Vasek Pospisil Biography

Vasek Pospisil

Quick Facts Of Vasek Pospisil

Celebrated Name Vasek Pospisil
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Vashy
Birth Name Vasek Pospisil
Birth Date 1990-06-23
Gender Male
Profession Tennis Player
Place Of Birth Vernon, British Columbia
Birth Nation Canada
Nationality Canadian
Famous For Won 2014 Wimbledon doubles with Jack Sock
Ethnicity white
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christianity
Father Milos Pospisil
Mother Mila Pospisil
Siblings 2
Brothers Tom and Petr
Career Start Turned Professional in 2007
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Holly Roe (Ex)
Residence Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 194 lbs (88 kg)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Tennis (prize money, endorsements, bonuses)
Net Worth $1 million

Vasek Pospisil is a Canadian professional tennis player. Having turned professional in 2007, he has reached the career-high ranking of No. 25 in world singles and No. 4 in doubles. He won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters with partner Jack Sock. He reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. As of August 2020, he has won the prize money of over $5.8 million. 

He has over 86k followers on his Instagram @vasek.pospisil.

What is Vasek Pospisil Famous For?

  • Won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2015 Indian Wells Masters men's doubles with partner Jack Sock. 
  • His biggest title win is the ATP Challenger singles title in Johannesburg in 2013. 

Vasek Pospisil father

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Where is Vasek Pospisil From?

Vasek Pospisil was born on 23 June 1990. His birth place is in Vernon, British Columbia in Canada. He holds Canadian nationality. He was born to a father, Milos Pospisil, and a mother, Mila Pospisil. He has two older brothers, Tom, and Petr. He belongs to white ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Cancer. His religion is Christianity. His parents and older brothers are from Czechoslovakia who moved to Austria to escape the Communist regime. The family lived in Austria and saved enough to move to Canada. The family finally moved to Canada in 1989, where Vasek was born. The family had poor English language proficiency at the time. His father worked two jobs, at a flour mill and as a machinery operator at a brewery. His older brothers were playing tennis at the time and Vasek started acting as his brothers' ball boy. 

He was homeschooled since he was 7 years old. 

Vasek Pospisil young

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Vasek Pospisil Junior Career

  • Vasek Pospisil played his first tournament at the age of 6. He played under-12 level and won it as well. 
  • He won under-9 Little Mo Nationals in San Diego. 
  • He played soccer, basketball, table tennis, and street hockey as well. 
  • He quit soccer at the age of 12 due to injuries. 
  • He trained at Kelowna for six years. 
  • The family moved to Vancouver in 2002 to find a tennis coach for Vase, 
  • Russian-born Vadim Korkh coached Vasek. 
  • Vasek won the Prince Cup in Florida in 2002.
  • He reached the quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl and lost to Jeffrey Hammond in the Ellensburg (WA) Open in 2003. He played under-14 tournaments in Europe for Tennis Canada in 2003. 
  • His knee injury at the time troubled him for almost 2 years. 
  • He won the Canadian Nationals at the U14 level. He secured a spot as the best player in the country for his age group. 
  • His father then left his job, moved to Vancouver to become his son, Vasek's full-time coach. 
  • Vasek and his partner Graeme Kassautzki won the 2005 Canadian U18 doubles ITF doubles World Ranking event. It was his first junior International Tennis Federation event. 
  • He won his second doubles title with Milos Raonic, the 2006 Prince Cup in the United States. 
  • In 2007, he won two doubles titles in the Czech Republic as well as the Guru Cup in Italy in May 2007. 
  • He won the ITF Flevoland Junior Championships in the Netherlands in February, the 25th All-Canadian ITF Junior Championships in April, and the Canadian U18 ITF World Ranking Event in 2007. 
  • With partner Grigor Dimitrov, he reached the 2007 U.S. Open boy's doubles final. 
  • Vasek and Roman Jebavy won the doubles event at the Dunlop Orange Bowl. 

Vasek Pospisil Titles

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Vasek Pospisil Professional Career

  • Vasek Pospisil turned professional in 2007. 
  • He won his first professional tour tournament single match at the Canada F1 Futures event in March 2007. He defeated then-Guatemalan NO. 1 Christian Paiz.
  • He won his first professional career title, in doubles with Erik Chvojka at the Canada F3. 
  • He won the Challenger Banque Nationale de Rimouski doubles title with partner Milos Raonic in 2008. They also won two more ITF Futures doubles titles in 2008. 
  • Vasek and Adil Shamasdin won the Mexico F4 and F5 doubles titles in May 2009. 
  • He reached his first professional singles finals at the 2009 USA F17. He won the doubles titles with Raonic. 
  • He won the Romania F14 doubles with Copil in August 2009. 
  • Pospisil and Marcus Willis won the Italy F28 in September 2009. 
  • He won his first singles title, Italy F29 in 2009. He won his second singles title, Italy F30. 
  • He won the Mexico F12 singles and as well as doubles title with Nima Roshan in 2009. 
  • He won the Mexico F14 singles title and the Challenger Britania Zavaleta with Adil Shamasdin in 2009. 
  • He won his fifth ITF tour tile, Canada F3 in March 2010. 
  • He won the doubles titles at the Abierto Internacional del Bicentenario Leon with a partner, Santiago Gonzalez in March 2010.
  • He recorded his first win in the ATP Tour main draw event at the 2010 Rogers Cup when they defeated the team of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the first round. 
  • He won the ITF Mexico F6, Mexico F7, and Canada F5 singles titles in 2010. 
  • Vasek and Treat Conrad Huey won the Rimouski Challenger in March 2011. Vasek and Nicholas Monroe won the USA F8 doubles title in March 2011. 
  • Vasek and Bobby Reynolds won the 2011 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in April. 
  • He won the Korea F2 singles title in May 2011. 
  • Vasek and Reynolds won the Jalisco Open doubles in June 2011. 
  • Vasek became instrumental when they won the Canadian Davis Cup tie in September 2011. 
  • He won ITF Men's Circuit singles title in Saskatoon in July 2011. 
  • He won his first ATP Challenger title in March 2012. With the win, he entered the world's top 100 for the first time. 
  • He won his second Challenger title, (Granby, Canada) in July 2011. He reached world ranking at No. 85. 
  • Due to mononucleosis, he skipped all tournaments in early 2013, including the Australian Open. 
  • He won his third ATP Challenger singles title in Johannesburg in May 2013. 
  • He reached his first ATP semifinal at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota in July 2013. 
  • He won his second ATP Challenger of the year at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open in August 2013. 
  • He recorded his first top-10 win after defeating Tomas Berdych in the 2013 Rogers Cup. He lost to Milos Raonic in the semifinal. With the win, he entered the top 40 for the first time in his career.
  • He reached the semifinals of the 2013 Swiss Indoors. 
  • He won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships with partner Jack Sock. They defeated the Bryan brothers in the final. 
  • Vasek and Sock won their second straight doubles title at the BB&T Atlanta Open in 2014. 
  • He reached his first ATP singles final at the 2015 Citi Open. He was defeated by Milos Raonic in the final.
  • Vasek and Sock were defeated by the Bryan brothers in the Cincinnati Masters final in 2014. 
  • Vasek won the Swiss Indoors title with Nenad Zimonjic in October 2014. 
  • Vasek and Sock won the 2015 Indian Wells Masters men's doubles. They lost to the Bryan brothers at the 2015 Miami Open final.
  • He reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his singles career at the Wimbledon in 2015. he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Andy Murray. 
  • Vasek and Sock won the 2015 China Open. 
  • He won the sixth doubles title of his career at the 2016 Rotterdam Open. He had partnered with Nicolas Mahut. Vasek and Sock finished runners-up in the Rome Masters in May 2016. 
  • He reached the doubles final with partner Radek Stepanek at the 2017 Qatar ExxonMobil Open. 
  • He reached the singles final at the 2017 ATP Challenger 100K in San Francisco. 
  • He won his fifth ATP Challenger singles title, 150K in Busan in May 2017. 

Vasek Pospisil records

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  • He won his sixth ATP Challenger singles title, the Open de Rennes in 2018. He won his seventh ATP Challenger title in Budapest in 2018.
  • He reached the final in Busan in 2018 but lost to Matthew Ebden. 
  • Vasek underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in January 2019. He returned to tennis at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. 
  • Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov teamed up ton single-handedly take Canada to its first-ever Davis Cup final in the 119-year history of the event in the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. They defeated Russia, Austria, the United States, and Italy to reach the finals.
  • 3 Canadians, Vasek Pospisil, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Denis Shapovalov reached the 4th round of the 2020 US Open. 

Vasek Pospisil Wife

Vasek Pospisil is unmarried. He was in a long-term relationship with Holly Roe. It is not clear when they started dating but they reportedly broke up in 2017. Not much information about his personal life is available. He maintains a private life. 

He lives in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Vasek Pospisil Height

Vasek Pospisil stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a body weight of 194 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is light brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

He wears Asics shoes. 

Vasek Pospisil Net Worth

Vasek Pospisil earns from his professional career as a tennis player. Having turned professional in 2007, he has won numerous ITF and ATP titles. Though he has not won any singles title in major Grand Slam events, he won the 2014 Wimbledon doubles with Jack Sock. As of August 2020, he has bagged prize money of $5.8 million. His income comes from prize money and endorsement deals. He has endorsement deals with Asics, Wilson Sporting Goods, Iris Canada, and the National Bank of Canada. His net worth is estimated between $1 million. 

Did You Know?

  • His father also played professional tennis.
  • His father coached him for several years.
  • He also played soccer, basketball, table tennis, and street hockey.
  • He plays right-handed.
  • Vasek Pospisil and Raonic are the only team to ever defeat the doubles team of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. They defeated the team in the 2010 Rogers Cup.
  • He has been coached by Dirk Hordorff and Rainer Schuttler since November 2017.
  • His previous coaches are Vadim Korkh, Frederic Niemeyer, Frederic Fontang, and Mark Woodforde.
  • Roger Federer is his tennis role model.
  • He is a supporter of the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.
  • He is fluent in Czech and French.