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Mackenzie McDonald vs. Juan-Martin Del Potro 2/22/19 ATP Tour Delray Beach Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Mackenzie McDonald vs. Juan-Martin Del Potro
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 10:18 PM (EST)
Location
Delray Beach Tennis Center
Delray Beach, Florida
The Line
The Line: -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Tennis
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Mackenzie McDonald and Juan-Martin Del Potro meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Delray Beach Open.

Mackenzie McDonald is coming off a straight sets win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, McDonald won 79 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. McDonald won 75 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his six break points. McDonald has now won six of his last eight matches and looks for his first career win over a top-10 player. McDonald hopes to win three matches in a single tournament for the second time in his last three tries. McDonald has won four of his last six matches on outdoor hard court.

Juan-Martin Del Potro is coming off a straight sets win over Reilly Opelka that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Del Potro won 76 percent of his first serve points and 69 percent of his second serve points. Del Potro won 74 percent of his total service points and didn’t face a single break point in the victory. Del Potro has won all four sets this tournament and looked much more comfortable with his serve in his most recent match. As he returns from his injury and gets more reps under his belt, Del Potro will only improve and become more consistent in all areas of his game. Del Potro has won 10 of his last 13 matches on outdoor hard court.

There’s no match history between these two players.

McDonald is no pushover and is currently playing some of the best tennis of his life. The problem is Del Potro is only getting better with more reps under his belt, and he looked awfully good in his most recent match. McDonald isn’t at the level yet where you can confidently pick him against some of the top players in the world.

Del Potro reaches the semifinals, probably in straight sets.

Pick:
Juan-Martin Del Potro

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