Rafael Nadal, 2nd seed and chasing his 13th French Open title got off to a comfortable start at the French Open 2020 as he defeated Egor Gerasimov in straight sets, on Monday. Nadal, now faces Mackenzie McDonald in the 2nd round of the French Open who entered the second round after his 4 set victory over Steven Diez.
Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald: Preview
Rafael Nadal was back to playing his best tennis in the 1st Round at the French Open as he defeated Egor Gerasimov in straight sets. Nadal coming into the French Open after losing in the last 8 of the Italian Open a week before, was back to playing his best tennis. Nadal converted all 5 of his break point opportunities and won an impressive 84% points on his first serve.
Mackenzie McDonald, returning to action after the US Open was slow to start off against his opponent Steven Diez losing the 1st set in the first round at the French Open. He made a good comeback in the match, winning the next 3 sets and setting-up a 2nd round clash with Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald: Head-to-Head
Rafael Nadal and McDonald have never faced off against each other before and their 2nd round clash at the French Open 2020 will be their first-ever encounter.
Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald: Prediction
Rafael Nadal, chasing his 13th French Open title should progress into Round 3 and is expected to have a comfortable win over his 2nd round opponent Mackenzie McDonald. McDonald was impressive in his first-round victory on Monday, but he will have to play some of the best tennis oh his career to challenge the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal, who has lost just two matches at the French Open in his 16-year career.
Match Prediction: Rafael Nadal to defeat Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets.