- 1. Career
Michael Mackenzie Lowe McDonald is an American professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 48 on 1 August 2022, and No. 59 in doubles on 22 May 2023. He won the 2016 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in both singles and doubles.
McDonald reached the Australian Open boys’ singles semifinals in 2012. In 2012, he achieved a career-high ranking of number 12 in the ITF World Tour Junior Rankings and won the 18s singles championship at the 2012 Easter Bowl.
He won the men’s singles at the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 2013 while still a junior, and he also qualified for the 2013 Cincinnati Masters at the age of 18 by beating top 100 players Nicolas Mahut and Steve Johnson.
However, he was defeated by fellow qualifier David Goffin in the first round of the main draw.
McDonald began his 2022 season in the first Melbourne Summer Set 1. He lost in the second round against Botic van de Zandschulp, who was seeded ninth.
In the first round of the Adelaide International 2, he was beaten in three sets by eventual champion Arthur Rinderknech. At the Australian Open, he was ranked 55 and lost in four sets to Aslan Karatsev, the 18th seed, world No. 15, and previous year’s semifinalist.
McDonald participated in the Open Sud of France after the Australian Open. Top seed, world No. 3, and eventual finalist Alexander Zverev knocked him out in the second round.
In the opening round of the Rotterdam Open, he defeated eighth seed and world No. 21 Nikoloz Basilashvili. Alex de Minaur defeated him in three sets in the second round.