After watching Reilly Opelka I fancy him to cause an upset

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
 
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Deleted member 307496

Guest
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
Lol. And you expect me to take your posts seriously.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Opelka is hilarious.

His serve is technically straight up bad lol. Literally falls over every serve.

Doesn't have a forehand for point construction either. While he can actually grind a tiny bit, he can get himself stuck in longer rallie he loses 90% of the time vs much better baseliners.
 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
If he can win multiple slams, then we can expect at least 50 from Tsetsefly, Kyrgios, and Zverev.

The tallest guys to win slams are Delpo and Cilic, and they only have one each. Tennis won't be a game for giants until they reduce the size of the court and introduce a 5th serve.
 

deaner2211

Semi-Pro
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
How can he have a solid game when his backhand is weak and he has one of the lowest break percentages on tour?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
Brad Gilbert has hacked your account. I suggest you contact the mods to secure your account from further breaches.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
There's never been a #1 player over 6'4 and never a dominant #1 player above 6'3. Opelka will never be a dominant player being 6'11, not even at Wimbledon. Never mind that he's the absolute epitome of servebot with nothing else going on for him.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
There's never been a #1 player over 6'4 and never a dominant #1 player above 6'3. Opelka will never be a dominant player being 6'11, not even at Wimbledon. Never mind that he's the absolute epitome of servebot with nothing else going on for him.
Opelka will never be a dominant player cause he's technically super average.

I'm very sure if you supersize Nadal, Djoko or Fed to 6'10 they'd be unstoppable.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Opelka will never be a dominant player cause he's technically super average.

I'm very sure if you supersize Nadal, Djoko or Fed to 6'10 they'd be unstoppable.
Super average Man

Lol
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Compared to the average top 100 pro he's actually technically bad.

I'm kinda done with this ridiculous notion you can't call pro's bad at something cause they're still pro's. What's the point of comparing a pro to a recreational player. That's ridiculous in the first place.
True.
 

BHud

Hall of Fame
There's never been a #1 player over 6'4 and never a dominant #1 player above 6'3. Opelka will never be a dominant player being 6'11, not even at Wimbledon. Never mind that he's the absolute epitome of servebot with nothing else going on for him.
You must feel that Reilly is "the truth", because "you can't handle the truth". I love a player that can serve you off the court...all you small %*@#s with average serving skills, deal with it...diversity is what makes this dull sport interesting.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
You must feel that Reilly is "the truth", because "you can't handle the truth". I love a player that can serve you off the court...all you small %*@#s with average serving skills, deal with it...diversity is what makes this dull sport interesting.
The rant is extraneous from my point: he's too tall to ever be a dominating player and has average skills on court aside from the serve.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
You need to either stop drinking or drink much more.
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
I've said this before but pretty soon the top ten is going to be Opelka, Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Berretini, Popyrin, Khachanov, Bublik, and a couple clay courters.
 
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ChaelAZ

Legend
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!

For sure. I really like his efforts and play.
 

SaintPetros

Hall of Fame
I think he’s on course to win a few slams in his career. He’s basically John isner but much better. He’s got a very solid game. Mentally he’s impressive. He’s currently number 42nd in the world. This is an early prediction and I’ve heard nobody else mention that they rate him.

Come Reilly prove me right!
I like how he CRACKS the forehand.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
Let's be real... Everyone likes having giants in tennis. They are a curiosity.
no question.

and i’ll actually take a temporary seat on op bandwagon here...i like what i see from opelka, his strokes are more compact and repeatable than isners for example, and he’s a better mover for sure, not as heavy a build.

give him some time to tighten up his return game and i’d say sure he’ll be a sometimes contender for bigger titles now and then.
 

James P

Legend
I think he'll get to the 4th and then lose to Medvedev. Solid run, but not good enough to get much further.
 

yokied

Professional
Opelka looks like he wouldn't even make stage 12 on a beep test ffs. He ain't doin a thang at majors. Not one thang, BG. Ever.
 

Max G.

Legend
He caused an upset in R1, but then got upset in R2. So it goes.

I do think he'll have a career like Isner or Karlovic though, so I think he's still going to get better than he is right now. Just not grand-slam level good.
 
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