Mackenzie Mcdonald - Grigor Dimitrov predictions and free betting tips [29/09/2023]
In the 1/16 finals of the championship in Beijing played on hard surface, Mackenzie McDonald from the US will take on Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria. Our bet is on a Dimitrov victory with a game handicap of -2.
28-year-old Mackenzie, taking the 39th spot in the world ranking, previously partook in the tournament in Zhuhai where he made it to the quarterfinals. The tennis player managed to deal with Shan with a score of 6:4, 6:7 (3:7), 6:3 and Coppejans 4:6, 6:3, 6:2, but fell to Khachanov 6:4, 4:6, 4:6. Before this, at the Davis Cup and the US Open, McDonald overcame Prismich and Auger-Aliassime but was defeated by Virtanen and Goyo, and in Cincinnati, he outplayed Hanfmann and Rune but suffered a defeat at the hands of Mannarino.
At the Toronto championship, McDonald reached the quarterfinals, beating Karatsev with a score of 6:3, 6:4, Rublev 6:4, 6:3 and Raonic 6:3, 6:3, but suffered a loss to Davidovich Fokina with a score of 4:6, 2:6. At the championship in Washington, the tennis player triumphed over Schwartzman with a score of 6:3, 6:3, but subsequently he lost to Dimitrov 6:7 (6:8), 2:6, and in Newport, he defeated Tu with a score of 6:4, 7:6 (7:5), but couldn't get past Mikkelsen, losing 3:6, 3:6.
In June, Mackenzie made it to the semi-finals at the tournament in Eastbourne, where he managed to handle Cecchinato with a score of 6:3, 6:3, Fritz 7:6 (7:3), 7:6 (10:8) and Imer 6:4, 3:6, 6:3, but in the semi-final lost to Cerundolo 6:2, 5:7, 2:6.
From early March to early June, McDonald endured a tough run of eight straight defeats. In March, at the Miami tournament, he secured victories over Galan and Berrettini, but after that suffered defeats from Gali and subsequently left seven consecutive tournaments, losing in the starting rounds.
32-year-old Grigor Dimitrov, who occupies the 19th spot in the world ranking, participated earlier in the tournament in Chengdu where he reached the semi-finals. There, he overcame Varillas with a score of 6:3, 6:4 and O'Connell 6:4, 6:1, but lost to Zverev 3:6, 6:7 (2:7). At the US Open, he bested Molcan with a score of 6:7 (9:11), 6:7 (5:7), 6:1, 7:5, 7:6 (11:9) and Murray 6:3, 6:4, 6:1, but suffered another defeat from Zverev 7:6 (7:2), 6:7 (8:10), 1:6, 1:6. In the previous tournament in Cincinnati, he fell to Zverev again with a score of 2:6, 2:6, while in Washington he made it to the semi-finals, beating McDonald 7:6 (8:6), 6:2, Ruusuvuori 6:4, 6:3, and Humbert, but lost to Evans 3:6, 6:7 (4:7). At Wimbledon, Grigor reached the quarterfinals, triumphing over Shimabukuro 6:1, 6:2, 6:1, Ivashka 6:3, 6:4, 6:4 and Tiafo 6:2, 6:3, 6:2, but lost to Rune with a score of 6:3, 6:7 (6:8), 6:7 (4:7), 3:6.
At the end of June at the tournament in London, Grigor Dimitrov overcame Ruusuvuori 6:2, 4:6 and Chequered 6:3, 7:5, but suffered a loss to Alcaraz 4:6, 4:6. Earlier, he successfully passed the qualification by defeating Vukic and Rinderknech. At the French Open, he reached the 1/8 final by besting Scatov, Ruusuvuori, and Altmaier but then suffered a defeat from Zverev.
In Geneva, Dimitrov made it to the finals, overcoming Carballes Baena, O'Connell, and Fritz but fell to Hari. This season, the tennis player rarely passed the second round on other championships, apart from Rotterdam, where he reached the semi-finals, and the Australian Open, where the tennis player secured two victories.
The athletes previously met 3 times, with the head-to-head result standing at 2:1 in favor of Dimitrov.
Match prediction for McDonald - Dimitrov
Taking into account their current form and past performances, I think the victory will be claimed by Dimitrov.
|2021||Nur-Sultan (Challenger)||Hard (indoor)||$104,160|
|2017||Los Angeles (ITF)||Hard||$25,000|
|2017||Finals - London||Hard (indoor)||$8,000,000|
|2010||Bangkok 2 (Challenger)||Hard||$35,000|