Mackenzie McDonald vs Milos Raonic Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

Milos Raonic has a great tournament at the National Bank Open in his home country and will have a chance to move forward in the round of 16 match against Mackenzie McDonald.

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

Mackenzie McDonald vs Milos Raonic – Match Predictions

It’s been a while since we have seen Milos Raonic playing on top level but from what we have seen so far this week in Toronto, we can say that he is finally back.

Mackenzie McDonald to win

Both McDonald and Raonic have beaten the odds to reach the third round in Toronto and have a real chance to make a real success. Raonic is serving well this week and is having his best tournament in the last two years. However, it seems like he has reached his maximum at the moment and McDonald will advance to the next round. The American moves well on the court and that will make the difference in this match.

First set over 9.5 games

Regardless of Raonic’s form, he is still one of the best servers on the tour. He has his limitations on return and that will be the case against McDonald as well. This is a very important match for both players and they will serve well at the beginning and take the opening set over 9.5 games.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Milos Raonic Preview

Milos Raonic is one of the top stories at the National Bank Open, and is considered a slight favorite in the match against Mackenzie McDonald.

Mackenzie McDonald

McDonald is 59th in the rankings and his career high was No. 48. The 28-year-old is 25-21 for the season and 15-8 on hard.

He is having a great week defeating Arslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev in straight sets.

McDonald played two semifinals this year in Eastbourne and Delray Beach.

Milos Raonic

Raonic is slowly but surely returning to the tour and this week maybe be the turning point of the season. The Canadian is 4-2 for the season and 2-0 on hard.

In the opening round, he defeated world No. 10, Frances Tiafoe in a match with a lot of drama, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. The second round brought an easier job as Raonic defeated Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-3.

This is Raonic’s first appearance in Toronto after 2018 where he lost in the second round to Tiafoe.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Milos Raonic Head to Head

This will be the third match between McDonald and Raonic and both players have won one of the previous two. In the opening round of the 2018 Brisbane tournament McDonald won 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Later that year, Raonic won 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 in the round of 16 in Wimbledon.

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Mackenzie McDonald vs Milos Raonic Match Details

  • When will the match between McDonald vs Raonic be played? The match is scheduled for August 10.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between McDonald vs Raonic? Given the odds, Raonic is slight favorite to win this match.
  • When was the last time Milos Raonic won a ATP title? The last time Milos Raonic won a ATP title was in 2016 in Brisbane.

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Marko Mitevski

Marko is a former athlete who meanwhile got his law degree. He has followed basketball since the ‘90s and is very familiar with all levels of the game, from the NBA, and the NCAA, all down to European leagues and international competitions.