Score, report, and key facts
Reilly won the set after he broke the Japanese in the 6th (4-2) and in the 12th (7-5) game. Yoshihito tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Notwithstanding, Opelka didn’t make any concession anymore before winning the set 7-5.
The set went straight to the tiebreak as there were no breaks. Eventually, Nishioka won the breaker at 4.
Opelka started the set strong after breaking Nishioka in the 1st game (1-0). Reilly reinforced his lead after breaking the Japanese in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2).
At the end of the match, the American scored 108 points vs. Nishioka’s 96 points.
The American served exceptionally well to win 87% of the points (61/70) behind his first serve. Nevertheless he won only 36% points (10/28) on his second serve. Opelka fired 27 aces and he committed 3 double faults. Opelka won this match even if he was struggling to find the solution in converting his break points because he converted only 33% (4/12). On the other side, Nishioka was struggling when converting his break points (only 25% – 1/4). That was one of the key issues for his loss.
After this match, the head to head between Opelka and Nishioka is 2-0 for Reilly.
Highlights Reilly Opelka vs. Yoshihito Nishioka Delray Beach Open – Delray Beach
Tennis Scores in Delray Beach
- Reilly OpelkaOpelka – Yoshihito NishiokaNishioka (7-5 6-74 6-2) – See score progression