Tennis: Sinner finds the Shelton bomb, danger ahead?

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In great form at the start of the season, Jannik Sinner continues his great adventure in Indian Wells where he will compete in the round of 16 this Tuesday. On the other side of the net, he will find a player who beat him less than six months ago: Ben Shelton. The American, who experienced an exceptional rise to the top last year, could repeat the feat at home against the Italian who no longer misses.

Well started in this first Masters 1000 of the year, Jannik Sinner will experience his first test against Ben Shelton, 16th player in the world. The Italian will be the overwhelming favorite but he will still have to show a high level against a player who found the recipe against him not so long ago. By sublimating himself in front of his audience, Shelton can he become the first player to beat Sinner in 2024?

A physical battle

Passed close to the exit in the previous round against Francisco Cerundolo, Ben Shelton will have to show another face in the face of Jannik Sinner to hope for a victory. But with his enthusiasm and his crazy ability to produce spectacular tennis, the American wants to give himself a real chance. “It’s a match where I know it will be a physical war. I know I’m going to have to play aggressively, take my chances and be confident on the court. I’m eager to. The way he’s been playing recently… I’m sure there will be a great atmosphere. These are the kind of matches I live for.” he confided after his victory in the previous round.

A challenge for Sinner

In the race to overtake Carlos Alcaraz in the rankings this week, Jannik Sinner will experience a great challenge this Tuesday against Ben Shelton, a player capable of anything. But given his recent form and his level of play at the moment, we say that the task could be very complicated for the young American. For the Italian, it is the opportunity to confirm his current good form against a good player in the top 20. For him, the path to the title has only just begun.

A benchmark victory

Last October, Ben Shelton achieved a big coup by offering himself the scalp of Jannik Sinner during the Masters 1000 in Shanghai. Without knowing it, he had just accomplished a real feat since since the end of theUS Open, the Italian only lost two matches, including this one. Currently, he has 17 consecutive victories and wants to do much better. The match against Ben Shelton could well be one of the greatest of the tournament…

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