Reilly Opelka survives Borna Coric 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday after winning a huge battle. Opelka will have to play Alex De Minaur in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Borna conquered in the 7th game (4-3) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Opelka came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Coric in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break was enough for the American to win the set (6-3) as no one dropped a serve anymore.

3rd set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Opelka conquered in the 11th game (6-5) before winning the set (7-5).

Statistics

At the end of the match, Opelka scored 99 points vs. Coric’s 94 points.

The American served pretty well to win 78% of the points (52/67) behind his first serve, and he won 55% points (22/40) on his second serve. Opelka fired 27 aces and he committed 3 double faults. Reilly won this match even if he had a tough time in converting his break points since he converted only 29% (2/7). On the other side, the Croatian was far from perfect in converting his break points as he converted only 9% of his break points (1/11). That was one of the key issues for his loss.

After this match, the head to head between Opelka and Coric is 1-0 for Reilly.

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

Next Match: Reilly Opelka vs. Alex De Minaur – H2H and stats

Opelka will come up against De Minaur in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Reilly Opelka and Alex De Minaur face off. The head to head is 2-0 for De Minaur (see full H2H stats), 2-0 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, De Minaur won 7-64 6-75 6-3 in the semifinal in Atlanta back in July 2019.

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