Vasek Pospisil on the state of the PTPA and how it impacts Challengers and Futures
Behind the Racquet Pod
One of the co-founders of the PTPA, Vasek Pospisil, joins Mike and Noah from Charlottesville, where he's the top seed at the Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger.Our half hour chat didn't even begin to get in to the full depths of the PTPA and how it fits in to the tennis landscape. But Vasek did give an update on where it's at now, how it impacts lower level players, and he debates the clarity of message with Mike.He also discusses how it's impacted him on court...and hopefully, we'll get another opportunity to get in to it more during the offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 28 - Vasek Pospisil and Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey
Match Point Canada
We check in with veteran Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who talks to Match Point Canada about his 2021 season, and is coming off a finals run in doubles in Newport.The National Bank Open is awaiting the final stages approval to get our great Canadian tennis events in Toronto and Montreal.We also have a key catch up with Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey who updates tennis fans on the current status of the tournaments , plans for fans to attend, and which players they're excited to see.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"The whole purpose of the PTPA is strictly to organize and unite the players and be represented in a proper way where we actually have the ability to impact major decisions that are made that affect our livelihoods."A few weeks removed from a final run in Sofia to end his 2020 season, Vasek Pospisil joins the TENNIS.com Podcast to talk all things on court and off. The 30-year-old Canadian turned pro back in 2007 and would make his biggest splash in 2014 when he won Wimbledon (with Jack Sock) and climbed to No. 25 in the world in singles. Now he's soaring back up the ranks after returning from back surgery in 2019.This year, Pospisil reached the final of Montpellier and Sofia, and the fourth round of the US Open, helping him finish his best season since 2015 at No. 61.He's been even more busy off the court. During his injury hiatus, on top of gaining 24 pounds (something he laughs at now), he began creating the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA). That's not all the off-court developments for Pospisil. When the tour was shut down, he co-hosted the digital ATP-WTA showTennis United with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and co-founded a functional mushroom supplement company called Hekate. Though he gained viral fame for chugging maple syrup in Montpellier, he swears by the mushroom powder that eases inflammation and boosts recovery efforts. In August, Pospisil and Novak Djokovic launched the PTPA with the support of most of their peers. It hasn't been easy as the power struggle on the ATP tour intensifies, and recently, Djokovic and Pospisil were in the news for trying to return to the ATP Player Council. Pospisil clears the air about the PTPA's intentions and his reasons for accepting nomination for the Council, which was quickly blocked by the ATP. He gives an inside take on why tennis needs the PTPA, how he gained support and what the association's status is going into 2021.Watch TENNIS.com Podcast episodes on YouTube and Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Canadian Vasek Pospisil joins Match Point Canada to discuss his deep run at the U.S. Open after falling in the round of 16 to Alex De Minaur.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 33 - In conversation with Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger Aliassime, and Vasek Pospisil
Match Point Canada
For the first time ever, three Canadians have reached the round of 16 in singles at a grand slam event.We catch up with Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger Aliassime, and Vasek Pospisil and discuss their incredible tennis through the first week at the US Open.Also visit hekate.com to learn more about Vasek Pospisil's new health performance supplement of functional mushrooms.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vasek Pospisil joins us to talk about the tour getting back underway, his new job during lockdown co-presenting the ATP/WTA Tennis United show alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands, his other role on the ATP Player Council and a new revolutionary business venture he’s also been getting off the ground.
Sam Querrey joins us to talk about the cancellation of some of his favourite tournaments including Indian Wells, Miami and Wimbledon, how he’s keeping one of the game’s great serves ticking over in these times of lockdown, his work on the ATP Player Council and most importantly about life as a new dad. We also hear from two players who started the year in great form: Canada’s Vasek Pospisil talks about his injury comeback and Tennys Sandgren looks back on an incredible Australian Open.
Vasek Pospisil on Coronavirus Impact, Tennis Hiatus
Beyond The Baseline: SI's Tennis Podcast with Jon Wertheim
On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with ATP player Vasek Pospisil from his home in Canada, where is he currently quarantined amidst the coronavirus pandemic and ATP Tour suspension of tournaments. Pospisil talks about how he is spending his time at home; why he thinks the tennis tour will be suspended for much longer than six weeks; his thoughts on the communication of the tours and tournaments; how he's managing finances and what economic obstacles other players not in his position might face; how he's planning to keep up his fitness and nutrition; why he's likely going to stay away from the courts and ball-hitting for the foreseeable future; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back with an interview from a bit ago with Vasek Pospisil, who has been using his spot on the ATP Player Council to lead a crusade for greater representation and compensation for players. Ben and Vasek talk about those issues, as well as conflicts of interest, Justin Gimelstob, Chris Kermode, relations with the WTA player leadership, and more.If you're interested in tennis politics, this is the episode for you. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook (leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following us on Twitter (discuss this episode with hashtag #NCR234!), and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.
Episode 11 of Match Point Canada is here as we speak with Vernon, BC's Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil has made his return to the tour following back surgery and is set to compete in the summer hard court swing and Rogers Cup.We also discuss ATP politics at large, look back at Leylah Annie Fernandez's title in Gatineau, and have another Rogers Cup ticket giveaway!All of that and more on the latest edition of Match Point Canada, the official Tennis Canada podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices