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As the US Open’s third round approaches, Ben Shelton and Aslan Karatsev find themselves on a collision course, each with a unique narrative. In this preview, we delve into their recent form and the potential fireworks in their first-ever meeting.
Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Aslan Karatsev match predictions
Shelton’s journey in New York has been marked by consistent performances, while Karatsev, known for his unpredictable style, seeks to regain his form. Brace yourselves for a clash of contrasting stories and playing styles. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the US Open 2023.
Ben Shelton to win @ 33/50 (1.66)
As the ATP tour moved into the North American swing, Shelton has come into his own, showcasing why he made it to the Australian Open quarter-finals. He has a tough matchup against Karatsev, who has been relatively inactive and has not gone past the second round at Grand Slam events, only progressing past this stage in Pune and Madrid throughout the campaign. Based on their respective current form and the fact that Shelton was hardly tested by Thiem before his retirement, we are backing the American ace to triumph.
Under 40.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
The duo will have fire in their bellies and will be fighting tooth and nail for a place in the fourth round. However, neither Shelton nor Karatsev have been involved in long duels at Flushing Meadows, finishing their meetings early. Neither have seen any of their matches see more than 40 games so far. We do not see this duel swaying away from the established trend and will find a victor within 40.5 games.
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.
American youngster to question the Russian’s resolve
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Ben Shelton preview
Ben Shelton’s US Open journey has been defined by promise and success this season. His recent victory over Dominic Thiem, albeit due to Thiem’s retirement, showcased his potential. Prior to that, he had impressed in his 3-1 victory over Pedro Cachin in round one. Shelton’s highlight reel this year includes a remarkable quarterfinal run at the Australian Open, propelling him into the top 50 rankings.
Aslan Karatsev preview
Aslan Karatsev, a former Australian Open semifinalist, knows the importance of seizing the moment. Despite his three-match losing streak leading up to the US Open, he displayed resilience by winning two consecutive matches in New York against Jiri Lehecka and Roberto Carballes Baena. The Russian’s unique blend of power and flair makes him a captivating player to watch.
Shelton vs Karatsev head to head
This is the first time Shelton and Karatsev lock horns with each other, presenting an opportunity for tennis fans to witness an uncharted showdown.
Key match details
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
- Who is the reigning US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the reigning US Open champions.
- Where can you watch US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.
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