Daniel Altmaier

Daniel Altmaier is a German professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2014.

Date of Birth: 12 September 1998
Birthplace: Kempen, Germany
Residence: Kempen, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2014

Daniel Altmaier is a German professional tennis player who was born on September 12, 1998, in Kempen, Germany. Having started to play tennis aged seven years old, some might say he came to the sport a bit later than his competitors.

Born to Ukrainian and Russian parents, Altmaier is a linguist, too, speaking Russian, German, English, and Spanish. After a successful youth career, Altmaier first burst onto the ATP scene when he was 18, making his debut at the 2017 Geneva Open.

After coming through qualifying in the Swiss ATP 250 event, the German had a first-round match-up with seasoned pro, Sam Querrey. Despite falling at the first hurdle, this would have given him invaluable experience as to what life would be like as a fully-fledged pro.

He would have yet more chances on the ATP stage to come later that year, with the German appearing in the Antalya Open. He racked up his first win at this tournament, in fact, seeing off Marsel Ilhan in the first round in a tournament in which he ended up reaching the quarterfinals.

As he continued his gradual rise up the rankings towards the end of the 2010s, his next major breakthrough was in 2020. After battling his way through the notoriously tough qualifying competition, the German made his Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros.

It was a golden bit of form that ended up seeing him reach the fourth round, beating Feliciano Lopez, Jan-Lennard Struff, and Matteo Berrettini in what was his career-best Grand Slam performance.

As is customary for a breakthrough youngster, the following couple of years brought with them good progress on all fronts. By the tail end of the 2022 season, he had made his debut at all of the Grand Slams, as well as breaking into the Top 50 for the first time in 2023.

As for what the future holds, he’ll be hoping to better his career-best performance at an ATP event, getting that first ATP title on board.

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