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Serve Bot? So Not! Opelka Charts New Path to US Open R4

Reilly Opelka has spent much of the summer embracing an identity as a 'Serve Bot' in self-deprecating banter with fellow American John Isner. After charging into the US Open fourth round Saturday night, the 6' 11" Florida resident is in need of some new shtick. Yes, the 24-year-old thundered an

Kyrgios, Opelka & Isner Join Laver Cup’s Team World

Captain John McEnroe announced Thursday that Nick Kyrgios, Reilly Opelka and John Isner will join Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime and Diego Schwartzman on Team World at the Laver Club, to be played from 24-26 September. “Reilly had a great run last week in Toronto to reach the finals and I’ve been really impressed with his recent

Preview: Medvedev Plans To Stand (Up) & Deliver vs. Opelka

If coach Gilles Cervara has one piece of advice for Daniil Medvedev heading into Sunday's Toronto final against Reilly Opelka, it's likely this: Rinse & Repeat. After a returning masterclass Saturday night in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 6'10" American John Isner, the Russian will be looking to blunt the booming

Resurfaced: Why Opelka ‘Has The Potential To Move The Needle’

Editor's Note: This feature was originally published on 21 August 2021. Reilly Opelka is into his first ATP Masters 1000 final at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers in Toronto. Reilly Opelka gets asked similar questions throughout his travels on the ATP Tour. Many times, they revolve around his height:

‘Flawless’ Opelka Rides Big-Man Tennis Into Toronto SFs

Big-serving Reilly Opelka’s strong week continued Friday in Toronto as he downed 10th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-6(1) at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers to advance to his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final. Playing 'Big Man Tennis', the American thundered 18 aces, crushed massive forehands and even

Opelka Rises To Kyrgios Challenge In Toronto

Two of the best serves in the business were on show in Toronto on Monday night and it was Reilly Opelka who delivered in a three-set defeat of Nick Kyrgios. In the first ATP Head2Head meeting between the pair, the American prevailed 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach the second round

Opelka/Sinner Make Perfect Team Debut In Atlanta

American Reilly Opelka and Italian Jannik Sinner made the most of their team debut this week at the Truist Atlanta Open, defeating American Steve Johnson and Australian Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-7(6), 10-3 to lift the trophy. “He gets more [credit] because he was serving very, very good and today obviously