Former world No. 12 Viktor Troicki is thrilled with his new of being the Serbia Davis Cup team captain as he insists he has the full belief in Novak Djokovic and rest of the team. Troicki, who was a member of the 2010 Serbia team that won the Davis Cup, is now hoping to win the competition as a captain.
“It is a new role for me and the first time I have been Davis Cup captain,” said Troicki, who represented Serbia on 24 occasions, returning a 24-16 win-loss record across singles and doubles after making his competition debut in 2008.
“I had the chance to captain the team during the Olympics, but this is different. First and foremost, I am Davis Cup captain and I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this amazing group of players. “So far, it has been a great experience and everything is going well.
I have big trust and big belief in these players. Hopefully we will play well and go again to the top."
Troicki, Djokovic to battle Germany
Serbia will be battling Germany and Austria for a place in the quarterfinal.
“Everyone knows me, I am a really tough guy and that’s my captaincy style. If the guys don’t do as I say, there are problems – that is my philosophy and how I live,” Germany Davis Cup team captain Michael Kohlmann.
“No, I’m joking. I am pretty relaxed and try to get a good chemistry in the team and a real team spirit. For me, that is the special thing and something which is so important. If the team’s chemistry is right, you can get something special out of the players.
“In the past years, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but at the start of a week, campaign or year, you are always trying to get the best out of them. “When the players leave, you want them to say, ‘that was a special event’.
That is my goal and the goal of the support staff. We want players to love playing Davis Cup and love playing for their country. They should go home and want to come back because it was something special”.