TC Plus Match of the Day: Stefan Kozlov vs. Guido Pella

by: Zach Cohen | April 10, 2018

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Guido Pella has always been a strong clay-court player. (AP)

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Fresh off of winning the decider in Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Chile, Guido Pella will take on 20-year-old Stefan Kozlov in Houston on Tuesday. 

With two impressive—but volatile—players, it should come as no surprise that it is our Tennis Channel Plus Match of the Day. 

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Kozlov is the more talented of the two, but the youngster is also more erratic. The former junior Australian Open and Wimbledon finalist is off to a rough start in 2018, just 6-8 on the year. The American, whose parents are Russian, has, however, won two straight matches heading into Tuesday, as he had to go through qualifying just to get to the main draw. 

Pella did not need to qualify for this event, but he has also had a forgettable 2018 thus far. If you took away the Argentine's Davis Cup victory over Christian Garin,  this has arguably been his worst season yet. 

The 27-year-old should, however, be feeling pretty good heading into this match. The two players have never played one another, but Pella has one clear advantage. Despite the fact that the fans will likely be in Kozlov's corner, Pella is the one that is the far better clay-court player. 

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This week on Tennis Channel Plus:

—ATP Houston Outer Courts (4/9-4/13)
Catch all the action from the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship with outer court coverage live on Tennis Channel Plus beginning Monday April 9 at 4 p.m. ET

—ATP Marrakech Final (4/15)
Don’t miss the Grand Prix Hassan II final live on Tennis Channel Plus Sunday April 15 at 9 a.m. ET

—ATP Monte-Carlo (4/15-4/22)
Watch first to last ball of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters live on Tennis Channel Plus beginning Sunday April 15 at 7 a.m. ET 

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