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Post by carrieg4 Tue 25 Mar 2014, 12:41 pm

Apologies if this has already been covered.

Just found this article about Robin Soderling becoming tournament director at the Stockholm Open

http://www.sportskeeda.com/tennis/robin-soderling-director-stockholm-open-refutes-retirement-rumours/

Do you think he can come back as a top player after all this time or is there a sizeable element of wishful thinking on his part?

He was never my favourite player but I hate to see a career ended by illness. I hope he can have a swansong on his own terms.

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Post by dummy_half Tue 25 Mar 2014, 4:04 pm

Can't see that he will be back to anything near the top of the game (getting a bit long in the tooth and has been out for such a long time), but it would be good to see him able to return to competition and to perform at a reasonable level as a swansong.

Always liked his approach of hitting hard and flat at the lines - not a way to become consistent, but when it worked, very difficult to beat. Of course his place in tennis legend is assured by being the only player to beat Nadal at Rolland Garos...

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Post by carrieg4 Tue 25 Mar 2014, 5:03 pm

dummy_half wrote:Always liked his approach of hitting hard and flat at the lines - not a way to become consistent, but when it worked, very difficult to beat. Of course his place in tennis legend is assured by being the only player to beat Nadal at Rolland Garos...

Very true, I had forgotten that. Many have tried and only one has managed. His style is a little.....indelicate for my taste but I hope he can make some kind of comeback on his terms.

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Post by Jahu Tue 25 Mar 2014, 8:19 pm

I miss him  Hug 
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Post by laverfan Tue 25 Mar 2014, 10:11 pm

DelPo in recovery, Soderling AWOL. Two of the hardest hitters of the fluff off the ball.

Sad Hope BOTH come back.

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Post by naxroy Mon 23 Jun 2014, 11:53 pm

in the end, he won 1 masters, 2 atp500 and 7 atp250

he had a couple of good years, but thats all

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Post by Gerry SA Tue 24 Jun 2014, 12:19 am

naxroy wrote:in the end, he won 1 masters, 2 atp500 and 7 atp250

he had a couple of good years, but thats all
Twice a major finalist.

Only man to beat Nadal at Roland Garros.

Soderling was a late developer much like Wawrinka. But for illness, he could well have bagged a major and a few more 1000s.

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Post by naxroy Tue 24 Jun 2014, 1:02 am


when the most rememebered achievement is a victory over nadal in 4th round....

the two finals at roland garros show how good he was those years... but it all ended so soon after that

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Post by kneel_before_nadal Tue 24 Jun 2014, 2:53 am

I enjoyed Soderlings 2009, 2010 and 2011 Roland Garros meetings with Nadal. Always was fun. Welcome back anytime.
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