“I’m really excited to play main draw of my very first Slam out of the country,” Shelton said. “Maybe eight months ago I wouldn’t think I’d be in this position, but I’m lucky I have a good team around me helping me.”

Shelton’s girlfriend is Anna Hall, a heptathlete who won a bronze medal at the In July, the world track and field champions will be held in Eugene (Ore.). SheltonHe was in Indianapolis for a Challenger that week and he watched the events via his smartphone between matches. Hall as well Shelton Turned professional last year and although he lost to her in pickleball but he enjoys it. to He isn’t the The best athlete the two.

“She’s outshining me,” He said.

“It’s great, actually,” Goldfine spoke. “Because they challenge each other, and she totally understands what it takes to be at an elite level.”

SheltonAt 6’4 and 195 lbs, the 6-foot-4 savior has an all-court, percussive game that is based on a powerful forehand serve and big-bang serve. He also has an aggressive mentality, which often takes him to court. to the net. He is “still raw” Still figuring it out the The best play patterns according to to Goldfine has been a coach the Former top players Andy Roddick, Todd Martin, and Andy Roddick were coaches. the American Sebastian Korda, 22 years old

But, to Goldfine, Shelton’s upside is clear.

“I think with the natural gifts he has — his athleticism, his love for competing and for taking challenges head-on and his mental toughness — I think Ben has the possibility to be a great player who can someday challenge for Grand Slam titles,” He said. “He has all the variables you see in the top players, and being a lefty helps, definitely.”

Shelton He is a fine player with excellent tennis genes. Bryan was Bryan’s father. the men’s tennis coach at the University of Florida was No. 55 during his pro-career and reached the Qualifying round for Wimbledon in the fourth round, 1994. Ben’s mother, Lisa, played junior tennis and is the Todd Witsken’s sister, who was a three-time All-American at the age of 13. the University of Southern California, which peaked at No. 43 for singles the ATP Tour just before he died from brain cancer aged 34.