Daniil Medvedev will be up against Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Medvedev is ranked 2nd in the world while McDonald is the World No.57.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 9th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Preview
Daniil Medvedev has been one of the best players on tour this season. He has the most hardcourt victories this season and started his season with a runner-up finish at the Australian Open. Since then he has won 4 titles including the Toronto Masters. He then shocked the world by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the US Open to win his maiden grand slam. Since his US Open triumph, he has only played one match at the Laver Cup where he blasted past Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.
American Mackenzie McDonald has blown hot and cold this season. He qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon but lost in the opening round. He followed it up with opening round loses at Los Cabos Open and Atlanta Open before reaching the final of Washington Open. He then reached the second round of US Open where he beat 27th seed David Goffin before losing to Kei Nishikori in five sets.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Head-to-Head
This will be the 5th meeting between the duo. Medvedev leads the H2H 4-0. They last met at Cincinnati earlier this year where Medvedev won in straight sets.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Prediction
Medvedev is a huge favorite to win the tournament and hence will walk into this match as an overwhelming favorite. He has never lost to McDonald in their previous four meetings and it looks unlikely that the American would even take a set off Medvedev. McDonald will look to hold his serve and hope for Medvedev to have an off day. Expect the top seed to cruise into the third round comfortably.
Prediction: Medvedev to win in straight sets.
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