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Your way to the Open Australian Andrei Rublev begins with a confrontation against American Mackenzie McDonald. Will the Russians easy to get to the second round of the competition? – read our forecast.
Last year Rublev struggled with injuries and missed a lot. Because of this, the Russians failed to defend their ranking points and almost flew outside the first hundred of the ATP ranking. Now he is in 84th place and trying to get back what was lost.
This season, Andrew started well enough. In Doha he managed to beat Andreas Seppi (7-5, 6-1), but lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili (3-6, 4-6).
It is not clear how Rublev was able to play in Sydney, Nihito Nishioka (3-6, 1-6), because before that, he destroyed Luke Puye (6-2, 6-3). Perhaps the Russians decided not to force things and sheathed racket in order to have a good rest before the AO.
MacDonald has surprised all tennis fans the fact that in 2018 managed to reach the 1/8 finals of Wimbledon. However, then he got lucky with a grid and one of the top players to be at this stage of the competition he met. Due to this, McKenzie was able to gain a foothold in the first hundred of the world rankings and now occupies 79-e a place.
This season, the American has started not the best way. Qualification in Auckland he was held, but in the first round of the main draw, lost to the Italian, Berrettini (3-6, 4-6).
Statistics and personal meetings
- Between them these players have never played. This will be their first personal meeting.
- In my entire career Rublev won 58 of the 100 fights on hard. MacDonald scored 115 victories in 190 matches.
In the new year so far looks better Rublev. He already has a few good victories, while MacDonald can not boast. The first matches of American showed that he is not the best way ready for this season. We believe that in such a short period of time, McKenzie will not be able to gain his optimal shape, therefore, give the preference to Russian.
The coefficients of BC 1xBet
- 1.56Andrei Rublev
- 2.52Mackenzie MacDonald
- F1 (-3)