American Star Reilly Opelka Apologizes for His Sarcastic 'Election Day' Tweet While Engaging in a Banter With Taylor Fritz

American Star Reilly Opelka Apologizes for His Sarcastic ‘Election Day’ Tweet While Engaging in a Banter With Taylor Fritz

The American tennis star, Reilly Opelka, is known for consistent, if not amazing, performances on the ATP tour. However, off the court, Opelka has gotten into a few controversial topics in the past, as he likes to talk about social and political matters. Notably, he recently talked about his opinion on voting during the US mid-term elections. A plethora of fans criticized Opelka for his opinions.

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Surprisingly, Opelka’s compatriot Taylor Fritz also joined the conversation as he sarcastically agreed with one of the fans. Subsequently, Opelka wished Fritz for the upcoming ATP tournament, while also responding to his critics.

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Reilly Opelka was involved in a conversation with Taylor Fritz

The American tennis player’s sarcastic How? ‘Or’ What on the US mid-term elections has attracted a lot of criticism from the fans. Notably, a fan recently slammed Reilly Opelka for talking about political matters in the United States. The fan tweeted, “@ReillyOpelka can’t play tennis and he apparently hasn’t got anything intelligent to tweet while he’s sitting. But here’s a tip. Sit down and shut up. You should be working on your tennis instead. @atptour and @TennisChannel don’t actually need you right now.”

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Surprisingly, Taylor Fritz, who is also quite active on social media, joined the conversation. The current world no.9 sarcastically replied by saying, “I agree @ReillyOpelka”

As a result, Opelka responded to the tweet. He replied by wishing Fritz for the upcoming ATP tournament, while also answering his critics. Opelka stated, “Good luck this week bro! Sorry for whoever that may have offended.”

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Taylor Fritz has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals as he will play against the Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in his first match of the event.

Opelka’s performance during the season

The American tennis player hasn’t had a good season so far as he missed out on a lot of tournaments. He last participated at the Citi Open, where he played against the Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios. However, despite his first-round victory, Opelka was knocked out by Kyrgios in the round of 16 of the tournament. Prior to the Citi Open, Opelka also participated in Wimbledon, where he won against the Spanish tennis player, Carlos Taberner, in the first-round match.

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However, after his brilliant performance in the first-round, Opelka was defeated by the Dutch tennis player Tim van Rijthoven in the second-round. After Wimbledon, Opelka missed the Grand Slam event in New York. Since then, he hasn’t made any statement about his absence from the tour.

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