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Danai ((Pik) Udomchoke Thai number one

DhammaTiger
09-12-2008, 12:13 AM
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

TOR CHITTINAND

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_Sports/11Sep2008_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:29.08.2008
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

You can get more information on Pik:

http://www.danaiudomchoke.net/en/index.asp

and

http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_pik.htm

I hope people will keep posting new information from any source in this thread. Thanks

*esther*
09-12-2008, 02:20 AM
I've read somewhere that he went to temple for a rehab?

DhammaTiger
09-12-2008, 02:31 PM
I've read somewhere that he went to temple for a rehab?

Actually, he entered the monkhood as an obligation. All Thai young men after age of 20 are required to enter the monastery as monks for a period of time. It's a tradition. they can stay for 1 week or 3 months but they must do it. So, it wasn't for rehab, but as part of Thai cultural practices. Paradorn also did it.I had a thread in GM about it, let me find it and I will post the link here.

DhammaTiger
09-12-2008, 02:48 PM
Here is the link to the thread on Pik's monkhood

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=119188&highlight=Danai+Udomchoke

Reaz
09-20-2008, 11:37 AM
I've seen Danai play against ferrero and nalbandian at the australian-if im correct he did beat ferrero in 5 sets.remember him to be a good player-fast and consistent baseliner.But in my opinion he needs to improve serve as rightly pointed out and play a little more intelligently like using sliced backhands or coming more towards the net.That is because he is a little smallish in size if you all dont mind.

DhammaTiger
09-20-2008, 01:06 PM
I've seen Danai play against ferrero and nalbandian at the australian-if im correct he did beat ferrero in 5 sets.remember him to be a good player-fast and consistent baseliner.But in my opinion he needs to improve serve as rightly pointed out and play a little more intelligently like using sliced backhands or coming more towards the net.That is because he is a little smallish in size if you all dont mind.

You are right,he is smallish compared to farang players. He acknowledged on his website his need to improve serve. I like his dedication to hard work. As I pointed out he finished his obligatory stay as a monk a few months ago, hopefully, that will improve his concentration.

DhammaTiger
09-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Pik got a wc for Bangkok Open but now he is in Djokovic's half of the draw and he has a tough opener with Nicolas Mahut
WC-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA vs MAHUT, Nicolas FRA

Chok dee na Pik!! ( Good luck to Pik!!!)

Pik's official website:
http://www.danaiudomchoke.net/en/index.asp

DhammaTiger
09-23-2008, 01:28 PM
Pik is playing Nicolas Mahut today. Chok dee na Pik !!!!

DhammaTiger
09-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Pik lost in 3 sets :sad: At least he fought and took a set off Mahut.

DhammaTiger
09-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Pik lost to Mahut in 3 sets :sad: At least he fought well. Anyway I hope he has better result in doubles. He is partnering Kittipong Watchiramanowong, good luck to them.

DhammaTiger
09-23-2008, 11:55 PM
In doubles Pik will partner Kittipong Wachiramonowong, the up and coming Thai junior. Chok dee na to both.

3-LINDSTEDT, Robert/PETZSCHNER, Philipp SWE/GER vs WC-UDOMCHOKE, Danai/WACHIRAMANOWONG, Kittipong THA

*esther*
09-24-2008, 02:03 AM
Aww Ah Li :hug:

Bring on the dubs, the defending champion's Ratiwatana Bros, right? ;)

DhammaTiger
09-24-2008, 10:42 AM
Aww Ah Li :hug:

Bring on the dubs, the defending champion's Ratiwatana Bros, right? ;)

Thanks Ah Esther :hug: yes bring on the dubs. I made a thread for the twins and posted a youtube clip ;)

DhammaTiger
09-25-2008, 05:15 PM
Danai los in doubles too :hug:

DhammaTiger
09-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Danai is in the qualifying round in Tokyo. Today he won his first match vs Mitsuhashi 62 75 :bigclap:
Chok dee na Pik and hope he makes it to the main draw.

DhammaTiger
09-29-2008, 03:35 PM
Danai is in the main draw of the tokyo open having made it through qualifying.Now will play J.Levine. This is tough opener for Pik, as Levine is very tough. I remember he gave a hard time to Rafa in Toronto or cincy, I am not sure which of those two.
Chok dee na Pik!

DhammaTiger
09-30-2008, 12:59 PM
Sadly Pik lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 to Levine :sad:

DhammaTiger
10-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Pik won his 1st round match in Tashkent challenger today :yippee: :banana:

UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. ELGIN, Michail RUS 64 64

Chok dee na Pik :yippee:

*esther*
10-15-2008, 02:33 AM
:woohoo:

DhammaTiger
10-15-2008, 10:14 AM
I think he will play Cindy's "husband" next rd so it will be very tough :eek:.
Chok dee na Pik :yippee: keeping my fingers crossed

DhammaTiger
10-16-2008, 11:46 PM
Pik lost :sad: to Bjorn Phau. Phau has a lot of experience and is having a good season.
Chok dee na in the next tournament Pik.

DhammaTiger
10-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Seoul R1 : Udomchoke(THA) d. Bachinger(GER) 46 62 62

:woohoo: :bigclap: :banana:

Chok dee na in the next rd :yippee:

DhammaTiger
10-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Seoul Rd 2. Finally, Pik finished the match which was postponed since yesterday and won in straight sets
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. Q-SLANAR, Martin AUT 62 62

:bigclap: :woohoo: :yippee: :banana:


now he has to play his round 3 match tonight.UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA vs CRUCIAT, Adrian ROU

good luck tonight to Pik :yippee:

DhammaTiger
10-24-2008, 02:13 PM
Danai is in semi final he defeated Cruciat 6-3 3-0 ret :bigclap: :yippee: :woohoo: :bounce:

*esther*
10-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Well done :bigclap:

vs Ivo Minar?

DhammaTiger
10-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Well done :bigclap:

vs Ivo Minar?

yes, it will be tough but I hope Danai makes it.
Ah Xun final :yippee:

*esther*
10-24-2008, 02:31 PM
Good Luck Pik :woohoo:

3 Asians plus a Czech.

I saw Pik and Ivo at 2007 KL challenger. ;)

DhammaTiger
10-25-2008, 12:50 AM
^^ Ah Esther, do u have pics with Pik and Ivo?
The semis are gr8 for Asian tennis. 1 thai, 1 taiwanese and 1 korean. I want all Asian final Pik and Ah Hsun.

DhammaTiger
10-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Pik lost to the Farang. Chok mai dee ( Bad luck) :hug: :sad: :bigcry:


3-MINAR, Ivo CZE d. UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA 61 64

DhammaTiger
10-26-2008, 10:09 PM
Pik has tough opening match in Busan Challenger on Monday.Chok dee na PiK :yippee:

6-BERRER, Michael GER vs UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA

DhammaTiger
10-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Danai lost in the 1st rd in Busan in 2 tight sets.
M. Berrer def D. Udomchoke 7-6 7-5
:sad: :bigcry:

DhammaTiger
10-29-2008, 01:41 AM
Danai and his partner Kristian Pless lost in the 1st rd doubles in Busan. The match was very tight as the scoreline suggests. Poor dai chok mi dee( bad luck) in Busan losing both in singles and doubles in 1st rd.

KAROL, Dusan/SNOBEL, Pavel CZE d. PLESS, Kristian/UDOMCHOKE, Danai DEN/THA 61 46 13-11

:bigcry: :sad: :sobbing:

DhammaTiger
11-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Danai is playing in the Astana Challenger, in Kazakhistan.
He will play a qalifyer today.

Udomchoke vs Q.
:woohoo: Chok dee na Pik.

DhammaTiger
11-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Pik is playing in challenger in Toyota, Japan. He will face T. Cakl tuesday.

Chok dee na Pik :yippee:

DhammaTiger
11-25-2008, 01:00 PM
Danai defeated Cakl in Toyota Challenger event today:

3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. CAKL, Tomas CZE 63 75

chewy
11-27-2008, 01:40 PM
He's in the QF :)

DhammaTiger
11-28-2008, 12:14 AM
He's in the QF :)

Hello Chewy :wavey: great to see you here :hug:

Yup, he is in the quarters 3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. Q-BORVANOV, Roman USA 63 76(7):yippee: :woohoo: :banana: :bigclap:

The quarters will be tough he will play, DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien FRA

Chok dee na Pik :yippee:

DhammaTiger
11-28-2008, 01:35 PM
Pik lost in the quarters :sad: :bigcry:

DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien FRA d. 3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA 76 64

jirobkk
05-18-2009, 06:02 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Danai_Udomchoke/General/busan2009.jpg

Great day for Thais at Busan Open

BUSAN Korea, May 17, 2009
Second seed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand successfully captured his first ATP challenger title this year in the $US75,000 Busan Open in Busan, Korea earlier today.

Danai had to play two matches due to a rain-delayed from yesterday. The Thai 27-year-old avenged his Bangkok challenger final defeat to Florian Mayer with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over the German third seed in the semifinals, then defeated Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic(ATP-243) in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, to win the title. Danai got US$10,800 and 90 ATP entry points for singles champion.

In doubles, twin brothers Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana took home the title after defeating Japanese pair of Toshihide Matsui and Tasuku Iwami in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. It was twin brothers' fifth ATP challenger title this year and the seventeenth in their career. The 26-year-old Ratiwatanas who won two ATP titles in Bangkok 2007 and Chennai in 2008, awarded US$4,650 and 90 ATP entry points.

Tennisfan-Mtl
05-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Hey :wavey:

Danai is in Carson, CA this week.

Why hasn't he tried qualifying for the French Open ?

jirobkk
05-25-2009, 01:10 PM
Hey :wavey:

Danai is in Carson, CA this week.

Why hasn't he tried qualifying for the French Open ?

Very easy !!! Clay is not his favorite surface.