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Who Slowed Wimbledon Grass And For What Intent?

By Scoop Malinowski Two ATP champions have revealed that the grass courts of 2022 Wimbledon have been altered to play slow. Nick Kyrgios and Reilly Opelka both won their first round matches, but both said in their Wimbledon press conferences that the Wimbledon grass courts are playing noticeably slower this year. Kyrgios said: “Why is […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski World no. 21 Alex de Minaur beat Reilly Opelka all four times they played in 2019. The Australian’s mental and physical dominance of Opelka was so firmly established that the one-foot taller, six-foot-eleven inch tall American half-jokingly called his rival, “dad.” Today, after a three year hiatus in their rivalry, the odd […] Continue to read full article...

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Opelka Cites Venus As Major Inspiration

By Scoop Malinowski American top tennis gun Reilly Opelka says one of his biggest inspiration figures is not Federer, Agassi, Nadal or Laver, but Venus Williams. In a recent Inside Tennis interview, the 24 year old American currently ranked no. 17 (best of all American players) expressed high respect for his personal friend Venus. “She’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Reilly Opelka Is Now The Top Ranked American

By Scoop Malinowski Reilly Opelka has passed by Taylor Fritz in the latest ATP rankings this week and is now the highest ranked American tennis player. Opelka is now ranked a career high no. 17. The 24-year-old’s most recent tournament was reaching the final of Delray Beach where he was defeated in the final by […] Continue to read full article...

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Reilly Opelka: The media is awful in our sport

By Scoop Malinowski American tennis champion Reilly Opelka obliterated the tennis media in what may be the most scathing rebuke in history by a professional athlete. Opelka said last year at the US Open the “tennis media is the worst” and then was recently requested by Bill Simons for an interview about that statement for […] Continue to read full article...

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Kyrgios and Opelka Rebuke The Tennis Media

By Scoop Malinowski Last year American rising star Reilly Opelka blasted the mainstream tennis media as being the worst. This week Australian star Nick Kyrgio shared similar resentful sentiments towards the media. ‘Sport is supposed to unite people. People from different countries come together to compete, no matter what colour or race you are… it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Top American Status At Stake In Paris

Three Americans are contending to be the No. 1 ranked American tennis player for 2021 this week in Paris. John Isner, who is not playing the Paris Rolex Masters 1000 event, is presently the highest ranked American at no. 23 with 1991 points. But Isner’s edge is by very narrow margins on top of two […] Continue to read full article...

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Reilly Opelka: “The tennis media sucks.”

Reilly Opelka dropped a bombshell opinion at the US Open which did not get a lot of traction, for understandable reasons. Displeased by the offensive treatment by the tennis media regarding the habitual bathroom breaks of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Opelka defended the ATP world no. 3 from the onslaught of criticism and lashed out in emphatic […] Continue to read full article...




Four Americans Threatening for US Open Title

Jenson Brooksby came back from two sets to one down vs Aussie Open semifinalist Aslan Karatsev to win in five, after slaying compatriot Taylor Fritz in four sets. The 20 year old from Sacramento believes he not only beat Djokovic but he has what it takes to become the first American male to win the […] Continue to read full article...

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Opelka On Being Tall And His Favorite Players To Watch

Reilly Opelka is the highest ranked American player right now and also one of the best interviews. Can you talk about what it’s like to go through life as such a tall man, how that affects you. Is it a plus? Downside? REILLY OPELKA: Yeah, the only fun side is hitting an ace on a big […] Continue to read full article...

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