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- Age: 36 (04.07.1978)
- Birthplace: Passo Fundo, Brazil
- Residence: Passo Fundo, Brazil
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1997
- Coach: Larri Passos, Marcus Barbosa
As of 02.03.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Marcos Diniz Daniel…Began playing at age five and took sport seriously at age 12...Father, Mario, is a retired bank manager; mother, Mauriceia, is a retired bank clerk...Has one older brother, Marcio, who owns a tennis academy and serves as his coach…Has one younger sister, Luciana, who is an attorney...His cousin, Carlos Eugenio Simon is considered best soccer referee in Brazil...Speaks four languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian)… One of his favorite hobbies is motorcycle racing and also enjoys soccer…Considers himself a Christian faithful in Jesus Christ who he considers his idol…Also involved with his church at home and helps with charity events...Favorite surface is red clay and considers best shot his backhand... Wife, Gizele (married 7 December, 2003)…Son, Davi, born in May 2007...Daughter, Maria Fernanda Daniel, born on 19 February 2010 at 3pm...Physical trainer is Marcelo Borges and Larri Passos and Marcus Vinicius Barbosa.
1997 -- Reached SF at Belo Horizonte (l. to Jabali)
1998 -- Reached first Futures final in Peru in August (l. to Horna)...Reached another in November in Brazil (l. to Schiessling)... Was 23-16 in Futures...In doubles, claimed titles at Futures in (w/Monte) and Brazil (w/Simoni)...Also reached two other finals...
1999 -- Won a Futures title in Brazil (d. Tarallo) and reached a final in Uruguay (l. to Mello)...Was 15-6 in Futures...Claimed a Futures doubles title in Argentina (w/Schlachter)...
2000 -- Reached only Futures final of the year in Boca Raton (l. to Labadze)...Was 15-13 in Futures...Also reached doubles final in Boca Raton (w/Jorquera)...
2001 -- Claimed two Futures titles...Also reached first Challenger final, falling to Chela in Lima...Was 18-19 in Challengers and 23-6 in Futures...Reached Sao Paulo Challenger doubles final (w/Mello)...
2002 -- Made ATP debut in February at Vina del Mar (l. to Coutelot)...Reached four Challenger QFs...
2003 -- Made Grand Slam debut in Australian Open (l. to Arthurs)...Reached 2nd RD at Vina del Mar (d. Meligeni, l. to Mantilla)...Won Gramado Challenger title (d. De Armas)...Also won pair of Futures titles...Finished with 17-13 Challenger record...Won doubles titles at Challengers in Belo Horizonte and Gramado (w/Simoni)...
2004 -- Made Davis Cup debut against Paraqual, falling to Rodriguez 11-9 in fifth...Best run came in August-September when he won three straight Futures titles...Reached Challenger SF at Quito...Won doubles title in Manta (w/M. Gonzalez) and finalist at Belo Horizonte (w/Miranda)...Also won a doubles Futures title...
2005 -- Finished in Top 100 (at No. 96) and as his country’s top player for first time after a successful Challenger season... Compiled a 44-16 match record in Challengers and won three titles -- Bogota (twice) and Guayaquil ... Early in year, reached final at Futures at Petropolis (l. to Ferreiro)...Missed much of June and first part of July with a back injury... In September, reached final of Seville Challenger (l. to Mirnegg)... Also finalist at Quito Challenger (l. to Alves)...In doubles, reached first ATP SF at Costa do Sauipe (w/Ferreiro)...Won doubles titles at Bogota and Seville and runner-up at Challengers in Sao Paulo and La Serena (w/Behrend) and Mexico City (w/Saretta)...Compiled a 34-19 record in doubles...
2006 -- Struggled in ATP level play (5-16 record) with his best result a QF in Acapulco (l. to No. 8 Gaudio)...Compiled a 10-9 mark in Challengers with SF at Prostejov and QF at Lugano and Istanbul...
2007 -- Finished in Top 125 for second time in three years (at No. 123) by compiling a 37-18 Challenger match record with one title in four finals...Advanced to SF at La Serena, QF at Santiago and Bogota and runner-up at Salinas (l. to Brzezicki)... Closed season in final five weeks on South American clay with title in Bogota (d. Giraldo), QF in Belo Horizonte, SF in Guayaquil and back-to-back runner-up showings in Buenos Aires (l. to Roitman) and Lima (l. to Cuevas).
2008 -- The top Brazilian finished in Top 100 for second time with maiden ATP QF and three Challenger titles in Colombia…Reached QF on clay at Houston (l. to eventual winner Granollers) Notched first Grand Slam win at Roland Garros by defeating former champion Ferrero, who retired (l. to Melzer in five sets)…Compiled a 27-7 Challenger record, winning titles in March at Bogota (d. Navarro) and back-to-back in September at Cali (d. Mayer) and Bogota (d. Zeballos)…Also runner-up at Napoli (l. to Starace)…Earned a career-high $247,450…
2009 -- The No. 2 Brazilian (behind No. 36 Bellucci) finished in Top 100 for second straight year and third time in hiscareer…His best ATP World Tour result was SF at Umag (l. to A. Beck) at the end of July…He and Bellucci both reached semis, marking first time since Viña del Mar in 2004 that two Brazilians were in final four of a tour event…Reached a career-high No. 56 on Sept. 14…Compiled a 22-7 mark in Challengers with titles in Marrakech (d. Ouahab) in March, Zagreb (d. O. Rochus) in May and Bogota-2 (d. Zeballos) in July…Went 6-7 on clay and 1-5 on hard courts.
2010 -- The Brazillian finished in Top 100 for third straight year…Played mainly in Challengers (33-12 record) and earned three titles, at Blumenau (d. Knittel), Sao Paulo (d. Bellucci) and Medellin (d. Cabal), all on clay…Posted a 3-10 ATP World Tour match record with a second round appearance in Buenos Aires (l. to Ferrero) in February and Queen’s Club in London (l. to Nadal) in June.
On 8 February, partnered Sitak to Montpellier doubles title…Beat Inglot-Mergea 16-14 in Match TB…They were the first all-New Zealand duo to win an ATP World Tour doubles title since Chris Lewis and Russell Simpson claimed the 1983 Auckland crown…