Canada’s Pospisil advances to Wimbledon quarter-finals
Unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil rallied for a five-set victory over Viktor Troicki on Monday to reach the Wimbledon singles quarter-finals for the first time in his career.
Pospisil needed two hours 39 minutes to complete the 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over the No. 22 seed from Serbia. The 25-yearold from Vancouver will play Britain’s Andy Murray in the next round. Murray needed just over three hours to defeat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
Later Monday, Pospisil and American partner Jack Sock — the defending men’s doubles champions — lost their thirdround match against Australia’s John Peers and Britain’s Jamie Murray. It was another marathon for Pospisil, as he and Sock came back from two sets down before losing 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-7(5), 3-6, 8-6 in a match that lasted three hours 19 minutes.
Andy Murray has beaten Pospisil in hard-surface tournaments at Rotterdam and Indian Wells this season, but said he is expecting a tougher challenge from Pospisil on grass.
Pospisil, the world No. 56, had never previously been past the second round in singles play at the All England Club. His previous best singles showing at a Grand Slam event was a thirdround appearance at the Australian Open (2014, 2015).