Viktor Troicki: Tennis is not the most important thing right now



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Viktor Troicki: Tennis is not the most important thing right now

Serbia's Viktor Troicki says tennis isn't the most important thing right now as staying healthy should be our top priority. This Wednesday, the ATP extended the Tour suspension until at least July 13. The worst fears became a reality when Wimbledon got cancelled for the first time since 1945.

"Honestly, tennis isn't the most important thing right now, but getting back to normal life and getting through this as soon as possible," Troicki told Sport Klub. "I hope that will soon happen. I also hope that tennis will resume soon but that doesn't appear likely.

The ATP representatives are cancelling the Grand Slams and some minor events. Definitely they can't say to us when will this end. The situation isn't easy for anyone. We have to be patient and to get through this on the best possible way we can."

Troicki, a former world No. 12, was a part of the Serbian team that won this year's inaugural ATP Cup. Troicki, now ranked at No. 183 in the world, didn't make the main draw cut for the Australian Open so he entered the qualifying event at Melbourne Park.

The Serb failed to qualify for the Australian Open for the first time since 2007 as he was beaten in the qualifying second round. Troicki beat Bradley Klahn in his qualifying opener, before he lost to rising American star Chris Eubanks.

The Serb then made the Pune round-of-16 as a qualifier, before he was beaten in the Monterrey Challenger second round in his last tournament played before the Tour suspension.