Team Pro Men
Name: Marcus Daniell
Nationality: New Zealand
Best ATP Ranking: Singles 518, Doubles 185.
Racket: T-Fight 320
String (+tension): Black Code 54lbs, X1 Biphase 52lbs
Favorite website: www.ted.com
Favorite youtube video: Any QI episode
Favorite food: Greek Souvlaki
Favorite quotation: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Number of friends on Facebook: around 1000
Best shot: Volleys
Favorite player to watch: Gael Monfils
Favorite tournament: Auckland ATP
Best double partner: Horia Tecau
Best win/best memory: Winning Auckland ATP with Tecau in 2010
Worst loss!/ashamed of…: Any Davis Cup loss
Except your racket, what’s always in your bag? Roller, Pro-Stringer and tape.
Your power song in your ipod before entering the court? Any Movement by Dog is Dead
Any special ritual before entering the court? A few minutes just being quiet and composed.
Main objective in life: To give everything 100% so I don’t have any regrets when I’m old.
Best synonymous for tennis: To reach my potential, which I’m still in the process of discovering.
Nothing is better than: Surfing big waves or jamming on a sunny day with friends.
I could not play tennis without: My support team in Bath and back home in NZ.
If you could turn pro in another sport which would it be and why? Soccer, I had to choose between soccer and tennis when I was 14.
If someone walked into your room right now, what would they notice first? My guitar and my surfboard.
You’re on a date an trying to impress, where do we go? Into the kitchen where I dazzle her with my popcorn making skills!
You’ve got 2 weeks and a private jet, where do we go? My family’s farm on the coast in New Zealand, far away from cell phone reception and civilization.
Top 3 reasons to wake-up every morning? Passion for life, learning new things, coffee.
How long does it take to get ready in the morning ? Only a minute or two but I don’t fully wake up for hours!
How do you relax? With a guitar or in the ocean.
In a movie about your life, which actor/actress could play you? Who’s the coolest actor in the world? Probably not him…
Best shopping place? Nosh in NZ
Any advice for other players: Be thankful for this incredible lifestyle we lead.