BEN SHELTON

BEN SHELTON

Bryan Shelton is the son of Shelton, the men’s tennis coach for the Florida Gators and a former professional tennis player. Todd Witsken was a professional tennis player, and his mother Lisa Witsken Shelton was a highly regarded junior tennis player. Emma, his sister, was a Florida collegiate tennis player. Shelton’s father coached Georgia Tech’s…

Bryan Shelton is the son of Shelton, the men’s tennis coach for the Florida Gators and a former professional tennis player. Todd Witsken was a professional tennis player, and his mother Lisa Witsken Shelton was a highly regarded junior tennis player. Emma, his sister, was a Florida collegiate tennis player. Shelton’s father coached Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team at the time, hence he was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently residing in Gainesville, Florida, he is a Buchholz High School graduate.

Personal details

  • Age21 (2002.10.09)
  • Weight195 lbs (88kg)
  • Height6’4″ (193cm)
  • Turned pro2022
  • CountryAtlanta, GA, USACountry
  • PlaysLeft-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
  • CoachFather, Bryan Shelton

Scouting Report: Americans Paul, Shelton Lead Fields In Adelaide, Auckland

The Adelaide International and the ASB Classic in Auckland are the sites of play during the second full week of the 2024 ATP Tour season. The hard-court ATP 250s take place after the United Cup, Brisbane, and Hong Kong start the season.

Ben Shelton is the top seed in Auckland, while Tommy Paul is the top seed in Adelaide, both of which are led by Americans. Five must-see attractions are highlighted in both locations by ATPTour.com.

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH IN ADELAIDE

1) Paul Flies United States Flag: Three of the seven Americans who are ranked in the Pepperstone ATP Top 50 will be competing in Adelaide. Apart from World No. 13 Paul, who is the sole American in the race for the top spot, the other players competing are Mackenzie McDonald and Sebastian Korda.

Last season, Korda and McDonald both made their impressions in Australia; Korda defeated Daniil Medvedev, while McDonald shocked Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. In the Adelaide-1 final the previous year, Korda also faced Novak Djokovic and had a championship point.

2) Jarry Looks To Build After United Cup: Nicolas Jarry of Chile, coached by his grandpa Jamie Fillol, won both of his singles matches at the United Cup. The 28-year-old is attempting to surpass Fillol’s career-best ranking of World No. 14 this season, having began 2024 at a career-high Pepperstone ATP Ranking of No. 19.

3) Musetti Leads Italian Charge: Italy’s top players are returning to the road in 2024 after the 2023 ATP Tour season concluded in Italy with the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. In Adelaide, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, and Lorenzo Sonego became the first three Italians to be granted direct admittance.

4) Hometown Hero Kokkinakis Returns: In 2022, Thanasi Kokkinakis, a native of Adelaide, triumphed in his hometown on the ATP Tour. He supported that in 2022 by defeating top seed Andrey Rublev throughout his journey to the semifinals. This year, Alexei Popyrin, another Australian, is included in the draw once more. When the two nationals faced up at the ATP 250 the previous season, Kokkinakis prevailed in their first Lexus ATP Head2Head encounter.

5) Top Doubles Talents: This week in Adelaide, the top four players in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings will all be in action. In the field are Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna, who both won Year-End ATP Doubles No. 1 presented by Pepperstone honors in 2023, along with Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek

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