Third seed Carlos Alcaraz will face Mackenzie MacDonald in the second round of the Western and Southern Open.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a great season so far, winning 42 out of 50 matches and collecting four trophies. Alcaraz has won the Rio Open and the Barcelona Open as well as winning the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid. The Spaniard started the Canadian Open as the second seed but lost to Tommy Paul in the second round after losing in back-to-back finals in Hamburg and Umag.
On the other hand, MacDonald has won 17 of the 37 matches he has played so far this season, with his best result in an upcoming competition in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. MacDonald defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the West-South Open in Cincinnati.
Carlos Alcaraz – Mackenzie MacDonald Fukina Match details
Competition: Cincinnati Open
Date: August 16
circular: round of 32
place: Cincinnati, USA
category: ATP 1000
cash prize: $970.020
Carlos Alcaraz and Mackenzie MacDonald head to the top
Alcaraz is leading 1-0 in the head-to-head match against MacDonald, having beaten him 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of this year’s Indian Wells Masters.
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Carlos Alcaraz vs McKenzie McDonald’s prediction
Although MacDonald beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round, defeating Alcaraz will be a tough challenge. The American enjoys moving quickly towards the goal to score goals. To challenge Alcaraz, he must perform at the peak of his abilities.
The Spaniard has been in great shape lately and won’t have much trouble reaching the last 16.
Prediction: Alkaraz wins in straight sets.
Mackenzie McDonald’s last three shows
- Cincinnati Masters: Round 64 – B. Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1
- Canadian Open: Round of 64 – L. Mulkan 6-7 (1), 4-6
- Fateh City: The turn of 64 – liters. Russovory 6-1, 4-6, 4-6
Carlos Alcaraz the last three shows
- Canadian Open: Round of 32 – liters. Paul 7-6(4), 6-7(7), 3-6
- Croatia Open: Final L. The sinner 7-6 (5), 1-6, 1-6
- Croatia Open: Semi-finals – b. Zeppieri 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Broadcast and live broadcast details
- United States – Tennis Channel
- United Kingdom – Tennis TV (Live)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery / Tennis TV
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