Vasek Pospisil has fought off stiff competition, including that of compatriot Milos Raonic, to be crowned the ATP’s Comeback Player of the Year for 2020. The 30-year-old finished the year at No. 61 in the rankings having started it at No. 149.
Aside from Raonic, who was himself a strong contender for the award following a stellar season which included a run to the final of a Masters 1000 event at the Western and Southern Open, Pospisil was also selected ahead of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson and Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov.
This award represents the culmination of an incredibly impressive return to action for Pospisil, who in 2019 was sidelined after undergoing surgery on a herniated disk. The Canadian reached two ATP finals in 2020, in Sofia and Montpellier, as well as the fourth round of the US Open.
During his best run at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2015, Pospisil beat Roberto Bautista Agut and Raonic – both of whom were ranked inside the ATP’s Top 20. His run in New York was eventually halted by Australia’s Alex De Minaur.
Canadian tennis fans will be hoping Pospisil can continue his resurgence in 2021 and perhaps claim a first ATP singles title of his career.