Ben Shelton (89) vs Tommy Paul (35): Prediction & Odds, Betting Tips 25/01/2023 | News & Preview
Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction #1 – Handicap (+4) for Shelton – 1.97.
Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction #2 – Total Games Over 39 – 1.84.
Match Predict – Handicap (+4) for Shelton
Paul is undoubtedly the favourite in this pairing. Tommy definitely has more experience in major tournaments than Shelton, who only turned professional eight months ago. However, we don’t think Paul will have an easy match. Moreover, we think that Shelton has a good chance to pass his compatriot.
Total Games Over 39
The Australian Open semifinal is unlikely to be a quick encounter. They both come to this match in superb form, so we don’t think they will be able to win in three sets.
Preliminary review and pre-match prediction for Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul
Shelton continues to make history. The 20-year-old American, who turned professional just eight months ago, reached his first quarter-final at a Grand Slam tournament.
Shelton reached the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. Interestingly, he had not previously had a win at this level.
In the fourth round, Ben scored a strong victory over J. J. Wolf (6:7, 6:2, 6:7, 7:6, 6:2).
Remarkably, the 20-year-old American did not give up a single game on serve in this match, while his opponent had just two break points.
Shelton also managed to win 82% of his first-serve points and complete 23 aces.
In the previous rounds, Shelton defeated Alexey Popirin (6-3, 7-6, 6-4), Nicolas Jarry (7-6, 7-6, 7-5) and Zhizhen Zhang (4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6).
Shelton won his last nine consecutive matches when his opponent was from the USA.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) January 23, 2023
Paul, meanwhile, also reached the quarter-finals at the Grand Slam for the first time.
In the 1/8 final, Tommy defeated Roberto Bautista-Agut (6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5).
Despite Roberto taking one set, it was almost immediately clear that Ben Shelton would not give up this match.
Paul’s toughest match so far was against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (6-2, 2-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4), who led 2-1 in sets.
In the third round, Paul scored a confident win over Jenson Brooksby (6-1, 6-4, 6-3), who had previously stopped Casper Ruud.
In the other rounds, he had victories over Jan-Lennard Struff (6-1, 7-6, 6-2) and Jenson Brooksby (6-1, 6-4, 6-3).
Paul has won his last five matches in a row when he was the favourite.
"@Taylor_Fritz97 has been sending me, like, some stupid-ass memes on Instagram" 😂
How the American men are rallying behind TP:https://t.co/xvNLo83fhO
— TENNIS (@Tennis) January 24, 2023
Match Details and Statistics
Type of Court – Hard
Speed of Court – 7/10
Ben Shelton’s Rating – 89
Ben Shelton Wins/Losses in 2023 – 5/2
Tommy Paul’s Rating – 35
Tommy Paul Wins/Losses in 2023 – 5/1
In 4 of Paul’s last 5 matches, less than 9.5 games have been played in the first set. We offer to bet “1st Set Games Under 9.5” with odds of 2.14.
Most popular FAQ for Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul
Who won the last meeting between these players?
Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul will play their first head-to-head match.
Where will this fixture be played?
The match will be played in Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this encounter?
We recommend checking out the odds for the 2023 Australian Open: Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul at 1xBet and VBET.
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