Houston Claycourt Championships 2022: Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview and Live Stream details


Houston Claycourt Championships 2022: Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview and Live Stream details

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios

After the Miami Open, Nick Kyrgios will be seen at the Houston Claycourt Championship 2022 as he will be up against Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of the tournament.

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios: Match Details

  • Tournament: Houston Claycourt Championships 2022
  • Match: Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios
  • Round: First round
  • Date: 5 April 2022
  • Venue: Houston, USA
  • Surface: Clay court
  • Prize Money: $101,285

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios: Match Preview

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

It has been a top turvy season for Mackenzie McDonald especially after crashing out of the Australian Open in the second round after going down against Aslan Karatsev. The American reached the round of 16 at Rotterdam and followed it by reaching the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. 

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He had a below-par Indian Wells and Miami Open as he mostly got tough opponents. Therefore he will be eager to come back with a solid performance at the Houston Championship. 

On the other hand, Nick Kyrgios will be coming to this tournament after a decent Miami Open campaign where he reached the quarterfinals only to get beaten by Jannik Sinner. The 26-year-old Australian also crashed out of his home Grand Slam in the second round but gave good fight against Daniil Medvedev

Although he could not perform to his potential in the Singles category, Kyrgios had a fairytale run with his childhood friend Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Doubles. The Australian unseeded pair defeated several doubles pairings and eventually went on to win the Grand Slam. 

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Following up on a good Australian Open, the 26-year-old reached the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells. There he reached the quarterfinals before he went down fighting against Rafael Nadal. Therefore he is coming with a lot of morale and confidence to do well in Houston. 

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios: Head to head

Mackenzie McDonald
Mackenzie McDonald

Both the players, Mackenzie McDonald and Nick Kyrgios have faced each other only once and there surprisingly the statistics is in favour of the American. McDonald has beaten Kyrgios last year in August at the Citi Open. There the American defeated Kyrgios 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the tournament. 

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios: Match Prediction

Despite all his antics, Nick Kyrgios has enough quality to come out of these matches with flying colours. However, Mackenzie McDonald will not be an easy opponent. The 2021 ATP Comeback Player of the year is good with his reflexes and can catch some players off guard with his court coverage. 

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But Kyrgios has the serve to counter that very well and if all things are alright and the Australian plays with all his heart then it can be a cakewalk for someone of Kyrgios’ stature. 

Prediction: Nick Kyrgios to win it in straight sets. 

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nick Kyrgios: Broadcast and Live Streaming

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios
  • USA- Tennis Channel
  • Australia– beIN
  • France– Eurosport
  • Spain- Telefonica (Movistar)
  • UK and Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
  • Central America- ESPN
  • Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
  • South America and Oceania- ESPN International
  • Canada- TSN

Also Read: Nick Kyrgios all set to make a comeback to Roland Garros after five years under bizarre circumstances

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