Serena Williams ex-coach Rick Macci gives high praise to Ben Shelton, calls him a 'dog' and a 'pitbull'

Sunday, 15 October 2023 at 04:00
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Legendary tennis player Serena Williams’ ex-coach Rick Macci believes that America’s young sensation Ben Shelton is here to stay.
The 21-year-old is highly rated in the tennis community and is looked at as one of the most promising young tennis players in the men’s singles category alongside Spain’s’ Carlos Alcaraz and Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
Macci was recently quoted in a report where he heaped praise on Sheton, whom he referred to as a ‘bomb’.
"The Florida Gator with the great serve; the lefty – Ben Shelton," he said. "The guy has a bomb; he can really hit spots. I really like his creativity in the forehand. The backhand needs to stabilize a little bit. That’s heading in the right direction.
“His dad was a great player As he gets more experience, he is going to be a force – and he gets more consistent. What I like more that anything [is that] he is a dog – not a poodle, he is a Pitbull. I like his mentality; lot of upsides. Listen, this guy is not going anywhere and it’s a great thing for American tennis."
Shelton has had a more than decent time in the recently concluded US Open where he played in the semifinal.
However, his journey ended there as he lost to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 7-6.

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