Ben Shelton Kids – American professional tennis player, Ben Shelton was born on 9 October 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America.
Shelton is born to former professional tennis player and Florida Gators men’s tennis coach Brian Shelton and Lisa Witschen Shelton. He shares his parents with his younger sister, Emma Shelton.
As a child, Shelton preferred to play American football rather than tennis. Despite the fact that both of his parents had ties to tennis, they didn’t push him to take up the game.
Shelton’s father, Bryan, a college tennis coach, began coaching him when he was 12 and he began playing tennis frequently. At the age of 16, Shelton thought about competing in ITF junior events abroad, but his father discouraged him.
Ultimately, Shelton claims that the fact that he was not always on the road and had a routine helped his tennis development because his father advised him not to play in ITF junior tournaments abroad.
Ben Shelton career
Shelton lost to Wu Yibing in the Challenger final at the Georgia Rome Challenger in July. The following week, he won a match against world number 103 Tim van Rijthoven at the Indy Challenger to reach the semi-finals.
He entered the ATP Tour on a wildcard at the Atlanta Open, where he won his first match against Ramkumar Ramanathan. In his next match, he lost in three sets to number two seed John Isner. Shelton was awarded a wildcard for the Cincinnati Masters.
His first win over a player ranked in the top 100 came in the opening round when he upset world number 56 Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets. In the second round, Shelton faced world number five Casper Ruud, his first top-10 opponent.
Shelton’s first top 10 win came against Ruud, who he defeated 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets. On 23 August 2022, Shelton announced that he was postponing his return to school to pursue his career instead. He said that he would be represented by Alessandro Sant Albano, the agent of Roger Federer’s management company TEAM8.
He also received a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open on 14 August to make his Grand Slam debut. He served at 139 mph in that match, the second fastest serve in the US Open competition. He lost to Nuno Borges in five sets in the first round.
As well as singles, he also played doubles with fellow American Christopher Eubanks. After beating Stefanos Tsitsipas and Petros Tsitsipas in the opening round, they lost in the next round.
After defeating top seed Denis Kudla, he reached his third Challenger final of the year at the 2022 Tiburon Challenger. As of 10 October 2022, he was ranked 160th in the world. He reached his fourth Challenger final at the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger, defeating his doubles partner Christopher Eubanks to win his first Challenger Championship.
This took him up to 128th in the world on 7 November and into the top 150. He reached his sixth Challenger final with a win over Christopher Eubanks at the Knoxville Challenger and repeated his previous performance, moving up 20 places to 108th on the 14th.
He debuted in the top 100 after winning his third consecutive championship at the Champaign-Urbana Challenger, ending the year at 97 on 21 November and becoming the youngest player in ATP Challenger Tour history to win three titles in three weeks. He also became the youngest American in the Top 250.
Shelton made his Australian Open debut in 2023 and reached the fourth round with wins over Alexei Popyrin, Nicolás Jarry and Zhang Zhizhen. This was only Shelton’s second Grand Slam after the 2022 US Open.
He then overcame compatriot J.J. Wolf to reach the quarter-finals of a major for the first time in his career. It also saw him climb more than 50 places in the world rankings.
Ben Shelton Height
The height of Ben Shelton is measured to be 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 m tall. He weighs about 88 kg.
Ben Shelton Net Worth
Ben Shelton is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. He makes money from his professional work as a tennis player. He has won prizes.
Ben Shelton Girlfriend
Ben Shelton is currently dating Anna Hall, a heptathlete from Denver, Colorado, in the United States of America. Their relationship began in November 2021.
Ben Shelton Parents
Ben Shelton is the son of Bryan Shelton and Lisa Witsken Shelton.
Ben Shelton Siblings
Ben Shelton has a younger sister who is known as Emma Shelton. They both grew up together and share good childhood memories.
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