Vasek Pospisil Absolutely Thrashed Tennis Racquet During Indian Wells Masters 2021 Round 1

Published 10/08/2021, 1:43 AM EDT
Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Vasek Pospisil of Canada hits a forehand against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) in the first round of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


At Indian Wells Masters 2021, Canadian tennis professional Vasek Pospisil met Jeffrey John (J.J.) Wolf in the opening round. Although it seemed to be a comfortable win for him on paper, it did not go as expected on the court. Consequently, as Pospisil dropped the second set and a break down in the third, he let out his frustration on his tennis racquet.

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From the start of the match, both Pospisil and Wolf fought rigorously for every point. Unsurprisingly, the Canadian got the first break and took the opening set 6-4. However, as the second set began, his level dropped, and Wolf took advantage of the situation.

Naturally, all the missed timings and unforced errors started building up inside Pospisil. Once the frustration got too much for the 31-year-old, he let it all out on his tennis racquet. See how it went down.

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Indeed, the picture told the story about the Canadian’s emotions.

But eventually, Pospisil found his composure again as he got the crucial break in the decider set. As a result, he won the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

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Notably, it is not the first time Vasek Pospisil showed his emotions on the court. Before this, he had another such display of frustration on the court at the Miami Open 2021 in March.

Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Vasek Pospisil of Canada serves against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) in the first round of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nevertheless, the Canadian is through to the second round in the desert. According to the draw, he will take on compatriot and ninth seed Denis Shapovalov in his next match.

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Unquestionably, it would be a roller-coaster encounter between the two. Only time will tell if Pospisil can keep his cool and cause a big upset in the tennis paradise.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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