As is his demeanor, Reilly Opelka did not walk around with little girls when it came to dreaming about what his sports career could bring. In an interview with Inside Tennis in which he reflected on different topics, The 211-centimeter-tall American declared without hesitation that his dream “is to win a Grand Slam.”
His best Major it was precisely the last one that disputed. At the US Open he reached the round of 16 and lost to Lloyd Harris in four sets.
“I am proud to win games and be my best version. I don’t care how I win, I don’t care if he’s ugly, I don’t care if a journalist wants to criticize him. If I keep my serve 95% of the time I’ll be Top 8 and I will be one of the best athletes in the world, “he added.
That is Opelka, the tallest man on the circuit (along with Ivo Karlovic). The one who has two ATP titles (New York 2019 and Delray Beach 2020) and will debut against Taro Daniel in Indian Wells. Where he aspires to something similar to what he achieved in Canada weeks ago reaching the final. And where he hopes Daniil Medvedev is not …