Jack Draper in the quarter-final of the 2022 Rothesay International, Eastbourne, UK
Jack Draper in the quarter-final of the 2022 Rothesay International, Eastbourne, UK | (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Washington 2022 | Draper looks to overcome Atlanta disappointment against Kozlov in Washington

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Jack Draper v Stefan Kozlov [WC]
  • H2H: First Meeting
WASHINGTON D.C., USA – Jack Draper looks to bounce back from failing to qualify from Atlanta and first up for Draper is American wildcard Stefan Kozlov.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jack Draper v Stefan Kozlov [WC] H2H: First Meeting
ATP Washington Washington D.C., USA
Hard (O) Prize Money: $7,620
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After failing to qualify for Atlanta last week, Jack Draper will look to bounce back in America’s capital and first up for the Brit is wildcard Stefan Kozlov.  

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Jack Draper (WR 85) Stefan Kozlov (WR 113)
Tournament Previous Best N/A R1 (2017)
1st Serve % 59.1 68.4
Service Games Won % 87.2 68.8
Break Points Saved % 71.3 60.5
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 49.3 48.4
Break Points Converted % 39.4 38.5

Draper is the more dominant player in most of the statistics but will need to be wary of Kozlov’s first serve percentage.

 

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Playing Styles and Prediction

Heading into this match Kozlov is on a five match losing streak and hasn’t won a main draw ATP match since beating Grigor Dimitrov in Acapulco earlier this year. The American’s sluggish baseline play has been ineffective on the tour and will look to build up his form heading into the US Open.

Draper will look to use his power and variety from both sides to cause Kozlov problems. The Brit will need to be patient as the American will look to slow down the tempo of the rallies however the Brit should have too much for Kozlov and seal his place into the second round.

Prediction: Draper in four sets.

 

 

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