|Mackenzie McDonald Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||April 16, 1995|
Mackenzie McDonald is an American professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 48 in singles in August 2022 and world number 90 in doubles in October 2022, as per the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, Mackenzie had reached the 4th round of the 2021 Australian Open and the 4th round of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, he had reached the quarter-final of the 2020 US Open. As of January 2023, he has won a solitary doubles title on the ATP Tour – the 2022 Japan Open (ATP 500).
Michael Mackenzie Lowe McDonald
Piedmont, Alameda County, California, United States
Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida, United States
Mackenzie had attended Piedmont High School, a comprehensive school in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. After his high school graduation, he joined The University of California, Los Angeles, a public research university in Los Angeles.
There, between 2014 and 2016, he represented the UCLA Bruins collegiate tennis program. In June 2016, he announced that he would not return to the university for his senior year, and turn professional instead.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Michael McDonald (Oral Surgeon)
- Mother – Vivian Young
- Siblings – Dana Jones (Sister) (Gymnast)
He has been represented by Alex Sohaili, Manager, Octagon, Sports Talent Management Firm, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Right Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mackenzie has dated –
- Chanelle Van Nguyen
- Maria Mateas (2022-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and White)
He is of Chinese, Scottish, and English descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
He has been sponsored by –
- Fila Holdings Corp. (sportswear manufacturer based in South Korea)
- The Wilson Sporting Goods Company (American sports equipment manufacturer)
- Nike, Inc. (American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand)
Mackenzie McDonald Favorite Things
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Tennis Surface – Hard Court
- Tennis Tournament/Event – US Open
- Tennis Idol/Role Model – Roger Federer
- Sports – Tennis, Basketball
- Basketball Player – Kobe Bryant
- Basketball Coach – John Wooden
- Sports Team – Golden State Warriors (Basketball)
Source – ATP Tour
Mackenzie McDonald Facts
- Mackenzie started playing tennis when he was just 3 years old, under his father’s guidance. At the youth tier, he had reached a peak world ranking of number 12 (in 2012) and had reached the semi-final of the 2012 Australian Open in the boys’ singles event.
- In his freshman year (2014) at The University of California, Los Angeles, he was named an ‘All-American’ in the singles format as well as the ‘Pac-12 Freshman of the Year’. Pac-12 is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the western United States.
- Before he turned professional, Mackenzie won the 2016 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Tennis Championships in both the singles and doubles formats.
- This made him the first college player to have won both the national singles and doubles titles in the same year since Matías Boeker in 2001. He also ended the 2016 season as the number 1 ranked singles and doubles college tennis player in the United States.
- In 2013, aged just 18, Mackenzie qualified for the main draw of the Western & Southern Open (ATP World Tour Masters 1000) by defeating 2 players ranked in the ‘Top 100’ – Nicolas Mahut and Steve Johnson – in the qualifying stage of the competition.
- He had never previously earned a point on the ATP Tour. He also became the first unranked teenager to have qualified for an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event since Sergio Casal did so at the 1995 Miami Masters tournament.
- At the 2019 Delray Beach Open, Mackenzie recorded his first win over a player ranked within the ‘Top 10’ of the official ATP singles rankings. He had upset then world number 4 Juan Martín del Potro in the quarter-final of the tournament to reach the semi-final of an event of the ATP Tour for the first time in his career.
- At the 2019 French Open, he suffered a serious hamstring injury, during a doubles match, which forced him to miss out on the rest of the 2019 season.
- At the 2021 Australian Open, ranked 192nd in the world, Mackenzie reached the 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament (Australian Open/French Open/Wimbledon Championship/US Open) – for just the 2nd time in his career. This made him the lowest-ranked player since 2004 to have reached the 4th round of the Australian Open.
- At the 2021 Citi Open (aka Washington Open), he shocked defending champion Nick Kyrgios in the 1st round. In the semi-final (his 2nd singles semi-final on the ATP Tour and his first at the ATP 500 level), he upset 2015 champion Kei Nishikori to reach his first final on the ATP Tour.
- His performances saw him return to the ‘Top 100’ of the official ATP singles rankings for the first time in 2 years. Mackenzie was voted ‘ATP Comeback Player of the Year’ by his fellow players in 2021.
- In October 2022, he won the Japan Open in the doubles format – his first title (singles or doubles) on the ATP Tour. Consequently, he broke into the ‘Top 100’ of the official ATP doubles rankings for the first time in his career.
- At the 2023 Australian Open, Mackenzie upset top seed, then world number 2, and defending champion Rafael Nadal (who was battling a left hip injury throughout the match) in straight sets in the 2nd round to record the biggest win of his career thus far.
- It was just his 2nd win over a player ranked within the ‘Top 10’ of the official ATP singles rankings. The win made Mackenzie just the 4th American player to have defeated Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament after Andy Roddick (2004), James Blake (2005), and Frances Tiafoe (2022).
Featured Image by Mackenzie McDonald / Instagram