Canada's Vasek Pospisil jumps to 32 in world tennis rankings

Vasek Pospisil of Canada returns the ball during his semi-final match against Switzerland's Roger...

Vasek Pospisil of Canada returns the ball during his semi-final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

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, Last Updated: 8:31 PM ET

Vasek Pospisil is back on the rise.

Coming off a semifinal loss to Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoor Open, the 23-year-old from Vernon, B.C., vaulted to a career-high No. 32 in the ATP Tour rankings.

It's Pospisil's biggest leap in the rankings since going from 71st to 40th after reaching the Rogers Cup semifinals in August. He got as high as No. 39 in the six tournaments since, but slipped back to 40th heading into the Swiss tournament.

Countryman Milos Raonic remained at No. 11 for the 10th straight week and holds a slim chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals.

With one ATP 1000 event left in the schedule - the Paris Masters - Raonic has 2,770 points. He needs to leap over 10th ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3055) and world No. 9 Richard Gasquet (3120) to qualify for the eight-person tournament. Andy Murray, ranked fourth, pulled out as he recovers from back surgery.

Raonic begins the Paris Masters on a bye, as do Tsonga and Gasquet. Pospisil will face Gael Monfils in the first round Tuesday.


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