Serbian Tennis Federation president Slobodan ‘Bobo’ Zivojinovic and team advisor Niki Pilic, who became the first person to coach three different nations to the Davis Cup title having also achieved it with Germany and Croatia, got the razor treatment.
Troicki, ranked 30th in the world and apparently distraught after he and Nenad Zimonjic allowed a two set lead in Saturday’s doubles to be impressively overhauled by Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra, enthused: "This is the most unbelievable moment of my life."
And world no.3 Novak Djokovic maintained the euphoria of victory was even better than winning the Australian Open title nearly three years ago. “It's historic,” he maintained. “This is our biggest success as individuals, as a team, as a country. We are not even aware of what we have done."
Troicki maintained he was amazed captain Bogdan Obradovichanded him responsibility for the all important place deciding fifth rubber instead of the infinitely more experienced Janko Tipsarevic.
“'I am in shock,” he said. “After the last shot I really couldn't believe that this happened. I think for the next few days I will still feel a little bit different. It will be maybe five days until I will feel the real expression and the real feeling of this win.
'”This is the most intense pressure ever in my life and to win it in front of my home crowd I think is the best possible way.”