Vasek Pospisil sinks Sousa at ASB Classic, sets up date against Shapovalov
Davis Cup teammates become foes in round of 16 clash on Tuesday
Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil downed Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday in the first round of the ASB Classic, setting up an all-Canadian second-round tilt.
Pospisil will face second-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ontario on Wednesday at the ATP 250-level tournament.
Shapovalov, the top-ranked Canadian at No. 13, received a bye into the second round.
The 146th-ranked Pospisil fired five aces to Sousa's two and won 83 per cent of his first-service points en route to upsetting his No. 58-ranked opponent.
The match was interrupted by rain with Pospisil leading 4-2 in the second set.