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In form Pospisil opponent in opening round

Thiemo has to defeat Canadian Vasek Pospisil to reach the second round of the Sacramento challenger. It is the first meeting between the players. The winner of the match, which has been scheduled on Tuesday, meets Tim Smyczek (USA) or a qualifier.

Fifth-seed Pospisil recorded some good results the past weeks. He reached the second round of the previous US Open, including three wins in the qualification tournament. In New York, he eventually lost to Felicano Lopez after four close sets. Pospisil also handled Canada two points during the Davis Cup encounter against Israel two weeks ago.