Reilly Opelka claims maiden ATP title in New York

Brayden Schnur was unable to cap a fairytale week with victory as Reilly Opelka prevailed for his maiden crown on Sunday.

American Reilly Opelka in action in the final.   -  Getty Images

Reilly Opelka broke through for his first ATP Tour trophy after ending the dream run of Brayden Schnur in the New York Open final.

Schnur had never won a main-draw match prior to the ATP 250 tournament in New York, where the 23-year-old Canadian qualifier stunned sixth seed Sam Querrey in the semifinals.

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Despite saving two match points in the second set and five in total, Schnur was unable to cap a fairytale week with victory as big-serving 21-year-old American Opelka prevailed 6-1, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (7) on Sunday.

After combining with John Isner to set an ATP record for aces in a three-set match (81) following Saturday's semifinal, first-time finalist Opelka — who fended off six match points against the top seed — fired down another 43 aces against Schnur.