Reilly Opelka: Playing Laver Cup will be surreal experience

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Reilly Opelka: Playing Laver Cup will be surreal experience

American tennis star Reilly Opelka is excited about playing at the Laver Cup. Opelka, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 19 in the world, is set to make his debut at the Laver Cup. Opelka, 24, will be representing Team World.

“I’m very excited to be representing Team World at the Laver Cup in Boston,” Opelka said. “Playing in the US in an arena like TD Garden, with John McEnroe as our captain, is going to be a surreal experience.

I can’t wait”.

Opelka last played at the US Open

Opelka had a solid run at the US Open, making the round-of-16. Opelka won the opening set against Lloyd Harris before losing to the South African in four sets.n "Yeah, I mean, I don't think I served my best.

I actually served poorly, to be honest. He served great. He was the better server. Then with me not serving at a high percentage of first serves, he's going to put a lot of balls in play, and just changes the whole dynamic of the match when I'm not serving great," Opelka underlined.

"That's kind of what makes me so difficult and it really was off. Usually I can manage it better and make some adjustments throughout the match, which I was trying, but a little out of character for me to serve that poorly throughout the whole match, but he served great."

Opelka made the Toronto Masters final but he acknowledged he still has ways to go before becoming a superstar. "Possibly. Medvedev really beat me head to head. In a two-out-of-three set match, I didn't have much of a chance, you know, three out of five, which I didn't have much of a chance at the French Open with him.

And then there is still another level above him, which is Novak. So, no, no, I'm not there, I'm not close yet," Opelka explained.