Vernon born Vasek Pospisil picked up a huge win of his career last night. Pospisil ranked 129th. upset world number 1 Andy Murray in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (4) to advance at the B-N-P Paribas Open.
Pospisil did it the hard way going through the qualifiers one by one not even being guaranteed a spot in the main draw coming in.
It was without a doubt, as reported in thestar.com, the biggest singles victory of Pospisil’s career. The Vernon native’s best accomplishment in tennis to date was winning a Wimbledon doubles title with Jack Sock of the U.S.
The story in the Toronto Star says there really was little reason to believe beforehand that Murray would have so much trouble. He is ranked No. 1, owns three Grand Slam singles titles and two Olympic singles golds, has about $55 million more in career earnings than Pospisil and a 45-0 edge in singles trophies. Plus, Murray won all four previous head-to-head matchups.
But Pospisil attacked second serves with great success and broke Murray four times, while also keeping him off-balance with strong net play.
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