DANIELL Marcus < Back  
Sport Tennis
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 09 Nov 1989 in Masterton, NZL
Height1.91 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Psychology - Massey University: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age five on a tennis court at the family farm.
Why this sport? After playing football for New Zealand at junior level, he decided to focus on tennis at age 14. "I was a centre half, but I wasn't in the first team, I was one of the subs. If I had gone down the football path I would have a lot more training to put up with."
Name of coach David Sammel [personal]
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol British tennis player Andy Murray. (atpworldtour.com, 27 Jun 2016)
Other sports He played football for New Zealand at elite junior level. (atpworldtour.com, 27 Jun 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nzherald.co.nz, 14 Mar 2020)
Other information CHARITY
In 2020 he founded High Impact Athletes, a non-profit organisation that connects athletes with charity organisations worldwide. He also pledged to donate 5-10% of his annual income to charity organisations. "The reality is if I donate 5% of my income, I'm one person and that's great. It's a beautiful thing. If I can convince one other person to donate 5% of their income, I've basically just doubled my own impact and on it goes. The more people you can bring with you, the more impact you can have on the world. That's where the idea of High Impact Athletes started, the idea of, 'Okay, I don't know any athletes who have heard of the effective altruism movement before. I think it's an extremely powerful and compelling message, the idea that we should really care where we donate to, because some charities are literally 1,000 times more impactful than others. Let's try to get as many people in my field on board as possible'." (atptour.com, 21 Dec 2020; highimpactathletes.org, 15 Jan 2021)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2020 he was elected as a member of the ATP Players Council. (newshub.co.nz, 30 Dec 2020)