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Both Ben Shelton and Sebastian Korda defeated a top 10 player this week and fully deserve to play in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters tournament. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Sebastian Korda predictions
- 1 Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Sebastian Korda predictions
- 2 Who is the next opponent for the winner of this match?
- 3 Key match details
Two of the biggest American hopes in men’s tennis will face each other with a spot in the Shanghai Masters semifinal on the line.
Ben Shelton to win @ 17/20 (1.85)
This will be a tight match as both players have shown their full potential this week in Shanghai. Shelton is the one who has been injury-free and consistent this season which is not something that can be said about Korda. Korda is still the more versatile player but that will not be enough against Shelton, who will find a way to win.
First set tiebreak @ 9/4 (3.25)
Both players have great serves and will have to rely on that to have a chance to advance to the semis. They barely allowed any breaks this week in Shanghai and there will not be many in this match as well. Both Shelton and Korda will show up ready and the opener may go to the decisive game.
Ben Shelton vs Sebastian Korda odds
According to the odds, both players have equal 50-50 chance to win this match.
Who is the next opponent for the winner of this match?
The winner of this match will advance to the semifinals where will face the winner of the match between Fabian Marozsan and Hubert Hurkacz.
Shelton is currently 20th in the ATP rankings and after this tournament is expected to have his best career rankings which has been No. 19 up to this point. The American is 23-23 for the season and 16-12 on hard surface.
He barely survived the round of 16 match, defeating Jannik Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 for one of the biggest wins of the season. Previously, Shelton went past Roman Safiullin turning things around for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win. In the opening round, he defeated Juame Munar 6-4, 6-4.
Shelton’s best result this season was the US Open semifinal where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He also made it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Korda is 26th in the rankings, one spot lower than his career-high. The American is 25-14 for the season and 17-7 on hard surface.
He is coming off a 7-5, 7-6 win in the third round against Francisco Cerundolo. Previously, Korda defeated the world No. 3, Daniil Medvedev 7-6, 6-2. In the opening round in Shanghai, he defeated Bu Yunchaokete 6-1, 6-4.
At the US Open, Korda lost in the first round in five sets to Marton Fucsovics. Just like Shelton, he had good run at the Australian Open reaching the quarterfinals where he retired against Karen Khachanov.
Korda’s best result this season were the finals in Astana and Adelaide where he lost to Adrian Mannarino and Novak Djokovic.
Shelton vs Korda head to head
This will be the first match between Ben Shelton and Sebastian Korda.
Key match details
- Venue: Court 3
- Date & time: Thursday, 12th of October, 11:30 GMT
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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