Opelka beats Tsitsipas to reach National Bank Open final

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TORONTO – American Reilly Opelka beat third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the National Bank Open final.

The 6-foot-11 Opelka saved the lone break point he faced, had 17 aces and won 77% of his first-serve points in the match that took 2 hours, 32 minutes. He ended the match with one last blast of a serve that Tsitsipas simply couldn’t corral.

Opelka will face the winner of the night match between top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia and American John Isner.