|Date of birth||February 10, 1986|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed; two-handed backhand|
|Career prize money||$1,242,110|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (August 3, 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 31 (February 1, 2010)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009, 2010)|
|French Open||2R (2009)|
|US Open||3R (2008)|
|Highest ranking||No. 79 (October 5, 2009)|
|Australian Open||1R (2009)|
|French Open||QF (2008)|
|Last updated on: October 5, 2009.|
Viktor Troicki (pronounced /trɔˈɪtski/, Serbian: Виктор Троицки; born February 10, 1986 in Belgrade) is a Serbian professional tennis player. Viktor Troicki has Serb and Russian ethnic roots. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Tver to Serbia in 1917.  His career high ranking is #24, achieved on August 3, 2009.
Troicki started playing tennis at the age of 5. From 2003, he started playing Futures tournaments in Serbia; and in 2004, he won his first tennis tournament in Niš. He won his first Challenger Tournaments also in Belgrade, on January 20, 2005, beating Fabio Colangelo from Italy 6–2, 6–1.
He made his debut on ATP Tour in Tokyo, in October 2006. He passed the first round, beating Fernando Vicente from Spain 6–7(4), 6–4, 6-2, but lost in the second round to then World Number 1 Roger Federer, in a tight match, 7–6(2), 7–6(3).
In July 2007, in Umag as a qualifier, he had his biggest win - over world No. 3, countryman and friend Novak Djoković in a second round (2–6 6–4 7–5); but he eventually lost in his first semi-final to Andrei Pavel of Romania.
Troicki's first grand slam tournament came when he advanced as a qualifier for the 2008 Australian Open. Facing No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal in the first round, he played a tight match and held a set point in the first set, but lost 7–6(3), 7–5, 6–1.He then represented Serbia in the Davis Cup against Russia losing to Nikolay Davydenko 1-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 2-6 and defeating Dmitry Tursunov 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-3.
His next appearance was in the ATP Masters Series in Miami, Florida on 24 March 2008. He faced Andy Roddick in the second round. It was an interesting match, with Troicki taking the first set off Roddick, where he attempted an angled drop-shot in which Roddick returned it with an even more angled shot on his backhand. After this, it seemed to go downhill for Troicki and he eventually lost 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. He then competed in the 2008 Torneo Godó were he retired against Nicolas Almagro 2-6 ret. In his French Open debut he lost in the opening round to Marc Gicquel 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 5-7.He then competed in three straight tournaments in the 2008 Queen's Club Championships losing to David Nalbandian in the Second Round, in the 2008 Ordina Open lsont to Guillermo Canas in the Quarterfinals, and in the 2008 Wimbledon Championships to Radek Štěpánek in the Second Round after winning the first two sets 7-6(1), 7-6(3), 3-6, 1-6, 2-6.
He the reached his first ATP final in Washington, DC at the 2008 Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Troicki defeated American Bobby Reynolds in the Round of 16 to face Andy Roddick in the Quarterfinals, where Troicki pulled off a major upset by defeating the defending 2007 Legg Mason Tennis Classic champion and top seeded American 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals, where Troicki defeated Igor Kunitsyn before falling to the second seeded Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 3-6, 3-6.
He then represented Serbia again in the Davis Cup against Slovakia winning his only match against Lukas Lacko 6-3 6-4. He then competed in th 2008 Thailand Open, losing to Jurgen Melzer in the Second Round, and in the 2008 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships losing to Andy Roddick, and the 2008 Kremlin Cup losing to Mischa Zverev, both in the Quarterfinals. He ended the year losing in the 1st round of St. Petersburg and Paris Masters. He ended the year 56th in the world.
In January 2009, he lost in first round on 2009 Qatar ExxonMobil Open to Victor Hanescu and in the quarter-finals to Juan Martin Del Potro. In second round on 2009 Australian Open he was crushed by Tommy Robredo 1-6, 3-6, 0-6. After that, Troicki made a good result on 2009 PBZ Zagreb Indoors. He lost in the semi-final to Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2, 7-5. Also in February, Troicki won 2009 GEMAX Open, a Tretorn Serie + Challenger held in Belgrade. In the final, he defeated Dominik Hrbatý in two sets.
In March 2009, Troicki played for the Serbian Davis Cup team losing to David Ferrer 0-6 3-6. He then competed in the next Four Masters Series. In the 2009 BNP Paribas Open he lost to David Nalbandian in the Third Round 4-6, 2-6 In the Miami Masters he reached the 4th round before Britain's Andy Murray defeated him 6-1, 6-0. and then he lost in the first round to Stanislas Wawrinka in Monte Carlo Masters. and in 2009 Rome Masters to Juan Martin Del Potro in the Second Round. Viktor competed in the first ever tournamnet of his home nation in the 2009 Serbia Open losing to compatriot Novak Djokovic. In the 2009 Madrid Masters he lost to Nikolay Davydenko 2-6, 2-6 in the opener. He then represented Serbia in the ARAG World Team Cup heliping Serbia to win the title by beating Rainer Schuettler in the finals. In the 2009 French Open he lost to 5th seed and eventual Semi-finalist Juan Martin del Potro in the second round 3-6, 5-7, 0-6 after defeating Lukasz Kubot in a tight 5-setter 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 a match that lasted 3 hours and 58 minutes.
Troicki was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament in 2009 Wimbledon Championships, as seed No.30 beating Brian Dabul in straight sets in the first, and winning a five-setter against Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the second round, he lost to Andy Murray in the third round. He then competed in 2009 International German Open in Hamburg, losing to eventual finalist Paul-Henri Mathieu 0-3 ret in the quarterfinals due to a foot injury he suffered when he fell hard in the start of the match. He then lost to Maximo Gonzalez in Umag in the first round 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(6). He lost to Marc Gicquel in the Second round of 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic 0-3 ret due to his recurring foot injury suffered in Hamburg after receiving a bye in the first round. He the lost to David Ferrer in the first round of the 2009 Rogers Masters 6-3, 6-0 and retired in the first round of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters against Radek Stepanek 7-6(2), 1-0 Ret. He has now recorded 5 straight loses in a row. Troicki competed in the 2009 US Open as the 30th seed,and claimed his first victory since Hamburg, defeating Peter Luczak 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-1 in the first round, but lost to Julien Benneteau in the following round. He then competed in the 2009 Davis Cup Play-offs where he won both his matches against Uzbekistan.
Viktor Troicki is currently competing in the 2009 PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok, Thailand where he is due to compete for his ATP 250 Series title in the tournament final. After defeating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 7-6(4) in the Round of 16, he then defeated 8th seeded American John Isner 7-6(3), 6-2 in the quarterfinals. In his semifinal match, he went on to upset the defending 2008 Bangkok champion, 2008 Australian Open finalist, and top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach his second ATP World Tour final to face the second seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. He lost 5-7 3-6. He then competed in the 2009 China Open were he lost in the second round to compatriot and eventual champion Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-0. he then competed in the 2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 were he lost to 8th seed Gilles Simon 6-3 6-4 after defeating Juan Monaco 6-1 6-2 in the first round. He was then upset by Karol Beck in the first round of the 2009 St. Petersburg Open marking his 10th first round loss in 26 tournaments. He then defeated Benjamin Becker 6-2 7-6(5) before losing to Marin Cilic in the second round in a close three setter 7-6(7) 6-7(8) 7-6(6) in the 2009 Davidoff Swiss Indoors. He played his last tournament in the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters losing in the second round to Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-0 after defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6(4) 3-0ret.
Troicki began the year by competing in the 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open as the 5th seed. Were he advanced to the semifinals after defeating Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1 7-5, Olivier Rochus 6-2 6-2, and Lukasz Kubot 4-6 6-4 7-6(1) but lost to Rafael Nadal 6-1 6-3.
ATP Tour finals (1)
Singles finalist (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in Final||Score|
|1.||17 August 2008||Washington D.C., United States||Hard||Juan Martín del Potro||6–3, 6–3|
|2||4 October 2009||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Gilles Simon||7–5, 6–3|
Grand Slam performance timeline
|Grand Slam win–loss||0–0||0–0||3–4||5–4||1-1||9–9|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||1R||A||3R||2–2|
|Shanghai||Not ATP Masters Series||2R||1–1|
|Tennis Masters Cup||A||A||A||A||0–0|
- A = did not participate in the tournament.
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