Mexican Open 2023: Tommy Paul vs Mackenzie McDonald – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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7th seed Tommy Paul faces fellow American Mackenzie McDonald in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Mexican Open on Thursday.

Mackenzie McDonald net worth
BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 18: Mackenzie McDonald plays a forehand against Hugo Grenier during the Mens Singles First Round on Day One of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at Real Club De Tenis Barcelona on April 18, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Mackenzie McDonald

The 27-year-old has been in fine form as of late. He is one win away from reaching consecutive ATP semifinals. In the round of 32, McDonald made light work of Italian qualifier Luciano Darderi. The American athlete won the match 6-4, 6-2.

In the round of 16, McDonald outplayed compatriot Brandon Nakashima, winning the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. McDonald had a win percentage of 81 on the first serve and wasn’t broken in the match. He will be going

Tommy Paul

The world No. 23 has also been in good form this season. He has reached his third consecutive quarterfinal. In the first round of the Mexican Open, Paul defeated Ecuadorian No. 1 Emilio Gomez 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Tommy Paul

Paul squared off with fellow American Michael Mmoh in the round of 16. After winning the first set 6-4, Paul was tied at 2-2 in the second set when his opponent was forced to retire owing to injury. Paul wasn’t broken in the match and he had a win percentage of 79 on the first serve.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald have played a lot of matches together but on the same team in doubles. Against each other, they have met only once and that was in the 2020 Mexican Open. Paul won the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 and therefore, leads the head-to-head 1-0.

Prediction: Tommy Paul to win in three sets.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin