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Ben Shelton next match, tournament, and schedule: When is the fast-serving prodigy’s next battle?

Ben Shelton stands among these rising stars in professional tennis. The young American talent whose remarkable journey and impressive achievements have garnered the attention and admiration of tennis enthusiasts worldwide.

But the 21-year-old is more than just a remarkable athlete; he’s a finance major and a valuable contributor to the University of Florida’s tennis program, where he played a pivotal role in securing the Gators’ first national championship.

Ben Shelton
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Here, we will track the milestones of the youthful star with erratic performances. So, what is Ben Shelton’s next match?

Ben Shelton’s next tournament & match

Ben Shelton next match and odds
Next TournamentAcapulco Open
Next OpponentCasper Ruud
Next Match Date and Time01/03/24
Ben Shelton Odds11/10 (2.10)

It has been an indifferent start to the 2024 campaign for Shelton, though he did do well at his latest tournament, reaching the semi-finals at the Dallas Open.

The next stop for the American youngster is Mexico, where he’s looking to go far at the Acapulco Open. Shelton is already in the quarter-finals, but who is his next opponent?

Ben Shelton’s next match – Acapulco Open second round vs Matteo Arnaldi

The opening round of the Acapulco Open was a far cry from easy for Ben Shelton. In fact, his duel with Daniel Evans went on for three sets and the final set was decided only after a tie-break, which the American won 7-5. After that, Shelton eliminated Arnaldi, again after three sets.

His next opponent and the toughest challenge yet is Casper Ruud. The Norwegian is the favourite in this match given that he’s the higher-ranked player (11th in the ATP rankings), but Shelton is certainly not without a chance. After all, the two players have met twice before, splitting wins.

Where to watch Ben Shelton’s next match on TV

UK residents can watch the Acapulco Open on Sky Sports, or, if you prefer to stream the matches, you can use the Sky Go app. Another available option is the on-demand streaming service NOW, as well as ATP Tour’s own streaming service Tennis TV.

Ben Shelton’s 2024 campaign so far

The 2023 season was truly a breakout season for Shelton. Not only did the young American achieve his best results at Grand Slams by reaching the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and the semi-finals at the US Open, but he also won his first title on the ATP Tour in Tokyo.

Ben Shelton
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Shelton started the 2024 season with an early exit in Brisbane, but then he reached the semi-final at the Auckland Open, where he lost to Taro Daniel. At the Australian Open, Shelton reached the third round before succumbing to Adrian Mannarino in five sets.

After a few weeks of break, Shelton reached another semi-final, this time at the Dallas Open, where he lost in straight sets to his fellow countryman Tommy Paul.

Current ATP ranking – where is Shelton on the ATP list?

Ben Shelton currently sits in the 17th place in the rankings, which is not for from his career high of 15th.


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