The American Reilly Opelka will play the final of the Toronto Masters 1000 after beating Greek in the semifinals this Saturday Stefanos Tsitsipas, third favorite, by 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-4.
In a lengthy challenge that lasted two hours and 34 minutes, Opelka made use of its lethal service by getting 16 aces, while his opponent also committed seven double faults on his serve. “I played very well in the first round against a lot of adversity,” Opelka said.
The American Giant (hieght 2,11m) He recalled that “there are no easy draws in the Masters 1000, every game is a nightmare. But I have a lot of confidence and I have carried it out in every game. I know that I am putting pressure on the opponents with my serve, and they can feel it.”
Opelka will be measured this Sunday in the event’s final to the winner of the night match between the Russian Daniil Medvedev, first favourite, and the American John Isner.
As Tsitsipas entered this instance with an impressive 6-3 record in the semi-finals of Masters 1000 events, Opelka made his First apparition in the semifinal at this level on his least preferred surface, as he is more specialist on clay.
This arrival in semis is also the best result of the 23-year-old on hard courts since the tour resumed after the coronavirus hiatus.