Reilly Opelka is 2 wins away from winning the title in Basel. Opelka has defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3 3-6 6-3, David Goffin 6-74 7-64 7-5 and Christian Garin 7-65 7-610 to reach the semifinal where he will face Alex De Minaur.
Opelka is currently ranked no. 37. However, if Reilly wins the title, he is projected to go up 19 places to be the new world no.18. Talking about his recent win over Roberto Bautista Agut, the American commented: “I definitely served a lot better today. That court against Roberto, I played him in China, is not an easy one to play him on.
That day the court was really fast and it was a little chilly out, so it felt pretty much impossible for me to beat him there. Similar today, honestly. If I didn’t make my first serve, I didn’t win the point. So he’s a nightmare.”
Projected path and H2H
This is Reilly Opelka’s projected path and the plausible opponents at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Reilly has an overall losing record 0-3 with the projected opponents.
1/2 – Alex De Minaur’s rankings and performance.
Head to head 3-0 for Alex De Minaur
Alex De Minaur has a 30-17 win-loss record in 2019, 3-0 on indoor hard courts. In the last 4 years, De Minaur has a 12-9 record on indoor hard courts. De Minaur won 8 of his last 10 matches.
His best result of the current year was winning the title in Sydney where he beat Andreas Seppi in the final 7-5 7-6(5), in Atlanta where he beat Taylor Harry Fritz in the final 6-3 7-6(2), and in Zhuhai where he beat Adrian Mannarino in the final 7-6(4) 6-4.
Last year in Basel The Australian didn’t compete in Basel in 2018.
H2H Reilly Opelka vs. Alex De Minaur
This would be the 4th time that Reilly Opelka and Alex De Minaur clash against each other. The head to head is 3-0 for De Minaur (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on indoor hard courts.
Final – Roger Federer’s rankings and performance.
Head to head record 0-0
Roger Federer has a 47-8 win-loss record in 2019, 2-0 on indoor hard courts. In the last 3 years, Federer has a 24-4 record on indoor hard courts. The Swiss won 8 of his last 10 matches.
His best result of the year was winning the title in Dubai where he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final 6-4 6-4, in Miami where he defeated John Isner in the final 6-1 6-4, and in Halle where he defeated David Goffin in the final 7-6(2) 6-1.
Last year in Basel Federer won the title last year in Basel after ousting Marius Copil 7-65 6-4.
H2H Reilly Opelka vs. Roger Federer
There is no head to head record between Reilly Opelka and Roger Federer since this would be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.
Alternatively, Reilly Opelka may face Stefanos Tsitsipas. Their H2H is 0-0.