John Isner retained his title as the year-end ace leader, with 1,032 (11,944 career). Reilly Opelka came in a close second, having hit over 1,000 aces in a year for the first time in his career.
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Reilly Opelka claimed his maiden ATP title this Sunday at the ATP 250 New York Open. The win propelled him 33 spots up the rankings to a career-high ranking of No. 56. Congratulations, Reilly!
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Reilly Opelka lifted his second Challenger Tour trophy in as many weeks today, defeating Topnotch Management's Ryan Shane for the 2018 JSM Challenger title.
Ryan Shane recorded many successes in addition to reaching the finals, among them his first Top 100 win and his first ATP Challenger Tour quarterfinal and semifinal wins. Shane leapt 183 spots in the ATP rankings for a career-high ranking of No. 394. Overall a great week and great achievement for Ryan—congratulations!
Reilly Opelka enters the ATP Top 100 for the first time on Monday (No. 98). This comes after being ranked No. 173 in September. Since the US Open, he has reached four finals in just six tournaments. Congratulations, Reilly!
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"Reilly is in a really good place right now,” [Tom] Gullikson said. “He has got a very good team around him. His game is going in a good direction, a little more toward the aggressive side, a little more coming in and using his height and athletic ability."
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