“Unreal debut” – Coco Gauff, Frances Tiafoe, Arthur Fils, and others react to Ben Shelton’s INCREDIBLE 2023 season

Ben Shelton has jumped from the world ranking of 96 to as high as 15.


“Unreal debut” – Coco Gauff, Frances Tiafoe, Arthur Fils, and others react to Ben Shelton’s INCREDIBLE 2023 season

Ben Shelton (Credits: US Open)

American 21-year-old Ben Shelton has had an incredible debut season and a number of records have been broken by the American. In a recent Instagram post by the American youngster, a number of tennis stars reacted with their praises, including the recent US Open champion Coco Gauff, Frances Tiafoe, Arthur Fils, and others.

Shelton put the caption on Instagram posting a number of pictures of him taken during the incredible season,

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Under this post, Coco Gauff commented, “unreal debut. only sad part is I can’t call you a rookie anymore.”

Apart from the Australian Open handles and ATP Tour handles who commented their feels on this post, there were players like Felix Auger Aliassime who commented, “Hell of a year my guy” and Frances Tiafoe who congratulated calling him “Broadie“.

Ben Shelton’s incredible 2023 season

The American youngster’s incredible 2023 season will be highlighted by his iconic “phone call” celebration, which he invented in his home Slam, the US Open, and carried on by legends like Novak Djokovic. Though he lost to the Serbian in the semi-final of the US Open, his debut season is already incredible. He stands as World No.16 at the end of the year.

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Ben Shelton
Ben Shelton (Credits: ATP Tour)

Shelton was also able to make the quarter-finals earlier in the Australian Open, his first-ever appearance in any of the Slams outside the US Open. Though he lost in the first round of the French Open and second round of Wimbledon, his dream run in the US Open will be talked about in the coming season as well. Tokyo Open eventually became his first and only title of the season.

He was expected to meet Djokovic in the third round of the Paris Masters, but he was not able to get past round one against an inspired Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. This will not be hurting the American youngster much as he already had a dream start to his career this year, jumping from the world ranking of 96 to as high as 15.

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