Healthy again, Vasek Pospisil eyes spot in top 50 of ATP rankings

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He is optimistic about his future after several months of intensive training and the addition of Italian coach Flavio Cipolla.

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Pat Hickey  •  Montreal Gazette

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Aug 04, 2022  •  55 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Vasek Pospisil, who hails from Vernon, B.C., reached a career-high No. 25 in 2014 and advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon a year later. Photo by Matthew Stockman /Getty Images Article content

Vasek Pospisil’s ranking on the ATP Tour is 141, the lowest it has been in. more than a decade, but the 32-year-old is optimistic about the prospects for what he describes as the “last three or four years of my career.”

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“I’m healthy and it’s not like I’m past my prime,” Pospisil said Thursday after he was awarded a wild-card spot in the main draw of the National Bank Open tennis championships, which begin Saturday with qualifying action at the Jarry Tennis Centre. “Realistically, I think I can be top 50, but my ambition is to be top 30.”

Other wild-card spots were awarded to three-time Grand Slam winner and former No. 1 Andy Murray of Britain, Belgian veteran David Goffin and Alexis Galarneau of Laval.

The list of direct entries in the 56-man draw was finalized Thursday with the…

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