Taro Daniel surprises everyone in Istanbul after winning the first title of his career.

Ranked no.114, the Japanese was not having a great 2018 with a grim 7-11 win-loss record before Istanbul. Eventually, he found his groove in Turkey to clinch the title after defeating Malek Jaziri 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the final. 

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I am very surprised. DANIEL

Soon after the match, Taro confessed that he didn’t expect the title to comment

“Very happy. I’m obviously pretty surprised that I suddenly won an ATP. But I guess things like this happen.

I was feeling pretty nervous before the match. I was nervous, but I told myself, ‘I’m sure he’s more nervous than me.’ So that helped. When I started not badly. I started to calm down a bit more.”

Daniel will now head to Rome where he will play the upcoming challenger.



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