Mackenzie McDonald vs Rinky Hijikata Prediction and Odds: Rosmalen Open 2023

Mackenzie McDonald has not lost a set in the first two matches at the Rosmalen Open against decent opponents and he has a great chance to move forward as he will face Rinky Hijikata who went to the qualifiers to make it to the main draw.

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

Mackenzie McDonald vs Rinky Hijikata – Match Predictions

Hijikata is having the best tournament at the AATP level this season. If he goes past McDonald, he may find himself in the top 100 for the first time in his career, but the American is a huge favorite to win this match.

Mackenzie McDonald 2-0

Hijikata is enjoying an excellent tournament for his standards but he has gone as deep as possible. McDonals is a higher-class player and he proved that earlier this week with straight set wins over Ivashka and Coric. Hijikata already played four matches and will not be able to be competitive in this one and McDonald will win in straight sets.

First set over 9.5 games

Playing on grass does not bring many breaks of serve and this match will start as usual. Hijikata has a solid serve and will be able to hold to it in the opening half an hour of the match. In the previous tournaments, the Australian played two tie-breaks in the openers and McDonald may have tough time before he makes the first break. Given that, the opening set will go over 9.5 games.

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Mackenzie McDonald

McDonald is 68 in the ATP rankings, 20 spots lower than his career best. The American is 16-15 for the season and 2-1 on grass. He has been excellent in the previous two rounds. First, he defeated Ilya Ivashka 6-4, 6-3 and in the round of 16, he was better in the match against Borna Coric winning 6-4, 6-4.

In 2018 at the Rosmalen Open, McDonald reached the quarterfinals losing to Jeremy Chardy in the decisive tie-break.

His best result this season came in Delray Beach where McDonald reached the semifinal losing to Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6.

Rinky Hijikata

Hijikata is currently 133rd player in the ATP rankings and he has never been higher than the 116th place. The Australian is 23-19 for the season and 5-2 on grass. The 22-year-old has gone through the qualifiers to find his way to the main draw at the Rosmalen Open. In the qualifiers, he defeated Robin Haase and Ricardas Berankis. In the opening round of the main draw, Hijikata defeated Gijs Brouwer 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 and in the round of 16, he defeated Marc Andrea Huesler 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Earlier this year, Hijikata won the challenger in Burnie without losing and set in the five matches.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Rinky Hijikata Head to Head

This will be the first match between McDonald and Hijikata.

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Makenzie McDonald vs Rinky Hijikata Match Details

  • When will the match between McDonald vs Hijikata be played? The match is scheduled for June 16, at 10 GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the McDonald vs Hijikata match? McDonald is the favorite to win this one.
  • On what surface the Rosmalen Open is played? The tournament is played on grass.

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