The Sport Effect

Reilly Opelka fined $10K for ‘unapproved bag’ at US Open

Reilly Opelka arrived in design and style to the U.S. Open on Thursday, but the issue has become irrespective of whether his possessions provided a checkbook, much too.

Opelka, the second maximum-ranked American person at the rear of John Isner, was fined $10,000 by the USTA for an “unapproved bag.”

The logos on his pink tote bag, which he brought on to the courtroom just before his second-spherical victory more than Lorenzo Musetti, were being much too big.

“US Open ticket sales will have to be strugglin this yr,” Opelka wrote on Twitter on Friday, introducing a rolled-eyes emoji. “10k for a pink bag, at the very least it seemed fly.”

When a Twitter consumer experimented with to shame him about the bag, which showcased the identify of an artwork gallery in Belgium, Opelka stated he will “grow up future summertime.”

Rated No. 24 in the earth, Opelka is set to deal with off with Nikoloz Basilashvili on Saturday with a shot at advancing to the Round of 16.