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Model sufferer: Opelka’s rep nets US Start fine

12: 22 PM ET

  • D’Arcy MaineESPN.com

NEW YORK — American tennis participant Reilly Opelka changed into once fined $10,000 for carrying an unapproved rep onto the court for his 2d-round match Thursday at the US Start.

It’s a long way the largest fine of the match though Saturday.

Opelka introduced a purple tote rep with the name of an art work gallery in Belgium written on it, as effectively as to his racket rep, onto the court earlier than his straight-enviornment victory over Lorenzo Musetti.

The logo of the gallery exceeded the appropriate measurements acknowledged in the rulebook.

Opelka, 24, joked in regards to the fine on Twitter on Friday, writing “US Start tag gross sales desires to be strugglin this Three hundred and sixty five days.”

Ranked 24th on the earth, Opelka is the 2d-perfect-ranked American man in the aid of John Isner (No. 22).

Opelka is scheduled to play Nikoloz Basilashvili on Saturday with a possibility to technique to the first Spherical of 16 in his career at a chief.

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