Tommy Paul vs Ben Shelton prediction and odds: Japan Open 2023

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The quarterfinal stage of the Japan Open brings an exciting battle between two promising American talents, Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Japan Open 2023.

Our favourite Tommy Paul vs Ben Shelton – match predictions

Ben and Tommy were at loggerheads in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and US Open. They will be renewing their hostilities in the Japan Open for the first time outside the grand slams.

3 total sets @ 5/4 (2.25)

The prior two meetings between Paul and Shelton saw the need for a deciding set to find a victor. Two of Paul’s last four matches have gone the distance and saw three sets being played. On the other hand, Shelton’s last five matches have been three-set affairs. As they meet at the Ariake Coliseum for the first time outside a Grand Slam event, we anticipate an extended time on the court with three total sets being played.

2-1 to Ben Shelton @ 18/5 (4.60)

Despite beating Paul at Flushing Meadows, Shelton enters this match as a slight underdog. However, we believe he will get the better of Paul in this duel, as he did at the US Open. His last five matches have been three-set affairs, four of which saw him triumph. This period has seen him get the better of Jannik Sinner and other top contenders, and we believe his resilience will help him get over the line in the deciding set.

Tommy Paul vs Ben Shelton odds

Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton are set to lock horns in a quarterfinal showdown at the Japan Open, and the odds are fairly even. With Tommy Paul carrying a 58.8% chance of winning and Ben Shelton close behind at 47.6%, this match promises a tightly contested battle.

All-American showdown: Paul vs Shelton in Japan Open quarterfinals

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Tommy Paul preview

Paul has undeniably been on the rise, demonstrating remarkable resilience and consistent improvement in his recent performances. His journey at the Japan Open is no exception, as he’s been hitting his stride with a string of strong showings in Tokyo. The American’s ability to adapt and excel in challenging conditions has been on full display, making him a formidable contender in the tournament.

Ben Shelton preview

Shelton’s recent matches have been nothing short of thrilling, providing a glimpse into his remarkable ability to orchestrate comebacks and turn the tide in challenging situations. Notably, his impressive performances in prestigious Grand Slam tournaments and the Shanghai Masters have been a testament to his growing confidence and expanding capabilities.

Tommy Paul vs Ben Shelton head to head

The rivalry between Paul and Shelton has been intense in 2023, with both players securing a win each. Paul triumphed in the Australian Open while Shelton was the victor in the US Open.

Key match details

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  • What is the prize money for Japan Open 2023? The total prize money for Japan Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
  • Where is the match being played? Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo will host the Japan Open 2023.
  • Who is the reigning Japan Open champion? Taylor Fritz is the reigning Japan Open champion.

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