Opelka Wins 46-Point Tiebreaker, Beats Isner at Dallas Open

DALLAS (AP) — Reilly Opelka received the longest tiebreaker in ATP Tour historical past to complete a straight-sets win over John Isner and advance to the ultimate of the inaugural Dallas Open on Saturday night time.

The second-seeded Opelka despatched a winner down the road for a 24-22 tiebreaker victory within the second set to safe the 7-6 (7), 7-6 (22) win over Isner, the No. 3 seed and de facto match host on the SMU tennis facility a few mile from his home.

No. 4 seed Jenson Brooksby performed Marcos Giron within the different semifinal Saturday night time. It is the primary time since 2004 that each one 4 semifinalists have been People.

The 24-year-old Opelka, a two-time winner on tour, now has 4 straight wins over Isner. All 10 of the units he has received in opposition to the 16-time ATP Tour champion have gone to a tiebreaker.

The pair mixed for 60 aces on Saturday and have now held 98 straight service video games in opposition to the opposite, together with 12 straight tiebreakers.

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Isner was enjoying once more Saturday night time within the doubles with fellow American Jack Sock.

Opelka is ranked No. 23 on this planet and is 2-1 all-time in ATP Tour finals. He received New York in 2019 and Delray Seashore in 2020.

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