Tennis-Big-hitting Shelton blasts way past Tiafoe into US Open semis

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By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big-hitting Ben Shelton blasted his way past Frances Tiafoe 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2 and into the U.S. Open semi-finals ...

STORY CONTINUES BELOW THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOSNEW YORK - Big-hitting Ben Shelton blasted his way past Frances Tiafoe 6-2 3-6 7-6 6-2 and into the U.S. Open semi-finals on Tuesday in an all-American match up that lived up to its blockbuster billing.

The atmosphere during a night session is always electric but it was dialled up a few notches for Tiafoe and Shelton, the contest the first in 15 years two feature two Black American men battling on the world's largest tennis venue. Shelton came out guns blazing, with his groundstrokes struck with such venom they drew gasps from the capacity crowd.

He would get his first break chances of the match in the sixth game of the second and levelled at a set apiece.

 

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