Sunshine Double Perfect Place for Shelton's Major Breakthrough

Sunshine Double Perfect Place for Shelton's Major Breakthrough

by Evita Mueller

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After making his mark on the international stage at the Australian Open, Ben Shelton is ready to take on the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami.

With his powerful serve and impressive performance at the first Grand Slam of the year, Shelton has his sights set on a major breakthrough on American soil. Last year, the rising star dominated the ATP Challenger Tour, winning an impressive 40 out of 51 matches.

He also qualified for the US Open main draw and made his way to the quarterfinals at the 2023 Australian Open, which was his first experience competing outside the United States.

Shelton's recent success has earned him a spot in the ATP Rankings at number 41, and he's looking to build on that momentum as he heads into the Sunshine Double. The 2023 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells and the 2023 Miami Open are among the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar, and Shelton is eager to make his mark.

Since he doesn't defend any points during the upcoming two ATP 1000 events, the 20-year-old can look only ahead and climb the ranks even further to secure a seeded position for the second major of the season, which is awarded to the first 32 players.

During the Australian Open, Shelton's serve was the hardest of all players, and he was soon compared to Andy Roddick by many fans. Now, with the backing of American fans and the experience of international competition under his belt, Shelton is poised to take the tennis world by storm.


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