Opelka: 'Raonic is Wimbledon favorite after Federer, Nadal, Djokovic'


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Opelka: 'Raonic is Wimbledon favorite after Federer, Nadal, Djokovic'

Reilly Opelka commented on his five-set second round match win over Stan Wawrinka in Wimbledon. The American player said: "He got really comfortable. Started hitting some really good returns. I had to adjust a lot. My mind was always thinking.

You know, especially after I lost the third set, I knew I had to make some adjustments quick to start because he was in every return game. Today we went through a match where he had breakpoints, like, almost every game. So I play the big points really well on my serve, and that's what good players do, you know, they make you find other ways to win that you're not always comfortable with."

On his next match against Milos Raonic, Opelka added: "Fortunately I have seen it a few times already playing Anderson, Isner, Querrey. There so many guys now that are similar, similar styles, big guys, big serves. Obviously, he's been a really good player on grass and he's done well, especially at Wimbledon.

Again, he's the favourite, he's had more experience here. Just allows me to play free. Raonic is a Wimbledon favourite after Federer, Nadal and Djokovic." Why is Opelka not playing NBA? "That's a great question.

I wish I was (smiling). I regret it every day. And, yeah. That's pretty much all I'm going to say. I enjoy it a lot. It's my favourite sport. I don't play it much any more. When I'm home I shoot every day, I go to the court and play all the time, but I never, like, played seriously or anything."