Danai Udomchoke turned professional in 1997, and is currently coached by Jan Stoce. He is 172 cm tall and weighs 64 kg, or 5 foot 8 inches and 141 lbs, respectively. He is currently (as of January 2008) ranked 216th in the world; his career best ranking is 77th in early 2007. Prior to 2007 he mostly played at the Challenger level where he has won 7 titles, none of them in Thailand. He was also finalist on the Challenger level a few times.
Udomchoke made his debut in the main draw of a grand slam in 2004 when he qualified for the US Open. He lost to Spaniard Tommy Robredo in straight sets. His first grand slam victory came at the 2005 Wimbledon, where he defeated Austria's Stefan Koubek in 5 sets, 5–7 6–4 4–6 6–3 8–6.
One of Udomchoke's highest profile matches was his 2006 Australian Open 1st round match against No. 3 seed David Nalbandian. After starting out slowly, Udomchoke shocked Nalbandian by winning the third and fourth sets. However his energy soon wore down, and despite pushing the World No. 3 to five sets, Udomchoke lost 2–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–6 (4), 1–6. In the 2007 Australian Open, Udomchoke advanced to the third round, losing to 14th-seeded Novak Đoković after defeating 24th-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Udomchoke has qualified for Wimbledon in 2007 and was defeated in the second round against Andy Roddick, though put up an extremely good fight and lost in a tie break at the end in a final score 6–3, 6–4, 7–6.
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||October 6, 2003||Dharwad||Hard||Yeu-Tzuoo Wang||7–6 6–1|
|2.||May 23, 2005||Busan||Hard||Paul Goldstein||7–6 6–1|
|3.||July 25, 2005||Granby||Hard||Gregory Carraz||7–6 2–6 7–6|
|4.||November 14, 2005||Champaign||Hard Indoors||Justin Gimelstob||7–5 6–2|
|5.||April 17, 2006||Chikmagalur||Hard||Toshihide Matsui||7–6 6–4|
|6.||May 15, 2006||Fergana||Hard||Alexander Peya||6–0 6–2|
|7.||November 6, 2006||Busan||Hard||Paul Goldstein||6–2 6–0|
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