Viktor Troicki and Grigor Dimitrov played an outstanding (and a bit strange) final in Sydney. The Bulgarian played one of the best tennis of his career in the first set to demolish Troicki 6-2. Then Grigor imploded in the second set (he really played badly) to lose 6-1. The 3rd set was a sheer battle with Troicki failing to serve out the match when he was 5-4 up. This allowed Dimitrob to bring the decider at the tiebreak that end up in a dramatic way after Troicki won it at 7 after saving 1 championship point. The final result was 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7).


Troicki. I was fortunate

Viktor commented “He played great tennis at the start and he didn’t give me a chance. I was like, ‘Okay, this is not going to last too long if I don’t change it.’ Luckily I raised my energy and started playing better tennis. He started missing in the second set and gave me a chance to come back.

“Then in the third set it was open. I was serving at 5-4. I don’t know what happened there. Just glad in the end. It could have gone either way. I was maybe a bit more fortunate to win in the end. I’ve got to admit it’s stressful. This was I believe my eighth final, and I’ve never had it this close, this tight.”

This is Troicki’s 3rd career title after winning Sydney last year and Moscow in 2010.





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