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Ben Shelton

21 age
UTS rank

Player description

Date of birth: October 9, 2002

Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nationality: American

Plays: Left-handed

Height: 6ft 4in (1.93m)

ATP Tour titles: 2

Career-high ranking: 14

Best Grand Slam performance: Australian Open QF 2023; US Open SF 2023

UTS appearances: UTS Los Angeles 2023

Style and personality

Meet the new American kid on the block. If the name seems familiar, then perhaps that’s because Shelton is the son of former world No 55 Bryan Shelton. But the youngster has already outstripped his father and with a big lefty serve, steely attitude and the match toughness honed on the US college circuit, he looks to have the game to go much higher.


It’s incredible to think that until 2023, Shelton had never even been abroad. An outstanding college player in the US (65-10 over two years), he was ranked outside the top 500 as recently as last summer. But after winning three straight Challenger Tour titles at the end of 2022, he broke into the world’s top 100, securing himself a flight to Melbourne for the Australian Open. Once there, he took his chance with a brilliant run to the quarter-finals. Since then, Ben has gone from strength to strength, winning his first ATP 500 title in Tokyo and breaking into the top 15. It’s safe to say that he’s destined to go much higher, but who knows how high… ?

UTS History

UTS Los Angeles 2023: Semi-finalist