|Vasek Pospisil Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||June 23, 1990|
Vasek Pospisil is a Canadian professional tennis player who has excelled in both the singles and doubles formats at the highest level, with major laurels coming in the doubles events. Alongside American professional Jack Sock, he won the doubles title at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters. He also led Canada to its first-ever Davis Cup final in 2019, as the team defeated powerhouses like Russia, Australia, the United States, and Italy in the event before eventually losing to Spain in the championship match. Vasek’s affinity for grass surfaces came to the fore when he reached the singles quarterfinal at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, his peak performance in the singles format at the Grand Slam level.
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Vasek had been homeschooled from the age of 7 so that he could focus on tennis.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Miloš Pospisil (Factory Manager, Machinery Operator)
- Mother – Mila Pospisil (Teacher)
- Siblings – Petr Pospisil (Older Brother), Tom Pospisil (Older Brother)
- Others – Erica Pospisil (Sister-in-Law)
He is represented by Alexei Nikolaev, Marketing and Media Manager, International Management Group (IMG), New York City, New York, United States.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Vasek has dated –
- Holly Roe
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Czech descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
Vasek has been sponsored by –
- Wilson Sporting Goods
- Iris Canada
- National Bank of Canada
Vasek Pospisil Favorite Things
- Tennis Players/Role Models – Patrick Rafter, Roger Federer
- Tennis Tournament/Event – US Open
- Hobbies/Interests – Singing, Listening to Music, Playing the Guitar
- Ice Hockey Teams – Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens
Source – ATP Tour
Vasek Pospisil Facts
- In 1988, 6 years before Vasek’s birth, his family unlawfully crossed into Austria from the then-Czechoslovakia borders to escape the communist regime there. In 1989, when they had saved enough money, they moved to Canada to start their lives afresh.
- A child prodigy, he participated in his first tournament, an Under-12 event, at the age of just 6 and won it. In 2002, he won the prestigious Prince Cup, where he defeated some of the best Under-12 plays from all over Europe.
- At the junior Grand Slam level, he reached the doubles semifinal at the 2008 French Open and the doubles final at both the 2007 US Open and the 2008 Australian Open.
- In August 2010, he competed in the doubles main draw of the Rogers Cup as a wild card. He partnered with Milos Raonic for the event and they defeated the pair of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the 1st round. This was Vasek’s first win in the main draw of an ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) event.
- Apart from English, he is fluent in the Czech and French languages.
Featured Image by Vasek Pospisil / Instagram