Korea Open 2022: Taylor Fritz vs Mackenzie McDonald – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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Americans Taylor Fritz and Mackenzie McDonald will meet in the second round of the 2022 Korea Open on Thursday.

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MELBOURNE, VIC – FEBRUARY 12: Taylor Fritz of the United States of America celebrates after winning a game during round 3 of the 2021 Australian Open on February 12 2020, at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Jason Heidrich/Icon Sportswire TENNIS: FEB 12 Australian Open Icon2102121865

Taylor Fritz

The 24-year-old made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in a phenomenal match. He followed it up with a quarterfinal appearance in the Dallas Open. Fritz stopped an in-form Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Indian Wells Masters to win his first title of the season. Fritz made it to the quarter-finals of the ATP Houston and the Monte-Carlo Masters.

He won his second title in 2022 after defeating compatriot Maxime Cressy in the Eastbourne International final. At Wimbledon, Fritz reached the quarterfinal stage at a major for the first time in his career. In the Cincinnati Masters, Fritz progressed to another quarterfinal.

Mackenzie McDonald

The 27-year-old has not had a great season. He has reached the quarter-finals at only one tournament so far. He defeated Aslan Karatsev and Filip Krajinovic to progress to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships, before losing to Andrey Rublev.

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INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Mackenzie McDonald of the United States plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during their second round match on Day 6 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on October 09, 2021 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

McDonald made it to the third round of the French Open. Since the clay-court major, McDonald has not made it beyond the round of 16 in any competition. In the round of 32 of the Korea Open, McDonald defeated Pedro Martinez in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.

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