Ben Shelton: The American Dream Come True

the american dream come true

The 2023 Australian Open has seen plenty of upsets so far. We are only in the round of 16 of the tournament and there are very few big names left on the circuit. Only four of the top ten seeds remain and only Novak Djokovic seems to be giving any certainty about his stay in the tournament.

We have seen several interesting stories and surprising tennis players to say the least and among these we cannot fail to mention the story of the young man ben sheltonborn in 2002 in Atlanta and recently entered the World Top 100.

Ben is the son of a tennis player, he started playing tennis late. compared to others and has been growing impressively in recent months. He was not in the top 500 more than six months ago, but Shelton’s rise has been impressive and he has grown at the rate of Challengers..

Shelton is in his first tennis adventure outside the United States and has reached the round of 16 of the tournament. His ranking is destined to grow considerably and after this tournament he will surely be at least 65th in the world ranking..

The USA have been really impressive in recent months and the recent United Cup victory shows the tremendous growth in the sport. The days of Agassi and Sampras are behind us, but now it’s not just Fritz and Tiafoe and the United States continues to grow.

This is only Ben’s second Grand Slam, eliminated in the first round (and after a great battle against Borges) of the 2022 Us Open.

Ben Shelton: The American Dream Come True

Ben Shelton is in the round of 16 of the tournament and has a great opportunity.

The young American will face his compatriot Wolf in the round of 16 and should face the winner between Tommy Paul and Roberto Bautista Agut, a schedule that is not impossible and that would take him to a sensational Grand Slam semifinal against Novak Djokovic.

In America they begin to dream, just like Shelton. The young American spoke like this after the victory against the Australian Popyrin: «This is all fantastic. This experience is unreal and I am very happy to continue. At the end of the game I called my parents and they were happy too, I am surrounded by positivity And it couldn’t go better.»

A truly remarkable adventure, and Shelton knows it could be even better.. Six months ago he was number 587 in the world, meanwhile he has played 6 Challenger finals, winning three of them and the results are clear to everyone.

Thanks to the Ranking he was able to enter the ranking of the Australian Open and now everyone thinks that we are only at the beginning. An American dream and the hope of a whole town to have found a new champion.

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