Vasek Pospisil

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Vasek Pospisil
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Vasek Pospisil at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country  Canada
Residence Freeport, Bahamas
Born (1990-06-23) June 23, 1990 (age 24)
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Frédéric Fontang
Prize money $2,148,542
Singles
Career record 48–62 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 25 (January 27, 2014)
Current ranking No. 53 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 2R (2011)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 41–29 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 12 (November 3, 2014)
Current ranking No. 14 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon W (2014)
US Open 3R (2013, 2014)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2013)
Last updated on: November 20, 2014.

Vasek Pospisil (Czech pronunciation: [ˌvaʃɛk ˈpospiːʃɪl]) (born June 23, 1990) is a Canadian professional tennis player. Pospisil has a career-high singles ranking of World No. 25 and No. 12 in doubles. As Canada's No. 2 in singles and doubles, he is an important member of the Canada Davis Cup team. Along with partner Jack Sock, he won the 2014 Wimbledon men's doubles title.[1]

Junior career[edit]

Pospisil reached the final of his first junior International Tennis Federation event, the 2005 Canadian U18 ITF World Ranking event, to compatriot Graeme Kassautzki. He and Kassautzki won the doubles event. Partnering another star junior Canadian, Milos Raonic, Pospisil won his second doubles title in December 2006, the Prince Cup in the United States. He also won back-to-back doubles titles in the Czech Republic in January–February 2007, as well as the Guru Cup in Italy in April–May.

In singles, Pospisil won the ITF Flevoland Junior Championships in the Netherlands in February, the 25th All-Canadian ITF Junior Championships in April, and the Canadian U18 ITF World Ranking Event, the last one without losing more than four games in any set.

Pospisil won two more European events that summer in doubles and was finalist three more times. He capped his summer off by reaching the 2007 U.S. Open boys' doubles final, partnering Grigor Dimitrov. The pair lost to Jonathan Eysseric and Jérôme Inzerillo. In December, he and partner Roman Jebavý won the doubles event at the prestigious Dunlop Orange Bowl.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: 1R (2008)
French Open: 2R (2008)
Wimbledon: 1R (2008)
US Open: 2R (2007)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: F (2008)
French Open: SF (2008)
Wimbledon: 2R (2008)
US Open: F (2007)

Pro career[edit]

2007[edit]

Pospisil won his first professional tour tournament singles match, in Canada F1 Futures event in March, defeating Guatemalan no. 1 Christian Paiz. In the second round, he lost to compatriot Rob Steckley in straight sets, while in doubles he and partner, fellow junior and Canadian Milos Raonic lost in the opening round in straight sets. The following week, Pospisil lost in the first round of both the singles and doubles of Canada F2. The next week at Canada F3, he captured his first career title, in doubles, partnering compatriot Érik Chvojka.[2] He lost in the first round in singles.

At the end of May, Pospisil competed in the main draw in doubles, partnering Chvojka at Czech Republic F4, and reached the second round. The following week, the pair lost in the first round of the UniCredit Czech Open, as Pospisil played in his first Challenger event. In July, Pospisil played as a singles wild-card entry at the Granby Challenger and lost to Italian Stefano Ianni in straight sets. In doubles, he and Chvojka lost in the first round. The following week, Pospisil again lost in the first round at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open in doubles, this time partnering American Adam Davidson.

Pospisil played in one other tournament main draw in 2007, in doubles at Germany F18 in October, where he and partner Roman Vogeli reached the second round. Pospisil ended 2007 ranked world no. 1479 in singles and no. 1111 in doubles.

2008[edit]

In November 2008, Pospisil accounted himself well against a much higher ranked opponent, world no. 301 Alex Kuznetsov, losing 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 4–6. He then reached the second round of Nicaragua Futures. He won the Men's Rimouski Challenger doubles title with compatriot Milos Raonic and two more ITF Futures doubles titles.[3][4][5] Pospisil finished the year with a win-loss record of 8–18 playing almost all Futures events.

2009[edit]

Pospisil opened 2009 in singles losing in the final round of qualifying in USA F1 and Mexico F1 Futures events. He next defeated compatriot Kirill Sinitsyn to qualify for Mexico F2, where he lost in the second round to another Canadian, Adil Shamasdin. After losing in the first round of both USA F4 and F5, Pospisil turned things around, reaching the quarterfinals of Canada F2 and semifinals of Canada F3. The Canada F2 result included a second-round win over world no. 359 Nathan Thompson, and the F3 result saw him better world no. 426 Vincent Millot. He reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 1038 on March 9.

In doubles, Vasek reached the semifinals of Mexico F1, partnering Jan Blecha, in late January. He also reached the semifinals of Canada F3, in March, playing alongside compatriot Milos Raonic. His best result for the year to this point was reaching the finals of USA F8, partnering American Ryan Young. Playing with fellow Canadian Adil Shamasdin, he then reached the semifinals of Mexico F3 in late April. The pair then won both Mexico F4 and F5, as the tournament top seeds.[6][7]

Pospisil continued his career-best play in singles through April and into May as well, as he reached the semifinals of Canada F3, the quarterfinals of Mexico F3, the semifinals of Mexico F4, the quarterfinals at Mexico F5, and the semifinals of Mexico F6 (on clay), where he scored an impressive 6–4, 6–0 victory over top seed Chris Klingemann in the second round. Pospisil next reached the semifinals of Mexico F6, picking up 5 ATP points in the process, and seeing his singles ranking rise to world no. 837.

In June, Pospisil tried his luck in a Challenger event, the Košice Open - Steelers Cup. He lost in singles in the second round of qualifying and in the doubles partnering Kaes Van't Hof in the first round of the main draw. The following week, Pospisil qualified for the main draw of the Polska Energia Open, but lost in the first round to world no. 454 Guillaume Rufin. This result secured him three ATP ranking points. At the Mamaia Challenger, however, the following week, Pospisil lost in the final round of qualifying.

In July, as his singles ranking continued to become a career high each time new rankings were released, Pospisil lost in the second round of USA F16 in singles. In doubles, he and partner Raonic reached the semifinals, as the top-seeded team. The following week, Pospisil reached the singles final of USA F17 in Peoria, Illinois, losing in that round to Michael Venus. In doubles, he and Raonic, again the top seeds, won, defeating Matt Reid and Dennis Zivkovic in the finals.[8]

After a week off, Pospisil lost in the first round of the Granby Challenger as a wildcard entrant, to second seed Michael Russell. In doubles, he and partner Raonic lost in the quarterfinals. The following week, he lost in singles in the second round of qualifying at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, to seventh seed and eventual qualifier Tim Smyczek. In doubles, he lost in the first round of the main draw, partnering compatriot Pierre-Ludovic Duclos.

Pospisil lost in singles in the first round of qualifying for the Rogers Cup to fifth seed Jan Hernych. Somewhat surprisingly, he and Raonic, who qualified for the main draw in singles, did not play doubles in Montreal. The following week, Pospisil reached the quarterfinals of Romania F14 as the tournament's eighth seed. In doubles, he and partner Marius Copil, the top seeds, took the title without dropping a set.[9] The week after at Romania F15, the unseeded Pospisil went out again in the quarterfinals, just missing out on making the semifinals with a loss to an unseeded Romanian opponent. In doubles, he and Copil, again the top seeds, lost the final, 10–12 in the final super-tiebreak. During the first week of September, Pospisil lost in the second round of qualifying for the Brașov Challenger.

Pospisil upset third seed Jan-Pablo Villar en route to reaching the semifinals of Italy F28, where he lost to second seed Filip Prpic. In doubles, he and partner Marcus Willis, the top seeds, took the title.[10] The following week, Vasek captured the singles title of Italy F29, as eighth seed, defeating third seed Francesco Piccari in the final.[11] In doubles, he and Willis were again the top seeds, but lost in the finals. Two weeks later, Pospisil was in top form, capturing his second title in singles in as many tournaments, Italy F30, and without dropping a set or even reaching a tie-break.[12] He was seventh seed, and in the final he beat second seed Matteo Viola. His singles ranking shot up 203 spots in just three weeks, and he stood at world no. 440. The following week, it reached a career high of no. 436. His doubles ranking continued its steady climb to also be at a career best of no. 195.

After being off for three weeks, Pospisil, as second seed in singles, won Mexico F12, again without dropping a set. In doubles, he and partner Nima Roshan of Austria, the third seeds, also took the tournament title.[13] The following week, Vasek won Mexico F14 as third seed in singles, saving his best tennis for the latter rounds, as he defeated sixth seed Daniel Garza in the semifinals and fifth seed César Ramírez in the final.[14] This was Pospisil's fourth consecutive title and third without dropping a set. In doubles, he and partner Ashwin Kumar, the top seeds, lost in the final. In the rankings, Vasek once again made a big jump, to a new career high of no. 389.

Two weeks later, Pospisil, the top seed, lost at Mexico F15 in the semifinals. This loss snapped his 23-match winning streak. In the rankings, Pospisil again jumped several spots to a new career high of no. 355. After a week off, Pospisil was back in action in Mexico, this time at the Challenger Britania Zavaleta. Unseeded, he lost to Leonardo Tavares in the first round. In doubles, he and his partner, new Canada no. 3 and world no. 220 doubles player Adil Shamasdin, won the doubles title.[15] In the ATP rankings released November 30, Vasek was at yet another career-high singles ranking of no. 340 and, for the first time, was Canada no. 3.

Pospisil finished 2009 ranked a career-high world no. 339 in singles and no. 233 in doubles.

2010[edit]

Pospisil opened his 2010 campaign losing in the first round in singles at the Challenger Salinas Diario Expreso Challenger. In doubles, he and partner Márcio Torres of Brazil reached the semifinals, where they fell to the top seeded Ratiwatana twins.

Pospisil lost in the first round of qualifying for the Honolulu Challenger as eighth seed to Brian Battistone, in straight sets. He did not play in the doubles. The following week, having gained his career-best world no. 335 ranking, Pospisil lost in the final qualifying round of the Challenger of Dallas to Luka Gregorc. In doubles, he and compatriot Shamasdin, unseeded, lost in the main draw final, to the top seeds Scott Lipsky and David Martin.

Pospisil was third seed at the U.S.A. F5 Futures tournament, where he defeated Australian qualifier Matheson Klein in straight sets, another qualifier Gastão Elias of Portugal in the second round, unseeded American Blake Strode in the quarterfinals, and unseededNikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the semifinals. He lost the final to second seed Víctor Estrella, however. Vasek did not play doubles.

Pospisil's excellent result in the States saw his singles ranking jump to a new career high of world no. 312. His doubles ranking was also at a new career high of world no. 189. He was next set for Davis Cup competition in an away Americas Group I tie, against Colombia, but, after training, was replaced in the roster by new Tennis Canada recruit Steven Diez. The following week, as the top seed in the ITF Canada F2 tournament in Montreal, Pospisil was upset in the first round to unheralded, fellow 20-year-old Jérôme Inzerillo. He and partner Milos Raonic, the top seeds in doubles, lost in the second round.

In mid-March Pospisil was again the top seed in singles and in doubles with Raonic, in Canada F3 in Sherbrooke. He lost only one set in capturing his fifth ITF tour title, defeating partner Raonic, the second seed, in the final, in three sets.[16] In doubles, he and Raonic lost the final to second seeds Cory Parr and Todd Paul. Vasek lost to fellow unseeded player Nick Lindahl in the first round of the Challenger Banque Nationale in Rimouski, in three sets. In doubles, he and partner Raonic withdrew from their first-round match. The following week, Pospisil lost in the second round of USA F8 in both singles and doubles partnering Ashwin Kumar.

In the second week in April, Pospisil won the doubles title of the 2010 Abierto Internacional del Bicentenario Leon, partnering Santiago González as the top-seeded pair.[17] This result made his doubles ranking climb to yet another career high: world no. 162. He lost in singles in the first round to fellow unseeded player John Millman. After being off the following week, Pospisil lost in the first round of the 2010 Tail Savannah Challenger, to Greg Jones, in three sets. In doubles, he and partner Andreas Siljeström, the third seeds, lost in the first round.

In May, Pospisil lost in the opening round of the 2010 Sarasota Open, to third seed Kevin Kim. In doubles, he and partner Daniel Garza, unseeded, also lost in the first round. The following week, Pospisil lost again in the first round to fellow unseeded player Martin Slanar in the Trofeo Paolo Corazzi, 1–6 in the third set. He did not play doubles. After a week off, Pospisil lost in the second round of qualifying for the 2010 Aegon Trophy, 6–7 in the third set to Prakash Amritraj. He again did not play doubles.

In June, Pospisil lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2010 Gerry Weber Open in straight sets to Niels Desein. The following week, he lost to top seed Pere Riba of Spain in the first round of the ZRE Katowice Bytom Open. In doubles, partnering Czech Jaroslav Pospíšil, he lost in the quarterfinals. After a week off, Vasek reached the semifinals in doubles of USA F16, played in Rochester, New York, partnering Greg Ouellette, and the second round in singles, despite being the top seed in both. At USA F17 in Pittsburgh, he again lost in the second round in singles as the top seed to world no. 1315 Rhyne Williams. In doubles, again playing with Ouellette as the top seeds, Vasek lost the final to unseeded opponents.

In early July at USA F18 in Peoria, Illinois and again as the top seed, Pospisil lost in singles in the quarterfinals, to sixth seed Dennis Zivkovic, in three sets. He did not play doubles. The following week, he lost in the first round of the 2010 Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships, to compatriot Milos Raonic. In doubles, he and partner Cory Parr lost their first-round match. The next week, Vasek lost his first-round match again at the 2010 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby, to Takao Suzuki. In doubles, he and Canadian-born American Jesse Levine reached the semifinals. The following week, Vasek was a wild-card entry in his hometown Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, where he lost to Paul Capdeville. Partnering fellow British Columbian Daniel Chu in doubles he lost in the first round.

In August, Pospisil lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2010 Rogers Cup to eventual qualifier Illya Marchenko. He played doubles in the main draw as a wild card, partnering Raonic. Together, they defeated the doubles team of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the first round.[18] This win, his first in an ATP Tour main draw event, propelled Pospisil to a new career-high doubles ranking of world no. 153. After two weeks off, he, as the tournament top seed, took the singles title at the ITF Mexico F6, defeating fifth seed David Rice in the final.[19] Pospisil and partner Nima Roshan, the top seeds, lost in the doubles final.

Pospisil won a second consecutive singles title, Mexico F7, by defeating second seed Adam El Mihdawy in the final.[20] He did not play doubles. The following week, he lost to sixth seed Tim Smyczek in the first round of the 2010 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma. Playing doubles with compatriot Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, as the second seeds, he went out in the semifinals. The week after, Vasek was the top seed at Canada F4, being played at the Rexall Centre, but lost in first round. In doubles, he and partner Frank Dancevic reached the semifinals. The next week, Pospisil again was the top seed in singles at Canada F5 in Markham, Ontario and captured the title, defeating fifth seed Nicholas Monroe in the final.[21] It was the eighth Futures singles title of his career. In doubles, he and compatriot Daniel Chu, the third seeds, lost in the quarterfinals.

After a week off, Pospisil travelled to Asia for a pair of Challenger events. He qualified for the main draw in singles for both the 2010 Tashkent Challenger and the 2010 Samsung Securities Cup, reaching the second round in both events. In doubles, he and partner Adil Shamasdin lost in the first round in Tashkent but reached the final in Seoul. Pospisil's singles and doubles rankings both reached new career highs: world no. 270 in singles and no. 139 in doubles. Then, after being off from tour play for two weeks, Pospisil played in singles qualifying for the 2010 Bauer Watertechnology Cup. He lost in the qualifying round to Marius Copil. In doubles, he and Shamasdin lost to the third seeds, the Ratiwatana twins in the first round of the main draw.

The following week, Pospisil lost to top seed and now German competitor Dustin Brown in the first round of the 2010 Lambertz Open by STAWAG. He did not play doubles. It was his final tour action for 2010. He finished the year ranked world no. 339 in singles and no. 153 in doubles.

2011[edit]

At the midway point of 2011, Pospisil was having his best year on tour thus far. For the week starting July 4, he reached at a new career high for both singles, no. 191, and doubles, no. 121. He captured three Challenger doubles titles and two Futures titles, including one in singles.[22]

Pospisil began the year playing just singles and reached the quarterfinals of his first tournament, the 2011 Honolulu Challenger, losing to top seed Michael Russell. After failing to qualify for the 2011 Caloundra International, he next played in Davis Cup competition, replacing an injured Daniel Nestor to team with Milos Raonic to win the doubles tie, as Canada defeated Mexico. Following a poor performance at Canada F2 the following week, Pospisil reached the semifinals of the 2011 Men's Rimouski Challenger in singles and won the doubles title partnering Treat Conrad Huey.[23]

Two weeks later, Vasek captured the doubles title of USA F8 partnering Nicholas Monroe, while losing in the first round in singles. Two weeks later, in April, he won his third straight doubles title, the 2011 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger playing with Bobby Reynolds.[24] In singles, he qualified and then reached the main-draw quarterfinals, losing to an in-form Wayne Odesnik. Again playing after a week off, Pospisil lost in three sets to eventual champion Reynolds in the semifinals of the 2011 Torneo Internacional AGT. In doubles, he and partner Monroe reached the semifinals.

Pospisil spent May in Korea, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2011 Busan Open Challenger Tennis in singles and the semifinals in doubles, partnering Jamie Baker. The following week, as top seed, he was upset in the semifinals of Korea F1. The following week, again as top seed, he captured his ninth career ITF Futures singles title, Korea F2.[25]

Attempting to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, Pospisil lost in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon. The following week, he reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2011 Jalisco Open, while in doubles he teamed with Reynolds, as the second seeds, to capture the title.[26] The following week, Vasek again faced Reynolds and lost in three sets in the second round of the 2011 Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships.

The following weekend, Pospisil was instrumental in seeing the Canadian Davis Cup team come back from two rubbers down to win a Davis Cup tie, for the first time. The win allowed the team to face Israel, in September, in a World Group play-off. Missing through injury their two top singles players, Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic, Pospisil played no. 1 singles and doubles. He lost his first rubber in four sets, to Iván Endara. With fellow British Columbian Philip Bester also losing, Pospisil and veteran doubles specialist Daniel Nestor had to win their doubles match to keep the tie alive, and did, in three close sets. Perhaps buoyed by this win, Pospisil looked like a new player in beating Júlio César Campozano comfortably. Bester then won the tie-deciding rubber, also in straight sets.[27]

Right back into action the next week at the 2011 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby, Vasek cruised into the quarterfinals, handily between fellow Canucks Zachary White and Steven Diez. He retired from his quarterfinal match, however, against fourth seed Karol Beck, with an ankle injury. Out of action for a couple weeks, Pospisil came back to win his tenth ITF Men's Circuit singles title in Saskatoon, without dropping a set.[28] The following week he reached the semifinals of the 2011 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open in singles, as sixth seed, and, with Bobby Reynolds, in doubles.

Pospisil upset world no. 22 Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round of the Rogers Cup, but lost in the second round to third seed Roger Federer. In doubles, he and partner Adil Shamasdin lost in the first round. He also reached the second round of the US Open where he was defeated by Feliciano López.

2012: First Olympic experience[edit]

Vasek qualified for Aircel Chennai Open and lost in the first round of the main draw to Andreas Beck. Pospisil won his first ATP Challenger title on March 25, defeating Maxime Authom.[29] After this win, he entered world's top 100. His second Challenger title (Granby, Canada) followed in July, lifting Pospisil to world no. 85.[30] In the London Olympics, he lost to David Ferrer in the first round of singles play and reached the second round in doubles with Daniel Nestor.[31] He reached the second round of the Rogers Cup for the second straight year after upsetting World No. 26 Andreas Seppi. He lost to World No. 10 Juan Mónaco in the next round.[32]

2013: Breakthrough[edit]

Pospisil at the 2013 US Open

Pospisil had to skip all tournaments in early 2013, including the Australian Open, due to mononucleosis.[33] After recovery, he contributed to Canada's Davis Cup success by winning the doubles match against Italy with Daniel Nestor in April. At the beginning of May, he won his third ATP Challenger singles title and biggest to date when Michał Przysiężny retired in the third set in Johannesburg. Pospisil reached his first ATP semifinal in July at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogotá, but lost to local Alejandro Falla.[34] At the beginning of August, Pospisil won his second ATP Challenger of the year at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, where he defeated Daniel Evans in the final.[35]

He entered the Rogers Cup in Montréal as a wild card. In the first round against World No. 20 John Isner, he lost the first set, 5–7, but then won two tiebreaks to take the match.[36] He followed this with a straight-set victory over Radek Stepanek, and then surprised World No. 6 Tomáš Berdych by upsetting him 7–6(7–5) in the third-set tiebreaker to reach the quarterfinals. This was Pospisil's first top-10 win. In the quarterfinals leading 3–0 in the first set, Pospisil's opponent Nikolay Davydenko retired due to illness, thus making Pospisil a semifinalist. In the semifinals, he lost to compatriot Milos Raonic after a third-set tiebreak. With this result, Pospisil was ranked in the top 40 for the first time in his career.[37]

In Cincinnati, he defeated World No. 17 Gilles Simon in the first round, but succumbed to Belgian David Goffin in the second round. At the US Open, he lost in the first round to Brazilian Rogério Dutra Silva. In doubles, he and Daniel Nestor made it to the third round, where they were defeated by the Bryan brothers.[38]

In Davis Cup action against Serbia, he lost both of his singles rubbers against Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic, but won his doubles rubber, partnering Daniel Nestor.[39] In October at the Masters 1000 in Shanghai, Pospisil beat his second top-10 player when he defeated World No. 10 Richard Gasquet in the first round. He lost to Gaël Monfils in the next round.[40] He reached the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors but was defeated by World No. 6 Roger Federer.[41]

2014: Wimbledon doubles title and first ATP singles final[edit]

Pospisil began the year strongly by reaching the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open.[42] He withdrew from his third round match at the Australian Open, where he was scheduled to play eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka, due to a back injury.[43] He made a return at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round.[44] He then lost his second round match at the BNP Paribas Open to Mikhail Kukushkin.[45] Pospisil began his clay court season at Monte Carlo, but lost in the first round to Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets.[46]

At Wimbledon, Pospisil lost in the first round of singles, losing to Robin Haase, but partnering American Jack Sock, he won the men's doubles title, defeating 8th, 2nd, and 5th seeds en route to the final, where they defeated the defending champions the Bryan brothers in five sets.[1] Pospisil and Sock won their second straight doubles title with a victory over Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey at the BB&T Atlanta Open.[47] Pospisil reached his first ATP singles final at the Citi Open a week later with wins over Rajeev Ram, World No. 5 Tomáš Berdych, Santiago Giraldo and World No. 14 Richard Gasquet. He was defeated by World No. 7 Milos Raonic in the first all-Canadian final in ATP history.[48]

Pospisil and Sock reached their third straight final at the Cincinnati Masters but were defeated by the Bryan brothers in straight sets, ending their record winning streak for a debut team at 14.[49] In October at the China Open, he reached the doubles final with Julien Benneteau but the duo was defeated in three sets by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău­.[50] At the end of the month, Pospisil won his third doubles title of the season at the Swiss Indoors with Nenad Zimonjić.[51]

Personal[edit]

Originally from Vernon, British Columbia, Pospisil lives in Vancouver to train.[52] His parents are Milos and Mila, both of Czech descent.[52][53] He has two older brothers, both of whom were nationally ranked junior tennis players.[citation needed] One of his brothers, Petr Pospisil, teaches at Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver.[54]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 Wimbledon Grass United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 3, 2014 Washington Open, United States Hard Canada Milos Raonic 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 5, 2014 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 2. July 27, 2014 Atlanta Tennis Championships, United States Hard United States Jack Sock United States Steve Johnson
United States Sam Querrey
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
Runner-up 1. August 17, 2014 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. October 5, 2014 China Open, China Hard France Julien Benneteau Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [5–10]
Winner 3. October 26, 2014 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Croatia Marin Draganja
Finland Henri Kontinen
7–6(15–13), 1–6, [10–5]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (14 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (4–1)
ITF Futures (10–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. July 13, 2009 USA F17, Peoria Clay United States Michael Venus 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 26, 2009 Italy F29, Alghero Hard Italy Francesco Piccari 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 2. October 3, 2009 Italy F30, Quartu Sant'Elena Hard Italy Matteo Viola 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. November 1, 2009 Mexico F12, Obregón Hard Mexico Daniel Garza 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Winner 4. November 8, 2009 Mexico F14, Guadalajara Clay Mexico César Ramírez 6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 2. February 22, 2010 USA F5, Brownsville Hard Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. March 21, 2010 Canada F3, Sherbrooke Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 6. September 5, 2010 Mexico F6, León Hard United Kingdom David Rice 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. September 12, 2010 Mexico F7, Guadalajara Hard United States Adam El Mihdawy 6–0, 6–1
Winner 8. October 3, 2010 Canada F5, Markham Hard (i) United States Nicholas Monroe 6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. May 29, 2011 Korea F2, Changwon Hard South Korea Lim Yong-Kyu 7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. July 31, 2011 Canada F4, Saskatoon Hard Canada Érik Chvojka 7–5, 6–2
Winner 11. March 25, 2012 Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Belgium Maxime Authom 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 12. July 22, 2012 Granby, Canada Hard Netherlands Igor Sijsling 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner–up 3. March 18, 2013 Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) South Africa Rik de Voest 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 13. May 4, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Poland Michał Przysiężny 6–7(7–9), 6–0, 4–1 ret.
Winner 14. August 4, 2013 Vancouver, Canada Hard United Kingdom Daniel Evans 6–0, 1–6, 7–5

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures doubles titles (17)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (7)
ITF Futures (10)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. March 25, 2007 Canada F3, Rock Forest Hard (i) Canada Érik Chvojka Austria Christophe Palmanshofer
United States Jason Zimmermann
7–5, 6–3
2. October 12, 2008 Germany F22, Leimen Hard (i) Czech Republic Michal Navrátil Germany Nils Langer
Germany Frank Wintermantel
6–3, 6–4
3. November 9, 2008 Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic Denmark Kristian Pless
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
4. November 23, 2008 Nicaragua F1, Managua Hard Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška Romania Alexandru Cojanu
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
7–6(7–1), 6–3
5. May 10, 2009 Mexico F4, Coatzacoalcos Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Australia Kaden Hensel
Australia Adam Hubble
6–3, 6–4
6. May 17, 2009 Mexico F5, Puerto Vallarta Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Mexico Juan Manuel Elizondo
Mexico César Ramírez
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
7. July 19, 2009 USA F17, Peoria Clay Canada Milos Raonic Australia Matt Reid
United States Denis Zivkovic
6–3, 6–4
8. August 23, 2009 Romania F14, Arad Clay Romania Marius Copil Romania Andrei Mlendea
Czech Republic Jiří Školoudík
6–3, 6–4
9. September 20, 2009 Italy F28, Porto Torres Hard United Kingdom Marcus Willis Italy Alessandro Giannessi
Italy Francesco Piccari
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
10. October 31, 2009 Mexico F12, Obregón Hard Australia Nima Roshan Switzerland Adrien Bossel
Belgium Julien Dubail
6–7, 6–3, [11–9]
11. November 29, 2009 Puebla, Mexico Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Spain Guillermo Olaso
Spain Pere Riba
7–6(7–0), 6–0
12. April 18, 2010 León, Mexico Hard Mexico Santiago González Australia Kaden Hensel
Australia Adam Hubble
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
13. March 20, 2011 Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Philippines Treat Conrad Huey United Kingdom David Rice
United Kingdom Sean Thornley
6–0, 6–1
14. March 28, 2011 USA F8, Oklahoma Hard United States Nicholas Monroe Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Chris Guccione
6–4, 6–3
15. April 4, 2011 Tallahassee, United States Hard United States Bobby Reynolds Japan Go Soeda
United Kingdom James Ward
6–2, 6–4
16. June 26, 2011 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard United States Bobby Reynolds Canada Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
Slovakia Ivo Klec
6–4, 6–7(6–8), [10–6]
17. July 21, 2012 Granby, Canada Hard Canada Philip Bester Japan Yuichi Ito
Japan Takuto Niki
6–1, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

This table is current through the 2014 BNP Paribas Masters.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q2 A 3R 0 / 1 2–0 100%
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q2 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
US Open A A A 2R Q1 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 0 / 10 4–9 31%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup Singles
Americas Zone Group I 2R A A 2R A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
World Group A A A PO 1R SF 1R 1R 0 / 3 4–5 44%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 0 / 5 5–7 42%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Miami Masters A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Masters A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Rome Masters A A A A Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canada Masters Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R SF 1R 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A Q1 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Paris Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 6–5 2–8 0 / 16 10–16 38%
Career Statistics
Tournaments Played 1 0 0 6 15 17 25 64
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 5–9 15–13 17–16 0 / 46 42–42 50%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–5 2–2 3–3 0 / 10 5–10 33%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–4 0 / 8 1–9 10%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 6–5 5–15 17–18 20–23 0 / 64 48–62 44%
Win % 0% 0% 0% 55% 25% 49% 47% 43.64%
Year-End Ranking 1087 339 339 119 125 32 53

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through the 2014 US Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon 3R W 1 / 2 8–1 89%
US Open 3R 3R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Win–Loss 4–2 8–3 1 / 6 12–5 71%

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