Marco Cecchinato vs Mackenzie McDonald Prediction and Odds: Eastbourne International 2023

The former Roland Garros semifinalist Marco Cecchinato has not played a single match on grass this season. Does he stand any chance against Mackenzie McDonald in the opening round of the Eastbourne International?

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

Marco Cecchinato vs Mackenzie McDonald – Match Predictions

McDonald had a couple of good matches on grass this year and he shouldn’t have any problems in the opening round against Cecchinato.

Mackenzie McDonald 2-0

It’s been more than five year since Cecchinato won his last match on grass and the Italian has a total of two wins on this surface in his long career. McDonald on the other hand, is much more experience playing on grass and it will be a huge upset if he fails to win. The American has the better serve between the two and is coming off a couple of weeks playing on grass. Cecchinato will stand no chance in this match and McDonald will close it in straight sets.

First set under 9.5 games

McDonald will waste no time in the opening set and will attack from the first point. Cecchinato has not played a match in three weeks and on grass in two years so McKenzie will cruised past him in the opener getting the job done in less than 9.5 games.

Marco Cecchinato vs Mackenzie McDonald Preview

Cecchinato is not fond of playing on grass at all which makes him a huge underdog in this match.

Marco Cecchinato

Cecchinato is currently ranked at No. 88 in the world which is far from his career high at No. 16. The Italian is 12-13 for the season and is about to play his first grass court match since 2021. Cecchinato is coming off a first round loss at the Helibronn challenger to Akira Santillan. His best result this season was the semifinal in Estoril where he lost to Miomir Kecmanovic.

Mackenzie McDonald

McDonalds is currently ranked at No. 64 in the world and he has never been higher than No. 48. The American is 18-17 for the season including 4-3 on grass. His overall record would be much better but he lost all 6 matches played in clay this season. McDonald is coming off a opening round 6-2, 6-4 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the Queen’s Club Championships after he defeated Jeremy Chardy and JJ Wolf in the qualifiers. He was much better the previous round at the Rosmalen Open reaching the quarterfinals where he lost to Rinji Hijikata. McDonald’s best result this season was the semifinal in Delray Beach where he lost to Taylor Fritz.

Marco Cecchinato vs Mackenzie McDonald Head to Head

This will be the third time these two player go against each other and they both won one of the previous matches. McDonald won in the opening round of the 2021 Australian Open 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Cecchinato was the better one in the opening round of the ATP Madrid tournament earlier this year winning by 6-3, 7-5.

Eastbourne International Draw
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Marco Cecchinato vs Mackenzie McDonald Match Details

  • When will the match between Cecchinato vs McDonald be played? The match is scheduled for June 27.
  • Who is the favorite in the Cecchinato vs McDonald match? According to the bookies, McDonald is a major favorite to win this match.
  • When will the Eastbourne finals take place? The ATP Eastbourne final is scheduled for Sunday, July 2.

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