Opelka Comes From Behind For First Houston Win

Reilly Opelka


Despite losing the first set, No. 3 seed Reilly Opelka picked up his first career win at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks, after defeating fellow US-American Mitchell Krueger 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Opelka extended his winning streak in Texas to five matches after claiming his third career title in Dallas in February.


*  Reilly Opelka is currently 5-0 in matches played in Texas this season.

* US-American Michael Mmoh became the first US Clay lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals in the Open Era. Mmoh, who replaced No. 1 seed Casper Ruud after he withdrew (wisdom tooth), is only the fifth lucky loser in tournament history to win a match.

* Nick Kyrgios made his second River Oaks quarterfinals. It is his second time reaching the final eight in his last three events.

* World No. 361 and Houston-born Gijs Brouwer, who is representing the Netherlands, became the lowest-ranked quarterfinalist on the ATP Tour in 2022. He is competing in his first-ever ATP Tour main draw.

Wednesday April 6, 2022Singles – Second Round [3] Reilly Opelka (USA) def. [Q] Mitchell Kreuger (USA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4[WC] Nick Kyrgios (Australia) def. [7] Tommy Paul (USA) 6-4, 6-2[LL] Michael Mmoh (USA) def. Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2, 6-4[Q] Gijs Brouwer (Netherlands) def. [WC] J.J. Wolf (USA) 6-1, 6-1Doubles – First Round [1] Matthew Ebden (Australia) & Max Purcell (Australia) def. Steve Johnson (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2, 6-2Robert Galloway (USA) & Jackson Withrow (USA) def. [2] Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) & Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-4, 6-4[3] [WC] Jack Sock (USA) & Nick Kyrgios (Australia) def. Andre Goransson (Sweden) & Nathaniel Lammons (USA) 7-5, 3-6, 10-5Ivan Sabanov (Serbia) & Matej Sabanov (Serbia) def. Treat Huey (Philippines) & Denis Kudla (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7[WC] William Blumberg (USA) & Max Schnur (USA) def. Diego Hidalgo (Ecuador) & Alejandro Tabilo (Chile) 7-5, 4-6, 10-7Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) & Hunter Reese (USA) def. Mackenzie McDonald (USA) & Tommy Paul (USA) 6-4, 7-6(6)