Ben Shelton vs Christopher Eubanks prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Two American rising stars will face each other in the opening round at the Cincinnati Open. Every previous match between Shelton and Eubanks was full of drama and we expect nothing less this time.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Ben Shelton vs Christopher Eubanks – match predictions

Christopher Eubanks made a name for himself after an impressive run at Wimbledon. Still, he is the underdog in the match against his fellow American, Ben Shelton.

Ben Shelton to win

Shelton is one of the best young players at the tour and he comes to Cincinnati in very good form. His serve is perfect for this surface and his aggressiveness will bring him success against Eubanks. Eubanks played very well this season but the feeling is that his form is fading away.

Under 25.5 games

Knowing that both players have solid serves and there was at least one tie-break in each of their three previous matches, the total game margin is set pretty high for this match. Shelton is in much better form and will win this one much easier than expected in a match with less than 25.5 games.

Ben Shelton vs Christopher Eubanks preview

Shelton had a solid run last year at the Western & Southern Open while Eubanks has never won a match here and this is his first appearance since 2017.

Ben Shelton

Ben Shelton is 41st in the ATP rankings, six spots lower than his career high. The 20-year-old is 13-21 for the season and 7-10 on hard.

He is coming off a solid performance in Toronto where he lost to world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-6 in the second round. In the opening match there, Shelton defeated Bernabe Zapata Miralles.

Shelton’s best result this season was the quarterfinals at the Australian Open where he lost to Tommy Paul.

Christopher Eubanks

Christopher Eubanks is having the highest ranking of his career at No. 29 in the world. He is 37-20 for the season and 22-13 on hard.

The 27-year-old lost in the opening round in Toronto, 7-6, 6-7, 6-1 to Gael Monfils.

Eubanks has the best season in his career after winning the tournament in Mallorca by defeating Adrian Mannarino in the finals. After that he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in five sets.

Ben Shelton vs Christopher Eubanks head to head

Shelton leads 2-1 in the previous matches against Eubanks. The last time they played was in the round of 16 in Mallorca this year where Eubanks won 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. Both of the previous matches where in final matches in 2022 and both were won by Shelton. In Knoxville it was 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 and in Charlottesville, 7-6, 7-5.

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Ben Shelton vs Christopher Eubanks match details

  • When will the match between Shelton vs Eubanks be played? The match is scheduled for August 13 at 19:00 GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Shelton vs Eubanks? Given the odds, Shelton is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Western & Southern Open? Borna Coric won the Western & Southern Open last year.

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