Reilly Opelka
Reilly Opelka
Reilly Opelka
Reilly Opelka
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 6.
    • Father, George; mother, Lynne; sister, Brenna.
    • Grew up under tutelage of former ATP pro Tom Gullikson in Palm Coast, FL, USA.
    • Favourite surface is clay,shot is overhead and tournaments are US Open and Houston.
    • Best friends on tour are Taylor Fritz, Michael Mmoh, Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe.
    • Idols growing up were Juan Martin del Potro and former NBA star Tracy McGrady.
    • Enjoys playing pick-up basketball games on tour and says that his favourite active NBA players areJimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook.
    • Passionate about art and fashion. Enjoys attending art galleries and fashion shows. Says that he hopes to work in the fashion industry following his tennis career.
    • Fan of Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Bulls (NBA) and Chicago Blackhawks (NHL).
    • Struggled with foot and back injuries in 2015-16 while continuing to grow, contracted mononucleosis in 2018 and underwent hip surgery in 2022.

    (UPDATED 30 JANUARY 2023)

    • Former Wimbledon junior champion became No. 1 American in June 2021 and achieved career-high No. 17 in February 2022 before undergoing hip surgery later that year.
    • Defeated Isner for 4th ATP 250 title on American soil at 2022 Houston after beating him 7-6(7) 7-6(22) en route to 2022 Dallas title, winning longest tiebreak in ATP Tour history (since 1990).
    • At 2020 Delray Beach, saved 1 MP vs.Raonic and defeated Nishioka onsame day to win 2nd title.
    • At 2019 New York, saved 6 MPs and hit 43 aces vs. Isner in SF, then hit 43 more aces vs. Schnur in final to win 1st title.
    • Upset No. 3 Tsitsipas at 2021 Toronto for biggest win of career and to reach 1st ATP Masters 1000 final.


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