|Residence||Bradenton, Florida, U.S.|
|Born||27 January 1993|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Turned pro||February 2009|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||62-100 (38.3% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (27 August 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 114 (1 February 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2022)|
|French Open||2R (2016, 2017)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Olympic Games||3R (2016)|
|Career record||2-20 (9.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 351 (27 May 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 668 (27 December 2021)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|Last updated on: 7 January 2022.|
Taro Daniel (? , Danieru Tar?, born 27 January 1993) is a Japanese professional tennis player. He has won one ATP Tour singles title at the 2018 Istanbul Open, seven ATP Challenger Tour singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 64 on 27 August 2018.
Taro's mother, Yasue, is Japanese and his father, Paul Daniel, is American. He grew up in various places throughout the world. He spent most of his elementary school days in Saitama, Japan. He went to Nagoya International School. Taro and his family moved to Spain when he was 14 years old. He speaks English, Spanish and Japanese. He has one younger sister, Kana.
Taro started playing tennis when he was 7 years old. He practiced at the Shinrin Longwood Tennis Club in Nagoya City during his years in Japan. He got third place for under 12 in the All Japan Junior Tennis Tournament.
Daniel had won a couple of ITF Futures events in Spain and Portugal. On the ATP Challenger Tour, he made the semifinals at the Yokohama in November 2012, and reached his first Challenger final at the Yeongwol in November 2013, where he lost to fourth seed Bradley Klahn in the final. In 2011-2013, Daniel had raised his ATP ranking from world no. 978 to 241.
Daniel reached the third qualifying round of the 2014 Australian Open, losing to Thomaz Bellucci. Qualifying for his first ATP tournament, he made the quarterfinals of the Chile Open, after gaining revenge over Bellucci and defeating eighth seed Federico Delbonis. His run was ended by third seed Nicolas Almagro.
At the 2014 Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal against the Czech Republic, Daniel was nominated for the first time for the Japan Davis Cup team. He played the singles rubber, but lost to Luká? Rosol in a five-setter and Ji?í Veselý. Daniel qualified for the 2014 US Open to make his Grand Slam main-draw debut, losing to fifth seed Milos Raonic in the first round. The next week, he reached the final at the Seville Challenger, where he was defeated by top seed Pablo Carreño.
After competing in the ATP events of Montpellier and Casablanca, Daniel defeated Filippo Volandri to claim his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Vercelli. He qualified for the 2015 French Open, losing to 32nd seed Fernando Verdasco in the first round. In July, Daniel won the Fürth Challenger, defeating top seeds Bla? Rola and Albert Montañés.
At 2015 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Colombia, Daniel won the first Davis Cup match of his career, beating Alejandro Falla in the last tie. His victory completed a come-from-behind victory against Colombia to remain in the World Group for 2016. In October, he qualified for the Valencia Open, and reached the second round, before losing to sixth seed Guillermo García-López. He completed the 2015 season with his third Challenger title in Yokohama, winning over his countryman Go Soeda in the final. He entered the top 100 in the ATP rankings for the first time at world no. 93.
Daniel received direct entry to the main draw of the 2016 Australian Open, losing in the first round to Luká? Rosol in five sets. In February, he reached the second round of the Open Sud de France before losing to eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets. At 2016 Davis Cup World Group first round in Birmingham, Japan faced defending champion Great Britain. He was defeated by world No. 2 Andy Murray in straight sets; Japan lost 1-3.
Daniel qualified for the Monte-Carlo Masters to make his ATP World Tour Masters 1000 main-draw debut. He beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets to reach the second round, where he lost to 12th seed Dominic Thiem in three sets. He then competed at Bucharest and Estoril, reaching the second rounds in both tournaments. In the 2016 French Open, he advanced to the second round of Major tournaments for the first time in his career when his opponent Martin Kli?an had to retire from injury in the fifth set. He lost to third seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka in straight sets despite having two set points in the first set and being up a break in the third. He next competed in the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first round to Juan Mónaco in four sets.
Daniel competed in the Olympics, where he defeated the no.14 seed Jack Sock in straight sets in the 1st Round. Daniel then beat Kyle Edmund of Great Britain before losing to Juan Martín del Potro, despite having won the first set.
In May, he made his first ATP final at the 2018 Istanbul Open, where he played Tunisian Malek Jaziri, also in his first final. Daniel beat Jaziri 7-6 6-4 to win his first ATP Tournament. After this win Daniel climbed to his career high ranking.
After winning through qualifying, Daniel made it to the third round of the Australian Open grand slam for the first time in his career, beating Tomás Barrios and former finalist Andy Murray in the process. But lost to 10th seed Jannik Sinner in the third round.
At Indian Wells in March, having beaten him at Melbourne, Daniel lost to Murray, gifting the Scot the 700th match win of his career on the ATP Tour.
|Win||1-0||May 2018||Istanbul Open, Turkey||250 Series||Clay||Malek Jaziri||7-6(7-4), 6-4|
|Loss||0-1||May 2011||Spain F14, Balaguer||Futures||Clay||Joao Sousa||3-6, 1-6|
|Loss||0-2||Sep 2011||Spain F32, Oviedo||Futures||Clay||Andrey Kuznetsov||5-7, 1-6|
|Loss||0-3||May 2012||Spain F12, Valldoreix||Futures||Clay||Jordi Samper-Montana||6-4, 6-7(2-7), 5-7|
|Win||1-3||Jun 2012||Spain F15, Santa Margarida de Montbui||Futures||Clay||Alexander Lobkov||7-5, 7-5|
|Win||2-3||Jul 2012||Spain F20, Gandia||Futures||Clay||Marc Giner||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||2-4||Aug 2012||Spain F22, Xativa||Futures||Clay||Ivan Navarro||3-6, 3-6|
|Loss||2-5||Feb 2013||Spain F2, Mallorca||Futures||Clay||Pablo Carreño Busta||3-6, 7-5, 1-6|
|Win||3-5||May 2013||Spain F14, Valldoreix||Futures||Clay||Steven Diez||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||4-5||Oct 2013||Portugal F9, Porto||Futures||Clay||Ricardo Ojeda Lara||6-0, 6-3|
|Loss||4-6||Nov 2013||Yeongwol, South Korea||Challenger||Hard||Bradley Klahn||6-7(5-7), 2-6|
|Loss||4-7||Sep 2014||Seville, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pablo Carreño Busta||4-6, 1-6|
|Win||5-7||Apr 2015||Vercelli, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Filippo Volandri||6-3, 1-6, 6-4|
|Win||6-7||Jun 2015||Fürth, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Albert Montañés||6-3, 6-0|
|Loss||6-8||Nov 2015||Kobe, Japan||Challenger||Hard (i)||John Millman||1-6, 3-6|
|Win||7-8||Nov 2015||Yokohama, Japan||Challenger||Hard||Go Soeda||4-6, 6-3, 6-3|
|Win||8-8||Aug 2016||Cordenons, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Daniel Gimeno-Traver||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||8-9||Sep 2016||Seville, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Casper Ruud||3-6, 4-6|
|Loss||8-10||Jan 2017||Maui, USA||Challenger||Hard||Chung Hyeon||6-7(3-7), 1-6|
|Win||9-10||Mar 2017||Tigre, Argentina||Challenger||Hard||Leonardo Mayer||5-7, 6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||9-11||Jun 2017||Lisbon, Portugal||Challenger||Clay||Oscar Otte||6-4, 1-6, 3-6|
|Loss||9-12||Oct 2017||Ningbo, China||Challenger||Hard||Mikhail Youzhny||1-6, 1-6|
|Loss||9-13||Nov 2017||Canberra, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Matthew Ebden||6-7(4-7), 4-6|
|Loss||9-14||Jun 2018||Pozna?, Poland||Challenger||Clay||Hubert Hurkacz||1-6, 1-6|
|Win||10-14||Jan 2020||Burnie, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Yannick Hanfmann||6-2, 6-2|
|Win||11-14||Nov 2020||Hamburg, Germany||Challenger||Hard (i)||Sebastian Ofner||6-1, 6-2|
|ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)|
|Loss||0-1||Sep 2013||Kenitra, Morocco||Clay||Alexander Rumyantsev||Gerard Granollers
Current through the 2022 Miami Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Titles-Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1|
Daniel's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface