Tiebreak heartbreak for Vasek Pospisil

Vernon tennis star loses third-set semifinal tiebreaker to countryman Milos Raonic at Rogers Cup in Montreal

Canada’s Milos Raonic will meet Spain’s Rafael Nadal Sunday in the final of the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament in Montreal.

Raonic, from Brampton, Ont.,  scored a 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4) win over Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil in the first semifinal in front of a capacity crowd thrilled to see two Canadians battling for a spot in the championship match.

Raonic is the first Canadian to advance to the tournament final since 1958.

The win guarantees Raonic will be a top-10 ranked player at the tournament’s conclusion.

Pospisil earned $128,000 for his final four appearance, and he is now ranked No. 40 in the world.

Nadal advanced to the final with a three-set win over the world’s No. 1-ranked player, Novak Djokovic.

See Wednesday’s Morning Star for more details.