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Cincinnati Masters: Shelton books spot in last 16

Ben Shelton beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening. He’ll face No 9 seed Cameron Norrie in the next round

American wildcard Ben Shelton won against Norwegian Casper Ruud, the No 5 seed, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the last 16 of the Cincinnati Masters at the Linder Tennis Family Center on Wednesday evening.

Shelton, ranked No 229, will face No 9 seed Cameron Norrie next.

The 19-year-old American edged out Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego (7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5) ahead of his victory.

Cincinnati Masters 1000, other second-round results (Linder Tennis Family Center, hard, USD 6.971.275, most recent results first):

  • Frances Tiafoe vs. Sebastian Korda
  • Borna Coric vs. Rafael Nadal
  • Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Marcos Giron
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Filip Krajinovic: wednesday
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Nick Kyrgios: wednesday
  • Jannik Sinner (10) beat Miomir Kecmanovic: 7-5, 3-1 ret.
  • Denis Shapovalov beat Tommy Paul: 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • John Isner beat Hubert Hurkacz (8): 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-2
  • Cameron Norrie beat Andy Murray: 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Andrey Rublev (6) beat Fabio Fognini (LL): 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 6-2
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (7) beat Alex De Minaur: 6-3, 6-2
  • Diego Schwartzman (13) beat Aslan Karatsev: 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev (1) beat Botic van de Zandschulp: 6-4, 7-5
  • Marin Čilić (14) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5
  • Carlos Alcaraz (3) beat Mackenzie McDonald (WC): 6-3, 6-2

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