‘Biggest IDGAF Game From an American’- Ben Shelton’s US Open ‘Problem’ Gets Tennis Fans Vociferously Vocal

Published 09/06/2023, 3:26 AM EDT

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Rising American ATP sensation Ben Shelton has pulled off something spectacular on a thick, sweaty, and nervy night of his home Grand Slam tournament. In a fierce quarterfinal encounter between two big-hitting Americans, it was the 20-year-old player who prevailed against the current world No. 10, Frances Tiafoe, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Shelton’s phenomenal victory is getting lauded by many of his countrymen as he has now become the youngest American semi-finalist at the US Open, in almost three decades.

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Even the 41-year-old tennis veteran, Mardy Fish didn’t hold himself back from issuing bold assertions of a “real problem” about his young compatriot. Noting the same, a flurry of fans, too, went berserk on social media after witnessing the former World No. 35 player’s stellar performance in New York.

Fans react to the American tennis veteran’s major assertions about Ben Shelton

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After witnessing the All-American clash at the US Open, the 41-year-old recently took to Twitter to express his views on his young compatriot’s on-court prowess. Mardy Fish said, “Ben Shelton is a real problem #USOpen2023”

A slew of fans came across the American tennis veteran’s tweet and also dropped their reactions in the comments section. One of the users asserted that Ben Shelton will soon establish himself as a resounding figure in the tennis circuit. He commented, “He truly is … A Huge Star In The Making #USOpen #BenShelton”.

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Another user hailed the 20-year-old breakthrough star by saying, “Young man is good. Very good.”

Meanwhile, one fan claimed that Shelton will end the two-decade-long ‘American Grand Slam drought’ given his remarkable campaign at the US Open. It was his compatriot, Andy Roddick, who was the last American tennis player with a major title in his bag as he marked his triumph at the 2003 US Open.

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Notably, the user commented, “Ben has the biggest IDGAF game from an American since @andyroddick. And that makes him a serious threat to win a Grand Slam and end the drought.”

Similarly, another fan claimed that the former world No. 35 will emerge as the next American player with a major triumph after Roddick. The user commented, “He will be the next American man to win a major!”

 

In the comments, a fan also suggested that Shelton would be absolutely lethal on the court once he hits his prime. He commented, “Imagine when he hits his prime”

Meanwhile, a user expressed his admiration for the Shelton family by saying, “Love the Shelton’s & Ben is a superstar!”

Considering the tennis veteran’s “real problem” assertions about the ATP player, a fan commented, “The problem being you can’t see the ball whizzing past you.”

Another user was taken aback by Shelton’s 12mph forehand stroke-hitting ability on the court. He said, “That forehand. 🔥”

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After his four-set thriller against ‘Bigfoe,’ the 20-year-old will now lock horns with the Serbian tennis legend, Novak Djokovic in the blockbuster semifinal round.

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Do you think that Ben Shelton can once again pull off something spectacular against the ‘Djoker’? Or will the Serbinator give him a run for his money? Let us know in the comments section.

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Anurag Gusain is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching the Spanish legend Rafael Nadal dominate other superstars on the ATP Tour. His coverage of Nadal's 14 French Open titles has been hailed as some of the best in the business, showcasing his talent for storytelling and his ability to capture the essence of the sport.
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