The American Ben Sheltonnumber 20 in the world, This Tuesday in Shanghai he qualified for the first quarterfinals of a Masters 1000 of his career after defeat the Italian Jannik Sinner (4th) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5).
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This new achievement of one of the new sensations of world tenniswhich he already achieved last month qualify for his first Grand Slam semifinals at the US Opencomes against one of the fittest tennis players of the moment.
Sinner won the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing last Wednesday after defeating the Russian Daniil Medvedev (3rd) in the final and, thanks to that, entered the 'Top 5' for the first time in his career of the ATP ranking.
"My serve didn't work very well in the first set (...) I started to find my rhythm and my quality of serve in the second and third set," Shelton said in a statement published on the ATP website.
Quarter finals are calling, and Shelton has answered-@BenShelton reaches his first ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final as he fights past No. 6 seed Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)!@SH_RolexMasters | #RolexShanghaiMasters pic.twitter.com/CY1FfGi1dI
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 10, 2023
"The atmosphere was crazy"added the winner, who will fight for a place in the semifinals against his compatriot Sebastian Korda (26th), who beat the Argentine before Francisco Cerúndolo (21st) 7-5, 7-6 (8/6).
In addition to Sinner, Another member of the Top 10 was eliminated on Tuesday in Shanghai: Norwegian Casper Ruud (9th), it was seen surprised by Hungarian Fabian Marozsan (91st) 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4.
This It is the second time that the Hungarian defeats a member of the Top 10 this seasonafter having imposed itself on the Spanish Carlos Alcaraznumber 2 in the world, last May in Rome.
on Wednesday the rest of the round of 16 matches will be playedwho will face, among others, Alcaraz against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (19th) and the Chilean Nicholas Jarry (22nd) against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (130º).
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