Chennai Open: Aljaz Bedene beats Vasek Pospisil to reach round two

Aljaz Bedene
Aljaz Bedene reached the final of the 2015 Chennai Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the final

British number two Aljaz Bedene has reached the second round of the Chennai Open with a 7-5 7-6 victory over world number 39 Vasek Pospisil.

Slovenia-born Bedene, ranked 45, took one hour and 46 minutes to see off the 2015 Wimbledon quarter-finalist.

He will next face Italy's Luca Vanni, ranked 61 places below him, for a place in the quarter-finals.

Bedene, 26, is preparing for the Australian Open, which starts on 18 January.