After recovering from back surgery for the better part of 2019, Vasek Pospisil is looking in tip-top shape this fall season. He had an impressive run in Shanghai, where he defeated Diego Schwartzman and pushed Daniil Medvedev to the brink, and has now reeled off two consecutive ATP Challenger titles, in Las Vegas and Charlottesville.
The former world No. 25 dropped just two total sets en route to his Las Vegas and Charlottesville titles. His movement looked as explosive as ever, and he overpowered his opponents with his hyper-aggressive and huge-serving brand of tennis.
“My goal was to finish the year healthy and get to the offseason in a good state of mind and a good physical state,” Pospisil told Mike Cation in Charlottesville. “And to then focus on 2020. That was it.”
He celebrated with a drink in Vegas, and with Taco Bell in Charlottesville. The 29-year-old made his return at Wimbledon after undergoing surgery for a herniated disk in January.
Been quite the roller coaster ride the last 3 months but glad I can finally start putting it behind me. Successfully underwent lower back surgery here in NYC. Big thanks to Dr. Pavel Kolar, Dr. John Theodoropoulos, and surgeon Dr. Frank Camissa at the @hspecialsurgery. Time to rehab ✌????#illbeback
The world No. 153 has set himself up nicely for 2020 success as he has zero points to defend until July. At this point cracking the Top-100 again seems like a foregone conclusion, and a Top-50 appearance is likely.
Pospisil is playing this week at an ATP Challenger in Knoxville and is set to compete for Canada in two weeks at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.