- Age: 26 (17.07.1987)
- Birthplace: Deggendorf, Germany
- Residence: Bogen, Germany
- Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
- Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2005
- Coach: Klaus Langenbach
- Website: http://www.daniel-brands.de
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Daniel Fabian Brands…Father, Karl-Bernd, works at an insurance company; mother, Ingrid, is a housewife…Has three older brothers, Simon, Philip and Julian…Considers serve as best part of his game and favorite surface is clay and grass courts…Enjoys playing and watching football and hockey…Considers best moment of his career reaching the Munich SFs in May 2009, the third round in Hamburg in July 2009 and round 16 at Wimbledon in June 2010…Players he admired growing up were Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanisevic and Roger Federer…Future goal is to reach Top 30…Practices at the TennisBase Oberhaching in Munich...Coached by countryman Klaus Langenbach.
2013 -- The German finished a year-end best No. 54, highlighted by QF or better 6 times. Qualified into main draw in an ATP World Tour-best 6 times (along w/Giraldo) and best result was SF in Doha (l. to Gasquet). Also SF in Munich (d. No. 10 Tipsarevic, l. to Kohlschreiber) in May…Reached QF in Dubai (l. to del Potro), Bucharest, Gstaad (d. No. 5 Federer in 2R) and in Basel (l. to Roger-Vasselin)…In Grand Slam play, went 2-4, reached 2R at Australian Open (l. to Tomic) as a qualifier and Wimbledon (l. to No. 6 Berdych). Fell in the 1R at Roland Garros to eventual champion Nadal. Became the second player to win a set vs. Nadal in the 1R at Roland Garros (after Isner won two in 2011), losing in four sets. Also fell in 1R at US Open (l. to Anderson)…Made Davis Cup debut in World Group play-off vs. Brazil and clinched tie with straight-set win over Bellucci…Compiled records of 12-12 on hard, 10-8 on clay and 2-3 on grass. Went 2-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $556,322…
2010 -- The German finished in Top 110 for second straight year highlighted by Grand Slam-best 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to eventual finalist Berdych); Took World No. 10 Tsonga to five sets in Roland Garros 1st RD…Afterwards, climbed to a career-high No. 66 on July 5…Also reached QF in Bangkok, defeating de Bakker before falling to Becker…Won Monza Challenger title (d. Andujar) and reached final in Tunis (l. to Acasuso) in April…Finished with 13-7 mark in Challengers (won Monza title and runner-up at Tunis) and 9-19 on ATP World Tour… Earned a career high $294,991.
2009 -- The German finished a year-end best No. 92 highlighted by a 35-23 Challenger record with one title and five SF showings…In ATP World Tour play, advanced to his first SF in Munich in May (l. to Youzhny in three sets)…Two months later reached 3rd RD in Hamburg, posting his first Top 10 win over No. 7 Simon (l. to Mathieu)…Closed season on home soil with title at Eckental (d. D. Brown), SF at Aachen (l. to R. Ram) and Salzburg (l. to Berrer) Challengers…Earned a career-high $165,713...
2008 -- Compiled a 29-16 Challenger record and captured first career title at Timisoara (d. Munoz de la Nava)…Finished just outside Top 150 at No. 152…Reached SF at Wolfsburg Challenger and QFs at Challengers in Sarajevo, Kyoto, San Remo, Dresden, Eckental, Seoul, Donetsk, Cherkassy and Freudenstadt…Qualified for first Grand Slam at Roland Garros (l. to Tursunov)…Qualified in Kitzbühel and reached 2nd RD…
2007 -- In February reached final at Wolfsburg Challenger (l. to Haase) and in June in Almaty (l. to compatriot Greul)…Advanced to QF at Astana, Fergana, Timisoara, Freudenstadt and Rimouski Challengers…
2006 -- Won first Futures title in Czech Republic...
On 14 January, failed to convert 7 match points versus Simon in 16-14 fifth-set loss in Australian Open 1R…Reached Dubai doubles SFs (w/Mayer), losing to Nestor-Zimonjic in two TBs…
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