In the second semi-final in Delray Beach on February 23, Reilly Opelka and Milos Raonic will challenge each other’s strength on the tennis court.
Opelka and Raonic are the classic servers who have difficulty keeping the ball in the court, but with the first ball they are able to win their games with their eyes closed. Most likely, not only the finalist, but also the winner of the tournament will be determined in this match.
Who will enter the final? Find it out in our prediction
At what time are Reilly Opelka and Milos Raonic to play?
The game time is February 23, 2020, at 12:30 PM (EST).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Reilly Opelka takes the 54th position and Milos Raonic takes the 37th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Opelka have?
Reilly Opelka has won 46.8% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Raonic have?
Milos Raonic has won 68% of the games as a favorite.
Despite his size, Opelka moves around the court quite confidently. But a lot depends on himself, as there are often matches when he doesn’t even want to rummage through the balls. In his game, Reilly puts the emphasis on serving, because he is able to win easy points even on the second ball. The tennis player does not abuse the net and often only does so when he has to finish the ball. But he started to do so when he gained experience, because at the beginning of his career he moved forward in any unclear situation and became an easy victim. Opelka may well become a worthy replacement for the aging Isner.
It is no secret that the game of Opelka is built around a powerful serve. At the current competition in Delray Beach, the American has already filed 53 aces.
In the first round, Opelka defeated Ernest Gulbis (6-7, 6-4, 7-6), in the second round he defeated Mackenzie McDonald (6-3, 6-4) in two sets, and in the third round he defeated Kwon Song-woo (6-3, 6-4) also in three games.
Raonich is definitely one of the most underrated tennis players on the tour. After all, everyone underestimates the Canadian games, but he’s actually able to hold the ball with ease and perform difficult shots. That’s just when a tennis player has regular practice and is confident in himself. In his arsenal Milos has a cannon serve and can easily shoot more than 20 shots per match. However, due to constant health problems, Raonic is not able to fully realize himself.
Raonic in Delray Beach is playing tennis with confidence. Milos has not lost a single set in the current competition.
In two games, the Canadian representative dealt with Denis Istomin (6-2, 6-2), Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (7-5, 6-3) and Steve Johnson (7-6, 6-3). In total, Raonic made 23 aces in these three games.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Raonic leads with a 1-0 score in private meetings.
- In the last five games Opelka won four wins, Raonic won three.
|Reilly Opelka||vs||Milos Raonic|
|22 (1997.08.28)||Age||29 (1990.12.27)|
|St. Joseph, MI, USA||Birthplace||Podgorica, Montenegro|
|West Palm Beach, FL, USA||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’11” (211 cm)||Height||6’5″ (196 cm)|
|225 lbs (102 kg)||Weight||216 lbs (98 kg)|
|$1,711,605||Career Prize Money||$19,279,727|
Singles Service Record
|Reilly Opelka||Singles Service Record on hard||Milos Raonic|
|81%||1st Serve Points Won||82%|
|56%||2nd Serve Points Won||54%|
|232||Break Points Faced||1,215|
|69%||Break Points Saved||70%|
|856||Service Games Played||4,211|
|92%||Service Games Won||91%|
|72%||Total Service Points Won||72%|
Singles Return Record
|Reilly Opelka||Singles Return Record on hard||Milos Raonic|
|19%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|42%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||46%|
|273||Break Points Opportunities||1,776|
|28%||Break Points Converted||35%|
|841||Return Games Played||4,165|
|9%||Return Games Won||15%|
|28%||Return Points Won||33%|
|50%||Total Points Won||52%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||Wimbledon||Outdoor Grass||R32||Milos Raonic|
Opelka vs Raonic Predictions
There is one player left at the current tournament who performs under the U.S. flag – it is Opelka. We believe that with the support of home stands Reilly is able to close his future opponent on two tie-breaks. The participants of the upcoming sporting battle have armor-kicking serve and constantly ship a huge number of aces. Both tennis players play lazy and poor in a quality at the ball reception. For such a famous player as Raonic, the Delray Beach Open competition is of little interest. Milos prefers to get the most out of bigger tournaments.
- Our prediction: Opelka Will Win.