Finally we reached the most important game of the tournament. Delray Beach Open closes their courts today after Yoshihito Nishioka and Reilly Opelka will find out who will win the trophy. Does Opelka have strength to fight? – Find an answer in our prediction.

At what time are Yoshihito Nishioka and Reilly Opelka to play?
The game time is February 23, 2020, 3:30 PM (EST).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Yoshihito Nishioka takes the 63th position and Reilly Opelka takes the 54th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Nishioka have?
Yoshihito Nishioka has won 50.58% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Opelka have?
Reilly Opelka has won 46.8% of the games as a favorite.

Yoshihito Nishioka

Yoshihito has not dropped out of the top 100 tennis players in the world for the last three seasons. Currently, the 24-year-old Japanese native controls 63rd position in the ATP table. Yoshihito’s prize pool is $2,136,735. During his sporting career, the Japanese played 499 battles and defeated his opponents in 320 of them. Nishioki’s favorite coverage is hard.

Nishioka also had trouble reaching the semifinals. But his opponents weren’t so strong. The only serious opponent was John Millman, whom the Japanese beat in three games (3-6, 6-4, 6-2). After that, Nishioki had victoria on the score against Noah Rubin (6-1, 6-2) and Brandon Nakashima (3-6, 7-6, 6-4). In the semifinal match Yoshihito played against Ugo Humbert defeating him 6-1, 4-6, 0-6

Yoshihito played a tournament in New York City. But the Japanese left those tournaments in the second round. That was the only time he met with when he lost to Reilly Opelka, losing him by the way (6-4, 6-4).

Reilly Opelka

Reilly is the 54th racket in the world. The starting match in the current tournament was the most difficult for the 22-year-old American. It took Opelka more than two and a half hours to overcome the first round of competition, in which the U.S. representative in a tough fight defeated Latvian athlete Ernest Gulbis (6-7, 6-4, 7-6). After that, Reilly easily got rid of Mackenzie McDonald and Sung Woo Kwon.

In the semifinal match which was postponed because of the weather condition Reilly Opelka won over Milos Raonic (4-6, 7-6, 6-3)

Opelka performed unsuccessfully in Adelaide and at the Australian Open. In the last competition in New York, the American failed to protect his points. Everything speaks in favour that at the Delray Beach Reilly he will try to win the title.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • The tennis players met only once ten days ago in New York where the American was more successfull
  • Both athletes have won 4 matches out of their last 5
Yoshihito NishiokavsReilly Opelka
63ATP Rank54
24 (1995.09.27)Age22 (1997.08.28)
Mie, JapanBirthplaceSt. Joseph, MI, USA
Mie, JapanResidenceWest Palm Beach, FL, USA
5’7″ (170 cm)Height6’11” (211 cm)
141 lbs (64 kg)Weight225 lbs (102 kg)
Left-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2014Turned Pro2015
5/3YTD Won/Lost1/3
0YTD Titles0
56/61CAREER W/L36/41
1Career Titles1
$2,416,924Career Prize Money$1,711,605

Singles Service Record

Yoshihito NishiokaSingles Service Record on hardReilly Opelka
170Aces1,287
182Double Faults208
64%1st Serve63%
64%1st Serve Points Won81%
54%2nd Serve Points Won56%
740Break Points Faced232
60%Break Points Saved69%
1,099Service Games Played856
73%Service Games Won92%
60%Total Service Points Won72%

Singles Return Record

Yoshihito NishiokaSingles Return Record on hardReilly Opelka
28%1st Serve Return Points Won19%
54%2nd Serve Return Points Won42%
688Break Points Opportunities273
41%Break Points Converted28%
1,108Return Games Played841
25%Return Games Won9%
38%Return Points Won28%
50%Total Points Won50%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2020New YorkIndoor HardR16Reilly Opelka

Nishioka vs Opelka Predictions

Opelka mede it through the semifinal defeating Raonic in the semifinal which is much more stronger than Nishioka. The problem for Reilly is that the match with the Canadian was very exhausting and he doesn’t have enough time to rest. Nishioka can surely use his fittness but will the Japanese stand the cannon serving of the American giant? Besides Opelka has more than eight thousand fans supporting him on the venue, that is why it will be difficult for the Yoshihito to win.

  • Our prediction: Opelka Will Win.

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