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As the US Open ushers in a wave of anticipation, all eyes turn to the encounter between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Mackenzie McDonald. The Canadian is struggling for momentum while McDonaldo continues to make inroads towards top 30 rankings.
Our favourite Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Mackenzie McDonald – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Mackenzie McDonald – match predictions
- 2 Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Mackenzie McDonald specific headline
- 3 Key match details
With Auger-Aliassime and McDonald’s stories are marked by triumphs, setbacks, and relentless pursuit of excellence, their convergence on this grand stage sets the scene for a match that transcends the confines of the court. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
3-1 to Mackenzie McDonald @ 9/2 (5.50)
Auger-Aliassime is the higher-ranked of the two by a large margin. However, with 11 defeats in his last 14 matches, the Canadian is woefully out of touch. He did claim a 2-1 victory over Matteo Berrettini to get some respite but had no answer to Adrian Mannarino next. With McDonald defeating him in their only hard-court meeting to date, we expect the wily American to claim progress to the next round. He did give up a set and needed a decider to triumph and that similarity will be seen this time around as well.
Over 39.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Michael Mmoh ended Auger-Aliassime’s ambitions at the All England Club and it seems McDonald will have similar designs. The Canadian was not a complete pushover and did manage to steal a set and we believe a similar outcome is on the cards this time around as well. The 39-ranked American will have to dig deep to get passage to the second round, making it an interesting battle. Their meeting in Miami saw an extended number of games, including a tiebreaker. Based on this, we are backing the Over 39.5 Games selection for this firs round duel.
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.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Mackenzie McDonald specific headline
Now that you’ve seen our US Open predictions for this duel, let’s take a better look at the two players and their seasons so far.
Felix Auger-Aliassime preview
The transition from a successful 2022 to a challenging 2023 has been a test of Felix Auger-Aliassime’s resilience, one that his fans would title as an abject failure. A year that brought ATP titles and career-defining moments has been followed by a series of injuries and unanticipated losses. His journey this year is a testament to his determination to navigate the hurdles and regain the momentum that once propelled him to the forefront of tennis.
Mackenzie McDonald preview
Mackenzie McDonald enters the US Open arena with a record that speaks of consistency and resilience. His 2023 campaign has been marked by an impressive win-loss record in opening-round matches, showcasing his ability to perform under pressure. A standout moment includes his victory over former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, a testament to his calibre on the grand stage.
Auger-Aliassime vs McDonald head to head
The head-to-head between Auger-Aliassime and McDonald reflects their parity, standing tied at 1-1.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 21:00 GMT on 28 August.
- Who is the reigning US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the reigning US Open champions.
- Where can you watch US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch the US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.
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