Opelka is seriously committed at home tournament, as it usually happens with Americans. Gulbis has never been famous for playing on such surfaces as in New York, and Opelka must strangle the Latvian player with his Ace. Opelka serves powerfully, holds the ball well, but long jokes are not his horse, but Gulbis can not long throw the ball, he is now far from ideal.
At what time are Gulbis vs Opelka to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 20:30 (CET).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Ernests Gulbis takes the 224th position and Reilly Opelka takes the 54th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Gulbis have?
Ernests Gulbis has won 65% of games.
How many wins and losses does Opelka have?
Reilly Opelka has won 71% of the games.
Latvian in early 2020 was able to return to the top 200 and pass the main grid of Delray Beach, but in 2013 Ernests took the title in this small town. In qualification Ernests met almost no resistance, first he defeated Galan – 146th place in the world ranking, and in the final of the qualification defeated Bernard Tomis, allowing him to take only two games per game. The match with Tomis can not be taken at all, because the Australian has not played tennis for a long time and even domestic journalists do not bypass this fact publishing funny articles and the fall of once one of the most promising young tennis players.
Player from Latvia performs well on helmets, but in smaller tournaments he shoots very rarely, most recently he lost to Lukas Rosol in Pune, before that there was a defeat from Tristan Lamasine, and a defeat.
Reilly Opelka couldn’t defend the title in New York by losing to Jason Jung in the quarter-finals, even though he was 24. On the whole, Reilly had a good game, but the Taiwanese were too good that night. At Opelka, so far everything is not going so smoothly, out of four matches held in 2020, Opelka won only one.
But, in his homeland, the American will increase and can noticeably improve his results. He played pretty well in starting matches, but he constantly lacked focus and determination in the decisive moments of the meetings.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Gulbis won this tournament in 2013
- Gulbis didn’t win any sets against Opelka in personal encounters
- Opelka leads 2-0 on personal meetings
Gulbis vs Opelka Predictions
Despite not the most impressive results, Opelka is the favourite of this match, yet Gulbis has recently beaten frankly weak tennis players and Reilly will offer him a completely different resistance. Plus we should not forget about personal meetings, because even on the ground Opelka had the advantage of talking about hard, the favorite cover of the American.
Our prediction: Reilly Opelka Win