Reilly Opelka is currently the 39th ranked professional men’s tennis player on the ATP tour. At only 22 years old, Reilly and his training partners represent the greatest hope for American pro men’s tennis success in a long time. It was great to chat with him about what it takes to be at the top of his game, in such a tough sport, at such a young age.
Topics of discussion: Reilly’s development as an athlete from Juniors to pros, winning the 2015 junior Wimbledon title, his training regimen, the value of training partners, looking up to great athletes like Ryan Sheckler and Roger Federer, Working on weaknesses, futures goals and more.
- Follow Reilly on IG: https://www.instagram.com/reillyopelka/?hl=en
- Roger Federer as Religious Experience: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html