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Vasek Pospisil awarded Wild Card into Odlum Brown VanOpen

Aug 13, 2018
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Former Wimbledon Doubles Champion Vasek Pospisil Awarded Wild Card into Odlum Brown VanOpen

Organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen are pleased to announce that former World No. 25 and Vancouver’s own Vasek Pospisil will return to play at Hollyburn Country Club August 11 – 19 for this year’s tournament.

Pospisil, who won the Odlum Brown VanOpen Men’s Singles title in 2013, has been awarded a wild card into the men’s main draw. He is currently the third ranked Canadian men’s singles player behind Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov.

“We are very excited to have Vasek returning to our tournament. As a past Odlum Brown VanOpen champion, Davis Cup player and Grand Slam Doubles Champion, his accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Tournament Director Rik de Voest. “We can’t wait to see Vasek back in action on the courts at Hollyburn and know our fans will be entertained with top-level tennis.”

The 28-year-old, who was born in Vernon, BC, but moved to Vancouver in 2002, has four career wins over Top-10 opponents, including former World No. 1 Andy Murray. He also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2015 and the semifinals at the 2013 Rogers Cup. In addition, Pospisil and his partner Daniel Nestor finished fourth in doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He’s twice reached the third round at the Australian Open (2014, 2015) and reached his career high No. 25 ranking in January 2014. That year, Pospisil and partner Jack Sock won the Men’s Doubles title at Wimbledon, defeating the eighth, fifth, and second seeds en route to the final.

Pospisil has also been a passionate member of Canada’s Davis Cup team for years, having represented his country since 2008.

Other Canadian men’s players receiving main draw wild cards for the Odlum Brown VanOpen are Filip Peliwo, Brayden Schnur, and Benjamin Sigouin.

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Read full Odlum Brown VanOpen news release here

For Odlum Brown VanOpen Media Contact please email Brian Wiebe at: media@vanopen.com

For event details please see tournament event page at: www.vanopen.com