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TOPSHELF OPEN 2015
Pospisil Back To Winning Ways On Grass
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
by ATP Staff | 08.06.2015
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Vasek Pospisil claimed his first ATP World Tour singles win since March on Monday as he defeated Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Back on his preferred grass after a frustrating few weeks on clay, Pospisil saved all five break points he faced and converted three of his four chances on Matosevic’s serve to prevail in 63 minutes. Matosevic dropped to a 3-14 record on the season.

"It was a good match," said Pospisil. "I felt like I played well throughout the whole match. I executed my game plan well. I was serving well, which is obviously crucial on this surface. There were maybe a few nerves at the end there, but overall I'm really happy and pleased with the way I played today. I served well and I played aggressive on the return games, which I think was key to taking those opportunities."

The 24-year-old Pospisil goes on to face Gilles Muller, who fired 13 aces as he beat Marsel Ilhan 6-0, 7-5 in 53 minutes.

"It'll be a very tough match," said Pospisil. "He's one of the best servers in the game and on grass that's obviously a big challenge. We both like playing on grass, so it'll be a tough match for both of us and a fun one to play in."

Home favourite Robin Haase notched his sixth win of the season as he dismissed Blaz Kavcic 6-2, 7-5. The Dutch wild card struck 11 aces and converted five of his 11 break points in the 74-minute match.

Fourth seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez will open his campaign in the second round against Romanian wild card Marius Copil, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the last match of the day.

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