The ATP tournament Antwerp 2020 (in Belgium) is scheduled to begin on the 18th of October. The opening round clash for Americans Reilly Opelka and Taylor Fritz will see only one compatriot making to Round 2. The duo is well aware of each other’s game as they are doubles partners. They played together at the US Open and Cincinnati Open.
- Fixture: Taylor Fritz vs Reilly Opelka
- Date: 19 October 2020
- Tournament: European Open 2020
- Round: First round
- Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Indoor hardcourt
- Prize money: Approx. €394,800
- Live Telecast: USA – ESPN / Tennis Channel
Taylor Fritz vs Reilly Opelka: Match Preview
The hard court season continues for the duo who played at St. Petersburg in Russia. The American has defeated top-ranked players on the hardcourt recently, including Diego Schwartzman, Matteo Berrettini, and Daniil Medvedev.
Taylor Fritz has made it to the third round of the US Open. At the Russian ATP last week. Fritz was handed a defeat in the round of 32. The seventh seed at the Antwerp tour, the American will try to defeat the great Opelka.
Taylor Fritz vs Reilly Opelka: Head to head
The duo has clashed thrice before. At the first meeting, in ATP masters in Indian Wells and Barcelona tournament, Taylor Fritz won. Americans then met in 2019 in Japan and Opelka won 6-3,6-4 in the round of 32. This was also the last time the duo met.
Taylor Fritz vs Reilly Opelka: Match Prediction
We expect the match between Fritz and Opelka to be a close one. While Opelka uses his big height to serve bombs, Fritz has played decent on the hard courts himself. The duo is well aware of each other’s game as they play doubles together.
Match Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in 3 sets