Vasek Pospisil serves for Canada during the 2011 Davis Cup

Canada’s Pospisil, Raonic fall to Djokovic, Serbia in Davis Cup semis

Vernon's Vasek Pospisil was Serbia's final victim. Pospisil and his swollen ankle lost to Janko Tipsarevic in straight sets on Sunday.



Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil had the last word, but his ankle had the final say.

Fighting through the pain, Pospisil fought in vain (and pain) to extend Canada’s run at the 2013 Davis Cup, but lost in three sets to Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic – 7-6, 6-2, 7-6 – and was reduced to tears after the match.

The ecstasy and the agony,” summed up Yahoo’s Neil Acharya (Eh Game). How true.

Pospisil told Sportnet’s Arash Madani his tears were form the loss, not the ankle, and Serbia will take it. Led by Tipsarevic and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the Serbs routed their final individual matches to finish the five-game semi-final, 3-2.

————————————————————

————————————————————

“I heard some pops, which isn’t good,” Madani quoted Pospisil as saying. “My ankle is swollen… The fact I was able to walk out of there is a good thing.”

Pospisil was 0-2 in his singles matches, but won his doubles match with longtime Canadian stud Daniel Nestor on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, Ontario’s Milos Raonic lost to Djokovic, also in straight sets – 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 – but the world’s No. 1 had some flattering words for both Canada’s singles players, and the country’s growing tennis culture:

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rural Saanich residents urged to take preventative steps ahead of wildfire season

Saanich Fire Department expects another hot, dry wildfire season

One person taken to hospital after crash on Elk Lake Drive

Emergency vehicles are blocked access to the area for about 30 minutes

‘Seven baths in two days’: Homeless adjusting to life in hotels

Victoria passes motion to allow camping 24-7 in parks until June 25

Youth riding high after Sidney re-opens skate park

Skate park, tennis courts, volleyball court and multi-use court proved popular on the weekend

Peninsula farm stands open for business with COVID-19 restrictions

Growers hopeful shoppers will support local farms

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try… Continue reading

COVID-19: B.C. too dependent on foreign food production workers

New B.C. job site links unemployed with farm, seafood work

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border in Surrey

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

Most Read