Tommy Paul vs Mackenzie McDonald prediction and odds: Japan Open 2023

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The Japan Open promises an intriguing second-round encounter as two American talents, Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald, prepare to square off in a high-stakes battle on the Tokyo courts. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Japan Open 2023.

Our favourite Tommy Paul vs Mackenzie McDonald – match predictions

Paul and McDonald’s paths leading up to this encounter have been marked by ups and downs, making their clash a compelling tale of grit and determination in the world of professional tennis

3 total sets @ 11/8 (2.38)

Anticipate a closely contested match at the Japan Open between Paul and McDonald, where the likelihood of three sets is notably high. Both players have recently displayed a knack for extended matches, setting the stage for what could be an intense battle. In two of Tommy’s last three matches, he was engaged in full-throttle three-set showdowns. On the other side of the net, McDonald has demonstrated a penchant for dramatic encounters as five of his last eight matches, the deciding set was needed to determine the winner, emphasizing his comfort in navigating the complexities of a three-set contest.

Over 22.5 Games @ 19/20 (1.95)

We expect a marathon match one that has the likelihood of surpassing 22.5 games remarkably high. Paul’s victory over Altmaier came in 25 games, while his win over Arthur Fils in Shanghai also saw 33 games being played. On the other hand, Mackenzie McDonald’s recent track record further bolsters the expectation of an extended match. Although he got past Max Purcell in straight sets, 22 games were required to set them apart. His prior duels in Zhuhai and Beijing all got past this threshold. With both Paul and McDonald are well-accustomed to extended battles, we are expecting more of the same in this meeting.

Tommy Paul vs Mackenzie McDonald odds

According to most bookies, the British tennis player has a 61.9% chance of winning. Despite having nearly the same number of victories this season, Boulter has 11 fewer defeats than Frech.

Tokyo tennis tussle: Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald clash in the second round

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Tommy Paul preview

Tommy Paul enters the Japan Open fresh off a solid 2-1 victory over Daniel Altmaier. Before arriving in Tokyo, he made waves by reaching the third round of the Shanghai Masters and the first round of the China Open. Notably, the formidable Andrey Rublev ended his campaign in Shanghai, while eventual runner-up Daniil Medvedev halted his run in Beijing. Paul’s season also included a memorable quarter-final appearance at the US Open, indicating his potential for making a deep run in tournaments.

Mackenzie McDonald preview

Mackenzie McDonald, currently ranked 37th on the ATP circuit, has had a mixed bag of results leading up to the Tokyo Open. Despite his high ranking, McDonald has faced challenges, having lost three of his last four matches. His journey included a quarter-final appearance at the Zhuhai Championships, where he was defeated by the eventual champion, Karen Khachanov. In Beijing, he engaged in a hard-fought three-set battle against Grigor Dimitrov, who ultimately emerged victorious.

Tommy Paul vs Mackenzie McDonald head to head

Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald have crossed paths on the tennis court twice before, with both encounters taking place in Acapulco. In 2020 and 2023, it was Tommy Paul who emerged victorious on both occasions. The H2H record tilts in Paul’s favor, creating an intriguing narrative of their past and setting the stage for a match where McDonald may seek to turn the tables.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 06:00 GMT on 18 October 2023.
  • What is the prize money for Japan Open 2023? The total prize money for the Japan Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
  • Who is the reigning Japan Open champion? Taylor Fritz is the reigning Japan Open champion.

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