American Ben Shelton continued his dream run on the Australian Open Monday when he overcame countryman J.J. Wolf 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-2 to achieve the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
In an exhilarating conflict, the 20-year-old fired 64 winners and saved each break factors he confronted to earn the largest win of his profession after three hours and 51 minutes.
“It has been a dream up to now,” Shelton mentioned. “Thanks to everybody who got here out right this moment, you guys are the most effective. “It was a gruelling match. There have been quite a lot of swings all through the match, going to me after which him. I used to be centered on being energetic, trusting my health and hustling. I used to be brave and I believe I did a superb job of competing on the highest stage within the fifth set.”
One 12 months in the past, Shelton was No. 569 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and nonetheless in faculty on the College of Florida. The lefty was not but within the high spot of his workforce’s lineup.
Now he’s as much as No. 43 within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings. Shelton, who’s making simply his second look at a significant, will intention to proceed his fairytale run when he takes on Tommy Paul or Roberto Bautista Agut.
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