Vasek Pospisil

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Vasek Pospisil
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Vasek Pospisil at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports)  Canada
Residence Freeport, Bahamas
Born (1990-06-23) June 23, 1990 (age 26)
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Miloš Pospíšil (1995–2001, 2005–2010)
Vadim Korkh (2002–2004)
Frédéric Niemeyer (2011–2012)
Frédéric Fontang (2013–2016)
Mark Woodforde (2017)
Prize money $4,334,921
Singles
Career record 83–108 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 25 (January 27, 2014)
Current ranking No. 82 (May 22, 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2014, 2015)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon QF (2015)
US Open 2R (2011, 2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012, 2016)
Doubles
Career record 91–60 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 4 (April 27, 2015)
Current ranking No. 18 (October 31, 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2016)
French Open QF (2015)
Wimbledon W (2014)
US Open 3R (2013, 2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games SF – 4th (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2013)
Hopman Cup RR (2015)
Last updated on: October 31, 2016.

Vasek Pospisil (Czech: Vašek Pospíšil,[1] pronounced [ˌvaʃɛk ˈpospiːʃɪl]; born June 23, 1990) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He is the No. 2 male ranked player in Canada, after Milos Raonic. Pospisil has a career-high World singles ranking of 25, and No. 4 in doubles. As Canada's currently ranked No. 2 in singles and No. 1 in doubles, he is an important member of the Canada Davis Cup team. Along with partner Jack Sock, he won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters men's doubles titles.[2][3] He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Vasek was born on June 23, 1990 in Vernon, British Columbia, British Columbia, to Miloš Pospíšil and Mila.[5][6] In 1988, before Vasek was born, his parents and older brothers unlawfully drove from Czechoslovakia to Austria to escape the Communist regime.[7] Before moving, Miloš worked as the plant manager of a dairy factory, and Mila taught in a kindergarten.[6] Both had experience playing recreational sports such as tennis with their sons and in local tournaments.[8]

The family lived in northeastern Austria and saved up to move to Canada despite working long hours for low wages. In the summer of 1989, they finally moved to Vernon, British Columbia, a city in the Okanagan Valley, because Miloš' brother was living there after escaping his home country in the years prior.[6] It had a population of only about 38,000.[7] The entire family had a meager understanding of the English language upon their arrival.[6] Miloš worked two jobs, at a flour mill and as a machinery operator at a brewery. He began taking more interest in the game of tennis after the birth of his third son. He coached Vasek's older brothers on community tennis courts, recorded matches on television, and found tips and guidelines in tennis magazines. When Vasek was about 3 years old, he started acting as his brothers' ball boy when they practiced with their father. He also would "drag a mini tennis racquet all over the house."[8]

A young Vasek Pospisil trains on his home court in Vernon, BC.

Vasek played his first tournament at age 6, competing at the under-12 level and still emerging as the champion. Approximately three years later, he participated at the under-9 Little Mo Nationals in San Diego. These victories made Miloš even more enthusiastic about his son's tennis career. As soon as Vasek's brothers reached high school and had played in several tournaments, he was given his first proper lessons. Along with tennis, he also played soccer, basketball, table tennis, and street hockey. Vasek quit soccer when he was only 12 due to injuries and because it got in the way of tennis. He said, "In some ways my heart was broken because I often times had more desire to play soccer than tennis."[9] Pospisil frequently traveled to Kelowna—a 45-minute drive—in the winter so that he could play indoors. He made the trip nearly every day for six consecutive years. In the summer, on the other hand, he had to play with his brothers on the poorly-maintained courts of a nearby high school and occasionally took taunts from the students there.[9]

In the fall of 2002, the family had to move to Vancouver so that they could find a tennis coach for their youngest son. They had to leave Miloš behind, as he had to stay in Vernon to work at his brewery, but he would make the four-hour drive on weekends to see them. The decision was also made because Vasek's oldest brother, Tom, was already attending the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, and Petr was hoping to start going to the same school.[10] Unlike his siblings, Vasek had been homeschooled since he was 7 years old to prioritize tennis. He said, "I miss my friends a lot [from school] but the home schooling is better. I can do my work almost twice as fast. We thought it would be better to train here. It's a really good club."[11] Vasek was coached by Russian-born Vadim Korkh, who had experience working with players such as Andrei Chesnokov while he was a professor of tennis at the Central Sport Academy in Moscow. Korkh said of Pospisil, "With his dedication and talent there was no question he would succeed. He’s a great example for all my students. They all ask about Vasek and I tell them how much dedication he had and I show them his [youth tennis] schedule and they see how hard he worked."[12] Under Korkh, Vasek studied for school and did fitness training as well as practicing tennis. He played with Korkh five days each week, each practice lasting four hours.[11] In November 2002, Vasek went to Florida and won the Prince Cup, defeating several of the best under-12 players from Europe. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl.[10]

Pospisil traveled to play under-14 tournaments in Europe for Tennis Canada in the spring of 2003 with three other players. Being younger than most of the players there, he was quickly defeated by his opponents in the early rounds of the main and consolation draws. He faced a knee injury in the process, something that would trouble him for the 18 months that followed. Pospisil would make the same trip as an older player, but would still see little success. In 2004, he won the Canadian Nationals at the U14 level, securing his spot as the best player in the country for his age group. When Vasek was 14 years old, his father decided to return to coaching his son. Milos left his brewery, moved to Vancouver, and became Vasek's full-time coach, training him at local high school courts once again.[10][13]

Junior career[edit]

Initially playing USTA at the age of 7, Vasek won his first 12-and-under tournament. He continued to beat high-ranked and respected players such as Ryan Farber. Pospisil reached the doubles final of his first junior International Tennis Federation event, the 2005 Canadian U18 ITF World Ranking event, with 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 and February 2007, as well as the Guru Cup in Italy in May.

Vasek (age 15) with his father and coach, Milos Pospisil, in Bradenton Florida 2005

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]

2007–10: Early professional years[edit]

In March 2007, Pospisil won his first professional tour tournament singles match, at the Canada F1 Futures event, defeating Guatemalan No. 1 Christian Paiz. In the second round, he lost to compatriot Rob Steckley in straight sets. Two weeks later at the Canada F3, he captured his first career title, in doubles, partnering compatriot Érik Chvojka.[14] In June 2007, he and Chvojka lost in the first round of the UniCredit Czech Open, which was Pospisil's first ATP Challenger event.

In November 2008, he won the Challenger Banque Nationale de Rimouski doubles title with compatriot Milos Raonic and two more ITF Futures doubles titles.[15][16][17]

In May 2009, Pospisil and partner Adil Shamasdin won the Mexico F4 and F5 doubles titles, as the tournament top seeds.[18][19] In July 2009 at the USA F17 in Peoria, Illinois, Pospisil reached his first professional singles final, losing to Michael Venus. In doubles, he and Raonic, again the top seeds, won the title, defeating Matt Reid and Dennis Zivkovic in the finals.[20] In August 2009, Pospisil lost in singles in the first round of qualifying for the Rogers Cup to fifth seed Jan Hernych. The following week, he and partner Marius Copil, the top seeds, took the title of the Romania F14 without dropping a set.[21] In September 2009 at the Italy F28, he and partner Marcus Willis, the top seeds, took the title.[22] The following week, Vasek captured the singles title of Italy F29, his first singles title, defeating third seed Francesco Piccari in the final.[23] 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. He was the seventh seed, and in the final he beat second seed Matteo Viola.[24] 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 Australia, the third seeds, also took the tournament title.[25] 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.[26] This was Pospisil's fourth consecutive title and third without dropping a set. Two weeks later, Pospisil, the top seed, lost at Mexico F15 in the semifinals. This loss snapped his 23-match winning streak. After a week off, Pospisil and his partner Adil Shamasdin won the doubles title at the Challenger Britania Zavaleta.[27]

In mid-March 2010, Pospisil was the top seed in singles at the Canada F3 in Sherbrooke. He lost only one set in capturing his fifth ITF tour title, defeating Raonic, the second seed, in the final, in three sets.[28] In the second week of April 2010, Pospisil won the doubles title of the Abierto Internacional del Bicentenario Leon, partnering Santiago González as the top-seeded pair.[29] In August 2010, Pospisil lost in the first round of qualifying for the 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.[30] This was his first win in an ATP Tour main draw event. 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.[31] Pospisil won a second consecutive singles title, Mexico F7, by defeating second seed Adam El Mihdawy in the final.[32] In October 2010, 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. It was the eighth Futures singles title of his career.[33]

2011–12: First Olympic experience[edit]

Pospisil serving in his match against Dudi Sela at the 2011 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs

At the midway point of 2011, Pospisil captured three Challenger doubles titles and two Futures titles, including one in singles.[34] In March at the Rimouski Challenger, he won the doubles title partnering Treat Conrad Huey.[35] Two weeks later, Pospisil captured the doubles title of USA F8 partnering Nicholas Monroe.[36] Two weeks later, in April, he won his third straight doubles title, the 2011 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger playing with Bobby Reynolds. In May 2011, Pospisil won his ninth career ITF Futures singles title, Korea F2.[37] In June 2011 at Wimbledon, attempting to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, Pospisil lost in the second round. The following week, he teamed with Reynolds, as the second seeds, to capture the title of the Jalisco Open.[38] In September 2011, 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.[39] In July 2011, Pospisil won his tenth ITF Men's Circuit singles title in Saskatoon, without dropping a set.[40] In August 2011, Pospisil upset world No. 22 Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round of the 2011 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 2011 US Open where he was defeated by Feliciano López.

In January 2012, Pospisil qualified for the Aircel Chennai Open and lost in the first round of the main draw to Andreas Beck. He won his first ATP Challenger title in March 2012, defeating Maxime Authom.[41] After this win, he entered the world's top 100 for the first time. His second Challenger title (Granby, Canada) followed in July 2012, lifting Pospisil to world No. 85.[42] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he lost to David Ferrer in the first round of singles play and reached the second round in doubles with Daniel Nestor.[43] He reached the second round of the 2012 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.[44]

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.[45] 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.[46] 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.[47]

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.[48] 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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51] 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.[52] He reached the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors but was defeated by world No. 6 Roger Federer.[53]

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

Pospisil began the year strongly by reaching the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open.[54] 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.[55] He made a return at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round.[56] He then lost his second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open to Mikhail Kukushkin.[57] Pospisil began his clay-court season at Monte Carlo, but lost in the first round to Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets.[58]

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 the eighth, second, and fifth seeds en route to the final, where they defeated the defending champions the Bryan brothers in five sets.[2] Pospisil and Sock won their second straight doubles title with a victory over Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey at the BB&T Atlanta Open.[59] 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.[60]

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.[61] 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.[62] At the end of the month, Pospisil won his third doubles title of the season at the Swiss Indoors with Nenad Zimonjić.[63]

2015: First Grand Slam quarterfinal in singles[edit]

Pospisil started his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup, representing Canada with Eugenie Bouchard. He won his three singles matches, but Canada finished third in their group and was eliminated from the competition.[64] A week later, Pospisil entered the Apia International, losing to fourth seed Julien Benneteau in straight sets in the second round.[65]

At the Australian Open, Pospisil reached the third round for the second straight year, but lost to Guillermo García-López in straight sets.[66] In doubles, Pospisil and partner Julian Knowle advanced to the second round; however, they had to retire from this match.[67]

At Indian Wells in March, Pospisil and Sock won their third doubles title together, and their first Masters 1000, after defeating Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.[3] At the Miami Open a week later, Pospisil and Sock reached their second consecutive Masters 1000 final, but lost to the Bryan brothers.[68] Following this tournament, Pospisil's world doubles ranking rose to No. 5, and in doing so, he became the first Canadian in approximately 14 years to overtake Daniel Nestor as the country's top-ranked doubles player.[69]

At Wimbledon, Pospisil reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his singles career. Pospisil beat French qualifier Vincent Millot, 30th seed Fabio Fognini, local wildcard James Ward, and 22nd seed Viktor Troicki. All matches extended to five sets except the one against Fognini.[70] He was defeated in the quarterfinals by world No. 3 Andy Murray in straight sets.[4] In doubles, Pospisil, who was the defending champion with his American partner Jack Sock, lost to the 13th seeded and eventual runners-up Jamie Murray and John Peers in the third round.[71]

At the China Open in October, Pospisil won his second doubles title of the season when he defeated, with Sock, fellow Canadian Daniel Nestor and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in the final.[72] The next week, Pospisil reached the second round of the Shanghai Masters, losing to 11th seed Richard Gasquet in three sets. In doubles, Pospisil and Sock were knocked out in the first round by the Australian pair of Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.[73] At his last tournament of the year, the Valencia Open, Pospisil reached the semifinals, where he lost to João Sousa.[74]

2016: Inconsistencies[edit]

Pospisil started his 2016 season at the Chennai Open as the seventh seed, but was defeated by Aljaž Bedene in the first round.[75] A week later at the Auckland Open, he won his first match of the year against seventh seed Ivo Karlović, before falling to doubles partner Sock in straight sets in the next round.[76] At the Australian Open, he lost his first-round match to world No. 15 Gilles Simon in four sets.[77] At the Rotterdam Open in February, Pospisil won the sixth doubles title of his career, his first with Nicolas Mahut.[78] At the Indian Wells Masters in March, Pospisil reached the second round in singles and the final in doubles.[79]

In May at the Rome Masters, Pospisil was defeated in the opening round in singles and finished runner-up in doubles with Sock.[80] At the French Open, he lost in the first round in singles and in the second round in doubles.[81] At Wimbledon, Pospisil was again defeated in the first round, this time to Albert Ramos-Viñolas in four sets. He reached the third round of the doubles event.[82] At the Rogers Cup, Pospisil beat Jérémy Chardy in the opening round but lost to Gaël Monfils in the next round.[83] At the Olympics, he lost in the opening round in singles once again to Monfils and in the bronze medal match in doubles with Daniel Nestor.[84] In September, Pospisil advanced to the second round of the US Open in singles.[85] At the Shanghai Rolex Masters in October, he reached the third round in singles of a Masters 1000 for the second time of his career, defeating respectively world No. 20 Ivo Karlović and world No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov.[86]

2017: New coach[edit]

During the offseason, Pospisil hired Hall of Famer Mark Woodforde to be his new coach.[87] At his first tournament, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he reached the doubles final with Radek Štěpánek.[88] In February, he won his two singles matches at the Davis Cup World Group over top 50 players Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans.[89] The next week at the ATP Challenger 100K in San Francisco, Pospisil made it to the singles final where he was defeated by Zhang Ze in three sets.[90] At the Masters 1000 BNP Paribas Open in March, Pospisil qualified for the main draw and defeated Lu Yen-hsun in the opening round. In the second round, he upset world No. 1 Andy Murray in straight sets, his first win over a top-10 player since 2014. He lost to fellow qualifier Dušan Lajović in the next round.[91] In May, Pospisil won his fifth ATP Challenger singles title in straight sets over Go Soeda at the 150K in Busan.[92]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament 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

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Cincinnati Hard United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2015 Indian Wells Hard United States Jack Sock Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Runner-up 2015 Miami Hard United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Runner-up 2015 Paris Hard (i) United States Jack Sock Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 2016 Indian Wells Hard United States Jack Sock France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2016 Rome Clay United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 3–6, [7–10]

Olympic medal matches[edit]

Doubles: 1 (4th Place)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th Place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Steve Johnson
United States Jack Sock
2–6, 4–6

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)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. August 3, 2014 500 Series Washington Open, United States Hard Canada Milos Raonic 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–5)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–6)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 5, 2014 Grand Slam 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 250 Series 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 Masters 1000 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 500 Series 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 500 Series Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Croatia Marin Draganja
Finland Henri Kontinen
7–6(15–13), 1–6, [10–5]
Winner 4. March 21, 2015 Masters 1000 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard United States Jack Sock Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Runner–up 3. April 4, 2015 Masters 1000 Miami Open, United States Hard United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 5. October 11, 2015 500 Series China Open, China Hard United States Jack Sock Canada Daniel Nestor
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner–up 4. November 8, 2015 Masters 1000 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) United States Jack Sock Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 6. February 14, 2016 500 Series Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Germany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner–up 5. March 19, 2016 Masters 1000 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard United States Jack Sock France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner–up 6. May 15, 2016 Masters 1000 Italian Open, Italy Clay United States Jack Sock United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 3–6, [7–10]
Runner–up 7. January 6, 2017 250 Series Qatar Open, Qatar Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek France Jérémy Chardy
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–7(3–7)

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 19 (15 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (5–2)
ITF Futures (10–2)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 13, 2009 Futures USA F17, Peoria Clay United States Michael Venus 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 26, 2009 Futures Italy F29, Alghero Hard Italy Francesco Piccari 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 2. October 3, 2009 Futures Italy F30, Quartu Sant'Elena Hard Italy Matteo Viola 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. November 1, 2009 Futures Mexico F12, Ciudad Obregón Hard Mexico Daniel Garza 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Winner 4. November 8, 2009 Futures Mexico F14, Guadalajara Clay Mexico César Ramírez 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. February 22, 2010 Futures USA F5, Brownsville Hard Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. March 21, 2010 Futures Canada F3, Sherbrooke Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 6. September 5, 2010 Futures Mexico F6, León Hard United Kingdom David Rice 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. September 12, 2010 Futures Mexico F7, Guadalajara Hard United States Adam El Mihdawy 6–0, 6–1
Winner 8. October 3, 2010 Futures Canada F5, Markham Hard (i) United States Nicholas Monroe 6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. May 29, 2011 Futures Korea F2, Changwon Hard South Korea Lim Yong-Kyu 7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. July 31, 2011 Futures Canada F4, Saskatoon Hard Canada Érik Chvojka 7–5, 6–2
Winner 11. March 25, 2012 Challenger Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Belgium Maxime Authom 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 12. July 22, 2012 Challenger Granby, Canada Hard Netherlands Igor Sijsling 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 3. March 18, 2013 Challenger Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) South Africa Rik de Voest 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 13. May 4, 2013 Challenger Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Poland Michał Przysiężny 6–7(7–9), 6–0, 4–1 ret.
Winner 14. August 4, 2013 Challenger Vancouver, Canada Hard United Kingdom Daniel Evans 6–0, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. February 12, 2017 Challenger San Francisco, United States Hard (i) China Zhang Ze 5–7, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 15. May 21, 2017 Challenger Busan, South Korea Hard Japan Go Soeda 6–1, 6–2

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

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (7)
ITF Futures (10)
No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. March 25, 2007 Futures Canada F3, Rock Forest Hard (i) Canada Érik Chvojka Austria Christophe Palmanshofer
United States Jason Zimmermann
7–5, 6–3
2. October 12, 2008 Futures Germany F22, Leimen Hard (i) Czech Republic Michal Navrátil Germany Nils Langer
Germany Frank Wintermantel
6–3, 6–4
3. November 9, 2008 Challenger Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic Denmark Kristian Pless
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
4. November 23, 2008 Futures Nicaragua F1, Managua Hard Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška Romania Alexandru Cojanu
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
7–6(7–1), 6–3
5. May 10, 2009 Futures Mexico F4, Coatzacoalcos Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Australia Kaden Hensel
Australia Adam Hubble
6–3, 6–4
6. May 17, 2009 Futures 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 Futures USA F17, Peoria Clay Canada Milos Raonic Australia Matt Reid
United States Denis Zivkovic
6–3, 6–4
8. August 23, 2009 Futures Romania F14, Arad Clay Romania Marius Copil Romania Andrei Mlendea
Czech Republic Jiří Školoudík
6–3, 6–4
9. September 20, 2009 Futures 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 Futures Mexico F12, Ciudad Obregón Hard Australia Nima Roshan Switzerland Adrien Bossel
Belgium Julien Dubail
6–7, 6–3, [11–9]
11. November 29, 2009 Challenger Puebla, Mexico Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Spain Guillermo Olaso
Spain Pere Riba
7–6(7–0), 6–0
12. April 18, 2010 Challenger León, Mexico Hard Mexico Santiago González Australia Kaden Hensel
Australia Adam Hubble
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
13. March 20, 2011 Challenger Rimouski, Canada Hard (i) Philippines Treat Conrad Huey United Kingdom David Rice
United Kingdom Sean Thornley
6–0, 6–1
14. March 28, 2011 Futures USA F8, Oklahoma City Hard United States Nicholas Monroe Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Chris Guccione
6–4, 6–3
15. April 4, 2011 Challenger Tallahassee, United States Hard United States Bobby Reynolds Japan Go Soeda
United Kingdom James Ward
6–2, 6–4
16. June 26, 2011 Challenger 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 Challenger 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 Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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 2017 French Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q2 A 3R 3R 1R Q1 0 / 3 4–2 67%
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 5 0–5 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q2 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open A A A 2R Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 6–4 1–4 0–0 0 / 18 11–17 39%
National Representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Davis Cup AZ1 A A PO 1R SF 1R QF 1R 1R 0 / 6 9–9 50%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 0 / 8 9–11 45%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Miami Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A A A A Q1 A A Q1 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A A Q1 Q2 1R A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Canadian Open Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R SF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 8–6 57%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A Q1 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Paris Masters A A A A A 1R 1R A Q1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 6–5 2–8 5–5 5–7 2–1 0 / 29 22–29 43%
Career Statistics
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 0 0 4 13 15 24 22 22 2 102
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 5–9 15–13 17–16 20–18 9–14 4–2 0 / 73 75–76 50%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–5 2–2 3–3 5–3 1–4 0–0 0 / 17 11–17 39%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–5 0–0 0 / 12 1–16 6%
Carpet Win–Loss 0–1 Discontinued 0 / 0 0–1 0%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 6–5 5–15 17–18 20–23 25–23 10–23 4–2 0 / 102 87–110 44%
Win % 0% 0% 0% 55% 25% 49% 47% 52% 30% 67% 44.16%
Year-End Ranking 1087 339 339 119 125 32 53 39 132

Notes

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through the 2017 French Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
French Open A A A A A A 1R QF 2R A 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R W 3R 3R 1 / 4 12–3 80%
US Open A A A A A 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 8–3 6–4 5–4 0–1 1 / 15 23–14 62%
National Representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 2R Not Held 4th NH 0 / 2 4–3 57%
Davis Cup AZ1 A A PO 1R SF 1R QF 1R 1R 0 / 6 7–5 58%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–3 0–1 0 / 8 11–8 58%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 1R W F 2R 1 / 4 10–3 77%
Miami Open A A A A A A 1R F 1R A 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A QF QF A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A 1R A F A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Canadian Open A A 2R 1R 1R A 1R A SF 0 / 5 3–4 43%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A F 2R SF 0 / 3 6–3 67%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A QF 2R 1R 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Paris Masters A A A A A A 2R F SF 0 / 3 6–3 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 4–7 14–5 14–8 1–1 1 / 27 36–25 59%
Career Statistics
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 0 1 1 5 5 19 16 17 4 68
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 6
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 1 13
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–4 6–5 18–10 19–10 20–12 4–5 5 / 49 70–48 59%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 7–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 1 / 10 14–9 61%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 4–2 5–4 0–0 0 / 9 13–9 59%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–6 9–6 26–15 25–14 27–18 4–5 6 / 68 97–66 60%
Win % 0% 0% 50% 75% 25% 60% 63% 64% 60% 44% 59.51%
Year-End Ranking 437 234 153 150 305 88 14 21 20

Wins over top-10 opponents[edit]

Pospisil has a 4–20 record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.[93][94]

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Pospisil
Rank
2013
1. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 3R 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–5) 71
2. France Richard Gasquet 10 Shanghai Masters, China Hard 1R 6–3, 6–4 43
2014
3. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 5 Washington Open, United States Hard 3R 6–2, 6–4 36
2017
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 7–6(7–5) 129

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