DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Fourth-seeded Reilly Opelka rebounded from a one-set deficit to defeat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 to reach the Delray Beach Open final on Sunday.
The semifinal was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but was postponed because of rain.
Opelka served 19 aces to beat Raonic. The American will play unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan later Sunday for the title.
Nishioka earned his spot in the final after beating sixth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Opelka defeated Yoshihito in a straight set, round-of-16 match at last week’s New York Open in their only previous meeting.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Third-seeded Cristian Garin and Italy’s Gianluca Mager both won their interrupted semifinals on Sunday to reach the final of the Rio Open.
Garin, ranked 25th, beat fifth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-4, 7-5 at the clay-court tournament.
“This is the result of a lot of work this year,” Garin said. The Chilean also won the Cordoba Open in Argentina this year.
The 128th-ranked Mager beat Hungary’s Attila Balazs 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (2).
Both semifinals had been interrupted shortly after midnight due to heavy rains, when Garin and Mager had already won the first set.
“I am without words, I need to focus again to come back later,” said Mager, who eliminated top-seeded Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep won her 20th singles title after prevailing in a third-set tiebreaker to beat Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday.
No. 2-ranked Halep was 3-1 down in the third set. The Romanian broke to lead 6-5, but Rybakina’s powerful hitting forced the tiebreaker.
Halep clinched her first title since 2019 Wimbledon against her rising Kazakh opponent.
Rybakina knocked out Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and former No. 1 Karolina Pliskova in earlier rounds, and was playing her fourth final of the young WTA season. She’s lost three of them.
Rybakina is projected to rise two spots to No. 17 in Monday’s rankings update.
Halep also won Dubai in 2015.