Reilly Opelka

“Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion”



Athlete Bio

Began playing tennis at age 6.  Trains at the USTA Facility in Orlando, FL. Tennis idol growing up was Juan Martin del Potro. Other sports idol was former NBA star Tracy McGrady, who used to play for nearby team Orlando Magic. Favourite current NBA players are Jimmy Butler of Chicago Bulls and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder. Enjoys playing basketball and enjoys pick-up games on tour. Father, George; mother, Lynne; sister, Brenna. Served as best man in Taylor Fritz’s wedding on July 7, 2016 Fan of all Chicago sports teams: Bears (NFL), Bulls (NBA) and Blackhawks (NHL). Grew up under tutelage of fellow Palm Coast resident and former ATP pro/U.S. Davis Cup captain Tom Gullikson.

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  • Birthplace: ST. Josheph, MI USA
  • Residence: Palm Coast, FL USA
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 19
  • Turned Pro: 2015
  • Career High Singles: 187
  • Performance Team: Coach – Diego Moyano (USTA PD), Physio – Scott Clark (A2P)
  • Accomplishments: Junior Wimbledon Champion, 1 of 6 teens to reach QF or better of an ATP event in 20



Favorite Surface: Clay

Strengths: Serve and Attacking Style

Favorite Tournament: US Open


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