Friday, September 29, 2023

Ben Shelton breaks ANOTHER US Open record with stunning 143mph second serve against Novak Djokovic

Ben Shelton had supporters on their feet after recording a stunning 143mph second serve.

That effort was faster than anybody’s first serve during the entire US Open so far – barring Shelton himself – leaving fans stunned.

Shelton has one of the biggest serves in tennis and caused plenty of problems for DjokovicGetty

He even played a 143mph second serve to break a record at this year’s US OpenGetty

Perhaps what was most frightening was Novak Djokovic’s ability to return the serve, despite going on to lose the point.

Shelton had home support very much on his side at Flushing Meadows as he took on the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

Clearly buoyed by the fans behind him, the 20-year-old certain put the Serbian to work with his huge serve causing all sorts of problems.

Shelton, who played American Football as a quarter-back in high school, has already recorded the fastest first serve of the US Open so far this year, reaching 149mph against Tommy Paul.

However he’s now broken another record, with his 143mph effort being the fastest second serve of the tournament as well.

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