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Tel Aviv Open: Lucky loser Pospisil advances to last eight

Vasek Pospisil beat Edan Leshem 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday evening and will face the winner of the match between Serb Novak Djokovic, the top seed, and Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the next round

Vasek Pospisil 2022 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Canadian lucky loser Vasek Pospisil advanced to the last eight of the Tel Aviv Open by defeating Israeli qualifier Edan Leshem 6-3, 6-2 at Expo Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.

Pospisil, ranked No 149, will face the winner of the match between Serb Novak Djokovic, the top seed, and Spaniard Pablo Andujar next.

The Canadian edged out Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, the No 8 seed (4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5) ahead of his victory.

In the previous round of the Tel Aviv, Leshem, ranked No 446, won against wildcard Yshai Oliel (6-3, 6-2).

Tel Aviv ATP 250, other second-round results (Expo Tel Aviv, USD 949.475, most recent results first):

  • Novak Djokovic vs. Pablo Andujar
  • Arthur Rinderknech beat Diego Schwartzman (3): 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7)
  • Liam Broady (Q) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (5): 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Constant Lestienne beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-4, 6-2
  • Marin Čilić (2) beat Dominic Thiem (WC): 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4
  • Maxime Cressy (4) beat Sebastian Korda: 6-4, 6-4
  • Roman Safiullin beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-1, 6-4
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