Mackenzie McDonald is an American professional tennis player of Scottish, Chinese, and English ancestry. His professional career began when he qualified for the 2012 Australian Open semifinals (singles).
He was rated No. 12 on the World Tour Junior and won the 18s singles the same year.
He won the Ojai Tennis Tournament the following year and qualified for the 2013 Cincinnati Masters. He competed against two players ranked in the Top 100, Nicolas Mahut and Steve Johnson. Regrettably, he was defeated by fellow qualifier David Goffin.
During his first year of college, he was ranked No. 1 by the International Tennis Association.
He enrolled at UCLA and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year as a freshman. In the same year, he advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals.
By the following year, he had risen to become the world’s number one tennis player in singles and doubles, defeating top-ranked Axel Alvarez. In his last year of college, he also won the singles title, defeating No. 1 Mikael Torpegaard. His real name is Michael Mackenzie Lowe “Mackie” McDonald.
Early Life of Mackenzie McDonald
He was born in Berkeley, California, United States. Mackenzie McDonald’s father’s name is Michael McDonald, and his mother’s name is Vivian Young. He has a sister Dana Jones. Nothing much is known about his childhood life.
Mackenzie McDonald Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
He was born on April 16, 1995. As of 2024, Mackenzie McDonald’s age is 29. His height is 5 feet 10 inches, and his weight is 66 kg. He belongs to American nationality and mixed ethnicity. Mackenzie McDonald’s zodiac sign is Aries, and he has black hair and black eyes.
Mackenzie McDonald Education
Mackenzie McDonald passed his graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mackenzie McDonald Personal Life
Mackenzie McDonald is dating Chanelle Van Nguyen. She is the Car driver, and she expressed slowly driving.
Mackenzie McDonald Professional Career
McDonald’s was ranked No. 1 by the ITA before entering college. He was selected as a Singles All-American and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year as a freshman at UCLA.
This season, McDonald also reached the NCAA singles championship quarterfinals, earning a 33–9 record, including an 18–4 record in dual matches.
He beat Oklahoma’s top-ranked Axel Alvarez in team play in the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship. He spent most of the season playing #1 singles and doubles for the UCLA Bruins.
During the 2016 season, he assisted his Bruins in reaching the Division I Tennis Team Championship quarterfinals. McDonald then upset No. 1 Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State University for the singles title on Memorial Day, May 30, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He became the 12th UCLA Bruins singles champion. McDonald also competed in the doubles event with Martin Redlicki.
They won the individual doubles title by defeating the Texas A&M duo of Arthur Rinderknech and Jackson Withrow. McDonald became the first collegiate player since Matas Boeker of the University of Georgia in 2001 to win both the national singles and doubles championships.
On June 16, 2016, after the NCAA tournament, he revealed that he would not return to UCLA for his senior year but pursue a professional career.
McDonald passed for the 2013 Western & Southern Open at 18 by beating two top 100 players despite never earning an ATP point prior.
He became the first unranked teenager to qualify for a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour since Sergio Casal did it at the 1995 Miami Masters.
McDonald lost in straight sets against David Goffin in the first round. He was then granted a wildcard invitation into the 2013 US Open qualifying tournament.
McDonald was granted a wild card into the main draw of the US Open, where he lost in five sets in the first round against Czech qualifier Jan átral.
McDonald had an excellent run of successes in Challenger-level events in late September and early October, earning his maiden ITF Pro Circuit championship at the USA F29 Irvine Futures and reaching back-to-back semifinals in Tiburon and Stockton with stunning victories over three top-150 players.
McDonald opened the season by winning the singles championship at the F1 Los Angeles Pro Futures tournament hosted at the University of Southern California, defeating Carl Söderlund 6–4, 6–0 in the final.
McDonald, forward with past University of Virginia tennis player Danielle Collins, was chosen to receive the Oracle US Tennis Awards in March at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The awards recognize great college athletes moving to the professional ranks.
McDonald won his fifth career Futures doubles victory with Lloyd Glasspool in the USA F12 Futures doubles tournament.
In January, he qualified for his first Australian Open, defeating Elias Ymer 6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 in the first round. He was beaten in the following round by third-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in a five-set thriller, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6, 6–0, 6–8. He later defeated Jordan Thompson 1–6, 6–4, 6–1 in the Seoul Challenger.
At Wimbledon, he got his initial Grand Slam third round by defeating Nicolás Jarry in the round of 64 in his first-ever five-set match, 11–9 in the fifth.
He subsequently defeated Guido Pella in straight sets to earn his first trip to the second week of a grand slam. He was eventually eliminated in the round of 16 by Milos Raonic in four sets.
McDonald advanced to the fourth round of a Major for the second time in 2021, eliminating Marco Cecchinato, 22nd seed Borna ori, and Lloyd Harris. He was beaten in straight sets in the fourth round by fourth seed and eventual finalist Daniil Medvedev.
McDonald advanced to the 2021 Citi Open semifinals for the first time, beating reigning champion Nick Kyrgios, 13th seed Benoît Paire, Ilya Ivashka, and Denis Kudla. He advanced to his first ATP final after defeating 2015 winner Kei Nishikori in three sets.
McDonald was defeated in the final by fifth-seeded Jannik Sinner in three sets. Consequently, he returned to the top 100 for the first time in two years on August 9, 2021, jumping more than 40 spots to global No. 64.
Mackenzie McDonald Awards
Highest Ranking at World Number 57 in Singles
Highest Ranking at World Number 182 in DoublesChampion in 2016
NCAA Division I Tennis Championships (Singles and Doubles)
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mackenzie McDonald in 2024
Mackenzie McDonald is believed to have a net worth of around $1.4 million. His annual compensation is estimated at $286,000.
Mackenzie “Mackie” McDonald, the 2016 NCAA Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion, has inked a sponsorship arrangement with FILA.
Mackenzie joins a group of FILA-sponsored ATP World Tour and WTA Tour players that wear the FILA brand on the court. Mackenzie receives money in addition to his sports via sponsorships.
Quick Bio / Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name
|Berkeley, California, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|April 16, 1995
|29 years old
|In Centimetres – 177cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 66Kg
In Pounds – 145lbs
|Father – Michael McDonald
Mother – Vivian Young
|University of California
|Chanelle Van Nguyen
|Around $1.4 million