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Marcos Diniz Daniel (born July 4, 1978 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul) is a retired professional tennis player from Brazil who turned professional in 1997. The right-hander reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 56 in September 2009. He is coached by his brother, Márcio.

Marcos Daniel
Marcos Daniel.jpg
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidencePasso Fundo, Brazil
Born (1978-07-04) July 4, 1978 (age 41)
Passo Fundo, Brazil
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,114,707
Singles
Career record24–66 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 56 (September 14, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
French Open2R (2008)
Wimbledon1R (2006, 2008, 2010)
US Open1R (2006, 2008)
Doubles
Career record14–32 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 102 (December 5, 2005)
Last updated on: August 9, 2010.

Tennis careerEdit

Marcos Daniel's brother owns an academy for developing young tennis players, called Daniel Tennis Center where Marcos Daniel used to work as a ball catcher. He started playing youth tournaments at age 5. When he was 12, representing this academy, he reached his first final but he did not succeed in winning the title.[1]

In August 2009, he reached the semi-finals of the ATP Gstaad tournament. He also reached the semi-finals there in 2006.

He qualified for the 2009 French Open and lost in the first round to Rafael Nadal after giving a strong performance, 5–7, 4–6, 3–6.

Titles (21)Edit

Singles (14)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (14)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (13)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. September 2, 2003 Gramado, Brazil Hard   José de Armas 7–5, 7–5
2. July 18, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Jean-Julien Rojer 6–4, 6–4
3. October 17, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Daniel Köllerer 6–2, 6–3
4. November 7, 2005 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Flávio Saretta 6–2, 1–6, 6–0
5. October 15, 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Santiago Giraldo 7–6(3), 6–4
6. March 3, 2008 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Iván Navarro 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
7. September 15, 2008 Cali, Colombia Clay   Leonardo Mayer 6–2 retired
8. September 22, 2008 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Horacio Zeballos 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
9. March 22, 2009 Marrakech, Morocco Clay   Lamine Ouahab 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
10. May 17, 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Olivier Rochus 6–3, 6–4
11. July 19, 2009 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Horacio Zeballos 4–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
12. April 18, 2010 Blumenau, Brazil Clay   Bastian Knittel 7–5, 6–7(5), 6–4
13. October 30, 2010 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Thomaz Bellucci 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
14. November 7, 2010 Medelín, Colombia Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (7)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (4)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. July 28, 2003 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   Alexandre Simoni   Kentaro Masuda
  Takahiro Terachi
6–4, 6–2
2. September 2, 2003 Gramado, Brazil Hard   Alexandre Simoni   Santiago González
  Alejandro Hernández
7–6(5), 6–4
3. August 9, 2004 Manta, Ecuador Hard   Santiago González   Eric Nunez
  Jimy Szymanski
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
4. April 18, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Santiago González   Goran Dragicevic
  Mirko Pehar
7–6(4), 6–3
5. September 12, 2005 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Fernando Vicente   Flavio Cipolla
  Alessandro Motti
6–2, 6–7(1), 7–5
6. October 17, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Santiago González   Frederico Gil
  Marcelo Melo
6–2, 7–5
7. October 8, 2007 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Brian Dabul   Hugo Armando
  Ricardo Mello
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]

Runners-up (14)Edit

Singles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (6)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 8, 2001 Lima, Peru Clay   Juan Ignacio Chela 6–2, 1–0 retired
2. September 12, 2005 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Marco Mirnegg 6–3, 3–0 retired
3. October 10, 2005 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Thiago Alves 1–6, 7–6(1), 6–2
4. March 5, 2007 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–4, 6–4
5. November 12, 2007 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Sergio Roitman 6–1, 6–4
6. November 19, 2007 Lima, Peru Clay   Pablo Cuevas 0–6, 6–4, 6–3
7. March 31, 2008 Napoli, Italy Clay   Potito Starace 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(3)

Doubles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. September 24, 2001 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Ricardo Mello   Adriano Ferreira
  Edgardo Massa
Walkover
2. June 24, 2002 Eisenach, Germany Clay   Adrián García   Edwin Kempes
  Martin Verkerk
6–3, 6–4
3. July 26, 2004 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   Iván Miranda   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
6–2, 7–5
4. January 3, 2005 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Tomas Behrend   André Sá
  Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–2
5. January 17, 2005 La Serena, Chile Clay   Tomas Behrend   Enzo Artoni
  Ramón Delgado
7–6(2), 6–4
6. April 4, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Flávio Saretta   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Šnobel
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
7. July 18, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Santiago González   Brian Dabul
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CBT news Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine

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