Darian King
Darian King
Darian King
Darian King
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Started playing tennis at age 8through an ITF programme.
    • Nickname is "DK".
    • Father, Wesley, works in customs and played field hockey; mother, Myrna, played netball and passed away in 2010.
    • Brother, Christopher, serves as his coach. Other siblings are brother,Brian, andsister, Amory.
    • Favourite surface is hard because it's "all we have in Barbados."
    • Favourite shot is crosscourt forehand.
    • Favourite tournament is Indian Wells.
    • Idols growing up were Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dustin Brown.
    • Trains in Barbados, as well as part-time at Saddlebrookin Florida.
    • Enjoys playing football and listening to music.
    • Would have been a midfielder in football had he not pursued tennis because it's "kind of creative."
    • Supports FC Barcelona.
    • Favourite athlete is Usain Bolt.
    • Fitness trainers are Shannon Lashley and Marita Marshall.

    ‚Äč(UPDATED AUGUST 27, 2017)

    • Ranking: The Barbadian improved year-end ranking in 6 straight seasons (2011-16). Achieved career-high No. 106 on May 8, 2017. Broke into Top 200 on July 13, 2015 after winning Tulsa, USA Futures title (d. Rubin). Earned 1st ranking point at age 18 on Dec. 6, 2010 after winning 1R match at Santo Domingo, DOM Futures as WC (d. Libietis). Peaked at No. 47 in junior rankings on Jan. 4, 2010.
    • Milestones:Became 1st player from Barbados to play an ATP match at 2015 Washington as Q (l. to Soeda) and win an ATP match at 2017 Memphis as Q (d. Tomic, l. to Kukushkin in 2R). Owns 3-0 record in ATP Challenger Tour finals with titles in 2016 at Cali, COL (d. Estrella Burgos); Binghamton, USA (d. Krueger) and Tiburon, USA (d. Mmoh). Also winner of 13 ITF Futures Circuit titles.Of 24 tour-level victories, 21 have come in Davis Cup Group I and Group II matches. Owns records of 37-34 at Challengers and 183-76 at Futures.
    • Grand Slams: Lost in 7 Grand Slam qualifying events before breaking through to qualify at 2017 US Open (d. Lacko in Q3). First Barbadian to play a Grand Slam main draw match.
    • ATP Masters 1000: Qualified and advanced to 2R at 2017 Indian Wells (d. Basilashvili, l. to Monfils) and 2017 Miami (d. Lacko, l. to Goffin). Fell in qualifying at 2017 Rome (l. to Dolgopolov in Q1).


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