McDonald vs Sinner: prediction for the Roland Garros match
Mackenzie McDonald has never shown anything special on clay courts, and reaching the third round of the French Open is a fantastic result for the American player. In his opener, McDonald celebrated success over Franco Agamenone (1-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6), and in the second round of the tournament, he defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-3, 6-1, 6-4).
Jannik Sinner is in excellent form. Recently, the Italian athlete reached the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters and the Italian Open. At the current tournament in the French capital, Sinner overcame Bjorn Fratangelo (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) before getting a strong-willed victory over Roberto Carballes Baena (3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3).
McDonald has played 1 tie-break in his last 5 matches.
In 4 of the last 5 matches of Sinner, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
McDonald is not particularly good on slow surfaces, and we don't expect him to prevail over Sinner. The favorite should get a landslide victory in this match.
Our prediction - handicap (-8) to Sinner
Sinner is in good shape and demonstrated solid results before the start of the Major. McDonald shouldn't become a problem for the Italian.
Second prediction - total under 31 games