Vasek Pospisil is a Canadian professional tennis player.
87 Facts About Vasek Pospisil
Vasek Pospisil reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
Vasek Pospisil was born on June 23,1990, in Vernon, British Columbia, to Milos and Mila.
In 1988, before Vasek Pospisil was born, his parents and older brothers unlawfully drove from Czechoslovakia to Austria to escape the Communist regime.
Vasek Pospisil began taking more interest in the game of tennis after the birth of his third son.
Vasek Pospisil coached Vasek's older brothers on community tennis courts, recorded matches on television, and found tips and guidelines in tennis magazines.
When Vasek Pospisil was about 3 years old, he started acting as his brothers' ball boy when they practiced with their father.
Vasek Pospisil played his first tournament at age 6, competing at the under-12 level and still emerging as the champion.
Vasek Pospisil quit soccer when he was only 12 due to injuries and because it got in the way of tennis.
Vasek Pospisil made the trip nearly every day for six consecutive years.
Unlike his siblings, Vasek Pospisil had been homeschooled since he was 7 years old to prioritize tennis.
Vasek Pospisil played with Korkh five days each week, each practice lasting four hours.
In November 2002, Vasek Pospisil went to Florida and won the Prince Cup, defeating several of the best under-12 players from Europe.
At the Ellensburg Open in 2003, Vasek Pospisil lost a tight 3-setter to Seattle-area phenom Jeffrey Hammond.
Vasek Pospisil traveled to play under-14 tournaments in Europe for Tennis Canada in the spring of 2003 with three other players.
Vasek Pospisil faced a knee injury in the process, something that would trouble him for the 18 months that followed.
Vasek Pospisil would make the same trip as an older player, but would still see little success.
When Vasek Pospisil was 14 years old, his father decided to return to coaching his son.
Vasek Pospisil continued to beat high-ranked and respected players such as Ryan Farber.
Vasek 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.
Vasek Pospisil 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 Pospisil won two more European events that summer in doubles and was finalist three more times.
Vasek Pospisil capped his summer off by reaching the 2007 US Open boys' doubles final, partnering Grigor Dimitrov.
In March 2007, Vasek Pospisil won his first professional tour tournament singles match, at the Canada F1 Futures event, defeating Guatemalan No 1 Christian Paiz.
In July 2009 at the USA F17 in Peoria, Illinois, Vasek Pospisil reached his first professional singles final, losing to Michael Venus.
Two weeks later, Vasek 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.
Vasek Pospisil was the seventh seed, and in the final he beat second seed Matteo Viola.
In mid-March 2010, Vasek Pospisil was the top seed in singles at the Canada F3 in Sherbrooke.
Vasek Pospisil lost only one set in capturing his fifth ITF tour title, defeating Raonic, the second seed, in the final, in three sets.
Vasek Pospisil played doubles in the main draw as a wild card, partnering Raonic.
Vasek Pospisil won a second consecutive singles title, Mexico F7, by defeating second seed Adam El Mihdawy in the final.
In October 2010, Vasek 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.
At the midway point of 2011, Vasek Pospisil captured three Challenger doubles titles and two Futures titles, including one in singles.
Two weeks later, Vasek Pospisil captured the doubles title of USA F8 partnering Nicholas Monroe.
In May 2011, Vasek Pospisil won his ninth career ITF Futures singles title, Korea F2.
In June 2011 at Wimbledon, attempting to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, Vasek Pospisil lost in the second round.
In September 2011, Vasek 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.
Missing through injury their two top singles players, Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic, Vasek Pospisil played No 1 singles and doubles.
Vasek Pospisil lost his first rubber in four sets, to Ivan Endara.
In July 2011, Vasek Pospisil won his tenth ITF Men's Circuit singles title in Saskatoon, without dropping a set.
Vasek Pospisil reached the second round of the 2011 US Open where he was defeated by Feliciano Lopez.
Vasek Pospisil won his first ATP Challenger title in March 2012, defeating Maxime Authom.
Vasek Pospisil reached the second round of the 2012 Rogers Cup for the second straight year after upsetting world No 26 Andreas Seppi.
Vasek Pospisil lost to world No 10 Juan Monaco in the next round.
Vasek Pospisil had to skip all tournaments in early 2013, including the Australian Open, due to mononucleosis.
Vasek Pospisil entered the Rogers Cup in Montreal as a wild card.
Vasek Pospisil lost to Gael Monfils in the next round.
Vasek Pospisil reached the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors but was defeated by world No 6 Roger Federer.
Vasek Pospisil began the year strongly by reaching the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open.
Vasek Pospisil 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.
Vasek Pospisil made a return at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round.
Vasek Pospisil then lost his second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open to Mikhail Kukushkin.
Vasek Pospisil began his clay-court season at Monte Carlo, but lost in the first round to Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets.
At Wimbledon, Vasek 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.
Vasek Pospisil reached his first ATP singles final at the Citi Open a week later with wins over Rajeev Ram, world No 5 Tomas Berdych, Santiago Giraldo and world No 14 Richard Gasquet.
Vasek Pospisil was defeated by world No 7 Milos Raonic in the first all-Canadian final in ATP history.
Vasek Pospisil started his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup, representing Canada with Eugenie Bouchard.
Vasek Pospisil won his three singles matches, but Canada finished third in their group and was eliminated from the competition.
At the Australian Open, Vasek Pospisil reached the third round for the second straight year, but lost to Guillermo Garcia Lopez in straight sets.
At Wimbledon, Vasek Pospisil reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his singles career.
Vasek Pospisil beat French qualifier Vincent Millot, 30th seed Fabio Fognini, local wildcard James Ward, and 22nd seed Viktor Troicki.
Vasek Pospisil was defeated in the quarterfinals by world No 3 Andy Murray in straight sets.
In doubles, Vasek 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.
The next week, Vasek Pospisil reached the second round of the Shanghai Masters, losing to 11th seed Richard Gasquet in three sets.
At his last tournament of the year, the Valencia Open, Vasek Pospisil reached the semifinals, where he lost to Joao Sousa.
Vasek Pospisil started his 2016 season at the Chennai Open as the seventh seed, but was defeated by Aljaz Bedene in the first round.
At Wimbledon, Vasek Pospisil was again defeated in the first round, this time to Albert Ramos Vinolas in four sets.
Vasek Pospisil reached the third round of the doubles event.
At the Rogers Cup, Vasek Pospisil beat Jeremy Chardy in the opening round but lost to Gael Monfils in the next round.
The next week at the ATP Challenger 100K in San Francisco, Vasek Pospisil made it to the singles final where he was defeated by Zhang Ze in three sets.
Vasek Pospisil lost to fellow qualifier Dusan Lajovic in the next round.
Vasek Pospisil won the sixth ATP Challenger of his career with a victory over Ricardas Berankis at the Open de Rennes.
The next week, Vasek Pospisil reached the final in Busan for the second straight year, but was not able to defend his title with a loss to Matthew Ebden.
At the 2019 US Open, Vasek Pospisil beat ninth seed Karen Khachanov in the first round.
In Montpellier, Vasek Pospisil, entered using a protected ranking, and defeated Aljaz Bedene, Denis Shapovalov, and Richard Gasquet all in straight sets, before upsetting world number 10 David Goffin in three sets to advance to his first final since Washington in 2014.
Vasek Pospisil would go on to lose in the second round to Filip Krajinovic.
At the 2020 US Open, Vasek Pospisil reached the fourth round for the first time in his career after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, 25th seed Milos Raonic in four sets and then upsetting 8th seed, Roberto Bautista Agut in a five set thriller.
Vasek Pospisil played his first tournament of the year at the 2021 Australian Open.
Vasek Pospisil partnered Denis Shapovalov in the doubles but fell in the second round to Nicholas Monroe and Frances Tiafoe in three sets.
Vasek Pospisil began to suffer injuries again and played few tournaments.
Vasek Pospisil's best singles showing was a quarterfinal appearance at the 2021 Eastbourne International where he lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Alex de Minaur in straight sets.
Vasek Pospisil reappeared for Canada in the 2021 Davis Cup Finals where he lost two singles matches and one doubles match as Canada was eliminated in the group stage.
Vasek Pospisil backed out of both the Australian Open and French Open.
In November, at the 2022 Davis Cup, Vasek Pospisil teamed up with Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov to give Canada its first ever Davis Cup Finals title.
Vasek Pospisil started his 2023 season at the Adelaide International 1.
Vasek Pospisil lost in the final round of qualifying to Roman Safiullin.
Vasek Pospisil's ranking fell from 99 to outside the Top 100 at 113.