Ben Shelton is ‘WAITING’ for a rematch against Novak Djokovic following their controversial US Open match discloses his father Bryan Shelton

Ben Shelton's father indicates his son's urge for revenge against Novak Djokovic, following their US Open matchup.


Ben Shelton is ‘WAITING’ for a rematch against Novak Djokovic following their controversial US Open match discloses his father Bryan Shelton

Ben Shelton and his father(left), Novak Djokovic(right).(credits: Orlando Sentinel, Los Angeles Times)

American tennis sensation Ben Shelton has been in great form this year, raising a few eyebrows with his scintillating tennis in the last few months.

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The American star even made it to the US Open semi-finals a few months ago but lost against eventual champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets. While the star boy is adamant about revenge in his next meeting against the Serbian, his father discloses Ben’s search for a resurgence.

In a recent interview with media outlet Ubitennis, Ben’s father, Bryan Shelton, was asked to comment on his son’s matchup against Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals. 

While the moderator was looking to put his father in a tough spot, Bryan handled the question pretty well, talking about his son’s run into the last four of the tournament and how confident he was all along the course of the competition. 

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I think it was the last option. And playing against Djokovic with confidence, I think it was fantastic. He lost the match, against a great champion.
Bryan said via UBITennis

Continuing his train of thought, he further added:

So I think he just learned from the match, he went back and watched the video, and he really had time after the US Open to reflect on what he needs to do to continue to improve so that he can one day win those types of matches. Identifying the things he can do better. And then go back to work.

How has Ben Shelton performed all along this year?

Ben Shelton has had a fine year by his standards, considering his age and how fast he made it to the top of the tennis world. He started his fine form at the Australian Open, making it to the quarterfinals, followed by great performances at the US Open, which surprised many tennis fans.

After that, he showed his determination at the Laver Cup, leading Team World to a second successive title. 

Ben Shelton with the Japan Open title.(credits: San Diego Union-Tribune)

At the recently played Shanghai Masters, he also made it to the quarterfinal round, losing to countrymate Sebastian Korda in a three-set thriller. After that, at the Japan Open, he went on to make it to the finals, thereby clinching the title, which marked his first silverware of the year. With many more competitions still to come, fans are expecting great things from the 21-year-old.

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