Troicki survives an epic (Moscow)
Viktor Troicki , known for his choking abilities, won today in Moscow as the defending champion, arguably the most dramatic match in his career. The Serb rallied from a *0:4 deficit in the 3rd set against the Moscow-born Alex Bogomolov Jr.  to win all tie-break match (Troicki saved a set point in the 1st set tie-break). The match lasted 3 hours 38 minutes, which is the second longest “the best of three” match of the season #, and the eighth all tie-break match in 2011 (only two matches of this kind were played last year).
# Four longest “best of 3” matches in 2011:
3 hrs. 41 min. Carlos Berlocq d. Blaz Kavcic 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 (Umag)
3 hrs. 38 min. Viktor Troicki d. Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 (Moscow)
3 hrs. 38 min. Rafael Nadal d. Fernando Verdasco 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 (Cinacinnati)
3 hrs. 32 min. Juan Monaco d. Carlos Berlocq 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 (Bastad)
* Troicki played the longest “best of three” match last year as he lost 5-7, 7-6, 6-7 to Stanislas Wawrinka after 3 hours 25 minutes in Belgrade.
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