Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

Carlos Alcaraz and Ben Shelton will lock horns at the National Bank Open’s Center Court on Thursday morning. Can Shelton get the biggest win of his career today, or will it be business as usual for the current World number 1?

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Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton – Match Predictions

As Carlos Alcaraz and Ben Shelton meet for the first time in their respective careers today, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Carlos Alcaraz to Cover -5.5 Games

Granted, these players are the same age. However, while Ben Shelton is still hunting for his first career ATP title, Carlos Alcaraz already has 15 titles to his name, including two grand slams and four ATP 1000 crowns. That said, it’s no surprise that the Spaniard is the overwhelming favourite to win today’s match. It may interest you to know that Carlos Alcaraz is currently on a 14 match winning streak in singles; he has an amazing 31 wins in his last 33 matches. Considering Ben Shelton suffered five losses in his last seven singles matches, we are fairly confident that Carlos Alcaraz will cover -5.5 games today.

Less Than 21 Total Games

We’ve already established that Carlos Alcaraz has won 14 singles matches in a row. It’s also worth mentioning that most of those victories were one-sided. As a matter of fact, while Alcaraz won 31 of his last 33 matches, 22 of those victories were in straight sets. Although we have no doubt that Ben Shelton will give everyone he has to win this match, we don’t think he’ll take more than eight games against the current World number 1. On that note, we are taking the under 20.5 games option here.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton Preview

Now that our Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton predictions are out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in the weeks leading up to this competition.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz featured in the Hopman Cup late last month, where Team Spain lost to eventual champions Croatia. The 20 year old has been unstoppable in individual tournaments however; winning back-to-back titles at Wimbledon and Queens. Alcaraz will look to extend his winning streak to 15 matches as he faces Ben Shelton today.

Ben Shelton

Unlike today’s opponent, Ben Shelton has not been very consistent lately. The American suffered three losses in his last four singles matches, and has won just two of his last eight matches. This will be a tricky fixture for Shelton, as he takes on an in-form Carlos Alcaraz. It’ll be interesting to see how he fares against the two-time grand slam champion.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Carlos Alcaraz and Ben Shelton, which isn’t much of a surprise considering both players are 20 years old.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Ben Shelton Match Details

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  • On which court will this match be played? Carlos Alcaraz and Ben Shelton will meet at the Toronto Open’s Center Court.
  • What time will the Alcaraz vs Shelton match start? This match is scheduled for Thursday 10th August, by 00:00 BST.
  • Where can I watch the Canadian Open in the United Kingdom? You can watch this match, as well as every other match in this tournament on Amazon Prime if you reside in the UK.

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