On Wednesday, Canadian Vasek Pospisil advanced to just his second tour-level quarter-final since October 2015, defeating recent Nature Valley International champion Mischa Zverev to move into the last eight at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island.
In the newest edition of ATPWorldTour.com’s ‘On The Line’ series, Pospisil discusses his favourite music and the interesting career he wants to pursue when he stops playing tennis.
What’s your biggest passion outside of sport and why?
Music. Just because it soothes my soul. I love it.
What’s your favourite musical group?
In My Life by The Beatles.
What’s the last book you read?
The Sale of A Lifetime.
What’s your favourite book ever and why?
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s probably the one I’ve tried to apply to my life the most and it’s a really good read.
Person whom you admire the most?
My father for the sacrifices he’s made in his life and because he’s taught me everything that I know. He’s taught me how to handle myself as a man and he taught me how to play tennis.
My tennis career will be a success ________________.
If I could finish my career and say that I left everything out there and didn’t feel like I have any regrets in terms of trying to get better every day. I don’t know what the results are going to bring, but I want to hold ATP World Tour titles, which I haven’t done yet, and finish inside the Top 20 [of the ATP Rankings] at some stage in my career.
After my tennis career, I want to _____________.
Start a family and become a real estate investor.
What makes you want to go into real estate?
I don’t know, I just have a real passion for it. I like the idea of being in real estate and making passive income, being able to spend time with my family and trying to grow real estate wealth.
Have you done any of that yet while on the ATP World Tour?
I’ve just started. I’ve just kind of planted the seeds just to kind of get into it. I’m not going to focus on that until after my career. As soon as I finish my tennis career, then I’m really going to educate myself and dive into it and make that my priority No. 1 in my career. [But] not before I’m done with tennis, because there’s too much risk to go into something that I’m not fully educated in.