TennisSection previews the 2021 Toronto Open as Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Reilly Opelka in the Semi-Finals on Saturday, August 14th, 2021.
Will Reilly Opelka continue on in his amazing week here at the 2021 Toronto Open as he aims to make his maiden Masters 1000 Final? Will Stefanos Tsitsipas continue to dominate after improving with every match this week? Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will make their way to the Final of the 2021 Toronto Open. Who will it be?
Reilly Opelka put on a very solid performance in the Quarter-Finals, beating the heavy favourite and much more experienced, Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets 6-3/7-6. The real thing that allowed Reilly to win the match was the fact that there was a 10 minute rain break before the second set tiebreak began. If the match had gone on as normal, Reilly was so tired and sluggish and Roberto was getting into his service games, and it was looking as if he would win the tiebreak. However, Reilly Opelka used those 10 minutes to rest and get some more energy to give it his all in the tiebreak and he did just that. Now, Opelka will have to be even better than he was as he meets the much tougher Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Toronto Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas cruised through his Quarter-Final match, beating the very in form Casper Ruud who was on a 14-match winning streak in straight sets 6-1/6-4. Stefanos Tsitsipas has just been on top of his game this week and he has been able to improve with every match. Tsitsipas has not had an easy draw, probably having the hardest draw out there in terms of quality of opponent, and he will be very confident in his game as his serve and forehand have been on fire. Can Tsitsipas make it to another Final in 2021 here at the Toronto Open as he aims to give himself a chance at his 2nd Masters 1000 title by beating Reilly Opelka?
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Reilly Opelka have met 1 time before, with Tsitsipas leading the head to head 1-0. They met last year in the Quarter-Finals of Cincinatti, where Opelka had to retire when 6-5 up in the first set with an injury. Opelka showed amazing composure on his serve in his match against Roberto Bautista Agut. However, I think Tsitsipas is such a step up in talent at the moment, and Tsitsipas has an amazing chip return which neutralises the Opelka serve. This, combined with the fact that Tsitsipas has cruised through tougher opponents all week, makes me believe the Greek will make his way to the 2021 Toronto Open Final here in straight sets and give himself a strong chance at the title.
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