The American goes the unconventional route to win this point against Jan-Lennard Struff. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday, April 29, 2023

Doesn’t matter the surface, or the venue: Ben Shelton simply has that shotmaking swagger about him.

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Tennis fans in Madrid were given a glimpse of the American’s eye-catching game on Saturday when they witnessed him make a bid for shot of the week at the Madrid Open.

Or, as Tennis TV tweeted… shot of the year?

However you rank it, this gorgeous, sliding, behind-the-back winner was the stuff of dreams.

Unfortunately for Shelton it wasn’t a dream finish – the American fell to Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets, 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5. That first main draw win at Madrid will have to wait…