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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday February 13, 2022

Reilly Opelka

The bomb-serving American marched past Jenson Brooksby to claim his third ATP title.

Last night Reilly Opelka made the record books, playing the longest tiebreak in ATP history in his win over John Isner. On Sunday Opelka made it count, defeating defiant Jenson Brooksby, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) at the Dallas Open to claim his third ATP title.

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Opelka, who won all six tiebreaks he played during the week in Dallas, claims the title without dropping a set. He fired 16 aces and dropped just 11 points on serve against Brooksby.

The 21-year-old Sacramento native didn’t shy from the challenge, as he saved all five break points he faced, but he couldn’t get past Opelka in the breakers and drops to 0-2 in ATP finals.

Brooksby has played just six ATP (non-Slam) events in his career, and has played the semifinals in four and reached the final in two.

"I'm a big fan of his game, I'm a big believer in him," Opelka said of Brooksby. "He's super young, and he's got a lot of tennis ahead of him still. The scary thing is he has a lot of things to improve on, and I think that's why he's a future Top-10 player and he's going to be winning many titles for many years to come."

More to follow…


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