I am a fan of Danai or better knon in Thailand as Pik the Thai number one. For a long time he was number 2 to Paradorn, and now he has quietly emerged as Thai number 1 after a long timew in Paradorn's shadow. The highlight was winning the gold medal at the last Asian Games in Doha in 2006.
Since then his ranking plummeted to below 200 but thankfully now he has started rising again.
According to the news item in Bangkok Post today, he got a wild card for Bangkok Open starting September 21:
Danai given wildcard
Thailand's number one Danai Udomchoke has received a wildcard for the US$576,000 ATP Thailand Open at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani from September 21-28. Danai has steadily climbed up the ATP rankings after dropping out of the top 200 earlier this year. He is currently ranked 155th.
In the past two months he showed signs of improvement by reaching the final in two Challenger events in Canada and the semi-finals in New Delhi.http://www.bangkokpost.com/110908_Sp...08_sport22.php
Pik is a hard worker and he is now working to improve his serve and concentration, as he said in a statement on his website:
have to improve my serve..
i have to improve my serve for for thailand open because if i still serve like last 2 months then i cant win first round for thailand open for sure so from now on i have to practice hard on my serve and have to talk with the dortor for my concentration also..so i hope it will be better for thailand open kup..http://www.danaiudomchoke.net/en/index.asp
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I hope people will keep posting new information from any source in this thread. Thanks