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All eyes will be on Center Court as Karen Khachanov and Mackenzie McDonald draw swords in the quarter-final of the Huajin Securities Zhuhai Championships on Sunday. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this match?
Our favourite Karen Khachanov vs Mackenzie McDonald match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Karen Khachanov vs Mackenzie McDonald match predictions
- 2 Can McDonald get his first win against Khachanov today?
- 3 Key match details
As these players contend with each other for a semi-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Karen Khachanov to win @ 5/6 (1.83)
This should be an interesting clash between two of the top six seeds. Although Mackenzie McDonald held his own against Kimmer Coppejans and Juncheng Shang in the previous two rounds, he needed three sets in order to beat both players. Compared to Coppejans and Shang, Karen Khachanov will be a relatively bigger fish to fry. The top seeded player hasn’t had much trouble defeating Mackenzie McDonald in the past; as he has a perfect three wins from three against McDonald. Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Khachanov will reign supreme when it’s all said and done.
Over 21.5 total games @ 8/13 (1.62)
Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. Granted, two of three previous meetings between these players ended in minimum sets. However, all three encounters featured at least 22 total games. We’ve already established that Mackenzie McDonald’s previous matches in this tournament ended in maximum sets. It’s also worth mentioning that he’s coming off three consecutive three-setters, with all three matches going comfortably above the 24 games line. That said, our second Karen Khachanov vs Mackenzie McDonald prediction is over 21.5 games.
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.
Can McDonald get his first win against Khachanov today?
Now that we’ve sorted out our predictions for this match, let’s see how these players fared in the previous rounds of this tournament.
It’s important to point out that Karen Khachanov is the number 1 seed in this competition; and because of that, he did not participate in the first round. The Russian player kicked off his Zhuhai Championships campaign against Alex Bolt, defeating the Australian in straight sets. Khachanov will set his sights on a semi-final spot, and he’ll fancy his chances against Mackenzie McDonald.
Unlike today’s opponent, Mackenzie McDonald didn’t get a first round bye, so he had to go through two rounds in order to reach the last eight. The American is currently 0 for 3 against today’s opponent, and will hope to get his first win against the Russian today. It’ll be interesting to see how McDonald will match-up against Karen Khachanov.
Karen Khachanov vs Mackenzie McDonald head to head
This will be the fourth encounter between Karen Khachanov and Mackenzie McDonald. Khachanov currently leads the head-to-head between these players, having won all of their previous three skirmishes.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Time and date: Sunday 24th September, not before 06:00 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Karen Khachanov.
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