Marcus Daniell wins title in Texas

By Dave Worsley

New Zealand Davis Cup team member Marcus Daniell has won the doubles title at the US$150,000 Irving Challenger in Dallas, Texas this morning.

Daniell, 27 who is ranked 43 in the world in doubles combined with Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner to defeat top seeds Olivier Marach (Austria) and Fabrice Martin (France) 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 11 minutes successfully converting two of their eight break point opportunities

It is likely Daniell will see his ranking improve beyond his current high and possibly above New Zealand team mate Michael Venus who is ranked 40th.

Daniell will now wait to see if he and Demoliner make the draw of the Miami Masters starting later this week. After that tournament Daniell will play in the Wellington Open in the lead up to next months Davis Cup tie against Korea in Auckland.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from New Zealand Tennis

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