When did Ben Shelton turn pro?

Last Modified Jun 30, 2024 18:30 GMT
When did Ben Shelton turn pro
Ben Shelton at the 2023 Rolex Paris Masters


Ben Shelton is an American tennis player who started playing tennis at the age of 12, under his father's guidance. He is a rising tennis star of America who has the potential to make it to the top 10 in the coming years. Shelton got into the top 100 ranking without playing outside the US. Shelton played college tennis for the Florida Gators, where he won the NCAA championship.


Shelton won the 2022 NCAA Division I championship, and in the same year, he received the ITA National Player of the Year award. He loves to play on hard courts, and his favorite tournament is the US Open. He defeated top ten player Casper Ruud at the Cincinnati Open in 2022.



His best performance in a grand slam singles event came at the US Open 2023, where she made the semifinal. He also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2023. He won his first ATP singles title at the 2023 Japan Open Tennis Championships. He is ranked No. 14 as of June 2024.



Shelton won his first clay court and second ATP singles title at the 2024 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, defeating Frances Tiafoe in the first African-American men's singles tennis final. He reached the quarterfinal of the 2024 Mallorca Championship.


Name Ben Shelton
Net Worth$2 million as of 2024
Age 21
Nationality American
Residence Gainesville, Florida
Marital StatusIn-relationship
Children None
Source of WealthTennis, Endorsements
Prize Money$3,839,251
EndorsementsYonex, New Balance, On


When did Ben Shelton start his professional tennis career?

Ben Shelton turned pro in August, 2022. He made this news official through a social media post. He announced that he would not continue with college and would become a professional player. He further added that he would be represented by Alessandro Sant Albano. Albano is part of the management team of Roger Federer.


He also thanked the University of Florida for helping him in his development. He said that he will cherish the memories with the university team, and it was a great experience playing for the team. He decided to turn professional after reaching the third round of the 2022 Western and Southern Open.


Also Read: Ben Shelton Parents


Who is Ben Shelton sponsored by?

Yonex, and On sponsor Ben Shelton. He is a rising star who has attracted the attention of lots of popular brands.


On

Ben Shelton has an apparel and footwear deal with Swiss brand On, which he signed in 2023. Previously, his apparel and footwear sponsor was New Balance.


Yonex

Shelton signed a racquet deal with Yonex after his contract with Wilson ended. He uses a Yonex EZONE 98 racquet while playing.


Also Read: Is Ben Shelton related to Bryan Shelton?

FAQs

A. Ben Shelton’s best Grand Slam performance came at the 2023 US Open, where he reached the semifinal.

A. Bryan Shelton is Ben Shelton's father. He is a former tennis player and his tennis coach.

A. Ben Shelton made around $387,000 in prize money from his first Australian Open.

A. Ben Shelton is sponsored by Yonex, and On.

A. Ben Shelton played college tennis at the University of Florida.

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