Ben Shelton’s Defeat At Australian Open 2023

Published Date: 25 Jan, 2023 Updated date: 25 Jan, 2023 By Lucifer

Ben Shelton is making all the headlines from the Australian Open 2023. With his great debut at the biggest sporting event, Ben’s unbelievable winning run came to an end. 

This article will shed light upon Ben Shelton’s plays at the Australian Open 2023. Also, it will provide facts about his parents and partner with a lot of clarity. 

Ben Shelton is an American professional tennis player. Whale his career-high ATP singles of no. 89 was achieved on 16 January 2023, he made his career-high ATP doubles ranking of no. 280 in November 2022. 

Ben Shelton’s Defeat At Australian Open 2023

The player’s winning run at Australian Open 2023 has come to an end. American star player Tommy Paul, 25 ended Ben’s surprise run to reach a first major semi-final. As per BBC, Ben was defeated by 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 5-7 6-4 against the 25-year-old on Rod Laver Arena. 

Ben was already making headlines from his debut at the 2023 Australian Open, reaching the fourth round. His major win came against Nicolas Jarry, Zhang Zhizhen, and Alexei Popyrin per wiki. Then he also won a tight game against J.J. Wolf reaching the quarterfinal of a Major for the first time in his career also moving close to 50 positions up into the top 50. 


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The year 2022 marks his debut professional career at the Atlanta Open as a wildcard. 

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Ben Shelton & Anna Hall: The Chosen Partner

The 20-year-old has been dating American heptathlete Anna Hall, age 21 for over a year. Anna is just a year older than him, born on 23 March 2001 in Denver, Colorado per wiki. As per wiki, the two met while attending the University of Florida.

Likewise, the adorable two also celebrated their first year of togetherness on 8 November 2022. A month later, they even took some time off from professional playing and celebrated Christmas and year-end in Naples, Florida. 


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Both of them are young and aspiring athletes irrespective of their different chosen professions. Also, besides their career aspiration, they have always been supportive of each other playing style and hard work.

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Ben Shelton Bio & Family: Age, Height & Father

The player was born on 9 October 2002 in Gainesville, Florida per wiki. His family comprises of parents Witsken Shelton and Bryan Shelton along with sister Emma Shelton. His father, Bryan, age 57 is a college tennis coach and former professional tennis player. Between 1885 to 1988, he played for Georgia Tech and professional games from 1989 to 1997. Currently, he is the head coach of the Florida Gator men’s Tennis team at the University of Florida. 

Likewise, his mother Lisa is a former highly-ranked junior tennis player. Ben went to Florida to play college tennis. He is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall in height and weighs around 88 kg.

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Some Interesting Facts About Ben Shelton

  • Ben’s sister played college tennis in Florida.
  • American tennis player Tedd Witsken is his uncle. 
  • He is sponsored by New Balance for shoes and clothing and by Yonex for racquets. 
  • The player has over 57.4K Instagram followers. 
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