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Who is Marcus Daniell?
Marcus Daniell is an Australian professional tennis player and a philanthropist who is ranked number 34 on the list of ATP’s (Association of Tennis Professionals) list of the top doubles. He achieved this position after displaying an impressive performance and leading himself to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Australian Open. Still, He was not able to move forward against opponents Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, who were the eventual competition winners.
Throughout his professional career, he has been coached by numerous coaches like David Sammel, Ian MacDonald, and Rob Smith. He has a dominant right hand and likes to strike using a two-handed backhand during his game. Besides his professional tennis career, he is also an active philanthropist and an advocate for effective altruism, determined to find the most effective way to benefit others. In addition to this, he is also the founder of High Impact Athletes’ and also a member of one of the effective altruisms associated organization, ‘Giving What We Can (GWWC).
|Date Of Birth
|9 November 1989
|Masterton, New Zealand
and Derek Daniell
|Caroline Voldstad Daniell (married)
|5 ft. 7 in
Marcus Daniell was born on 9 November 1989 in a rural part of Wairarapa, New Zealand, to a mother whose name is Chris Daniell and a father whose name is Derek Daniell, a farm and made a living by selling rams. He was born and raised on the farm in Wairarapa by his parents. Besides this, he is currently 31 years old with the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Marcus Daniell holds a New Zealand nationality and descends from New Zealander ethnicity. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding his religious views and beliefs. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.90m/190cms) tall and weighs around 76kgs (167lbs). Moreover, he has an athletic body physique with light brown colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.
Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding Marcus Daniell’s educational background and educational qualifications at the moment.
Marcus Daniell is married happily to his longtime girlfriend, who’s name is Caroline Voldstad Daniell. Their wedding ceremony took place privately, and the couple has been dating for a long time before their marriage. Moreover, they have not had any children to date.
Marcus Daniell’s professional tennis career started in 2010 when he received a wildcard entry to perform in the doubles of the Heineken Open of the year 2010. Here, he played alongside his doubles partner, whose name is Horia Tecau. They gave an impressive performance and also made it to the finals of the competition, but the pair faced their defeat at the hands of the Statham brothers.
Despite their loss, they were praised for their performance against Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers and Johan Brunstrom and Jean Julien Rojer. Daniell and Tecau went a long way and won their first-ever ATP World Tour title with a victory over Brazilian opponents. Likewise, he was selected to pair alongside Rubin Statham for the doubles and also was set to represent his country in the Commonwealth Games of the year 2010. Still, he could not perform due to an injury which left Rubin Statham to compete by himself in the singles category.
2015 ATP Challenger Series
Marcus Daniell teamed up with Marcelo Demoliner in the ATP Challenger Series and finished the competition as runners-up as they fell short to opponents Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski.
2016 ATP World Tour
Marcus Daniell paired up with Artem Sitak and won the Stuttgart Open with him as his partner. Later, he paired up with Marcelo Demoliner again to reach to finals of the ATP World Tour and completed the competition as runners-up.
2017 ATP World Tour finals
Marcus Daniell still paired up with Marcelo Demoliner and made it to three ATP World Tour finals at Sao Paolo, Lyon, and Chengdu. Still, unfortunately, they were unable to win any of these competitions. This performance, however, boosted their reputation, and they were ranked among the top 15 duos in the world. His best performance of the year came when he paired with Dominic Inglot to beat the number 2 duos of the world, Henri Kontinen and John Peers, in the first round. However, they were defeated by Fabrice Martin and Edouard Roger Vasselin in the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoor tournament.
2018 Open 13 Series
Marcus Daniell played with Dominic Inglot in the Open 13 Series in France and lost against Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in February 2018 and then pair with Wesley Kooihof but lost to English players whose names are Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara in the Stockholm Open that took place in Sweden.
2019 Challenger Series of Murcia
Marcus Daniell played three major competitions in the year 2019 alongside his partner whose name is Wesley Koolhof. He lost the Hungarian Open against English players Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski and the Rosmalen Championships against his former partner, Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek. He paired with Leander Paes to play in the Challenger Tour of Ilkley, but the pair was defeated by Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam ul Haq Qureshi. However, he, along with his partner Koolhof managed to win the Brisbane International Series when the pair defeated Rajeev Ram and Joe Slisbury with a score of 6-4 and 7-6.
Likewise, he paired with the Spaniard, David Marrero, in the Challenger Series of Murcia and won against Rameez Junaid and Andrei Vasilevski with a 6-4.
2020 Auckland Open Series
Marcus Daniell was paired with the Austrian professional tennis player in his 2020 season. He went on to play the debut tournament with his new partner in the Auckland Open Series but was defeated at the hands of the Englishman, Luke Bambridge, and the Japanese, Ben McLachlan. However, the pair won the Sardegna Open series held in October 2020 when they defeated the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah with 6-3 and 6-4.
Awards and Achievements
Marcus Daniell has had five overall championships to his name in the double’s category, and his best ranking ever was the 34th position in the world. He is, however, ranked as the world’s number 45.
Marcus Daniell earns mostly through his professional tennis career, and as of the year 2020, he has an estimated net worth of around $500,000.
Marcus Daniell is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@marcusdaniellnz) has over 1.9 thousand followers, and his supposed Twitter account (@MarcusDaniell) has over 300 followers, but the account has not been verified yet.