1–6, 4–6
4. 20 August 2011 San Sebastián, Spain Clay   Israel Sevilla   Stefano Ianni
  Simone Vagnozzi
3–6, 4–6
5. 1 October 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay   Morgan Phillips   David Marrero
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
4–6, 7–6(10–8), [9–11]
6. 10 June 2012 Caltanissetta, Italy Clay   Iván Navarro   Marcel Felder
  Antonio Veić
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

Current till 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1–7
French Open 1R Q2 A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R Q2 Q1 Q2 4–8
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A Q1 Q2 1–6
US Open A A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 2–7
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–4 0–4 0–3 2–4 0–4 1–3 0-1 0-0 0-0 8–28
Year-end Ranking 192 267 170 90 72 56 107 70 77 112 98 115

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 1–6
French Open 2R A 2R 1R 3R A 2R A A A 5–5
Wimbledon A A 1R A 1R A 1R A A 0–3
US Open A 3R 2R A 1R A 1R A A 3–3
Win–Loss 1–2 2–2 3–4 0–2 2–4 0–1 1–3 0-0 0-0 0-0 9–18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joma Sport (24 April 2013). "Daniel Gimeno Traver nos presenta las Joma Pro Roland". YouTube (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ Joma Sport (14 May 2012). "Entrevista Daniel Gimeno Traver". YouTube (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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