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Pospisil posts huge upset over world No. 1 Andy Murray

Mar 12, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Vasek Pospisil – currently ranked No. 129 – has earned the biggest win of his career with an incredible upset over world No. 1 Andy Murray in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night. Ousting Murray by a score 6-4, 7-6(5), Pospisil has earned his place in the round of 32 at the first Masters 1000 event of the year.

Pospisil, who already went through two qualifying matches and a first-rounder over Yen-Hsun Lu this week, employed the serve-and-volley to put pressure on Murray throughout the contest. Holding four match points at 6-2 in the second-set tiebreaker, Murray brought it back to 6-5 but the Canuck held his nerve to win it at the one hour and 50-minute mark.

His supreme performance didn’t go unnoticed by his peers, including Canadian No. 1 Milos Raonic who is sitting out Indian Wells this year due to injury.

This is the first time since 1992 (Daniel Nestor vs. Stefan Edberg in Davis Cup action) a Canadian has defeated a current world No. 1 player.

Next up for Pospisil in the third round will be Serbian Dusan Lajovic, ranked world No. 106. Pospisil has played him once before, grabbing the win at s-Hertogenbosch back in 2014.

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