HALLE, Germany — Canada's Vasek Pospisil is out of the Noventi Open after losing his first-round match on Monday.
Playing his first match since March, the 66th-ranked Pospisil lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) to world No. 75 Marcus Giron of the U.S. at the ATP Tour 500 grass-court event.
Neither player recorded a break.
Giron won 89 per cent of points when he got his first serve in, while Pospisil, from Vancouver, was at 84 per cent.
Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime also is in the tournament.
Auger-Aliassime will face Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the first round after losing in the final at a tournament in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2021.