Viktor Troicki life and biography

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Viktor Troicki biography

Date of birth : 1986-02-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality : Serbian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-24
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, US Open

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Viktor Troicki is a Serbian professional tennis player. Viktor Troicki has Serb and Russian ethnic roots.


His career high ranking is #15, achieved on 2 May 2011. He won his first ATP singles title at the 2010 Kremlin Cup, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round and Marcos Baghdatis in the final. He also won an ATP doubles title with Christopher Kas at the 2010 PTT Thailand Open. However, his biggest achievement was winning the deciding rubber in Serbia's Davis Cup final against France in 2010.

Singles Titles
2010: Moscow

Doubles Titles
2010: Bangkok

Troicki began the year by competing in the 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open as the 5th seed, where he advanced to the semifinals after defeating Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6–1 7–5, Olivier Rochus 6–2 6–2, and Łukasz Kubot 4–6 6–4 7–6(1) but lost to Rafael Nadal 6–1 6–3. At the 2010 Medibank International Sydney, he beat Florent Serra 7–6(5) 6–4 in the first round and lost to Marcos Baghdatis in the second round 7–5, 6–3. He then lost in the second round of the 2010 Australian Open to Florian Mayer 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(2), 6–1. On the 2010 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, he was upset by Michael Berrer 6–4, 6–3 in the Quarterfinals after defeating Rainer Schüttler 6–3, 6–2 and Mikhail Kukushkin 7–5, 7–5. He then retired against Jürgen Melzer in the first round of the 2010 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament due to an elbow injury being 6–3, 3–0 down. He then competed in the 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships where he lost to compatriot Novak Djokovic in the second round. In the 2010 BNP Paribas Open he lost in the 4th round to Tomáš Berdych 6–1, 6–3 having only played and won 1 game in the previous rounds, as he received a bye when his second round opponent Pablo Cuevas retired after 1 game and Nikolay Davydenko withdrew. In the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open he lost to David Nalbandian in a close match 3–6, 6–4, 4–6 in the second round after receiving a bye.

In the start of the clay season Troicki competed in the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters losing to 12th seed Tommy Robredo in the second round after defeating Łukasz Kubot 4–6, 6–2, 6–2. In October 2010 Viktor won his first ever ATP World Tour title in Moscow, defeating Marcos Baghdatis in final 3–6, 6–4, 6–3. On his road to the title, he had also eliminated Dmitry Tursunov, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Horacio Zeballos and Pablo Cuevas.

Troicki was part of Serbia's Davis Cup team that reached the final for the first time in their history in 2010. He was initially overlooked for the singles rubbers, but after compatriot Janko Tipsarević was beaten by Gaël Monfils in straight sets Troicki was chosen to play the final singles rubber, as well as the doubles. With Serbia and France tied at 2–2, Troicki won the deciding match 6–2 6–2 6–3 against Michaël Llodra to clinch Serbia's first Davis Cup, a triumph labeled by national coach Bogdan Obradović as "the greatest sporting triumph in Serbia's history".

Troicki started 2011 in ATP Doha where he lost to Roger Federer 2–0 in the quarterfinals. Troicki advanced to the finals at ATP Sydney, where he beat Juan Ignacio Chela, Richard Gasquet, Florian Mayer and in the final lost to Gilles Simon 2–0, 7–5, 7–6(4).


Began playing tennis at age five with countryman Nenad Trifunovic as his coach
Nicknamed Vik
Speaks Serbian and English
Inspired by Andre Agassi who was his childhood idol
Parents are Aleksandar, a lawyer; and Mila, an economist
Lived and practiced in Boca Raton, Florida from age 13-15
Enjoys all sports and when he was younger he used to play soccer and wasn’t sure whether he would continue with tennis since soccer was his favorite sport
Fan of Partisan Belgrade team
Favorite shot is serve and considers hard courts his favorite surface
Has a 3-1 career Davis Cup record (2-1 in singles) in two ties
Coached by Jan de Witt (since 2005).

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