Ben Shelton vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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In his quest for a fourth US Open title, Djokovic has reached the semi-final stage. He will have to stop the youthful Ben Shelton for another dig at the elusive silverware at Flushing Meadows. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the US Open 2023.

Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Novak Djokovic – match predictions

For a second time, Shelton ended the hopes of a well-established American star. Frances Tiafoe faced the same fate as Tommy Paul, surrendering to the 20-year-old with a 3-1 set score. Djokovic was more polished in his outing, registering his fourth straight-sets triumph at the 2023 US Open.

Under 31.5 Games @ 43/50 (1.86)

When the going gets tough, Djokovic rises to the top. It is because of this reason that he is the Under Pressure leader according to ATP’s statistics. Since his hiccup against Laslo Djere, she has made little work of his rivals, Borna Gojo losing out in 30 games and Taylor Fritz’s ambitions coming to a conclusion in 27 games. Shelton does not have the same experience and we expect a similar humbling for him within 31.5 games.

3-0 to Novak Djokovic @ 3/5 (1.60)

At odds of 7/100 (1.07), the bookmakers are not giving Sehlton a chance to succeed. It is the correct view to have after years of watching the Serbian legend mince his rivals at the grandest stages. It is the manner of the victory that is under question and we believe it will be a straightforward result. Looking to conserve his energy ahead of a potential final with Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic will finish the game in straight sets.

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.

Shelton vs Djokovic: Ben to stop Novak’s fourth successive Grand Slam final attempt

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

Prior to the US Open, the former NCAA champion had a negative win-loss record. This was after he had reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open to start the 2023 campaign. The 20-year-old is coming into his own at the final Grand Slam of the year, setting alight Flushing Meadows with his powerful serves. He sent 147 and 149 mph serves against his rivals and will hope that it is enough to dissuade Djokovic’s ambitions.

Novak Djokovic preview

With a 43-5 win/loss record, Novak will be pleased with his performances. However, with only four titles to show for his outings, he will feel hard done in the silverware haul. The Wimbledon final loss will haunt him but after putting that behind him by defeating Alcaraz in Cincinnati. He is now edging towards his fourth Grand Slam title of the year and another meeting with Alcaraz in the final. He needs to get past Shelton first and will give the youngster his due in this duel.

Ben Shelton vs Novak Djokovic head-to-head

This is the first time Shelton will clash with Djokovic on the ATP tour.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 20:00 GMT on 08 September.
  • How much will the US Open 2023 winner get? Out of the total prize money of $65,000,020, the ATP US Open winner will get $3,000,000.
  • 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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