Ben Shelton vs Novak Djokovic: US Open 2023 Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to Head, Live Streaming

The semi-final match of US Open 2023 between Ben Shelton and Novak Djokovic will take place on September 9.

Novak Djokovic in US Open 2023; Credit: Twitter@DjokerNole
By Animesh | Sep 8, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Novak Djokovic secured a convincing 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Taylor Fritz, the top-ranked American, in the quarterfinals of the US Open. Despite facing more breakpoints and some service struggles in earlier matches, Djokovic’s form was not shaken. His upcoming opponent, following Fritz and Borna Gojo, has an average return game but a strong serve. While Djokovic has had some surprising losses this year, his motivation shines in major tournaments. He’s won 23 of his last 24 matches, with just one close loss at Wimbledon. In Grand Slam events this year, he’s won 25 of 26 matches, surpassing Nadal in the Grand Slam title race. Currently ranked #1 globally, Djokovic aims to clinch the US Open title he hasn’t won since 2018. With a 9-3 record in semifinals at this venue, he hasn’t lost to an American opponent since 2016 Wimbledon and hasn’t fallen to a left-handed player in a best-of-five sets match since 2010.

Ben Shelton, known for his potent serving, has displayed versatility in the 2023 US Open. Out of 17 sets played en route to the semifinals, only two required tiebreakers, showcasing his adaptability. He achieved notable victories against well-rounded opponents like Aslan Karatsev, Tommy Paul, and Frances Tiafoe. In his breakout year on the Grand Slam stage, the 20-year-old American has outperformed his ATP results. Despite just seven main draw wins out of 18 ATP events in 2023, he has secured ten Grand Slam victories, reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals and now the US Open semifinals. He’s made history as the youngest American to reach the US Open semis since 1992 and is ranked an impressive #17. Despite only turning pro around 13 months ago and being outside the top 500 in May 2022, he’s notched two top-10 wins and consistently pushed opponents to tight sets or tiebreakers in his nascent career.

Match facts

Ben Shelton vs Novak DjokovicDetails
DateSeptember 9, 2023
TournamentUS Open
Time (India)00:00 am

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Form guide

Ben Shelton

Frances Tiafoe6-2, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 (W)
Tommy Paul6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (W)
Aslan Karatsev6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 (W)
Dominic Thiem7-6, 1-0 (retired) (W)
Pedro Cachin1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 (W)

Novak Djokovic

Taylor Fritz6-1, 6-4, 6-4 (W)
Borna Gojo6-2, 7-5, 6-4 (W)
Laslo Djere4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 (W)
Bernabe Zapata miralles6-4, 6-1, 6-1 (W)
Alexandre Muller6-0, 6-2, 6-3 (W)

Head to head

In their head-to-head history of 0-0, Novak Djokovic is renowned as the greatest returner in tennis history and typically handles powerful servers with ease. However, Djokovic has faced difficulties against left-handed players with strong serves and net skills in the past. To stand a chance in this match, Ben Shelton can look to Jiri Vesely as an inspiration. Vesely holds a positive 2-0 head-to-head record against Djokovic and has shown that the style of play Shelton uses can be effective in this matchup on different types of playing surfaces.

Ben Shelton vs Novak Djokovic date

The semi-final match of US Open 2023 between Ben Shelton and Novak Djokovic will take place on September 9.


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