Australian Open 2018 - Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald on and what time does it start? Wednesday 17th January, 2018 - 08:00 (UK)

What channel is Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Grigor Dimitrov vs Mackenzie McDonald?
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The Lowdown

GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Dimitrov progressed with relative ease in his first round clash with qualifier Dennis Novak, overcoming his Austrian opponent in straight sets.
  • The Bulgarian faces another qualifier in the form of American talent Mackenzie McDonald whom he has never previously faced in competition.

MACKENZIE MCDONALD

  • McDonald is enjoying his best ever run in a Grand Slam after he ousted Elias Ymer in the first round.
  • That victory was his first of the year and he will enter this clash with the world number three with nothing to lose so he will likely play with freedom.

The Statistics

The Prediction

McDonald is in uncharted waters but will relish this opportunity to play one of the sport's top players. The pressure will be on Dimitrov but he has developed into a more consistent player over the last 12 months which began with him reaching the semi-finals here in Melbourne. He is tipped to go deep again this year and we should see him continue his progress with a relatively straightforward victory here.