Opelka Wins New York Open and First ATP Title
Congratulations to American Reilly Opelka for winning the New York Open and his first ATP title after defeating Brayden Schnur of Canada.
On the things that made the difference this week in winning his first ATP title:
“First of all, was in my match with [Adrian] Mannarino, my first serve percentage was 48% in the first set. I lost 6-2 and that number is way too low. I should be around 70%. So I made an adjustment first with my toss on my serve – moving it further in front – and I think I served 70% or higher every single set after that. So that was one, and then after my match with [Denis] Istomin I wasn’t happy with my return serve, [or] my forehand, and I made some adjustments there and started paying more attention to my follow through, and that helped my forehand a lot. As the week went on I progressed a lot with my tennis, and by keeping myself in those matches when I wasn’t playing well gave me the opportunity to fix it.”
The doubles champions were Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany who defeated Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan).
RESULTS – FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Men’s Singles – Final
R. Opelka (USA) d [Q] B. Schnur (CAN) 61 67(7) 76(7)
Men’s Doubles – Final
K. Krawietz (GER) / A. Mies (GER) d S. Gonzalez (MEX) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 64 75