Former Gator Ben Shelton falls in Australian Open quarterfinals to American Tommy Paul

Ben Shelton of the U.S. waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his quarterfinal loss to...
Ben Shelton of the U.S. waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his quarterfinal loss to compatriot Tommy Paul at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(Ng Han Guan | AP)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 5:10 AM EST
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MELBOURNE, Australia (WCJB) - Former Gator Ben Shelton comes up short at the Australian Open quarterfinals.

The 20-year-old falls in four sets to American Tommy Paul. Paul took the first two sets 7-6, 6-3. Shelton came back in the 3rd set and won it 7-5.

Paul finished the match off in the 4th set 6-4. This was the first all American quarterfinals in a Grand Slam tournament since 2007.

Shelton became the first Gator to make to the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam tournament.

He beat J.J. Wolf in five sets to make the quarterfinals.

Paul will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals

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