6FT.11IN’ American Player Astounds Tennis Community With a ‘F**Ken Atrocious’ Look at $6 Billion Worth Brand’s Grand Fashion Week

Published 01/20/2023, 5:45 AM EST

Reilly Opelka never fails to entertain his fans. The 25-year-old American tennis star recently withdrew from the season’s first Grand Slam event in Australia. While fans have been worried about his physical condition and whether the injury will make it impossible for him to participate in the upcoming tennis tournaments, Opelka decides to shock everyone. The American tennis star has now taken a break from the game and is pursuing his interests in fashion.

Reilly Opelka is at the Milan Fashion Week, featuring his eccentric style. While some fans have loved the looks, he is also facing brutal trolls online. Recently, a picture of him wearing knee-length boxers and a red-white flannel jacket surfaced online. Reddit has not missed an opportunity to take a dig at Opelka’s sense of fashion. However, the tennis player looks quite confident about his outfit and, for sure, he’s rocking it.


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Opelka’s outfit features a red and white checkered jacket with a black coat, black shiny shorts and long boots. The zipper on the jacket is pulled down, revealing the mustard yellow t-shirt underneath. It gives the illusion of a neck-scarf or a tie with the yellow shade in stark contrast to the jacket.

Fans have rained their hilarious comments on the post and some wish that they could unsee the picture.


Another fan has attributed Opelka’s “ugly” fashion sense passing without objections owing to his height.

A fan has brought up the hilarious meme which surfaced a few weeks back on Reddit. Morgan Riddle, Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend, had Zverev’s face superimposed on hers. The meme quickly went viral.


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Other fans have simply called the picture “atrocious”. Even users who aren’t fashionistas have commented on the post.

A fan has delved into the nitty-gritty of fashion and wondered why Opelka would style his outfit with heeled boots when he is already very tall.

Others have just assumed that Opelka’s outfit was not styled by Prada. Instead, it must have been he who styled himself.


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Opelka walks out of the Australian Open 2023

Opelka’s ATP rankings continue to suffer as he signed out of the Australian Open owing to injuries. He has not been seen on court since August last year. His last match was in the Citi Open 2022 where he lost to the Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios.


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In the Australian Open 2023, Opelka was replaced by world no. 99 Zhang Zhizhen. His fans will be hoping that Reilly Opelka soon overcomes his hip and ankle injuries. That is the only way we can hopefully witness his brilliant serves on court again.

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Annesha Banerjee

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Annesha Banerjee is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in English. Her love for tennis and other sports is influenced by her mother, who was a remarkable athlete back in the day.

Edited By: Tony Thomas