Pospisil has just beaten Delpo in Miami 6-4 7-6, no real surprise with Delpo having played so few competitive matches in the last 12 months. Delpo wasn't good mentally- he had more break points than Vasek and also had 2 set points in the TB (one on his own serve which he hit a DF on), but that should come back with the more matches he plays. His backhand obviously wasn't ready and was a real weakness and Delpo hit very few winners in the whole match which is so unlike him. Pospisil didn't play a good match at all tactically and a more tactically astute player would have absolutely thrashed Delpo in the state he was in.
Hopefully Delpo will improve with the more matches he plays, maybe going to some challengers to regain confidence could be an option for him. But it is never nice to see a player have his career affected so much by injuries which Delpo undoubtedly has.
I saw bits of that match, left it soon after Delpo went up a break in the second, thinking he might at least take it to three sets. Delpo was just slicing the backhand at every opportunity, so obviously not at all confident in the wrist. And there were three DFs at the end of the first set as well, giving Pospisil a break of serve. A masters tournament is a tough place to comeback really, some lower level events might well help him build the confidence. Since he's using a blacked out frame I wondered if he'd finally made some racquet adjustments. Anyone know?