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Our tennis predictions today are heating up as we approach the business end of the 2024 Dallas Open. And the match I’ll be covering here, as you can see, is Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul – a battle of the Americans. So, what are my tips for this game? Find out below.
Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul predictions
- 1 Our favourite Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul predictions
- 2 Shelton or Paul to make the finals of the Dallas Open?
- 3 Key match details
This will be the fourth time that Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul meet in an ATP tournament. It’s currently 2-1 to Shelton in the head-to-head records, too, but as we all know, Tommy Paul is an immensely talented player. That said, this semi-final should be a great contest, and I’ve got two solid markets for you to consider backing here.
Paul to win @ 19/20 (1.95)
Paul, despite being the higher-seeded player, is the underdog as per the latest odds. He’s been playing great tennis at the Dallas Open so far, as displayed by his two straight-set victories to reach the semi-finals. And since he has recorded a win against Shelton in the past, I think this is a solid wager to make.
Over 22.5 games @ 8/13 (1.62)
While I think that Tommy Paul will cause an upset in this match, I have no doubt that it should be a tight contest. After all, we have the number 2 seed taking on the number 3 seed here, and these guys have split sets in two of their three previous meetings. This suggests that the match could go the distance, which is why this market is a good one to cover.
Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul odds
Shelton is the favourite here, hence his win probability of 57.10%. As for the chance of Tommy Paul securing a win, this stands at 51.30%.
Shelton or Paul to make the finals of the Dallas Open?
As our initial Dallas Open preview pointed out, these two guys were tipped to go far in the tournament based on their seedings alone. Yet, to take things further, let me cover an individual preview for each player ahead of this semi-final.
Ben Shelton preview
Shelton beat Michael Mmoh comfortably in his opening match, yet he needed three sets to take out Jordan Thompson in the quarter-finals. This was a fairly physical match, and I wonder whether Shelton might be feeling some fatigue from that encounter. Then again, he’s ranked 16 in the world for a reason.
Tommy Paul preview
The funny thing here is that while Tommy Paul is the number 2 seed, he’s actually ranked just one place higher than Shelton at 15 in the world. Arguably, he has performed better than Shelton at the 2024 Dallas Open too. And I say this because Paul hasn’t lost a set en route to the semi-finals.
Shelton vs Paul head to head
Shelton holds a 2-1 head-to-head lead over Paul, and all three of these matches were played in 2023. However, Shelton won the last two meetings, which could play a factor tonight.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – February 10th, 20:00 GMT
- Venue – Dallas, USA
- Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV
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