Acapulco Mexican Open 2023: Ben Shelton vs Holger Rune – Preview, Predictions, Head to head and Stats


Ben Shelton is set to face fourth seed Holger Rune in the first round of the Acapulco Mexican Open

Holger Rune hasn’t had a great start to the year and is currently struggling to find form. The Mexican Open is the perfect opportunity for Rune to get things back on track. The Danish ace is seeded No.4 in the tournament and if he plays to his potential, he can certainly go deep into the tournament.

Holger Rune

Rune started the year with a fourth-round exit at the Australian Open, losing to Andrey Rublev. His next event was the Open Sud de France, where he was seeded No.1 but lost to unseeded Maxime Cressy in the Semi-finals. He is coming into the Acapulco Open after another disappointing showing at the Rotterdam Open, where he suffered a second-round exit. Rune will now be aiming to get over this rough patch and start afresh.

Ben Shelton’s form coming into the match

Ben Shelton has been quite impressive so far this year. He began the year with a quarter-final finish at the Australian Open – quite a commendable feat. However, he suffered a first-round exit in his previous tournament, the Delray Beach Open. The American will be facing a tough challenge in Mexico but her certainly has the ability to win against anyone on his day.

Ben Shelton (Image Credit: ATP Tour – Twitter)


Date – Tuesday, 28th February

Court Type – Outdoor Hard Court

Telecast – Tennis Channel

Start Time – To be announced

Location – Mexico

Match details – First Round

Head to head and Predictions

Shelton and Rune have never played each other before on the WTA tour. Rune is the outright favourite going into this match both in terms of experience and rankings. It will be an uphill task for Shelton in this encounter but he is expected to pose a tough challenge. We are predicting a win in three sets for Holger Rune.

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