Novak Djokovic is set to take on Ben Shelton in the exciting semifinals of the prestigious 2023 US Open this Friday. The Serb is an absolute favorite according to the odds, but Shelton won’t go down without a proper fight. Plus, he’s going to have the crowd behind him.

Before Betting on Ben Shelton vs. Novak Djokovic

Shelton is the guy who reached the semis against all the odds, yet we need to give him credit for his recent achievements. He earned this fair and square, and there was no luck involved during the entire process.

Shelton demonstrated his capabilities by defeating Pedro Cachin, Dominic Thiem, Aslan Karatsev, and Tommy Paul before meeting Frances Tiafoe. After a solid battle, the final result of that event was 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Shelton was courageous, having 50 winners in this event, and even though he took plenty of risk, posting 34 unforced errors, his tactics had paid off. 

On the other hand, Novak’s path to the semis wasn’t demanding at all. Alexandre Muller, Bernabe Zapara Mirrales, Laslo Djere, and Borna Gojo were his rivals in the first few rounds, before he beat Tylor Fritz in the quarterfinals. 

What might be a problem for Novak are his errors, as he again had a similar number of them and the winners. That’s been his problem since the start of the year, and it repeated in the Wimbledon finals once he lost to Alcaraz. 

Ben Shelton vs. Novak Djokovic US Open Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Shelton Djokovic

Shelton has no pressure, which puts him in an excellent position because he can again take risks and play ultra-offensive tennis. Though Djokovic likes such rivals, as he truly is one of the best counter-attackers in the history of the sport, and despite Shelton’s situation, we predict Novak’s easy victory and another trip to the US Open finals.