B.C.'s Pospisil exits Rogers Cup after 1st round

Vasek Pospisil is defeated by Richard Gasquet Tuesday afternoon on Day 4 at the Rogers Cup at the...

Vasek Pospisil is defeated by Richard Gasquet Tuesday afternoon on Day 4 at the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre on August 4, 2014. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:57 PM ET

From first-time winner to first-round loser.

From healthy to hurting.

From dream to nightmare on all fronts, really.

Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., surged into the Rogers Cup in Toronto, and after reaching the semifinal at the event in Montreal last year, was hoping to drum up similar magic this week.

Instead, the 24-year-old with the perma-smile left somewhat stunned -- an early exit coming at the hands of Frenchman Richard Gasquet under sunny skies late Tuesday afternoon at the Rexall Centre.


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