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As the US Open beckons, all eyes turn to a clash that encapsulates the journey of two players navigating the intricate landscape of professional tennis. Ben Shelton, the rising American star, finds himself at a crossroads, seeking redemption after last year’s heartbreak. His opponent, Pedro Cachin, a Challenger circuit standout turned main tour contender, enters the fray with a mixed bag of form.
Pedro Cachin vs Ben Shelton – match predictions
With a shared affinity for hard courts, this first-round encounter serves as an opportunity for Shelton to break free from the shackles of inconsistency and make a mark on home soil. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
3-0 to Ben Shelton @ 21/20 (2.05)
Neither Shelton nor Cachin have been consistent in delivering results. With Cachin last playing on hard courts in March and focusing on the slow clay court surfaces, it is the American who we are backing to triumph in straight sets in this duel. Shelton is popular with his on and off-field antics and will have the home crowd’s support to spur him on. Moreover, the young American has been busy on the North American hard court swing and should have better adaptability to the Flushing Meadows turf than his rival.
Over 35.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Cachin’s last defeat came in Kitzbuhel where Laslo Djere defeated him in straight sets, needing on 18 games to claim the quarter-final victory. Shelton also arrives on the back of second-round exit in Cincinnati but gave a good account of his abilities against Stefanos Tsitsipas. He took the Greek ace into deep waters but had no answer in the tiebreaker he forced at each time of asking. With the duo facing off for the first time but showing their nerve in extending their matchups, we expect to see at least 35.5 games before a winner is found.
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.
Cachin and Shelton seek US Open first-round glory
Our US Open predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared this season.
Pedro Cachin preview
Entering the US Open, Cachin’s recent form carries a contrasting storyline from his previous successes. His breakout performance in the latter part of 2022 saw him make significant strides on the main tour, particularly on hard courts. However, the ongoing year has posed challenges but arrives on the back of title triumph in Gstaad. His last hard court appearance dates back to the Miami Masters in March, leaving him with a lack of recent match practice. As he steps onto the Flushing Meadows courts, Cachin’s quest is to recapture the form that once propelled him to the forefront.
Ben Shelton preview
Ben Shelton’s journey through the 2023 season has been characterized by flashes of brilliance followed by inconsistency. His quarterfinal appearance at the Australian Open raised expectations, showcasing his ability to shine in Grand Slam events. However, the months that followed revealed a pattern of struggles to string together victories on the main tour. While his proficiency on hard courts remains unquestionable, the challenge for Shelton lies in channelling his talent into a consistent performance at the US Open.
Cachin vs Shelton head-to-head
This is the first meeting between Cachin and Shelton on the ATP tour.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 28 August.
- What is the prize money for US Open 2023? The ATP WTA US Open winner will get $3,000,000.
- Who is the top seed of the US Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed at US Open 2023.
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