Ben Shelton vs Taro Daniel Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

In a captivating clash at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament, Ben Shelton and Taro Daniel will face off in the first round. This match promises to be a thrilling battle of determination and strategy, between an inexperienced rival and a veteran foe. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Ben Shelton vs Taro Daniel – Match Predictions

Ben Shelton to Win 1st Set

Despite his inexperience on grass, Shelton has dented his rival’s aspirations. At the Queen’s Club, compatriot JJ Wolf had no answer to his big serves. Christopher Eubanks had to dig deep and find an answer to his ferocity, surrendering the first set before making a comeback in Mallorca. Daniel takes time to get going, as was the case in his 3-2 defeat to Kimmer Coppejans. He lost the first set before racing to a 2-1 lead and eventually succumbing to a defeat. Shelton should get started on the right foot and we are backing him to claim the first set.

3-1 to Ben Shelton

While not being blessed with the same talents as Shelton, Daniel is relentless in his approach. The lucky loser proved it in his defeat to Coppejans and will bring the same intensity in this first-round meeting. Daniel shaved two sets off his Belgian rival before losing focus and squandering it all. While he is the underdog in this duel, it will not stop him from going toe-to-toe with Shelton. The American should come out on top but not without taking some blows from his rival. We believe the Japanese ace should manage to claim a set owing to his own pedigree and experience, as well as Shelton’s inexperience on the surface. Based on this, we belive it will be a 3-1 triumph for the American.

Ben Shelton vs Taro Daniel Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Wimbledon.

Ben Shelton

The big-serving American has struggled on his debut at grass court. However, there have been positives for Shelton, winning against JJ Wolk, while also scraping off a set at in defeats to Christopher Eubanks and Lorenzo Musetti. He is the more fancied rival in this duel but will be wary of his rival given his inexperience on the surface. With Daniel already claiming scalps of top-ranked players this season, Shelton will be ill-advised to take it slow against him.

Taro Daniel

The Japanese ace has had a mixed 2023 campaign. He reached the quarterfinals in Acapulco and impressed with third-round finishes at the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Masters. He claimed impressive victories over the likes of Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, and Alexander Zverev in the process and will want to get started at the All-England Club on a winning note. In Shelton, he has a fierce rival with an even bigger serve, all the ingredients that make him a formidable foe on grass.

Ben Shelton vs Taro Daniel Head to Head

Ben Shelton and Taro Daniel have not come across each other on the ATP tour so far.

Ben Shelton vs Taro Daniel Match Details

Wimbledon - Centre Court
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 11:00 GMT on 04 July.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is All England Club.
  • What is the prize money for Wimbledon 2023? The total prize money for Wimbledon 2023 is £44.7 million across all events.

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