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Not a bad match. Opelka is really favored by grass, because of his big serve and quite big groundstrokes too. It was hard for Ymer to handle the pace and low bounce.

Ymer played kinda smart, kept his errors down and tried to move Opelka around. Used a lot of body serves. Opelka has a major weakness in his movement. That made the match kinda close and on clay Ymer would probably have won with his tactic.

Anyway, in Wimbledon and the way Opelka played, he was clearly a worthy winner
 

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Not a bad match. Opelka is really favored by grass, because of his big serve and quite big groundstrokes too. It was hard for Ymer to handle the pace and low bounce.

Ymer played kinda smart, kept his errors down and tried to move Opelka around. Used a lot of body serves. Opelka has a major weakness in his movement. That made the match kinda close and on clay Ymer would probably have won with his tactic.

Anyway, in Wimbledon and the way Opelka played, he was clearly a worthy winner
Opelka won 6-4 6-4 in RG Juniors last month :p His movement is much better on clay.
 

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Opelka won 6-4 6-4 in RG Juniors last month :p His movement is much better on clay.
Even at 6' 10," apparently almost 18 year-old Reilly is still growing. Those around him know that his movement needs work due to continued growth and that it will take him longer to move up the pro ranks because of that.

Jay Berger, the director of men’s tennis for USTA who has worked with Opelka extensively: He’s made a lot of improvement in all areas of his game, his growth has slowed down a bit to allow his body to catch up, and he’s always been a hard worker.

Justin Gimelstob, former pro and Isner's coach who knows him: Reilly is incredibly talented, but you have to say that players as tall as he is, it normally takes them a little longer to develop and succeed at the pro level. Because your weapons have to be so big and so developed, and you have to be able to hit through the incredible defense and movement from the smaller guys.​

May 2015, source: http://flaglerlive.com/78175/reilly-opelka-turns-pro/

:shrug:
 

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Absolute carbon copy ofIsner is Opelka. Another 15 years of frustration for opponents
 

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Congrats, he's cute as hell.
 

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Expected! Nailed he'd beat Fritz and Ymer!

Absolute carbon copy ofIsner is Opelka. Another 15 years of frustration for opponents
Not really, he moves better and he should improve if he stops growing, so he can have some consistency and he's got a MUCH better BH than Isner. Now, he needs to develop his serve clutch-ness like Sir John then/if he'll be a perennial top20.
 

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Opelka only needs 1 more inch to become the first 7 foot tall pro tennis player
 

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Actually, that's not a great indicator. I remember reading that in the last 30 years or so only 7 or 6 players that won a GSlam Jr. won too a GSlam in the pros.
That's true, but of those not winning anything in the juniors even less as a % managed to win slams as seniors, so it should still be better to win one than not.
 

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That's true, but of those not winning anything in the juniors even less as a % managed to win slams as seniors, so it should still be better to win one than not.
Yeh, yeh. But there isn't anyone writing an article claiming they've got a great future ahead because none of their Jrs. won a Jr. Slam. ;)

I'm a supporter of Opelka, but if he keeps growing he'll never win a Slam. OTOH, I'm not a supporter of Fritz, but he's probably more likely to win a Slam than Opelka, even tho I'd bet anyone that Opelka will have the better career out of the two.

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way too tall to be a major success

courts and bounce must be sped up and lowered soon

bye bye bot
 
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