What a pleasure it is to have Mackenzie McDonald on this weeks Q&A. Mackenzie is an NCAA division 1 singles and doubles champion. He left UCLA before his senior year to go pro and this has turned into a great decision. He is currently ranked 145 but with his current form, he will be top 100 within a few months. Mackenzie had a great run in the Australian open with a super tight 5 set loss to Grigor Dimitrov. He has the game to compete with the very best and expect him to become a household name very soon. Here we go....
What age did you start playing tennis at?
Did any of your parents play tennis?
What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
Claremont Hotel and Spa in Berkeley, California.
Did you go to University?
What age did you decide to go pro?
What was your highest ATP ranking?
145 Singles [This will rise every week this year!]
If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
Starving in college [😂]
Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
Whats your biggest weapon on-court?
Whats your fastest ever serve?
Do you like flying?
Your flying class?
Economy, I like peanuts!
What clothing company are you sponsored by?
What rackets do you use?
Is the racket personalized for you?
What strings do you use?
What tension are your strings?
How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
What grips do you use?
Are you a sweatband person?
Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
Yeah, for my mom
Do you have pre-match music you like to play to get you in the zone?
Losing match against Roberto Quiroz my freshman year at USC
Aussie fans for Aussie players
Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
What is your favorite tennis fitness drill or exercise?
What do you do to relax while at tournaments?
Netflix & Chill
What is your all-time favorite book?
Whats your all-time favorite movie?
Finally, what is your favorite quote?
"Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."
Huge thanks to Mackenzie. We wish him a healthy and prosperous new year and look forward to him smashing into the top 100 very soon.
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