Reilly Opelka outlasts Ernests Gulbis 6-75 6-4 7-64 in the 1st round in Delray Beach on Tuesday after winning a huge battle. Opelka will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Mackenzie Mcdonald in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Nothing could divide these 2 players in this set and therefore the pair went to fight for it in the breaker. Eventually, the Latvian won the breaker at 5.

2nd set.

Opelka took off at the beginning of the set after breaking Gulbis in the 1st game (1-0). That break defined the set and it was sufficient for Opelka to win the set (6-4) as no one dropped a serve anymore.

3rd set.

Neither player conceded a service game during this set. Therefore the affair had to be decided at the tiebreak. Eventually, Reilly won the breaker at 4.

1st
Opelka
Gulbis
6-7
6
7
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Opelka
Gulbis
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
3rd
Opelka
Gulbis
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Opelka scored 114 points vs. Gulbis’s 104 points.

Opelka served very well to win 88% of the points (57/65) behind his first serve, and he won 62% points (21/34) on his second serve. The American blasted 20 aces and he committed 1 double fault. Opelka won this match even if he had some problems converting his break points because he converted only 13% (1/8). On the other side, Ernests wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/1). That was one of the key issues for his demise.

After this contest, the head to head between Opelka and Gulbis is 2-0 for Reilly.

Next Match H2H: Reilly Opelka vs. Mackenzie Mcdonald – stats

Opelka will play Mcdonald in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Reilly Opelka and Mackenzie Mcdonald since this will be the first time that they will square off in the main tour.

The last time that they fought against each other, Opelka won 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Charlottesville Challenger back in 2016.

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