Stefan Kozlov vs Sam Querrey by Marci
On first round of second Masters this month se will see a match between 2 Americans Sam Querrey and Stefan Kozlov. 19 years old Russian descendant born in Macedonia got a wild card to participate on this tournament, but he really can't be happy with draw, je got one of worst possible players on this fast surface. Querrey can use this tournament to improve his rank even more with defending just first round (2-1 loss against Cuevas).
This won't be pretty match to watch with both players as most American players are great servers and are relying on it and this is one of fastest surfaces on ATP tour. Kozlov played against 2 top 20 players and couldn't do much with both match finshing under 21 games (Karlovic 17 and Cilic 16 - both great servers). They played twice and both times it went under 21 games, back in 2014 in first Challenger final for Kozlov lost 6-3 6-4, whlle last season 6-3 6-0.
Kozlov retired in Washington 2 weeks ago after losing against Yuki Bhambri with 7-5 2-0 and is questionable im how good form he is.on other hand Querrey is playing great , he reached semis of Wimbledon, then won ATP in Los Cabos and last week lost on 3rd round of Masters in Montreal against Kevin Anderson while won against Tsonga which showed his great form this season. Querrey is much better at return and will most likely serve first and basically all he has to do is take a break in both sets for this tip to win and I don't see reason why he wouldn't win like it once more.
Play now US Players are welcome
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