Last year’s Semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev will be looking to make another deep run this year as well and will play against Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the Australian Open 2022
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 19 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $140,000
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Preview
Aslan Karatsev survived a scare in the opening round as he had to win from 1-2 down to win the match in five sets against Jaume Munar of Spain. Despite making 107 unforced errors, Karatsev managed to make it to the second round. Both the players struggled to hold their serve, but Karatsev managed to win the match as he outclassed his opponent during net plays and blasted 87 winners past the Spaniard. He won the match in five amazing sets 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 on the Kia Arena.
Mackenzie McDonald came from a set down to beat Nikola Milojevic 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Both the players had nearly the similar amount of winners and unforced errors, but McDonald managed to hold his nerve during crucial points to win the match in four sets. Coming into the Australian Open, McDonald played two tune up tournaments in Adelaide and Melbourne where he managed to win one match.
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting of the duo, so their head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Prediction
Karatsev needs to keep is emotion in check coming into this match. He had a mid-match meltdown when he was 3-6, 0-3 down against the American and was also handed a penalty point for smashing his racquet. He will be looking to extend his 5 match winning streak and move on to the third round.
The Russian has 7-1 record at the Australian Open. His only loss was to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi final of last season. McDonald has a 5-4 record at the Australian Open. His best result was a fourth round loss to eventual runner-up Daniil Medvedev last year.
Prediction: Karatsev to win in four sets
Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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