Ben Shelton, 20, has become the focus of the 2023 U.S. Open with his scorching serves and great play,
advancing to the men's singles quarterfinals after defeating Tommy Paul in four sets on Sunday
The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd was stunned when two serves off Shelton's lefty stroke reached 149 miles per hour against Paul while he was serving at 3-1 in the third set.
it his last encounter against Aslan Karatsev, Shelton had the fastest serve at this Open, clocking it at 147 miles per hour.
Andy Roddick's racket delivered the fastest serve ever at the US Open in 2004, reaching 152 miles per hour.
"I think straight adrenaline," Shelton remarked of his serves, according to the ATP Tour.
"I don't think I'd be able to get it down in any other environment, and I think my arm might have come off." But it's feeling nice right now."
It's only natural that Shelton and Roddick are mentioned together, given the former is the youngest American to reach the quarterfinals since Roddick in 2002.