World No. 107 Mackenzie McDonald will take on World No. 103 Denis Kudla in the quarterfinals of the Silicon Valley Classic Open on August 7, 2021.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla: Match Details
- Tournament: Citi Open 2021
- Match: Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla
- Round: Quarter Final
- Date: August 6, 2021
- Venue: Washington, USA
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $91,500
Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla: Preview
McDonald comes into this match after beating Ilya Ivashka in the previous round. He also beat Benoit Paire and Nick Kyrgios in the earlier round in Washington this week. The American also reasonably fared well on the grass courts, ahead of the North American hard court swing. McDonald also made the semifinals of Nottingham. Earlier in the year, the 26-year-old also won the title on the hard courts of Nur Sultan. Till now on the hard courts, McDonald has a 10-7 win/loss record.
On the other hand, Kudla comes into this clash after beating Brandon Nakashima in the previous round. He also beat Feliciano Lopez and Taylor Fritz in the earlier round this week at Washington. Although he experienced a rough season on the clay, he impressed one and all by making the third round of Wimbledon, where his talent was on display. He also made the finals on the grass courts of Nottingham. For the year till now, the 28-year-old has a 12-7 win/loss record on the hard court.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla: Head to Head
These two have never met on the ATP tour till now.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla: Prediction
Since both the American boys will be locking horns for the first time on the tour, it will be interesting to see what strategy they will deploy in this quarterfinal game. While McDonald needs to serve big as he did in the previous round, Kudla would be desperate to reduce his count of double faults. But perhaps, this match could come down to the final set, where it could be decided by who wins most returns points at crucial junctures.
Match Prediction: Mackenzie Donald should win in three sets.
Mackenzie McDonald vs Denis Kudla: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
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