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Viktor Troicki wins match after ban

Updated: July 21, 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Viktor Troicki returned from a one-year ban for a doping rules violation with victory in the Swiss Open first round on Monday.

Now ranked No. 847, the 28-year-old Serbian beat No. 8-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Troicki was ranked No. 53 last July when the International Tennis Federation imposed an 18-month ban. He had refused to give a blood sample after losing at the Monte Carlo Masters in April 2013.

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