2020 US Open – Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin on and what time does it start? Monday 31st August, 2020 – not before 21:45 (UK)

Where is Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin taking place? USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York

Where can I get tickets for Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin? The US Open will take place without spectators

What channel is Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Reilly Opelka vs David Goffin? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

THE PREDICTION

This is a true contrast of styles with 6ft 11 Opelka facing off against Goffin, who is a full foot shorter than the American. Opelka played superbly in the Western & Southern Open last week as he reached his first Masters 1000 quarter-final but he was forced to retire while leading 6-5 against Stefanos Tsitsipas because of a knee issue. That leaves some question marks over his fitness for this opener and Goffin, a superb baseliner who had an excellent start to 2020, will be looking to lengthen the points as much as possible. Opelka will get plenty of free points from his monstrous serve and could dictate play for portions of this match, but Goffin is an experienced operator at this level and should just about have enough to outlast the American in five sets.

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