Vasek Pospisil is out of the U.S. Open, but he didn’t go quietly.
The Vernon native fell to world No. 25 seed Feliciano Lopez 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (5) in his second-round match Friday afternoon in New York.
Pospisil, ranked 143rd and playing in only his second Grand Slam tennis singles match, pushed the Spaniard for three-hours, 22-minutes. By contrast, Pospisil’s first-round win over the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol took just 82 minutes.
The 21-year-old saved three match point in the third set, eventually taking the tight contest into a tiebereaker. Lopez came earned the victory on his fourth winning chance.
The two competitors each clocked some big serves, with Pospisil unleashing 19 winners and Lopez with 21.