Reilly Opelka vs. Daniel Evans
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Reilly Opelka and Daniel Evans meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Atlanta Open.
Reilly Opelka is coming off a three sets win over John Isner that took 39 games to decide. In the victory, Opelka won 91 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Opelka won 81 percent of his total service points and converted on zero of his three break points. Opelka got 59 percent of his first serves in play, saved both of his break points and hit 31 aces. It was an impressive win for Opelka, as he basically out served the best server on the men’s side. Opelka looks to win three straight matches for the first time since winning the New York Open back in February. Opelka has won four of his last five matches on hard court.
Daniel Evans is coming off a three sets win over Radu Albot that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Evans won 84 percent of his first serve points and 39 percent of his second serve points. Evans won 62 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his six break points. Evans got 51 percent of his first serves in play, saved 15 of his 19 break points and hit four aces. Evans has to clean up the double faults and the silly mistakes, but he deserves credit for muscling through a physical two and a half hour match. Evans looks to win three straight matches on the main tour for the first time since making the final in Delray Beach. Evans has won four of his last six matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
If Opelka is going to serve the way he did in his last match, he gives himself a tremendous chance of winning this tournament. Evans hasn’t done much this year on the main tour and has zero chance of winning if he keeps having issues with his second serve. Not to mention the crowd will be heavily behind Opelka here.
Opelka cruises to the semis.