Playing on what he described as the worst court he has ever played on, word no. 1 Novak Djokovic helped the Serbians take a 2-0 lead over hosts Belgium in the first round of their Davis Cup World Group tie. But it was Viktor Troicki who stole the headlines on the first day coming back form two sets to love down to beat top ranked Belgian David Goffin in five sets Djokovic scored a win over world no.
127 Olivier Rochus 63 62 62 win in just one hour and 39 minutes. Djkovic commented, “It’s very pleasing. The serve was incredible and I think that helped me to get the match done in straight sets which was important.
It wasn’t easy playing on clay after a long time indoors and coming from Australia quite late. At the start I had trouble with movement and getting used to the conditions but I managed to play my best tennis when I needed to.” Troicki finally won over Goffin 16 36 76(5) 64 64 in nearly four hors.
Troicki commented, "I was thinking about not giving up and giving 100% to the end of the match and he got a bit tight. It was a great win today but it is maybe the second best win of my Davis Cup career.” .