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Ben Shelton v Novak Djokovic Betting Tips [8 September 2023]

Tennis - ATP US Open

8 September 2023 15:10

Djokovic to win in straight sets
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The match

When Novak Djokovic reached his first Grand Slam quarter final, Ben Shelton was only two years old. Now in 2023 they meet in the semi-finals of the US Open. It's been another massive week for 20-year-old Ben Shelton who seems to have his best performances in hard court Grand Slams. He reached the last eight of the Australian Open and now he's in the last four in New York. If he can cause a big shock and defeat Djokovic, he'll be the first American to make the final of the US Open men's singles tournament since Andy Roddick in 2006. Shelton was ranked 47th at the start of this tournament but is now up to 19th in the live rankings. The last round saw him beat fellow American and tenth seeded Frances Tiafoe.

Novak Djokovic is hoping for a spectacular Sunday and Monday. He's already guaranteed to be the new world number one when the new list is published on Monday. Before that, he hopes his return to New York will end with a fourth US Open title which would be a record-extending 24th Grand Slam title. In the tournament before this Grand Slam began, he won the Cincinnati Masters, beating Carlos Alcaraz in the final. He's already won two Grand Slam titles in 2023. His last 11 Grand Slam semi-finals have all been won with just one lost since here nine years ago. He came close to losing in the third round when dropping the first two sets to Laslo Djere but has been in unstoppable form since. Djokovic can win this in straight sets. 

Key Statistics

  • Djokovic was ranked 45 places above Shelton at the start of this tournament.
  • Djokovic has only lost two of his last 24 matches.
  • Djokovic has already won two Grand Slam titles this year.
  • Djokovic has won eight of his 12 previous US Open semi-finals.

The bet of our experts

Novak Djokovic looks set to make it to another Grand Slam final. He's reached the title decider in each of the three played this year, winning two of them. He takes on Ben Shelton who has again come good in a hard court Grand Slam after his Australian exploits earlier this year. This looks a step too far though and we go for Djokovic to win in straight sets.
Created on 06/09/2023 at 18:09
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