AUSTRALIAN OPEN VIP TIP: Ben Shelton vs. Jeffrey John Wolf
- Title : AUSTRALIAN OPEN VIP TIP: Ben Shelton vs. Jeffrey John Wolf
Out of nowhere Ben Shelton is in the round of 16 in Melbourne. Can he find his spot in the quarterfinal?
Ben Shelton is a 20-year-old American, currently ranked at no. 89 which is his career-high.
He is 4-2 for the season and out of nowhere found his place this deep in the Australian Open.
In the first round, he defeated Zhizheng Zhang in the decisive tie-break in the fifth set - 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6.
Next was Nicolas Jarry who Shelton beat in straight sets, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 just like Alexey Popyrin in the third round - 6-3, 7-6, 6-4.
Jeffrey Joe Wolf is 67th in the ATP rankings with his career-best being at no. 56.
The 24-year-old American is 4-1 for the season and for the first time has reached the main draw at the Australian Open.
He is coming off a secure 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over Michael Mmoh in the third round.
Previously, Wolf defeated Jordan Thompson in the opening round by 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and 7-5. Next in line was Diego Schwartzman who had no chance against Wolf who won 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.
- This will be the first match between Shelton and Wolf
- Both of them are from the USA
- Shelton is 30-15 on hard surface while Wolf is 75-49
No one could have predicted these two players will reach the Round of 16. If Wolf has already been present at some ATP Masters, Ben Shelton is a brand new name at the ATP level. Recently he turned 20 and has never done any significant success on ATP level. After surviving a real thriller match in the opening round, Shelton proved that he is the next big star of the US tennis. Tonight, he will go against another fellow American JJ Wolf. Wolf is only 24-years-old himself, but in this match, he is the more experienced player. Wolf has a great serve and remarkable level of focus which will be enough to advance. Given the odds, this looks like a tight game but Wolf will win this one pretty smoothly.
Jeffrey Joe Wolf and under 4.5 sets
|Prediction||Jeffrey Joe Wolf to win|
|Start Time||04:00 : 23-Jan-23|