Reilly Opelka Wins New York Open


Reilly Opelka Wins New York Open

Reilly Opelka is victorious again at the New York Open after climbing out of trouble once again to edge it out in the competition.

Opelka wins his first ATP Tour title yesterday with a 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (9/7) victory over qualifier Brayden Schnur in the New York Open.

“I put myself in a good position throughout the whole match and third-set breaker could have went either way,” Opelka said. “That challenge honestly is probably the difference.”

A night after overcoming six match points to beat top-seeded John Isner in the semi-finals, Opelka needed six of his own to finish off Schnur in the match-up for first-time finalists.

The 6-foot-11 Opelka hit 43 aces for the second straight match, making him the first player to hit 40 or more in consecutive best-of-three set matches since the tour began tracking aces in 1991.