Daniil Medvedev is coming to theWestern & Southern Open on a high after being crowned in Toronto last week. The Russian, World No. 2, will start his journey in Cincinnati today against American Mackenzie McDonald in the second round of the tournament. Here, check out everything there's to know about this tennis match such as preview, information, head to head, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
As defending champion Novak Djokovic isn’t playing this year, Medvedev, 25, is one of the favorites to take the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. However, he’ll have plenty of competition with other seeds like Alex Zverev, who is coming after winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
On the other side of the net will be Mackenzie McDonald, 26, No. 63, who will try to upset the 12-time ATP champions. It will be a hard task, but it’s tennis, so everything can happen. McDonald was close to winning his first ATP title last week in Washington, but Jannik Sinner beat him in the final.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Time: Not before 12.30 PM (ET)
Location: Lindner Family Tennis Center, Cincinnati.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Time by state in the US
ET: 12.30 PM
CT: 11.30 AM
MT: 10.30 AM
PT: 9.30 AM
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Head-to-head and storylines
These two players have faced each other three times at the professional tour so far, with three victories for Medvedev. The Russian also won their only encounter during the Challenger events in 2018.
Their most recent match took place earlier this year at the Australian Open, where Medvedev won in three straight sets at Round of 16. They have also met in Barcelona 2019 and Indian Wells 2019. The Russian haven’t yet lost a set against the American.
How to watch or live stream Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald in the US
The match between Daniil Medvedev and Mackenzie McDonald to be played on Wednesday, August 18 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for the Western & Southern Open will be broadcasted in the US by ATP Tennis TV and ESPN.
Daniil Medvedev vs Mackenzie McDonald: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, Daniil Medvedev is the strong favorite with odds of -1700, while Mackenzie McDonald has odds of +890.
*Odds by FanDuel