Ben Shelton Net Worth, Earnings and Endorsements 2023
Ben Shelton is a professional tennis player from the US born on October 9, 2002. In July 2022, he made his ATP debut at the Atlanta Open, defeating Ramkumar Ramanathan. He was a member of the Florida Gators' tennis team in college. He won the Gators' first national championship as a freshman in 2021.
Shelton announced that he will turn professional in August 2022. Since then, the American star has moved up the rankings quite a bit.
Ben Shelton: Net Worth in 2023
After turning pro, he has already amassed a sum of $1,425,487 from prize money in singles and doubles. He has also earned more through his brand deals off-court. His efforts have earned him an approximate net worth of $2 million, as per various sources.?
Ben Shelton Endorsements in 2023 and The Mind-Blowing Deal With Roger Federer's 'On'
Ben Shelton endorses several renowned brands. The 20-year-old player is currently sponsored by On, a Swiss sports company which is partly-owned by Roger Federer. The Swiss shoe company experienced record growth in the time Federer joined their team, which helped them sign Shelton. They sponsor him his shoes and clothes.
Shelton is also sponsored by Yonex, who provide his rackets and uses the Ezone 98 model racket for his matches.
Early Life and Family Background
Ben Shelton is from a family that carries tennis as its core value. He was born to Bryan Shelton and Lisa Witsken Shelton. Bryan, his father, is a former professional tennis player and Florida Gators men's tennis coach. His mother, Lisa Witsken Shelton, mostly played on the junior tour. His uncle, Todd Witsken, was also a professional tennis player. His sister, Emma, plays tennis at the collegiate level at the University of Florida.
Shelton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. There his father served as the head coach of the Georgia Tech women's tennis team when Ben was still an infant. He now resides in Gainesville, Florida, and attended Buchholz High School.
When he was a child, Ben Shelton did not want to play tennis. Instead he played football and preferred to make a career in the sport. Despite the fact that both of his parents had a deep bond with tennis, they did not pressure him to play the racket sport. Eventually, Shelton began playing tennis consistently at the age of 12 under the tutelage of his father, Bryan.
How old is Ben Shelton?
Shelton was born on October 9, 2002, in Atlanta, Georgia, and is now 20 years old. He has not been playing professional tennis for a long time, but Shelton has come into his own as a player in 2023.?
What Age Did Ben Shelton Start Playing Tennis?
ITF Junior Career
When Shelton was 16, he pondered competing in ITF Junior events abroad, but his father discouraged him, stating, "Why do you need to travel abroad when you're not the best [player in the United States]?" Shelton gives utmost credit to his father's advice as the reason for his tennis growth, because he was not constantly travelling and instead had a routine.
Shelton reached a career-high of No. 3 in the USTA Boy's 18s division and No. 306 in the ITF Junior. He finished third in the 2020 USTA Boys 18s Singles Winter Nationals and first in the 2019 USTA Boys 16s Doubles Clay Court tournament.
Shelton first decided to play collegiate tennis for the Florida Gators. He played the sport under his father Bryan Shelton's tutelage. The 20-year-old finance major was imperative in leading the Gators to their first national championship. Shelton had a 10-2 singles record and won the Gators' championship-clinching match.
Shelton starred as a sophomore in 2022, finishing 37-5 in singles matches and capturing the NCAA Singles Championship over August Holmgren. He concluded the year as the ITA's No. 1 singles player.
ATP Professional Career
Shelton reached his first Challenger final in July 2022 at the Rome Challenger. His ATP Tour debut took place at the 2022 Atlanta Open where he played after receiving a wild card. He then gained a wild card into the Cincinnati Masters, where he reached the third round before being ousted by John Isner. Shelton would then receive a wildcard to compete in the main draw of the US Open in August 2022, marking it as his first Grand Slam appearance.
He was defeated in five sets in the first round. However, in his opening round match, he delivered the then second-fastest serve of the US Open event at 139 miles per hour.
By the end of the year, he had won three challenger titles in three weeks and debuted in the top 100 rankings by the end of the year. Shelton made his debut at the Australian Open this year, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. His run came to an end with a four-set defeat to fellow American Tommy Paul.?
Post the Australian Open, Shelton did not have a great run and did not go far in any tournament. But his run in the US Open 2023 is going great as he finds himself in the quarterfinals, set to face compatriot Frances Tiafoe. He also set the record for the fastest serve (149 mph) at this year's event against Tommy Paul in round four.?
Has Ben Shelton Ever Won a Grand Slam?
Ben Shelton has not won a grand slam yet. Although he is improving day by day, he has not managed to snag a slam. The young American player's best record to date is making it to the quarterfinals in both the Australian Open and the US Open. His run in the US Open is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen how far he can go.?
What was Ben Shelton's Highest Ranking??
Shelton achieved his highest ranking in both singles and doubles this year. In singles, he has a career-high of 36, which he attained on May 8. As of now, he fell down a few places as he couldn't perform well and currently stands at 47.
In doubles, Shelton has managed to rise as high as 80, which he attained on August 21. He still has the ranking but was eliminated from the doubles of the US Open in round 1. He has a much better record in mixed doubles as he has made it to the semifinals with Taylor Townsend.
How Fast Does Ben Shelton Serve?
Ben Shelton is reminding every American tennis fan of one of their greats, Andy Roddick. Roddick had one of the most devastating serves when he was an active player and constantly shot difficult-to-return serves. His fastest serve clocked at 155 mph.
Shelton is in the same ballpark as his form and speed is reminiscent of Roddick. In his match against Tommy Paul, Shelton won a game in 63 seconds as Paul was unable to return any of his serves. Moreover, Shelton hit two serves which clocked in at 149 mph.
Ben Shelton Personal Life
Shelton is in a relationship with Anna Hall who is a track athlete. He is making headlines at the US Open, but he is still praising his girlfriend, Anna Hall, calling her the "exceptional athlete" in the relationship.
Since they began dating in 2021, the tennis player, 20, has kept his love life discreet, only uploading a few images of the track star, 22. He did, however, break his silence on their relationship last year, telling Tennis Channel that she keeps him humble.
Prakash Amritraj called her an exceptional athlete. In reply, Shelton said, "Yeah, she's better than me. She got a bronze medal at the World Championships this year and she definitely keeps me humble. I'm not even the best athlete in my relationship. So, [that's] something to work on."
It is clear that Shelton is thoughtful of his relationship with Hall, and the couple are going strong. But the young couple don't have any kids at the moment and have not shared any plans of taking the next step in the relationship anytime soon.
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|October 9, 2002
|Place of Birth
|University of Florida
|Bryan Shelton; Lisa Witsken Shelton
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