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Kozlov Finals
By Scoop Malinowski

Stefan Kozlov looked like a dispirited, broken player at the US Open where he lost first round of qualies to Guido Andreozzi in straight sets. One tennis observer said he though Kozlov looked “finished… he has no weapons.”

Kozlov took a month off and returned to Challengers, winning Las Vegas over one of the red hot Tour players Liam Broady. This week in Charlottesville, VA he’s beaten Broady again, in another marathon battle 64 46 64 and is now ahead of Denis Kudla in the quarterfinal match 64 42.

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Did Connors and Agassi Alter The Tennis Universe?

220px-Agassi-Auopen2005Everyone in tennis is struck by how the younger #NEXTGEN players have struggled so mightily to make inroads into the ATP Elite pantheon – and marveled at how the older players continue to improve and maintain their dominant ways.

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ATP Number One Dinner At Waldorf

Marcelo Rios gave me the word about this function and I was lucky to be admitted in. First person I see is Richard Krajicek. He shared Hewitt memories for my feature, said he didn’t even remember he played him until he was reminded of it earlier this year. All around the big room are huge stars like Albert Costa, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Karel Novacek, Jonas Bjorkman, Hewitt, Newk, Thomas Johansson, Michael Stich, Tim Mayotte, Manolo Santana, Corretja. The really big guns like Fed and Nadal and Djokovic, McEnroe, Borg did interviews on the red carpet and are in the back room signing stuff and hanging out together in private.

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