Vasek Pospisil slowed down in the final
Canadian Vasek Pospisil was unable to claim the title on Sunday in Mouilleron-Le-Captif, France, where he lost the final to Dutchman Jelle Sels, in two sets of 6-4 and 6-3.
The representative of the maple leaf, 136th in the world, fought a good battle in the first set. Broken in the fifth game, he was able to take his rival's serve in the eighth, but he immediately lost his, for a second time, in the next game. He was shown unanswered in the second set, having been broken twice before losing.
Pospisil was simply worse than his opponent with the balls in hand during this duel. He thus placed 64% of his first balls between the lines and won 64% of his exchanges in similar circumstances. However, it was in a second ball situation that Pospisil was attacked by Sels, the latter winning 45% of rallies in this situation.
For his part, the 173rd player in the world put into play 75% of his first balls and won 66% of the resulting exchanges. He also protected his serve on the second ball, winning 71% of rallies.