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Both McDonald and Gojo have produced great wins to reach the second round of the 2023 US Open. Yet when you check out these tennis predictions today and the associated justifications, you’ll see that McDonald has the edge against the qualifier.
Our favourite Mackenzie McDonald vs Borna Gojo predictions
- 1 Our favourite Mackenzie McDonald vs Borna Gojo predictions
- 2 McDonald hoping to make US Open third round for first time
- 3 Key match details
At the end of the day, only one of these guys can make it into the third round. Of course, Mackenzie McDonald will have the home support against Borna Gojo. Yet he has more than just the home advantage, in my opinion. He is also a much better player, hence the ATP US Open 2023 predictions listed for this match below:
McDonald to win 3-0 @ 9/5 (2.80)
These two guys might have never played one another, but it’s Mackenzie McDonald who stands out as a clear favourite for me. The American is ranked 40 in the world, and he took out the 15th seed, Auger-Aliassime in the previous round. And since his opponent is a qualifier, I can see this match being straightforward for McDonald.
McDonald -4.5 games handicap @ 17/20 (1.85)
If McDonald is to take a straight sets win against Gojo, then there is a very good chance that he puts together a -4.5 games handicap. In fact, if the American is able to break his opponent’s serve multiple times, which I believe he can, this market then becomes even more likely. And by taking this market, you are picking an option that complements the first one perfectly.
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.
McDonald hoping to make US Open third round for first time
Although my predictions and explanations for the tips above give you an idea of what to expect from this match, it’s still important to have a preview for each individual – as displayed below.
Mackenzie McDonald preview
In my opinion, Mackenzie McDonald is playing some of his best tennis in recent times. In fact, he is almost at his previous career-high ranking of 39 since he is ranked 40 in the world right now. This shows that he has been consistent in the bigger ATP events this season, and his opening win over Auger-Aliassime will give him a bunch of confidence for this match.
Borna Gojo preview
Qualifying for the US Open is a major achievement, and nothing can be taken from Borna Gojo in that regard. And taking things further, it’s fantastic that he has managed to win a round in the main draw too, which is huge for a guy ranked 105 in the world. However, there is a big difference in level between Gojo and McDonald, as reflected in their rankings.
McDonald vs Gojo head to head
It’s not often you get players with no previous matches against one another when it comes to Grand Slam tennis, but that’s the case with McDonald and Gojo. Naturally, this means that the match between these two will make it 1-0 in favour of one of them.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – August 30th, 16:00 GMT
- Venue – New York, USA
- Viewing Options – Sky Sports
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