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Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Nadal set to progress to French Open 3rd round

  • Rafael Nadal plays Mackenzie McDonald in the 2nd round of the French Open on Wednesday
  • Nadal has won 12 French Open titles
  • Rafa seeking his 20th Grand Slam title which will take him level with Roger Federer
  • Mackenzie McDonald has never won an ATP title
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Rafael Nadal is expected to progres easily through to the French Open 3rd round (Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal is widely expected to dominate his 2nd round French Open opponent, Mackenzie McDonald. The two have never previously met but it is difficult to see a way past Nadal for the 236th ranked American.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 34 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 1 (July 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 85
2020 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 19 (1 Australian Open, 12 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open)
French Open Best Result: Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal has enjoyed a decent 2020. It began with him reaching the final of the ATP Cup where he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final. He followed that up with a quarter-final exit in four sets to Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open before winning the Mexican Open with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Taylor Fritz in the final.

Nadal did not commit to the US Open as he preferred to prepare for the French Open after the COVID-19 break. His return came at the Italian Open where Diego Schwartzman beat him in the quarter-final. That provided Nadal with much needed competitive action ahead of his favourite Grand Slam.

In the first round at Roland Garros the world No. 2 beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4 6-4 6-2 to ease his way into the second. 

Mackenzie McDonald Stats


Nationality: USA
Age: 25 (16 April 1995)
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 236
Career High: 57 (April 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 0
2020 Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: First Round (2019)

Mackenzie McDonald Form


Mackenzie McDonald is better known for his performances in doubles but has impressed on occasion in the singles game. At the Cincinnati Masters in August, McDonald lost in the round of 64 to Marcos Giron before losing 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-2 in the first round of the US Open against the highly rated Casper Ruud.

In the first round at the French Open McDonald defeated Steven Diez 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-4 to progress. 

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald Head to Head


This will be the first meeting in ATP competition between Rafael Nadal and Mackenzie McDonald.

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald Odds


Rafael Nadal is comfortable favourite at 1.06 with Mackenzie McDonald offering odds of 29.00. Nadal is valued at 1.61 to cover the -10.5 game handicap.

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald Match Up


Rafael Nadal has no match at the French Open and has claimed the last three titles. It is seldom that someone is this dominant on any given surface but a huge challenge awaits Mackenzie McDonald if he is to pull off the impossible.

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald Stats


  • Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open titles.
  • Rafael Nadal is 93-2 at the French Open.
  • Mackenzie McDonald is ranked 236th in the world.
  • Mackenzie McDonald has never passed the 1st round at the French Open.
  • Mackenzie McDonald has never beaten a top 20 ranked player.

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Where is Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald being played?

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald will be played at the French Open.

When is Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald being played?

Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald will be played at 13.00 BST on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing Rafael Nadal to win easily by covering the -10.5 handicap and the match having under 25.5 games.

Best Bet: Nadal -10.5 Handicap Handicap @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Under 25.5 Games Over/Under Games in Match @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units

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