Stefan Kozlov was ipressive again with a second route win in the Sarasota Open qualies taking down the eighteen year old Axel Geller of Argentina 61 62. Late entry into qualies Kozlov faced a break point in his first service game but managed to save it and then just steamrolled his bigger stronger opponent with pinpoint accuracy and delicate ball control. It was a masterpiece of matador tennis dominating a baseline bull. Kozlov is a wizard with a racquet. He can pump the power when needed but he’s more dangerous when he has the extra time to play with the ball adding his spins and drop shots and mixing up speeds. I was sitting in the front row next to his coach (Denis a Russian ex pro) and a family friend and it’s fascinating how Kozlov can change speeds and spins with his backhand and also forehand. And he can do it off power as well. Kozlov also played a lot of short points too because he was so accurate moving the ball around Geller had no chance and just watched a lot of not exactly laser beam winners sail by to the part of the court he just could not get too. It was a brilliant display by Kozlov who will face Blaz Rola today at ten o’clock in the morning in the final round of qualies.