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Australian Open 2022: Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream Details

18th seed Aslan Karatsev will lock horns with Mackenzie McDonald of the USA in the second round of the Australian Open 2022.

Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald

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

  • TournamentAustralian 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

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

Mackenzie McDonald

This will be the first meeting of the duo, so their head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Aslan Karatsev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Prediction

Aslan Karatsev

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

RegionBroadcaster
AfricabeIN Sports, Supersport
AustraliaNine & Stan Sport
ChinaCCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
JapanWOWOW
MalaysiabeIN Sports
New ZealandSky
SingaporebeIN Sports
EuropeEurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
India & SubcontinentSony 6
Latin America & CaribbeanESPN International
Middle EastbeIN Sports
CanadaTSN/RDS
North AmericaESPN
USAESPN
United KingdomEurosport

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