The Koz Interviews Marin Cilic

Cliic US Open 2014In a Slam final devoid any of the “Big Four” players on the court since 2008, 14th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia captured his first major final, beating 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 at the U.S. Open by triggering 17 aces and belting forehands in excess of 100 miles per hour with a reassembled plan and self-confidence inspired by mentor Goran Ivanisevic.

The 6’6’’ twenty-five year-old Cilic earned a $3 million winner’s check and will rise from No. 16 to No. 9. Cilic is first man from outside the top 10 to win a Grand Slam title in a decade. Dave “Koz” Kozlowski caught up with the new champion after the match.

 

 

 

The Koz with Stefan Kozlow

Stefan Kozlov is an American Player to watch. At age 14 he was the youngest player in the Wimbledon Junior Championships and the Junior US Open. He has already turned professional and collected his first ATP points. Dave “Koz” Kozlowski recently caught up with the American rising star.

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The Koz with Jameson Corsillo

Nine year old Jameson Corsillo of Boca Raton, FL is a “Rising Star” recently winning the Little Mo International.

He already has had a life time of mind-boggling tennis experiences from playing in exhibitions with John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and also with Bob & Mike Bryans to being featured in Sports Illustrated sports kid and doing a photo shoot on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Nicknamed “The Bullet” because of his incredible speed, he has massed nearly 100 trophies for Tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball & BMX Bike racing.

The fearless tike has a dream to ride every single roller coaster around the world when he’s on the ATP world tour!

Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski caught up with the young champion for a phone interview.

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The Koz with Bud Collins

The Koz had the pleasure to interview Bud Collins at the US Open last week for Indie Tennis and Tennis Ledger.

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Steve Flink Wrapup

Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski caught up with pre-eminent tennis journalist STEVE FLINK to review the women’s & men’s US OPEN singles finals.

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The Koz with Filip Peliwo

18 year old No. 2 seed Canadian Filip Peliwo won his second Slam title of the year defeating Great Britain’s Liam Broady,  the No. 13 seed  6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to capture the 2012 US Open Jr. Boys Championships.

Peliwo is the first player since Australian Mark Kratzmann in 1984 to reach the final of all four junior slams. Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski caught up with the champion at the National Billie Jean King USTA Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.

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The Koz with Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci

Number two seeds Italians Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci captured their second Slam Women’s Doubles Title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over number seeds Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Hradecka. Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski caught with the champions at the National Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.

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The Koz with Samantha Crawford

Seventeen year old Samantha Crawford of Atlanta, GA captured the 2012 US Open Girls’ Junior Championship with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 12 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

Crawford, who currently trains at the USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., is the second consecutive American to win the US Open Junior Girls’ title, and the third in the past five years.

The Georgia resident has played in two USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 events in 2012, reaching a final and a semifinal.  Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski spoke with the new US Open Junior Girls Champion.

 

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The KOZ With The Bryans

Americans Mike Bryan & Bob Bryan created more tennis history capturing their 4th US Open Men’s Doubles crown & 12th slam title. Dave “Koz” Kozlowski caught up with the champion twins after their victory.

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Sea Colony Pink Ribbon Event Next Friday

The Koz will visit Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, DE for its 13th Pink Ribbon Tennis Fund Raiser.

“Serving for a Cure” is a terrific tennis Event to benefit the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research exclaims.

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