USTA Press Release, November 22, 2021
Twenty-three-year-old Stefan Kozlov will join Robin Anderson in making their Grand Slam main-draw debuts at the 2022 Australian Open, as Kozlov finished on top of the men’s Australian Open Wild Card Challenge standings by reaching the final at and eventually winning the ATP Challenger this weekend in Champaign, Ill.
Kozlov, from Pembroke Pines, Fla., defeated former Ohio State star JJ Wolf in Saturday’s semis to clinch his spot atop the standings. A former junior star who reached the 2014 Wimbledon boys’ final and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world among juniors, Kozlov reached his career-high pro ranking of No. 115 in 2017.
Final Men’s Standings:
1. Stefan Kozlov — 2082. JJ Wolf — 138 3. Christopher Eubanks — 80
Final Women’s Standings:
1. Robin Anderson — 1242. Caty McNally — 79 3. Elvina Kalieva — 78
The USTA and Tennis Australia have a reciprocal agreement in which wild cards for the 2022 Australian Open and US Open will be exchanged. Should the player with the highest number of Challenge points earn direct entry into the Australian Open, the wild card will go to the next eligible American in the Challenge points standings. In the event of a tie, the player with the best ATP singles ranking on November 22 for the men will earn the wild card.