REILLY OPELKA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/28/1997

Birthplace:

St. Joseph, USA

Residence:

Wesr Palm Beach, USA

Height:

6'11'' / 211 cm

Weight:

225 lbs / 102 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

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Last Update:

December 2020

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1508

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

128

Forehand

115

Backhand

112

Volley

81

Reilly Opelka's Strengths

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Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 70% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (81%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (59%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (13%)
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Return

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Unforced Errors & 15% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Very high Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (22%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (40%)
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Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors in the Average with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 56% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors in the Average with the Forehand in any Directions
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 42% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 46% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
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Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Wins 56% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * 70% more Unforced Errors with the Backhand for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 40% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 36% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (3-8 shots)
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Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * Serve & Volley (74% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (73% of the points won; 8% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Baseline Approach (47% of the points won)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (65%)

Reilly Opelka's Game Style

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Server

Very high

Reilly Opelka is a dominant Server. He makes on average 70% more aces/service winners than his opponents. When his first serve lands in, 58% of the time it is unreturned and this number is far above the general average of the ATP players.

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Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Reilly Opelka is a Puncher. When compared with his opponents he makes on average 25% more winners/forcing errors than them. However, he is much more effective with his forehand after his serve than after his return.

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Tempo Player

Medium-low

From the back of the court, Reilly Opelka is more a Puncher than a Tempo Player. He does not really take the ball on the rise and his ratio of winners/forcing errors won with the backhand is just below average.

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Offensive Player

Medium-high

Having such a big Serve, Reilly Opelka often plays the serve & volley or the 1-2 punch approach. We cannot say that he posses the best hand at the net but he is capable of finishing the points.

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Retriever

Very low

Reilly Opelka is nothing but a Retriever. He wins only 27% of his total points by the errors of his opponents and this number is far below the average of the ATP players.

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