“I left it all out here tonight!” Ben Shelton becomes the youngest American male to reach the US Open semifinals in over 30 years after beating Frances Tiafoe

Ben Shelton books a date with Novak Djokovic in the semis after beating Frances.


“I left it all out here tonight!” Ben Shelton becomes the youngest American male to reach the US Open semifinals in over 30 years after beating Frances Tiafoe

(L) Ben Shelton; (R) Frances Tiafoe (Via NJ.com/The New York times)

The quarterfinals of the US Open couldn’t have gotten any better as two Americans faced off against each other in a late-night match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Frances Tiafoe faced off against the young Ben Shelton. Tiafoe was seeded 10th in the tournament but lost to his fellow teammate in four sets. 

ADVERTISEMENT

“I feel like I left it all out here tonight. Emotional battle,” said Shelton in his post-game on-court interview. Fans could see the fire burning in Ben’s eyes as the match went on and finally, that is what got him across the line. An elated Shelton thanked the audience for staying up late and said that the battle was a“ hot one.”

The 20-year-old Ben has been having an amazing season and he couldn’t be any happier as he becomes the youngest American to reach the Semifinals of the US Open. Frances had a long run and played amazingly well against Shelton, but he was unable to overcome the youngster’s powerful serves and even stronger forehands. The final score was 6-2,3-6,6(7)-7(9),2-6 with Shelton winning the match and advancing to the next round.

Related: Ben Shelton’s net worth in 2023: How much is he worth?

ADVERTISEMENT

Ecstatic Ben Sheldon edges past Frances to reach the semifinals

Ben Shelton
Ben Shelton (Via The Guardian)

Ben Sheldon stunned the tennis world by beating Frances Tiafoe and becoming the youngest American to advance to the semifinals of the US Open after 30 years. He mentioned that he couldn’t have done it without the support from the audience and his box. “He knows when I need a little pick me up,” said Shelton while thanking his parents for cheering him and showering him with positive thoughts tonight. The American’s remarkable feat has showcased his potential and set him up as a player to watch out for in the future.

The youngster may have given his all in this match, but his next match will be his biggest challenge yet as he gears up to face the Serbian great Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is fresh off his easy victory against Taylor Fritz. Fans are awaiting this match between the all-experienced Djokovic and the young talent of Ben Shelton. Will Djokovic find himself in the finals of the US Open or can the young American upset the best and move on to create history? 

In Case You Missed It: