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Re: 1997-1998 Juniors: Wiersholm, Nava, Kozlov, Tiafoe, Mmoh, Blumberg, Ponwith, etc.



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Fourteen-year-old Stefan Kozlov had an extra confidence boost prior to taking on No. 10 seed Stefano Napolitano of Italy, serving as a practice partner for Roger Federer two days ago.

"It was crazy," said wild card Kozlov, who advanced to the second round when Napolitano retired trailing 6-3, 4-6, 4-2. "I think it was two days ago, I'm not sure. I got so much confidence hitting with him the first time. It was very exciting. Great guy."

Kozlov apparently impressed the Wimbledon champion, because he was asked to hit again later in the afternoon Sunday.

"I was hitting the ball well," Kozlov said. "I wasn't missing much, so I was pretty happy." Link

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