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DanaKz 09-11-2011 10:50 AM

Taro Daniel
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.

*bunny* 09-11-2011 01:33 PM

Re: Taro Daniel
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!

DanaKz 09-11-2011 05:45 PM

Re: Taro Daniel
Thanks for info, bunny! :) Let's see how he will doing :)

james82 09-18-2011 01:17 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
hes also coached by a aussie i think

*bunny* 09-24-2011 05:40 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
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

penzias 10-03-2011 01:14 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
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

Re: Taro Daniel
he has a twitter account now:

Sombrerero loco 11-14-2011 07:50 PM

Re: Taro Daniel
taro is ranked 469 this week, his career high ranking right now :) congrats and have a nice 2012 taro!

mayumashu 08-16-2012 08:51 PM

Re: Taro Daniel
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

Re: Taro Daniel
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

Re: Taro Daniel
from, last wednesday in italy 15k+H future

willoughby 08-20-2012 10:37 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
Taro is making his challenger level debut today at Segovia. He faces Frenchman Kenny De Schepper. Good luck Taro! :yeah:

james82 09-09-2012 03:26 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
hopefully he can get into the top 300 by the end of the year

Sombrerero loco 09-09-2012 09:36 AM

Re: Taro Daniel
he is trying to play some challengers and 15k, no more 10k at the moment. all the best taro!!

SKozak 09-10-2012 12:50 PM

Re: Taro Daniel
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!

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