February 12, 2013
Vasek Pospisil advances in San Jose
By QMI Agency
Vasek Pospisil's victory Tuesday over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy gives Canada three players in the second round of the SAP Open in San Jose, Calif.
The 22-year-old from Vancouver won 7-5, 6-1, needing just 71 minutes to eliminate Donskoy, his first ATP Tour win since returning following a bout with mononucleosis.
In the second round, Pospisil will face No. 2 seed John Isner of the U.S. for the second time in his career. He defeated the American 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9) at Valencia in 2011.
The win comes on the heels of Jesse Levine's victory over American Bradley Klahn Monday night. The Ottawa native will face No. 4 seed Tommy Haas of Germany in the next round.
Milos Raonic, the tournament's No. 1 seed, received an opening-round bye. The Thornhill, Ont., native is the defending champion, having won the tournament the last two years.