Opelka claims semifinal win over Raonic at Delray Beach Open event

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — American Reilly Opelka defeated Canadian Milos Raonic on Sunday to advance to the final of the Delray Beach Open men's tennis tournament.

The six-foot-11, 225-pound Opelka secured a 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 semifinal win over Raonic. The two were relegated to playing Sunday after their match Saturday night was postponed due to rain.

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Opelka will face unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in the final later Sunday.

Opelka tied the head-to-head series 1-1. Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., won the first meeting last year at Wimbledon in straight sets.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2020

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