Daniel Elahi Galan
Daniel Elahi Galan
Daniel Elahi Galan
Daniel Elahi Galan
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  • Career
    • Father, Santos, is his coach; mother, Doris; brothers, Sat and Xando, and sister, Rocio, all played professionally.
    • Favourite shot is serve, surface is clay and tournament is Wimbledon.
    • Enjoys spending time with his family.
    • Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Victor Estrella Burgos, who often played in Colombia and whom Galan has known since his childhood.
    • Passion for cycling.
    • Life as a vegetarian: "I'm vegetarian. My parents raised me like that. I've never tried eggs, meat, fish or chicken. They became vegetarian in their late 20s, because they believe it is a healthier lifestyle. They've raised me and my brothers and sister like that. For me, it's a big thing and it's difficult when you're on the road around the world. It's tough when you're traveling in some countries. Normally, I'll try to eat as much grains, beans and chickpeas as possible. Those are rich in protein. Some places they don't understand you and they don't know what a vegetarian is. In the U.S. you have a lot ofoptions, but in many places it can be very tough."

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST 2023)

    • Improved year-end ranking in 8 straight seasons (2015-22), finishing 2022 as No. 1 Colombian and at year-end bestNo. 67. Achieved career-high No. 56 on 17 July 2023 after advancing to Grand Slam-best 4R at Wimbledon (l. to Sinner).
    • Upset World No. 5 Tsitsipas for biggest win of career en route to 2022 US Open 3R as Q.
    • Defeated 2-time defending champion Johnson en route to 1st ATP Tour QF and SF at 2019 Houston as Q-WC.
    • Won ATP Tour main draw debut on home soil at 2015 Bogota as 19-year-old WC (d. Riba).
    • Owns 114-99Challenger record (4-3 in finals), including clay-court titles in 2022 at Concepcion and Sarasota. Has 95-71 record on clay with all 4 titles on the surface.


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