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The Laver Cup starts tonight in Vancouver with the match between two of the biggest prospects in the tennis world. Ben Shelton has a breakout season, while Arthur Fils is still on the rise. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Arthur Fils vs Ben Shelton predictions
Ben Shelton made a lot of noise with his US Open appearance and is the player to watch at the Laver Cup. Fils is the next big hope of French tennis and it will be to see him against Shelton.
Ben Shelton to win @ 11/20 (1.55)
Ben Shelton made a huge splash with his US Open appearance, proving that he is ready for big things. Being a top 20 player for the first time in his young career, Shelton is the favorite to beat another youngster, Arthur Fils, representing Team Europe. Shelton’s first serve is something that Fils will not find a way to handle, and that gives him a huge advantage that will lead him to victory.
Over 20.5 games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Fils is still not on Shelton’s level, but this kid does not lack talent and will be able to stay long in this match. The given total games line is pretty low, and going over 20.5 games in total should be a lock in this match.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Who wins the clash of the youngsters?
This will be more than just a Laver Cup match since both Fils and Shelton are expected to become stars of this sport and face each other many times in the biggest tournaments in the future.
Arthur Fils is enjoying his best career ranking being No. 44 in the world. The French teenager is 34-18 for the season and 3-3 on hard surface.
Fils was a member of the French Team in the Davis Cup last week, where he lost to Daniel Evans in three sets.
Previously, he reached the second round at the US Open, losing to Matteo Arnaldi in five sets after previously defeating Tallon Griekspoor.
His best result this season is the title in Lyon on clay.
Ben Shelton is 19th in the world, which is his highest career ranking. The 20-year-old is 19-23 for the season and 13-12 on hard surface.
The American had a breakout tournament at the US Open, reaching the semifinals, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. In the quarterfinals, Shelton went against the odds, beating fellow American, Frances Tiafoe. Shelton also made it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open where he lost to Tommy Paul.
Other than the Grand Slams, his best result this season is the semifinal at the Cagliari challenger.
Fils vs Shelton head to head
This will be the first match between Fils and Shelton.
Key match details
- Venue: Rogers Center
- Date & time: Friday, 22th of September, 21
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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