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Nov/21

20

Kozlov Clinches Australian Open Wildcard

As JJ Wolf’s forehand volley sailed long on the third match point, Stefan Kozlov’s roar and leap was a mixture of relief, celebration and the thrill of breaking new territory in his ATP career. Kozlov’s 62 63 win today in the Champaign, Illinois Challenger semifinal winner-take-all match vs Wolf means it’s Kozlov – and not […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

16

Kozlov’s 2021 Season Analysis

Stefan Kozlov began the year age 22, ranked 374, and then steadily made gains to improve his ranking to the current 187. Not counting some small money tournaments, Kozlov accomplished a won loss record of 37-14 this year, including Futures, Challengers and qualifying rounds. The season began slowly, winning a round of qualies at Delray […] Continue to read full article...

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There is no doubt Felix Auger-Aliassime is a fantastic tennis player. The 21 year old is ranked no. 11 in the world now and his future is unlimited. However, there is one dark cloud hanging over the young Canadian’s head, haunting his aura and conveying a message to his rivals a sign of weakness that […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

10

Andrei Kozlov Discusses Stefan’s 2021 Revival

After losing at US Open qualies in the first round, suddenly Kozlov has ignited to perform some of the best tennis of his life. Kozlov just won his second ATP Challenger title since the middle of September – Charlottesville this past Sunday, Columbus (and also a Las Vegas final). For a former junior phenom who […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

5

Who Is James Duckworth?

I have never considered to do a Biofile interview with James Duckworth or to even taken a photograph of him at any pro tournaments I’ve covered. I have never had a conversation with any fellow tennis observer about James Duckworth and I have never heard any friends or fans mention his name. Because he’s one […] Continue to read full article...

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The comeback of former world no. 1 Kim Clijsters has been an unmitigated disaster. The lastest flop by the Belgian happened yesterday in Chicago. With another wildcard gift, the 38 year old powered her way to a 3-love lead on Su Wei Hsieh but then lost seven games in a row. Clijsters found her groove […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

17

“The God Of Clay”?

King of Clay almost doesn’t seem to do Rafael Nadal sufficient justice anymore. He’s one fortnight away of conquering Roland Garros for the fourteenth time, that’s as many majors as Pete Sampras won in total. Maybe it’s about time to change Nadal’s official and world renowned moniker from The King of Clay to a more […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

27

The Pressure On Nadal Is Enormous

Rafael Nadal has thrived on pressure… throughout his career he has overcome every obstacle imaginable – Mariano Puerta, Lleyton Hewitt, hard courts, grass courts, Wimbledon, Robin Soderling, Olympics, knee issues, clay court sustained dominance, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic. Now at age 34 and about to turn 35 on June 3, Nadal will face perhaps the […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

15

Kozlov Proceeds In Acapulco Qualies

Stefan Kozlov has been largely absent from the ATP World Tour for the last two years but this weekend his 389 ranking earned him entry into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco qualies. Just turned 23 years old, the once 115 ranked Kozlov defeated alternate Jordi Arconada 64 61 and then former top 40 Joao Sousa […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

5

Felix Drops Coach Marx

Felix Auger-Aliassime has announced he will not be working any longer with his coach of six years, Gillaume Marx. Felix said of Marx on Instagram: “I’ve recently decided to part ways with my long term coach Guillaume Marx. Our collaboration ends in the utmost integrity and respect for one another. In the last six years, […] Continue to read full article...

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