Shelton wrote humble and hungry yesterday and Fils did exactly the same after his win in Antwerp and he sent a direct message to him as a result saying: "Show me something Arthur".
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As of time of writing, Arthur Fils will play in the final of the European Open Antwerp with Alexander Bublik in the sights of the young Frenchman who took down Stefanos Tsitsipas yesterday.
The 19-year-old similar to Ben Shelton has been touted as a top rising star albeit both have not received similar fanfare to Carlos Alcaraz.
But with new rivalries set to be formed for the future, it seems Shelton and Fils are having a stake in that. No doubt, it is something also they will discuss when they play in Vienna next week.
Can he join Shelton in the winners' circle this afternoon in Antwerp?