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.

 

RESULTS AND DRAW     
                                 
 

GREAT TITLE DEFENCE     
                                 


 

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