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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tennis Scores in Delray Beach
- Miomir KecmanovicKecmanovic – Jordan ThompsonThompson (6-2 ret.) – See score progression
- Steve JohnsonJohnson – Henri LaaksonenLaaksonen (7-65 6-4) – See score progression
- Tommy PaulPaul – Daniel Elahi GalanElahi Galan (6-2 6-4) – See score progression
- Reilly OpelkaOpelka – Ernests GulbisGulbis (6-75 6-4 7-64) – See score progression
- Cameron NorrieNorrie – Taylor Harry FritzHarry Fritz (6-4 6-74 6-4) – See score progression
- Milos RaonicRaonic – Denis IstominIstomin (6-2 6-2) – See score progression
- Ugo HumbertHumbert – Stefan KozlovKozlov (6-75 6-3 6-1) – See score progression
- Jack SockSock – Radu AlbotAlbot (3-6 6-3 7-62) – See score progression
- Cedrik-Marcel StebeStebe – Bernard TomicTomic (6-2 3-6 6-2) – See score progression
- Noah RubinRubin – Jason JungJung (6-3 4-3 ret.) – See score progression
- Frances TiafoeTiafoe – Emilio GomezGomez (7-63 6-2) – See score progression
- Ryan HarrisonHarrison – Damir DzumhurDzumhur (6-3 6-2) – See score progression
- Brandon NakashimaNakashima – Jiri VeselyVesely (7-64 6-1) – See score progression
- Soon-Woo KwonKwon – Adrian MannarinoMannarino (1-6 6-3 6-2) – See score progression
- Yoshihito NishiokaNishioka – John MillmanMillman (3-6 6-4 6-2) – See score progression
- Mackenzie McdonaldMcdonald – Yasutaka UchiyamaUchiyama (6-2 7-65) – See score progression
- Cedrik-Marcel StebeStebe – Milos RaonicRaonic (0-0) – See H2H details
- Jack SockSock – Steve JohnsonJohnson (4-2) – See H2H details
- Mackenzie McdonaldMcdonald – Reilly OpelkaOpelka (0-0) – See H2H details
- Noah RubinRubin – Yoshihito NishiokaNishioka (0-0) – See H2H details
- Cameron NorrieNorrie – Brandon NakashimaNakashima (0-0) – See H2H details
- Soon-Woo KwonKwon – Ryan HarrisonHarrison (0-0) – See H2H details
- Tommy PaulPaul – Frances TiafoeTiafoe (0-0) – See H2H details
- Miomir KecmanovicKecmanovic – Ugo HumbertHumbert (3-0) – See H2H details