Viktor Troicki started playing tennis at the age of five. His greatest inspiration was one of the legends in the sport of tennis, Andre Agassi. Viktor just recently turned professional in the year 2006. His first tennis competition was in his homeland of Serbia. It was in the year 2003 when he started playing his Futures tournament. His first tennis tournament win was in his hometown of Belgrade, this happened a year later after he started competing in Futures tournament. In 2005, he won his first Challenger Tournament after beating Fabio Colangelo in his hometown of Belgrade.
His debut in the ATP tournament was in the year 2006 in Tokyo. His performance was great for a debut player, being able to pass the first round of the tournament. Just a year later in 2007, Troicki garnered the best victory ever in his career by defeating the number 3 ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic, who also happens to be Troicki’s countryman and friend. However, Troicki only reached as far as the semifinals after being defeated by Andrei Pavel.
It was only this year in 2008 that Troicki made his first Grand Slam tournament debut when he was advanced as a qualifier for the 2008 Australian Open. His debut turned out to be a very tight match as he was up against Number 2 seed Rafael Nadal. He lost with a score of 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-1. Aside from his Grand Slam debut, Troicki made another professional debut in his career at the ATP Masters Series in Miami, Florida. This time, Troicki faced former number 1 tennis player, Andy Roddick. It was another tight match and Troicki even led in the first set. However, Troicki wasn’t able to hold on to this lead and eventually lost the game with a score of 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.
To date, Troicki has 1 ATP title with a record of 96-87. He is also currently ranked at No. 28 as of December 6, 2010.
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