History repeats itself for Vasek Pospisil

History repeats itself for Vasek Pospisil


As was the case last year in Toronto, Canadian Vasek Pospisil came up against American Tommy Paul in the first round of the National Bank Open on Tuesday at IGA Stadium.< /strong> 

Holder of an invitation from the organizers, the Maple Leaf player lost his flag in two sets of 6-4 and against the 34th ranked player in the world.

< p>Pospisil, 147th on the ATP board, took time to get going, being cleared on his serve in the opening game of the match. Having lost in three sets against Paul in the first round in 2021, he nevertheless had the merit of showing more conviction later, without managing to make up for the late break. However, the British Columbian will blame himself for having missed three chances to break in the last game of the initial set, allowing his rival to capitalize on his first set point.

At work in the main draw of an ATP event for the second time this season after being hampered by a right elbow injury, Pospisil again placed himself in trouble by conceding the opener break in the second set .

Paul will have an important command in the next stage, as he has a date with the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, seeded second.