Mackenzie McDonald vs Yannick Hanfmann prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Mackenzie McDonald has reached the highest career ranking and hopes for a deep run at the Cincinnati Open where he will face Yannick Hanfmann in the opening round.

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

Mackenzie McDonald vs Yannick Hanfmann – match predictions

McDonald is playing pretty well in the US Open series and is a major favorite in the opening round against Hanfmann.

Mackenzie McDonald 2-0

McDonald is coming off a solid performance in Toronto reaching the quarterfinals and seems ready for another deep run. Just like him, Hanfmann has made a big leap this season but the German prefers playing on clay and this is his first match on hard surface since January. McDonald is simply the better player and will get the job done in straight sets.

Under 22.5 games

Hanfmann usually plays serve and volley on hard surface and that will not bring him any success against McDonald. The American moves excellent on this surface and will use every opportunity to attack Hanfmann. The German will not be able to hold on to his serve for a long time and this one will end under 22.5 games.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Yannick Hanfmann preview

Yannick Hanfmann will make his debut at the Western & Southern Open and is a major underdog in the match against McDonald.

Mackenzie McDonald

Mackenzie McDonald enjoys the highest ranking of his career being No. 43 in the world. The American is 26-22 for the season and 16-9 on hard surface.

He is coming off quite successful week in Toronto reaching the quarterfinals where he lost to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Previously, McDonald defeated Milos Raonic, Andrey Rublev and Arslan Karatsev, all in straight sets.

McDonald’s best result this season were the semifinals in Eastbourne and Delray Beach. He has never made past the second round in Cincinnati.

Yannick Hanfmann

Yannick Hanfmann is ranked at No. 50 at the moment, five spots lower than his career high. The 31-year-old is 40-22 for the season and 3-3 on hard surface.

He is coming off a loss in the round of 16 in Ktzbuhel to Arthur Rindernech. His best results this season were the semifinals in Mallorca and Houston as well as the quarterfinals in R0me, where he came from the qualifiers and defeated Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev among the others.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Yannick Hanfmann head to head

Mackenzie McDonald won both previous matches against Yannick Hanfmann and both of them were a long time ago in the Futures competitions. In 2017, the American won 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and tow years before, the score was 7-6, 6-2.

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Mackenzie McDonald vs Yannick Hanfmann match details

  • When will the match between McDonald vs Hanfmann be played? The match is scheduled for August 15 at 22:00 GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between McDonald vs Hanfmann? Given the odds, McDonald is a major favorite to win this match.
  • How much will the Western & Southern Open winner earn? Here is everything you need to know about the Cincinnati Open Prize Money.

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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.