‘Early Fam Christmas’ Cheer Grips Ben Shelton as His Attention Shifts From Festivities at Home to the Grand Slam Down Under

Published 12/14/2023, 11:13 PM EST

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American tennis prodigy, Ben Shelton is currently a bit too fast in his Christmas celebration as the player is eyeing the upcoming Australian Open. Not to mention, Shelton received his tennis breakthrough from the 2023 Australian Open, when he became a quarter-finalist in his first international tournament. Now this tennis star is all set to make another historic feat in his second Australian Open tournament.

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Ben Shelton belongs to a family of pro-tennis players considering his father had two ATP singles trophies. His first Wimbledon feat showed that tennis is truly in his blood. Now this talented player is spotted having early Christmas to join the debut Grand Slam event of the upcoming season.

Ben Shelton shared a glimpse of his early Christmas celebration before the Australian Open

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After the end of the Davis Cup tournament, tennis players had nearly a month for the next season to start. While they are enthusiastically taking part in festivities, they can’t entirely forget the upcoming Australian Open. Now America’s Ben Shelton is not an exception to that since he shared a picture of an early Christmas celebration on his Instagram story. In this story, Shelton was spotted holding his Christmas gifts near a decorated Christmas tree. The picture had a message, which said-“Early fam Christmas since we leaving for Aussie.” 

Ben Shelton’s Christmas photo was primarily uploaded by his mother Emma Shelton on her Instagram. Later Ben Shelton added the story and gave fans a glimpse of his this year’s Christmas celebration. However, fans were truly amazed to see so much dedication and passion for tennis in this young tennis prodigy.

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Now Shelton belongs to a family of professional tennis as his father was an ATP player turned coach. In fact, following his surprising quarter-finalist position, Shelton might surely be aiming to reach the finals in the upcoming Australian Open.

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How did Ben Shelton earn his stardom in professional tennis?

Ben Shelton who started his professional tennis career remarkably by attaining the quarter-finalist position at his first Australian Open, surprised fans by losing as the semi-finalist in the US Open. If one follows Shelton’s 2023 performance, he will be amazed to see that Shelton performed great in all the tournaments following the French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, and the US Open in 2023.

Now that his father Bryan Shelton is coaching his talented tennis player son full time, this duo is set to create a historic feet in the 2024 season.

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Ben Shelton’s early Christmas celebration is gearing his fans for an unbelievable Australian Open tournament in the coming January. If Shelton persists in his incredible performance, he will surely make himself worthy of the world’s number-one position like Jannik Sinner or Carlos Alcaraz.

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