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Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Reilly Opelka Predictions & Tips - Tiebreak time at the US Open

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  • The US Open third round match is being played on Saturday 4 September
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Reilly Opelka has seen 10 tiebreaks in his last 8 matches (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 04 Sep 2021
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Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Reilly Opelka Predictions


Reilly Opelka’s huge serve means there are a large proportion of tiebreaks in his matches. That should be the case against Nikoloz Basilashvili at the US Open.
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Reilly Opelka Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili Stats
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili Form
  • Reilly Opelka Stats
  • Reilly Opelka Form
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Reilly Opelka Live Stream FAQ

  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has won 6 of his last 9 matches.
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has seen a first set tiebreak in his last 3 completed matches.
  • Reilly Opelka has won 8 of his last 10 matches.
  • Reilly Opelka has seen a first set tiebreak in his last 4 matches.
  • Reilly Opelka has seen 10 tiebreaks in his last 8 matches.

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Nikoloz Basilashvili and Reilly Opelka.

Nikoloz Basilashvili Stats


Nationality: Georgia
Age: 29 (23 February 1992)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 39
Career High: 16 (May 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 5
2021 Singles Titles: 2
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
US Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2018)

Nikoloz Basilashvili Form


Nikoloz Basilashvili has won two titles in 2021, winning in Doha in March an Munich in April. 

The 29-year-old went off the boil before reaching the semi-finals in Halle where he went down to Andrey Rublev.

The Georgian hasn’t won three matches in a row since. 

Basilashvili got past Sebastian Korda who retired in the first round at the US Open. He beat Maxime Cressy 7-6 6-3 7-5 in the second round.

Reilly Opelka Stats


Nationality: United States
Age: 24 (28 Aug 1997)
Height: 6'11" (211cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 24
Career High: 23 (August 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
US Open Best Result: Second Round (2019)

Reilly Opelka Form


Reilly Opelka reached the Rome Masters semi-finals in May, his only semi-final appearance in 14 tournaments heading to the Canada Masters in August. 

He reached the final in Montreal, beating Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, Lloyd Harris, Roberto Bautista Agut and Stefanos Tsitsipas before going down to Daniil Medvedev.

The 6'11" American lost 6-7 6-0 7-6 against Casper Ruud in the second round at the Cincinnati Masters.

Opelka beat Soon Woo Kwon 7-6 6-4 6-4 in the US Open first round and beat Lorenzo Musetti 7-6 7-5 6-4 in the second round.

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Verdict

Nikoloz Basilashvili is likely to be tested by Reilly Opelka. I am backing the big American to win 7-6 in the first set and the match to see 2+ tiebreaks.

Best Bet: 2+ Tiebreaks Tiebreaks $2.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Reilly Opelka 7-6 Set 1 Score $4.50 at Neds - 1 Unit

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