Vasek Pospisil comes up short at Swiss Indoors
Canadian loses 1st-round match in 3 sets to American Jack Sock
Vasek Pospisil had a strong first set, but American Jack Sock rallied to dispatch the Canadian 3-6 7-6 (7), 7-5 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Tuesday.
Sock, who won the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title with Pospisil, required a medical timeout in the third set while trailing 5-4, but was able to close out the match against his former partner.
The back-and-forth affair was Pospisil's first ATP main draw since September's Chengdu Open.
In later action, both Roger Federer and Marin Cilic advanced to the next round at the tournament. Federer deveated American Frences Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3, while Cilic's opponent Florian Mayer retired after dropping the first set 6-3.
Denis Shapovalov, the lone Canadian remaining in Basel, advanced to the second round on Monday with a three-set win over Japan's Yuichi Sugita.
With files from The Canadian Press