Ben Shelton is an American professional tennis player. He turned pro in 2022, and in 2023, he made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Ben Shelton was born on October 9, 2002, in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida. He is the son of Bryan Shelton, who is a former ATP tennis player and who also serves as his coach alongside Dean Goldfine.
|Height / weight||1.93 m /|
|Born||9 Oct 2002|
Shelton stands 193 cm tall and he is left-handed with a two-handed backhand. While pursuing his tennis career, he attended the University of Florida, taking online classes. Since he turned pro in 2022, he has earned US$296,487 in prize money.
Early and College Career
When he was a kid, he did not show much interest in playing tennis, instead, he played football. His parents did not pressure him to pay. When he was 12, he started playing tennis and was coached by his dad, Bryan.
As a teen, he considered playing in the International Tennis Federation but his father convinced him to focus on his career in the United States. In June 2020, he committed to play college tennis for the University of Florida’s Gators. He helped them reach their first national championship.
He made his ATP Tour debut in 2022 at the Atlanta Open where he was granted a wildcard entry. He made it past the first round before losing to John Isner in the second round. He again received wildcard entry to the Cincinnati Masters. He made it to the second round and beat Casper Ruud.
In August of that year, he received a wildcard entry to play in the US Open. He did not make it past the first round and was defeated by Nuno Borges.
The young American made news in January 2023 with an impressive run at the Australian Open, making it to the quarterfinals in his first tournament outside the United States.
Career Titles - 0
Highest Ranking - No. 89 (January16, 2023)
Current Ranking - No. 89 (January16, 2023)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2023)
- US Open - 1R (2022)
Career Titles - 0
Highest Ranking - No. 280 (November14, 2022)
Current Ranking - No. 283 (January9, 2023)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- US Open - 2R (2022)