Struggling Vasek Pospisil loses again

Vasek Pospisil was upset by Romanian qualifier and world No. 118 Adrian Ungur at the Bucharest...

Vasek Pospisil was upset by Romanian qualifier and world No. 118 Adrian Ungur at the Bucharest International on Tuesday. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP/Files)

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, Last Updated: 9:26 PM ET

Canadian Vasek Pospisil continued an ugly post-Australian Open losing streak Tuesday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

Pospisil, seeded fifth in the ATP 250 tournament, was upset by Romanian qualifier and world No. 118 Adrian Ungur 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in his first-round match in Bucharest.

Since the Aussie Open in January, when he withdrew due to a back injury that forced him to miss a month of action, Pospisil has lost his opening match in every tournament he's played, a stretch of six events.

The streak, which has included losses to virtual unknowns Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia and mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, has dropped the 23-year-old from Vernon, B.C., to 29th in the world rankings from a career-best 25th in late January.

Against Ungur, Pospisil held a 3-1 edge in aces but managed to save just 10 of 17 break points and won 59% of his first-serve points.


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