Vasek Pospisil is a Canadian tennis player who once achieved being the World Number 25 in January 2014. As of February 2022, Pospisil is ranked as the World Number 139. He is well-noted for reaching the quarterfinals of the 2015 Wimbledon Open.
Pospisil was born in Vernon, British Colombia, however, they unlawfully transferred to Austria so they could escape the Communist regime. He was a gifted child, as he played his first-ever tournament at the young age of 6. As a junior player, he competed at the Little Mo Nationals under-9. Because of his enthusiasm for the sport, his family became supportive of him. He was also enrolled in a school where he can play tennis.
Aside from tennis, he was a good soccer and basketball player, but he had to quit those sports after sustaining injuries that could prevent him from playing tennis.
Pospisil won his first Under-12 tournament at USTA, and he became one of the best tennis players to date, as he defeated Ryan Farber. He also joined the International Tennis Federation and the 2005 Canadian Under-18 ITF World Ranking event. Together with his partner Graeme Kassautzki, they have won the double event. He also partnered with Milos Raonic and won the 2006 Prince Cup.
Because of his hard work, Pospisil had a fruitful career. His breakthrough was in the 2013 Canada’s Davis Cup by winning the doubles match against Daniel Nestor. He also won an ATP Challenger singles title in Johannesburg after his opponent Michal Przysiezny retired from the game.
Perhaps one of his most memorable plays was in the Davis Cup when he encountered Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic. Even though he was unsuccessful in winning the Davis Cup, still his performance against the World Number 1 had carved a special mark in people’s hearts. Pospisil never failed to impress, as he was very competitive.
Grand Slam Result
3R at 2014-15 Australian Open1R at 2012-16, 2018, 2020 French OpenQF at 2015 Wimbledon Open4R at 2020 US Open