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Reilly Opelka will play Feliciano Lopez or Alexei Popyrin in the second round of the Miami Open presented by Itau.

Opelka Donating $100 For Every Miami Ace To Spinal Cord Research

The campaign will support Wings for Life

Reilly Opelka has hit nearly 1,900 aces in his young career. At the Miami Open presented by Itau, his aces will be more important than ever.

Opelka will donate $100 for every ace he strikes to Wings for Life, a not-for-profit research foundation, which is on a mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

“I can’t say enough about the amazing work Wings For Life does to support individuals with spinal cord injuries through crucial research,” Opelka said. “The Wings for Life campaign is an important way to not only raise money that will be 100 per cent dedicated to researching a cure, but also to promote awareness of spinal cord injuries that affects millions of people around the world."

Fans can join Opelka’s ‘Aces Give Flight’ by making a donation, 100 per cent of which will go directly to spinal cord research in the United States. Everyone who donates will be entered to win the 23-year-old's kit. The Wings for Life World Run, also supporting the foundation, will take place on 9 May.

Opelka will open his Miami tournament against Feliciano Lopez or Alexei Popyrin. The first seeded opponent he could play is top seed Daniil Medvedev in the third round.

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