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Tennis player Viktor Troicki has epic meltdown (Video)

Viktor Troicki meltdownViktor Troicki played a pretty forgettable match against Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, but he did have a pretty memorable meltdown.

Troicki was down a set and serving to start out the second set down 30-40. Facing a break point, Troicki hit a crosscourt backhand that went deep and appeared to clip the line. The chair umpire called it out, giving Gulbis the break to start the set. It also led to a complete unraveling from Troicki, who went off the hinges.

Troicki immediately complained about the call, leading to him and the umpire investigating the mark the ball left on the clay court. Troicki pointed out that there was no space between the mark the ball left on the court and the baseline, while the umpire refused to change his call.

“You don’t want to correct yourself. You’re wrong,” Troicki kept repeating while making a huge scene.

“From space you can see it’s there,” he said, drawing plenty of laughter.

“You are 100 percent wrong. I wouldn’t make a show out of this,” he continued.

Then around the 2:45 mark, takes the cameramen and has them come out to film a zoomed-in shot of the ball. The camera guys seemed to be loving it, too.

With all respect to Troicki, it looks like he was right in his argument. Check out where the ball landed:

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Viktor Troicki listens to fan’s advice at Wimbledon, wins point (Video)

Viktor Troicki got worked pretty easily by Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon on Monday, but he did provide one extremely entertaining moment.

Troicki was down 1-0 in the third set and up 40-30 when a fan yelled some advice.

“Serve it to the backhand, Viktor,” the fan screamed.

Troicki was taken aback by the fan’s advice, stopped, and pretended to hand his racket to the fan as if to say “You think it’s that easy? Why don’t you try?”

But Troicki did listen to the fan and struck his first serve out wide to Djokovic’s backhand. Djokovic reached for a return, but his feeble attempt landed out to give Troicki the game.

Impressed with himself for winning the game by using the fan’s advice, Troicki stopped and gave a reverent look and thumbs up to the fan.

Troicki lost the fourth-round match to his countryman 3-6, 1-6, 3-6, but at least he gave us that moment. And at least it was much better than his last fan interaction.

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Fan Thrown Out for Heckling Viktor Troicki at Australian Open (Video)

Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki lost his second-round match at the Australian Open in five sets to Mikhail Kukushkin. It probably didn’t help that Troicki was playing on the outer courts where the fans are only a few feet away from the action and have easy access to heckling.

Troicki was especially rattled by one drunk guy who blurted out “How do you say ‘choke’ in Serbian?” after a point.

Upset with the taunt, Troicki immediately asked to have the fan removed.

Even though we don’t see it too often, this sort of thing happens frequently on the outer courts of tournaments where little attention is paid to the matches. I’m guessing that if YouTube and cellphone cameras were around back in the day, my father and his buddies would have been ejected from a Petr Korda match at the U.S. Open.

Thanks to Guyism for sharing the video