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Palm Coast’s Opelka Wins Pro Tennis Title in France, 2nd on Circuit

| May 21, 2018

Opelka previously defeated former Top 10 player Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals, and now has a lot of momentum heading into French Open qualifying.

With First Win in US Open Qualifiers, Opelka Looks To Turn Frustrating Pro Season Around

| August 23, 2017

Reilly Opelka won a three-set qualifier Tuesday but needs to win two more matches to qualify for the U.S. Open men’s main draw for the first time, which would be a huge accomplishment for the 19 year old.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Loses 1st-Round Five-Set Thriller at Australian Open

| January 17, 2017

But the 6-foot-11 (and growing) giant nearly pulled off the biggest upset of the first round on the men’s side, battling for five sets with 11th seed David Goffin before finally falling.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Reaches First ATP Pro Semifinal in Atlanta With Win Over Top-60 Foe

| August 6, 2016

It was Opelka’s second straight win over a Top 60 opponent, after Opelka stunned world No. 28 ranked Kevin Anderson in a three-set thriller on Wednesday.

Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s Tennis Tourney

| February 5, 2016

Palm Coast’s celebrated Reilly Opelka, the boys Wimbledon Champ, says he probably would not have competed in the ongoing Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament even if he did not have a stress fracture as he targets bigger tournaments to earn more ranking points.

Home in Palm Coast, Wimbledon Champ Reilly Opelka Is Celebrated, With Craned Necks

| September 18, 2015

Reilly Opelka, who won Wimbledon’s junior crown earlier this summer and starts a 20-tournament professional tour next year, accepted a congratulatory sign at the Palm Coast Tennis Center this morning.

Wimbledon Champ Reilly Opelka Coming Home to Palm Coast Tennis Center Friday

| September 14, 2015

The public is invited to the Palm Coast Tennis Center this Friday (Sept. 18), from 11 a.m. to noon, to welcome home 2015 Wimbledon Junior tennis champion Reilly Opelka. The Tennis Center is located at 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.

Opelka’s Pro Career Begins as Junior Circuit Days End With Loss in 3rd Round of U.S. Open

| September 9, 2015

For Opelka, the Wimbledon boys champion, it was a disappointing end to his junior tennis career, but he now starts on the pro tour full time.

Opelka Adds to 94-Degree Heat With Scorching Serves as He Moves to 3rd Round at U.S. Open

| September 8, 2015

Opelka fired a 141-mph serve, second-fastest recorded by anyone at the Open this year, as he decisively beat Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki, 6-4, 6-1 today.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Loses 1st-Round Doubles Match at U.S. Open, Heads for Juniors

| September 4, 2015

Former Palm Coast resident Reilly Opelka got his first taste of the U.S. Open men’s doubles action on Thursday, as he and partner Taylor Fritz fell in a close three-setter to Marcus Daniell and Jonathan Marray, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

The New World of Wimbledon Junior Champ Reilly Opelka: Autographs, Pressure and a Rising Ranking

| August 28, 2015

Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka turned 18 today as he prepared for the U.S. Open, where he qualified for the doubles draw and will play in the Juniors tournament next week, but fell in qualifiers for the men’s draw.

Reilly Opelka Is Wimbledon Boys Champion; Roger Federer Congratulates Him in Person

| July 12, 2015

Reilly Opelka, raised on the courts of Flagler County, used a powerful serve and aggressive groundstrokes to realize a dream that seemed so farfetched even a few weeks ago, defeating Sweden’s Mikael Ymer, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win his first Wimbledon championship.

Palm Coast Takes Pride as Surging Opelka Plays in Two Wimbledon Finals Sunday

| July 11, 2015

Winning his doubles semifinal match Saturday at Wimbledon, Reilly Opelka will be playing in two straight finals Sunday as Palm Coast gears up congratulations and possibly a watching party.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Stuns World’s No. 1 and Advances to Wimbledon Boys Final Sunday

| July 10, 2015

The 17-year-old continued his dream run at Wimbledon Friday, defeating No.1 seed Taylor Fritz, 6-3. 7-6 (13) to reach his first-ever Slam final.

Overpowering Opelka Moves into Wimbledon Juniors Semifinal to Face World’s No. 1

| July 9, 2015

Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka’s astounding run on Wimbledon’s grass continued with two wins Thursday, as he now faces the U.S.’ Taylor Fritz, the world’s No.1 junior, in a semi-final match.

Opelka Doubles Down on Wins as He Cruises Into Wimbledon Juniors Quarterfinals

| July 8, 2015

After dramatic three-set wins the past two days, Opelka needed only 72 minutes to advance to his second consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, then on his first-round doubles match at Wimbledon.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Fires 17 Aces to Upset 3rd Seed, Advancing Again at Wimbledon

| July 7, 2015

Once again swinging on drama, the 17-year-old Opelka played his best in the big points and narrowly upset No. 3 seed Corentin Denolly of France, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the third round in his first trip to Wimbledon.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Wins Come-From-Behind Thriller in Wimbledon Debut

| July 6, 2015

The former Palm Coast resident made his Wimbledon debut Monday in epic fashion, capturing a marathon win in the first round of the Boys Tournament Monday, defeating Australia’s Alex De Minaur, 4-6, 6-3, 13-11.

Opelka’s Fabulous Run in Paris Ends in Quarterfinal Defeat, But He’s Warming Up for Wimbledon

| June 4, 2015

The 17-year-old Palm Coaster lost to fellow-American and friend Michael Mmoh, but he will be climbing the world’s junior rankings as he heads for two grass-court tournaments in England.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Continues Stunning Run in Paris, Upsetting World’s No. 1 Junior For Quarterfinals Spot

| June 3, 2015

The 17-year-old Opelka erased a 5-3 third-set deficit to win the final four games of the match Wednesday against No.1-ranked junior Orlando Luz of Brazil at the French Open Juniors tournament.

Palm Coast’s Tennis Phenom Reilly Opelka, 17, Goes Pro After Catching Agent’s Eye

| May 4, 2015

Reilly Opelka, 17, caught the eye of an agent at Palm Coast’s Men’s Futures Tournament in January, and got an offer. He turned pro a week ago, skipping college for the tour.

Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka, 17, Picked as Wild Card For Main Draw of Men’s Futures Tourney

| January 21, 2015

Reilly Opelka’s pick marks the first time in at least four years that a Palm Coast resident was selected by USTA as the Main Draw Wild Card for the tournament played in the city.

On World Tennis Day, Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka, 16, Plays Madison Square Garden

| March 4, 2014

Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka, a top American junior tennis player, made it to one of the world’s premier sports arenas as he opened for Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden Monday evening.

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