ATP Japan Open 2023: Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald Live Stream, Match Timings, Prediction and Preview

The Americans have played together as a doubles pair in the past.


ATP Japan Open 2023: Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald Live Stream, Match Timings, Prediction and Preview

(L) Tommy Paul; (R) Mackenzie McDonald (Via TSN/USOpen)

American tennis pro and World No.12 Tommy Paul will be up against fellow compatriot, Mackenzie McDonald, in their second-round match at the ongoing ATP Japan Open event. The two have faced each other across the net earlier in March this year.

Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald: Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Japan Open 2023
  • Match: Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald
  • Date: October 18, 2023
  • Time: 12:40 a.m. (ET)
  • Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Ariake Tennis Forest Park, Tokyo, Japan
  • Round: Second-round (Round of 16)
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $27,170

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Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald: Match Preview

America’s No.2, Paul, ousted his German opponent, Daniel Altmaier in his latest encounter. In a match that lasted three sets, the 26-year-old demolished Altmaier with a score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. At the Shanghai Masters event, Paul lost to the tournament’s runner-up, Andrey Rublev, in his Round of 16 match. At the China Open, Paul lost his opening match to World No.3, Daniil Medvedev.

Tommy Paul
Tommy Paul (Via The Spun)

On the other hand, McDonald beat Australia’s Max Purcell in the first round to book his ticket to the upcoming clash with his compatriot. In his opening match at Ariake Coliseum, McDonald claimed victory, ousting his opponent in straight sets. He sealed his ticket to the Round of 16, with a 7-5, 6-4 win.

At the Shanghai Masters, the 27-year-old lost his second-round match to 20th seed, Argentine Francisco Cerundolo. The American, however, reached the quarter-finals in Zhuhai, where he lost to the title-winner, Karen Khachanov. McDonald finished in the Top 8 at the Canadian Open as well.

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Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald: Match Prediction

The duo last clashed in the quarters at the Mexican Open in March this year where Paul claimed victory over McDonald in straight sets, scoring 6-2, 6-2. The two have faced each other multiple times in different formats. They have clashed in the singles only twice. Tommy Paul leads the head-to-head with 2-0.

Mackenzie McDonald
Mackenzie McDonald (Via US Open)

Paul and McDonald have even played together in the doubles’ format in the past and thus, must be well aware of each other’s tactics on-court. All these factors will ensure that the upcoming match will be an interesting watch.

Match Prediction: Tommy Paul to win in straight sets.

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Tommy Paul vs. Mackenzie McDonald: Live Stream Details

  • USA – Tennis Channel
  • UK – Amazon Prime
  • Canada – TSN
  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Belgium – BeTV
  • China – MIGU
  • Germany – Sky Deutschland
  • Indonesia – beIN Sports

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