French Open 2024: Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime preview, head-to-head, odds, prediction and pick | Roland Garros

Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)
Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)

Match Details

Fixture: (15) Ben Shelton vs (21) Felix Auger-Aliassime

Date: Friday, May 31

Tournament: French Open 2024

Round: Third Round (Round of 32)

Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

Category: Grand Slam

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: £53,478,000

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Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime preview

Ben Shelton at the 2024 French Open
Ben Shelton at the 2024 French Open

Fifteenth seed Ben Shelton will take on twenty-first seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in a tantalizing third-round clash at the 2024 French Open on Friday, May 31.

Shelton opened his campaign against home favorite Hugo Gaston in the first round. He started slowly, dropping the first set, but picked things up from the second set to seal a rather comfortable 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win.

Up against former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori in the second round, Shelton edged the Japanese veteran in the tie-breaker of a tight opening set. A break in the second set proved to be the difference as the American grabbed a 2-0 set lead. It was at that point that Nishikori threw in the towel and retired hurt, handing Shelton a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win.

Auger-Aliassime kicked off his French Open campaign with a scintillating 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win over Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round.

He took on Henri Squire of Germany in the second round and quickly bagged the first set. Squire fought back in the second set to even the score. Auger-Aliassime, however, brought his greater experience to the fore as he took the next two sets to seal a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win and a berth in the third round.


Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime head-to-head

This will be Ben Shelton and Felix Auger-Aliassime's first-ever encounter on the professional tour, so their head-to-head currently stands at 0-0.


Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
Ben Shelton +130+1.5 (-155)Over 40.5 (-120)
Felix Auger-Aliassime-165-1.5 (+110) Under 40.5 (-115)

(Odds sourced from BetMGM)


Ben Shelton vs Felix Auger-Aliassime prediction

Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2024 French Open
Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2024 French Open

A gripping encounter is on the cards for fans as Ben Shelton and Felix Auger-Aliassime prepare to go head-to-head in a blockbuster third-round clash at the 2024 French Open.

Shelton got off to the perfect start on the clay by picking up the title in Houston. He saw a dip in his form at the subsequent tournaments but has been on a roll ever since he landed in the French capital.

Shelton hasn't looked back since the dropped first set against Hugo Gaston and has been firing on all cylinders. He's looked ultra-aggressive on the serve and during points as he continues to attack the net at will.

Auger-Aliassime has been in good form himself lately, having reached the final in Madrid a couple of weeks ago. He's also looked in good touch so far in Paris, particularly while returning the serve. His attacking nature has paid dividends and he will look to continue in the same rich vein of form as he aims to make a deep run at the event.

Both players head into the encounter rather evenly matched. Auger-Aliassime could hold the slight edge given that he's more accustomed to the clay. Shelton, however, can be a handful on his day. It could ultimately boil down to who takes control of the baseline rallies and plays the bigger points better. Attack will be the name of the game so we can be sure to witness plenty of big hits.

Pick: Auger-Aliassime in four sets.

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