American tennis player Reilly Opelka He has been one of the most important stars and stripes tennis players in recent years. The expert tennis player was recently stopped due to physical problems and Reilly has not played any tournament since the last Citi Open 2022.
Opelka was, along with Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, one of the commentators of the Laver Cup and was the protagonist of a new role. In the last few hours Opelka has been the protagonist of a curious social confrontation where she was forced to «go out into the field virtually» to defend her friend and her compatriot Frances Tiafoe.
Frances Tiafoe teamed up with Jack Sock in the doubles match against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, a match that went down in history as the Swiss legend’s last challenge on a tennis court. The two Americans won the match and were subsequently beset by numerous controversies.
Tiafoe and Sock received unbelievable accusations also for the victory, while others attacked Tiafoe for the too aggressive style: during the match Tiafoe almost always aimed at the body of the two opponents to balance, sometimes a situation that social fans have judged excessive.
and harshly criticized. Following the Laver Cup match, some fans on social media lashed out at Tiafoe and Opelka responded in disbelief and annoyance with various social messages. Regarding Tiafoe’s strong bodily responses, Opelka replied: «You can’t think about things like that.
I think it’s definitely a joke.» Social media users responded by saying that they didn’t want Federer and Nadal to win at all costs, but Sock and Tiafoe didn’t realize this either, trying to beat the two legends to the height of the eyes.
A situation in which former tennis player Adriano Panatta also agrees. In fact, the Italian legend attacked the American players, stating: «They were villains, those two Americans continuously threw all their strength in the face of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
It was disrespectful and they only did it because they couldn’t do anything else. They are troglodytes of tennis but above all villains towards two tennis players, champions, who have made history in this sport».
I understand. So next time Frances should be thinking 64mph FH straight into Feds FH volleyball bc it’s hers last match of hers…great — Reilly Opelka (@ReillyOpelka) September 27, 2022