Alex De Minaur defeats Reilly Opelka 7-63 6-4 in the 2nd round in Cincinnati on Wednesday. De Minaur will engage against Yoshihito Nishioka in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Both players were too good on serve during this set and the fight went to the breaker. Finally, the Australian won the breaker at 3.

2nd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Alex conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

Statistics

At the end of the match, De Minaur scored 71 points vs. Reilly’s 58 points.

The Australian served exceptionally well to win 82% of the points (28/34) behind his first serve, and he won 81% points (22/27) on his second serve. Alex was fantastic in converting all the break points (1/1). On the other side, Reilly wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/2). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between De Minaur and Opelka is 3-0 for Alex.

De Minaur’s Interview

1st
Minaur
Opelka
7-6
7
6
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
Minaur
Opelka
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Next Match: Alex De Minaur vs. Yoshihito Nishioka – H2H and stats

De Minaur will come up against Nishioka in the 3rd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Alex De Minaur and Yoshihito Nishioka face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Nishioka (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Nishioka won 6-2 6-4 in the 1st round in Miami back in 2018.

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