“This is Sad”: Reilly Opelka Raises Concerns Over Unaffordable Ticket Prices at Miami Open 2021

Published 03/18/2021, 1:21 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – St Petersburg Open – St Petersburg, Russia – October 15, 2020 Reilly Opelka of the U.S. in action during his second round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


The 2021 tennis season got off to a great start with the successful completion of the Australian Open 2021. Interestingly, there is plenty more to come in the season, and fans and players alike are quite excited about it. However, there is one thing that has been causing a lot of problems for the fans lately, especially with the ticket prices at the upcoming Miami Open 2021.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of different tournaments have raised the prizes of the tickets significantly. A fan recently tweeted that this year, the tickets for the Miami Open 2021 are really unaffordable. She further said that they paid $3000 for two tickets in 2019, but in 2021, the prizes have shot up to $5150 for each person.

World No.38 Reilly Opelka has come forward in support of the fans. The American tweeted that it is sad to hear such complaints from them.

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“This is sad.. players are certainly not playing for money at this point. We are playing for the greater good of the sport. If there are die-hard tennis fans that want to come and are willing to pay 3k to watch tennis but can’t afford it. There’s something wrong,” tweeted Opelka.

Opelka also suspected that there was something wrong with the system.

After commenting on ticket issues at Miami Open 2021, Reilly Opelka extends help

In another tweet, Opelka extended his help to a tennis fan. The person could barely afford to watch the Indian Wells Masters in 2018 and with a hike in ticket prices, it’ll be really tough for him this year too.

The American player came to his rescue and tweeted that he would provide him with the tickets whenever the tournament takes place in 2021.

“These are the fans we play for. Leaving you tickets at Indian Wells whenever it happens. Follow me so I can hit your DM so we can coordinate whenever that will be,” wrote the 23-year-old in the tweet.

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With an upsurge in prices, fans believe that they’ll certainly have to pay more at the US Open and at the French Open 2021 as well. However, Opelka has raised some valid points and the organizers will surely look forward to paying attention to his tweets.

As the pressure from different sources is increasing on the organizers, tennis fans hope that ticket prices might get revised soon.

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