Mackenzie McDonald vs Guido Pella
|Date & Time||Friday July 6, 2018, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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The number 3 seed, Marin Cilic, was looking dominant in his third round match until the rain started. Following the rain break, the Croatian superstar was stunned by Argentine, Guido Pella, who came back from 2 set down to get the victory. This means that Marin Cilic is eliminated and Guido Pella will advance to the third round at Wimbledon where he will take on Mackenzie McDonald from the United States. This should be a very good game between two players that have been playing very well.
Guido Pella would have never expected to beat Marin Cilic but the Argentine was very deserving to the victory. Following the rain break, Guido Pella looked very sharp and managed to make Marin Cilic look very uncomfortable. That victory will be a huge confidence boost for the Argentina who will feel that he has a very good chance to make it far in this tournament. Guido Pella has tons of experience having won the Davis Cup but this is the furthest he has ever gone in a grand slam singles event. While the pressure will be high for Guido Pella, he will be very confident.
On the other side of the coin, Mackenzie McDonald will also see this as a great chance to make it deep into a grand slam. The American would have expected to play Marin Cilic but with the Croatian out, he will fancy his chances of winning this game. Mackenzie McDonald was one of the best players in the US college system but he has yet to make a big impact on the professional tennis tour. The American was solid in his opening two matches and that will give him confidence as he heads into this clash. It will not be easy for Mackenzie McDonald to win but if he plays well then there is still a chance.
I am picking Guido Pella to win this match. The Argentine is looking very good and I think he will easily beat Mackenzie McDonald. We are getting a good price to wager on Guido Pella to win so that seems like the best bet to make.