Aslan Karatsev started the year with a tremendous win in the Syndey Open against the former world no. 1 Andy Murray, who he defeated in straight sets ( 6-3, 6-3 ). However, the Russian couldn’t continue to carry his momentum in the following tournaments. Karasev lost to Adrian Mannarino in the third round of the Australian Open.
His game further went down, losing to Elias Ymer in the Maharashtra Open, second round in straight sets. He also got eliminated in the ATP Rotterdam Open first round. As the fourth seed in the Open 13, Karatsev made it to the Quarterfinals but lost to Benjamin Bonzi ( 6-1, 6-3 )
Since the start of the year, Mackenzie McDonald’s game hasn’t been too stable. Starting with the Melbourne tournament, the American lost in the second round, followed by his loss in the Adelaide International 2 in the round of 32. He picked up his game to reach the second round of the Australian Open but lost to Aslan Karatsev in a tough four-setter.
He further got eliminated in the Montepellier Open and the Rotterdam Open second round. In the Qatar Open, McDonald lost to Karen Khachanov in straight sets ( 6-7, 3-6 ).
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Head-to-Head
Aslan Karatsev and Mackenzie McDonald previously played against each other in the second round of the Australian Open, where the Russian emerged victoriously ( 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 ) making their head-to-head 1-0. This will be their third encounter.
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald, ATP Dubai Tennis Championship 2022: Prediction
Aslan Karatsev is a three-time ATP title winner. He is ranked higher than the American and has more years of experience on the court. Mackenzie McDonald was at his career-high at the beginning of February 2022. However, he couldn’t hold on to his position for too long. The Russian clearly has the upper hand in today’s match against Mcdonald as he also has one over the American in terms of head-to-head.
Prediction: Aslan Karatsev is expected to win in three sets.
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