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In the exciting quarter-final clash at the Newport Open, Mackenzie McDonald will face off against the impressive newcomer, Alex Michelsen. McDonald, the #4 seed, will be looking to end Michelsen’s debut appearance in Newport which has been nothing short of remarkable. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Mackenzie McDonald vs Alex Michelsen – Match Predictions
Alex Michelsen to Win
With his experience and confidence on grass, McDonald will be a tough opponent for anyone in the Newport Open. However, he has a tough assignment on his hands in Michelsen. The 18-year-old has already claimed the scalp of top-seed Maxime Cressy and coming to this meeting on the back of the Chicago Challenger triumph. Based on the youngster’s tenacity and ability to dig results out from difficult positions, we are backing Michelsen to upset the number 4 seed.
Over 22.5 Games
Put Michelsen on the court and there will be a see-saw battle. Out of his last nine matches, seven have been three-set affairs. Extra games have been played at each time of asking as the 18-year-old finds his footing. In McDonoald, he will find an in-form player who has reached two quarter-finals on the grass already. With the duo in good form, we are expecting a tough encounter that will need Over 22.5 Games to find a victor.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Alex Michelsen Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Newport Open.
Mackenzie McDonald has been in good form recently, particularly on grass courts. As the #4 seed at the ATP Newport, he received a bye in the first round, which is a privilege he hadn’t experienced at this level before. He has already shown his ability to perform well on grass, reaching two quarterfinals on this surface earlier this year. Although he faced a disappointing loss in Hertogenbosch, losing from a winnable position against Rinky Hijikata, he bounced back with a three-set victory against Mikael Ymer in Eastbourne.
Michelsen has had an impressive start to his professional career, showing great promise on the tennis court. Making his debut appearance in Newport, he has already made his mark by reaching the quarterfinals. In the opening round, he showcased his potential by defeating the defending champion Maxime Cressy. Continuing his strong performance, he dominated the experienced James Duckworth in the second round, winning the deciding set with a bagel. Notably, his last four matches on the main tour have all been highly competitive, going the distance.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Alex Michelsen Head to Head
This is the first meeting between Mackenzie McDonald and Alex Michelsen on the ATP tour. It will be an interesting battle between the compatriots, McDonald who is looking to establish himself on the scene while Michelsen is taking his first steps at the tender age of 18.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Alex Michelsen Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 18:00 GMT on 21 July.
- What is the prize money for Newport Open 2023? The total prize money for Newport Open 2023 is $642,735.
- Who is the top seed of the Newport Open? Tommy Paul is the top seed at Newport Open.
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