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Taro Daniel

09-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Taro is 18 yo, he lives in Valencia, Spain, he already quit Junior Tour and plays spanish Futures, was in two Futures tournaments finals (Oviedo and Balaguer) but lost in both (to Andrey Kuznetsov and Joao Souza respectively). ATP @572
I believe his father is Spaniard? Or American? Anyway, he is playing under Japanese flag.
Speaks three languages fluently: japanese, english and spanish.

09-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Hi Dana, :wavey:
He's half American, half Japanese. He was born in N.Y., grew up in Japan, and went to Spain to train tennis when he was 13, around the time his family moved to Europe on his father's business.

Tennis coverage in Japan is quite limited but I saw his postmatch interviews after junior GS matches during slam coverages and as you would expect he doesn't come across as average Japanese (shy and not very extrovert)---Taro is easier with himself and a bit flamboyant. :) He's also tall---188 cm---it will be very interesting how he develops as a pro!

09-11-2011, 05:45 PM
Thanks for info, bunny! :) Let's see how he will doing :)

09-18-2011, 01:17 AM
hes also coached by a aussie i think

09-24-2011, 05:40 AM
Taro got WC for KL main draw! :)
It will be his first ATP tour tournament.
Sorry looks like the information was wrong and he's not in the draw. :o

10-03-2011, 01:14 AM
Looks like he's maturing physically and that allows him to perform consistently. This guy is really good, i wouldn't be surprised to see him around 250 within a year.
BTW her sister Kana is also one of the best "spanish" players in her age group.

Sombrerero loco
10-30-2011, 07:37 PM
he has a twitter account now:

Sombrerero loco
11-14-2011, 07:50 PM
taro is ranked 469 this week, his career high ranking right now :) congrats and have a nice 2012 taro!

08-16-2012, 08:51 PM
I always figured he had Brazilian/Japanese mixed roots, as Daniel sounds like a Brazilian surname and there are tens of thousands of Brazilians and Japanese (Sao Paulo and Gunma Prefecture are two places in particular) with mixed Brazilian-Japanese heritage, but he has an American father, huh? Great to see him doing well! (I'm Euro-Canadian, my wife Japanese, and we have our three kids playing some tennis.)

Sombrerero loco
08-17-2012, 11:21 AM
yeah, his dad is american, mum is japanese and he lives in spain

well he is improving his ranking all the time. this week, career high on 335 and he won his first future title last month

Sombrerero loco
08-17-2012, 11:27 AM
from tennisalternative.com, last wednesday in italy 15k+H future


08-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Taro is making his challenger level debut today at Segovia. He faces Frenchman Kenny De Schepper. Good luck Taro! :yeah:

09-09-2012, 03:26 AM
hopefully he can get into the top 300 by the end of the year

Sombrerero loco
09-09-2012, 09:36 AM
he is trying to play some challengers and 15k, no more 10k at the moment. all the best taro!!

09-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Sevila Challenger
Taro Daniel (JPN) def [Q] David Estruch (ESP) 7-5 6-2
It's the first win in the MDs of Challenger Tour for 19yo Taro. Congrats!

Sombrerero loco
09-10-2012, 06:07 PM
vamos tarooooooooo :bowdown: :woohoo:

09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
needs one more win to be the 2nd player born in 1993 to enter the top 300 after jason kubler

Sombrerero loco
09-12-2012, 05:59 PM
he lost in the second :hysteric:

Sombrerero loco
02-03-2013, 05:06 PM
hey guys, please click like on taroīs facebook fanpage to follow him!!


02-08-2013, 04:47 AM
hey guys, please click like on taroīs facebook fanpage to follow him!!


did u create it ?

04-30-2013, 02:18 AM
Interview with Taro at the Tallahassee Challenger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8JdW4U6Fk0

Sombrerero loco
04-30-2013, 09:52 AM
thanks a lot for posting =D and good luck taro vs ryan harrison

Sombrerero loco
10-06-2013, 10:29 AM
taro got to his first challenger doubles final =D

Sombrerero loco
01-28-2014, 12:26 PM
lost in australian open qualifying round to bellucci. well done :hug:
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Taro%2BDaniel%2BAustralian%2BOpen%2BQualifying%2Bx WqJlSEo2Ukl.jpg

Sombrerero loco
01-28-2014, 12:35 PM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Taro%2BDaniel%2BAustralian%2BOpen%2BQualifying%2Ba FukUt_GQN3l.jpg

02-05-2014, 05:25 AM
hes gotta catch up to thiem and vesley :)
i wonder if japan is to play on clay at davis cup next if they will pick him cause ito and soeda not good on clay at all

Sombrerero loco
02-05-2014, 08:14 AM
career high ranking next monday =D

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2014, 03:17 PM
into top 200 next monday! qfs in viņa del mar =D

Sombrerero loco
02-09-2014, 10:14 AM
click like on his official fanpage guys =D


02-10-2014, 08:35 AM
hes gotta catch up to thiem and vesley :)
i wonder if japan is to play on clay at davis cup next if they will pick him cause ito and soeda not good on clay at all

Davis cup will be played on Hard court ・・・・:sad:

Sombrerero loco
04-17-2014, 05:46 PM
taro beats bemelmans and dancevic, into sarasota challenger qfs =DD

https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10150563_10203301446874293_2423842464170410796_n.j pg

05-03-2014, 04:53 PM

Next Tournament: Challenger Roma in Italy!
Maindraw starts on Monday! Come On Taro!

05-07-2014, 11:56 PM

Taro Daniel is Quarter-Finalist in Challenger of Rome!
He defeated today Italian Potito Starace by 6-1 6-4 in 1 Hour and 7 Minutes of Match on Centre Court.
Tomorrow at 3:00 PM against Pablo Cuevas.
Good Luck!

Congrats Taro! Really great win over Starace..

Sombrerero loco
05-08-2014, 07:21 AM
great job taro :bowdown:

05-18-2014, 08:39 PM

Ready for ROLAND-GARROS 2014! Qualies starts on Tuesday!
Greetings from France! Come On Taro!

Good Luck! Hope he can get some wins! :)

Sombrerero loco
05-18-2014, 08:46 PM
go taro!!!

06-03-2014, 02:47 AM

First Round in Challenger of Mestre against Thomas Fabbiano!
Thanks for all the Support, Come on Taro!

Please a good week Taro :bigclap:

06-05-2014, 02:37 AM

Lost the First Round of Challenger Mestre in Italy.
I have to straighten up my priorities and not focus as much on the results... Work for the level!
Next Tournament: Challenger Caltanissetta.

taro :hug:

06-08-2014, 07:22 PM

Ready for the Challenger of Caltanissetta!
First Round on Tuesday against Spanish Enrique Lopez-Perez.
Go for some wins in Italy! Thanks for the Support!

New Week, new chances :worship:

06-12-2014, 11:28 PM

After a 1st Round lost in Caltanissetta Challenger, Taro Daniel will play on next week the Qualifiers for Wimbledon 2014!
Good Luck! All the Support!

Good Luck in Wimby :)

Sombrerero loco
06-13-2014, 08:20 AM
good luck in wimbledon qualies taro!! his first wimbledon, btw

Sombrerero loco
08-23-2014, 11:08 AM
taro qualifies into us open main draw!!!

09-24-2014, 08:34 PM
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I will play in the Maindraw of
楽天ジャパンオープンテニスチャンピオンシップス (ATP 500 Tokyo)!
Thanks for the WC! See you there, Come On!

Good Luck Taro :)

09-27-2014, 07:10 PM
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First Round of 楽天ジャパンオープンテニスチャンピオンシップス (ATP 500 Tokyo) against Denis Istomin.
Thanks for the Support! Come on!

Give a great match please :hug:

01-15-2015, 12:46 AM
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Disappointing Australian Open 2015 but gotta keep my head in the right place and keep improving.
Also excited to be working with Diadora Japan - ディアドラ for shoes from this year!
Thanks all for the support!

Sombrerero loco
01-15-2015, 02:59 PM
:hug: shame

02-02-2015, 05:36 PM
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Qualified for the Maindraw of ATP 250 Open Sud de France!
First Round tomorrow against Paul-Henri Mathieu at 19:00 PM (Local Time) on Centre Court.

Comeback from 0-3 in last set :)

03-15-2015, 08:23 PM
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Canīt wait for Qualies of Miami Open 2015. Amazing support guys.

Come on Taro!

Sombrerero loco
03-15-2015, 09:52 PM
wc for miami qualies yes!

03-25-2015, 09:23 PM
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Lost in the Qualifyng Round of Miami Open 2015.
Thanks for your support!


Sombrerero loco
03-25-2015, 09:26 PM
he was close to qualify :hug:

05-21-2015, 05:51 PM
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Final Qualifying Round of ROLAND-GARROS 2015!
I will play against David Guez at 10:00 AM (Local Time) on Court 7.
Just one more before the Maindraw. Thanks for the amazing support!

One more please! Guez should be easy.
Good Luck :wavey:

05-23-2015, 12:36 AM
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Qualified to ROLAND-GARROS 2015!
Thanks everyone for the support.

Now against Verdasco :scared:

Sombrerero loco
05-23-2015, 09:19 AM
taro :bowdown:

05-24-2015, 11:42 PM
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First Round of ROLAND-GARROS 2015 will be tomorrow against Fernando Verdasco on Court 17.
Thanks for your support! Letīs Go!

Good Luck. I think he can win in 4 sets ;)

07-17-2015, 02:46 PM
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Tourist day in Europe!

Sombrerero loco
07-17-2015, 09:58 PM
career high of 112, this week =DD

07-26-2015, 08:29 PM
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Greetings from Germany!
First Round in ATP 500 Hamburg tomorrow against Jerzy Janowicz. The match will start at 11:30 AM (Local Time) on Centre Court.
Letīs Go!

Good Luck tomorrow :rocker:

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2015, 09:00 PM
promising draw!!