Valencia Open: Aljaz Bedene knocked out by Vasek Pospisil

Aljaz Bedene
Bedene had beaten the eighth seed Jeremy Chardy in the previous round

British number two Aljaz Bedene has been knocked out of the Valencia Open at the second round, defeated in straight sets by Vasek Pospisil.

The 26-year-old, who is at a career-high world ranking of 48, lost 6-3 6-4.

Slovenia-born Bedene, who gained UK citizenship in March, had beaten French eighth seed Jeremy Chardy 3-6 6-2 6-1 in the first round.

Canadian Pospisil, 25, goes on to play either German qualifier Daniel Brands or top seed David Ferrer of Spain.

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