Viktor Troicki has outdone himself this month and has won the prestigious Mug of the Month award for August.
For the appetizer, Troicki was broken 3 times by a tiring Isner in the Washington QF, losing 1-6 in the decider, DF away a break, hitting 2nd serves barely 70 mph and allowing return king John Isner to break him 3 times en route to the loss. Lost it mentally in that 3rd set.
For the main course, Troicki in Canada against Monfils made himself a legend. After winning the first set 6-3, Troicki missed 3 match points when Monfils served at *5-6 in the 2nd set before being BAGELED in the tiebreak 7-0 by Monfils. To top it off, Troicki served for the match at *5-3 in the third before choking again and losing it in the 3rd set tiebreak
For dessert, Troicki decided to lose to Fabio Fognini, The Most Interesting Tennis Player in the World in Cincy, losing 4-6, 1-6 in a wretched performance against Fognini, who was 0-6 on hardcourt on the year prior to this win.
And the icing on the cake, up 2 sets to 1, blows 3 match points against mental giant Alejandro Falla in the US Open and losing 7-5 in the fifth.
What a king of mugs this Troicki is. Well done, mate