Mackenzie McDonald vs Adrian Mannarino prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

McDonald is one of the most exciting Cincinnati Open wildcards that’s left in the draw. However, he has his work cut out for him today against the solid Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino. It’s going to be an interesting match, and I’ve got two top tips for you below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

McDonald vs Mannarino – match predictions

These two guys do have a very short history in terms of their head-to-head statistics. In fact, Mannarino has beaten McDonald in their only encounter, although this was three years ago now. So that result, while it’s on record, might not hold much of a bearing on the way this match will swing. As for how things stand today, Mannarino is the higher-ranked of the two at 32 in the world. McDonald, on the other hand, is ranked 43 in the world.

Cincinnati Open 2023

Adding to that, McDonald has enjoyed an easier path into the third round than Mannarino, especially with Rune retiring during their match yesterday. Therefore, taking these matters into account, I’d like to suggest the following tennis predictions today:

Mannarino to win

Based on the recent results of these two guys, I’m shooting for Adrian Mannarino to win. The Frenchman is super experienced at this level, and he produced some quite magical tennis to beat the 12th seed, Auger-Aliassime, in the previous round. Furthermore, with the odds making him the underdog, this is a valuable market to back.

Mannarino +2.5 games handicap

Since I feel that Adrian Mannarino will win this contest, it makes sense to cover a bit of a ‘cushion’ market. This means that if he fell just short of winning the match, he might still make it tight enough for a +2.5 games handicap to be a winner. Then again, if he does win the match, both markets will produce a return automatically.

McDonald vs Mannarino preview

Before placing any bets on this third-round match of the Western & Southern Open, I’d suggest reading through the previews below.

Mackenzie McDonald preview

There’s no denying that Mackenzie McDonald has been playing well recently. After all, he made the quarter-finals of the Canadian Open last week, and he did beat Andrey Rublev (6th seed) along the way. This has helped to boost his ranking up to 43 in the world, which shows he is a top player.

Adrian Mannarino preview

Looking at the current rankings, Adrian Mannarino is 11 spots higher than Mackenzie McDonald at 32 in the world. This isn’t a huge difference, as you can see, yet Mannarino is more experienced than McDonald at 35 years of age. Additionally, Mannarino has produced two solid wins to reach this round. He beat Gasquet and then Auger-Aliassime at the Western & Southern Open to get here – both in straight sets.

McDonald vs Mannarino head to head

As referenced earlier, this isn’t the first time that we’ve witnessed a McDonald vs Mannarino contest in an ATP event. These two played before back in 2020, and the surface was hard court. In that match, Adrian Mannarino got the win in straight sets, but that was obviously a few years ago now.

McDonald vs Mannarino match details

  • Match Schedule – August 17th, 18:15 GMT
  • Venue – Cincinnati, USA
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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