Corentin Moutet vs Mackenzie McDonald prediction and odds: Shanghai Masters 2023

Corentin Moutet
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The first round of the Shanghai Masters will see Corentin Moutet and Mackenzie McDonald lock horns at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. The duo have been going through an indifferent form of late, the former more so than the latter.

Our favourite Corentin Moutet vs Mackenzie McDonald – match predictions

The Shanghai Masters provide an exciting spectacle between two players in different places. While Moutet has a losing record, McDonald has impressed with quarter-final appearances in Toronto and Zhuhai.

2-1 to Mackenzie McDonald @ 3/1 (4.00)

It is difficult to pick Moutet over McDonald in this match, especially given his net negative record in 2023. McDonald impressed in recent weeks, going far in Toronto and Zhuhai, while also getting past the first hurdles in the US Open and Cincinnati Masters. Each of the American’s last five matches have been three-set affairs and we believe another one is on the cards this time around.

Over 21.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)

Moutet’s duel with Alibek Kachmazov finished in only two sets but saw 21 games being played. On the other hand, McDonald is the form player between the two in this duel. He has shown a tendency to lose focus but has been able to come back each time of asks. Each of his last five matches has seen an excess of 24.5 games and we believe a similar situation will be on the cards. The Over 21.5 games present value and we are backing this selection to come to fruition.

Corentin Moutet vs Mackenzie McDonald odds

McDonald is the overwhelming favourite in this duel with a 75.2% chance of progressing to the next round. However, despite his injury issues and lack of momentum, Moutet cannot be slept on with an outside chance of 30.8%.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Out-of-form Moutet to clash with resurgent McDonald in Shanghai Masters

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Corentin Moutet preview

The French Ace has not been active on the tour in 2023 and will want to finish it off in style. That is a tall order for the former 51-ranked ATP star as he has a losing 13-19 record in the current campaign. Moreover, he has only passed the first-round hurdles eight times, before stumbling in the second on a further six occasions. It has been four months since his quarter-final appearance in Mallorca and will be interesting how he comes up against the reinvigorated McDonald.

Mackenzie McDonald preview

McDonald has finally started to get results under his belt after a troubling first half of the campaign. The American ace reached the quarter-final in Zhuhai Championships, the same feat he achieved in Toronto in August. After nine first-round and seven second-round exits, these are welcomed results. He will feel confident against the returning Moutet but will be ill-advised to take the result for granted.

Corentin Moutet vs Mackenzie McDonald head to head

This is the first meeting between Corentin and Mackenzie on the ATP tour.

Key match details

Mackenzie McDonald
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 08:30 GMT on 4th October.
  • What is the prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023? The total prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023 is $8,800,000.
  • Who is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion? Second seed Daniil Medvedev is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion.

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