In all American final at the ATP Houston 2022, Reilly Opelka defeated John Isner in the straight sets(6-3,7-6) to capture his fourth ATP Tour-level title and first on clay.
During the one-hour and 50-minute Servebots clash, Opelka hit 10 aces and Isner 8 aces and both won nearly equal percentage of first-serve points.
“He was my idol growing up as a kid, and before I even met him, I liked him. But since we’ve become such good friends and spent so much time on Tour, I like him even more now,” Reilly Opelka said of his compatriot John Isner during the title presentation ceremony in Houston.
Further, Opelka expressed, “He’s been an unbelievable role model for not just myself, (but) Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul. We all say the same. He’s been an unbelievable competitor for a long time.”
Final – Reilly Opelka Beats John Isner(6-3, 7-6)
Semifinal – Reilly Opelka Beats Nick Kyrgios(6-3, 7-5)
Quarterfinal – Reilly Opelka Beats Gijs Brouwer(6-3, 7-5)
Round of 16 – Reilly Opelka Beats Mitchell Krueger(3-6, 6-2, 6-4)
Moreover, It is Reilly Opelka’s fifth consecutive win against John Isner and now leads him 5-1 in their head-to-head series.
Reilly Opelka vs John Isner Head-To-Head
|Reilly Opelka||5||1||John Isner|
|2022 Houston||F/Hard||Reilly Opelka||6-3, 7-6|
|2022 Dallas||SF/I Hard||Reilly Opelka||7-6, 7-6|
|2019 Atlanta||R16/Hard||Reilly Opelka||7-6, 6-7, 7-6|
|2019 New York||SF/I Hard||Reilly Opelka||6-7, 7-6, 7-6|
|2019 AO||R128/Hard||Reilly Opelka||7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6|
|2016 Atlanta||SF/Hard||John Isner||6-7, 6-4, 6-2|
Fayaz Sarofim & Co. U.S.Men’s Clay Court Championship is the second title of the season for the 24-year-old American. Notably, he claimed his first title this year at the Dallas Open.
Last but not least, Reilly has a win-loss record of 17-6 in 2022 and is ranked No.17 in the world.
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