Jannik Sinner, who had a terrific clay court season reaching the last 8 at the French Open will shift his attention back to hard courts as he plays at the ATP Petersburg Open, an indoor hard court tournament. He has been handed a tough first round match against Reilly Opelka who is known to be one of the biggest servers of the game on tour. However, the American has been struggling to find some form on tour over the past 2 months.
- Fixture: Jannik Sinner vs Reilly Opelka
- Tournament: ATP Petersburg Open 2020
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
- Prize money: Approx.203,409 dollars
Jannik Sinner vs Reilly Opelka: Match Preview
Jannik Sinner had a breakthrough clay court season this year. He reached the last 16 at the Italian Open 2020 and backed that up with reaching the last 8 at the French Open. He defeated the likes of David Goffin and Alexander Zverev on his way to the quarterfinals. However, he lost to 12 time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal in straight sets ending his remarkable run in Paris.
Reilly Opelka has really struggled to win matches on tour, He lost in the first round at the French Open to Jack Sock. He also bowed out of the US Open 2020 in Round 1 after losing to David Goffin. The American will be desperate to win a few games on tour and accumulate as many ATP points as possible.
Jannik Sinner vs Reilly Opelka: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced each other in the past so their head to head record stands at 0-0.
Jannik Sinner vs Reilly Opelka: Match Prediction
The indoor hard court surface will suit Opelka’s big serving game as he faces the 19 year old, Jannik Sinner in Round 1. Given the kind of form the Italian is in, Opelka will have to play some high quality tennis if he is to progress into Round 2 and end his losing streak. Sinner is expected to progress into Round 2 and will carry on his good performance from the French Open.
Match Prediction: Jannik Sinner to defeat Reilly Opelka in straight sets.