Vasek Pospisil is through to his fourth quarter-final of the season following a 6-3, 6-4 second-round victory over Great Britain’s Aljaz Bedene at the Valencia Open in Spain on Wednesday.
Pospisil saved the only break point he faced throughout the match, while losing just four points on his first serve. Leading 5-3 in the second set, Pospisil had break points for the match, but instead he served out the win at the one hour and 32-minute mark.
Ranked world No. 43, Pospisil has reached three other round of eights this year, at Wimbledon, Atlanta, and Kuala Lumpur. He is still looking for his first semifinal berth and standing in the way in Valencia will be the winner of the match between Spaniard Albert Montanes (a lucky loser who received David Ferrer’s spot following the No. 1 seed’s withdrawal) versus German qualifier Daniel Brands. The 25-year-old Canadian will learn his opponent on Thursday.