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Re: Soderking Chat Thread vol.1

Do you understand what he's saying?


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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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Gah, I made a rough translation of the two vids.

http://svtplay.se/v/1912267/tennis/s...men_kanns_bra_

Reporter: Yeah, Robin, it's been an eventful winter for you. How's the body and form?
Robin: It feels good, actually, I gotta say. I played good at the beginning of the year, the first tourney. Then I played a little worse at Australia. I worked hard but didn't find my form, but now I had great tournament at Rotterdam again. So it's been a few ups and downs, but I've worked as hard as I could and I've done my best, which makes me feel satisfied.
Reporter: And the arm?
Robin: Yeah, it feels fine now actually and that's great. The body feels really good, and that is a condition to play good tennis. So I'm very happy with that.
Reporter: It's DC now. Is your preparation different?
Robin: Nah... you mean from an ordinary contest? No, it isn't, really. I know I'll play 1-3 matches, we'll see how many, but I prepare in the same way I do before a normal tourney. Granted, Davis Cup is a bit different for sure, it's special to play for a team like this. But at the same time I'm used to preparing for an individual contest, and I feel I don't want to change that my preparation that much just because it's Davis Cup.
Reporter: You've gotten a new captain, too... Thomas Enqvist has succeeded Mats Wilander. Have you noticed any changes yet?
Robin: Yeah, personally I think Thomas is the perfect person to be the Davis Cup captain. I've known Thomas for a very long time, and he's helped me a great deal, especially when I was 16-17 years old and fought to have my breakthrough on the tour... he gave me a lot of valuable advice, and he practiced with me even though he really was several levels above me. He's always been completely humble, and I have Thomas to thank for a lot of things in my game. And I think it's really great that he accepted the job.
Reporter: You'll probably play doubles here too, something that you don't often do on the tour, how does that feel?
Robin: Yeah... I don't know, I've played a few Davis Cup double matches before, and it's... far from certain that I'm gonna play doubles here. We have 2 double players high in the world rankings, so we have a very good team. We have good single players, and good double players as I said, so we'll see which the picks are. But I'm sure that we'll find the best solution.
Reporter: If we look at Argentina... their no doubt best player won't be participating, does that effect you, how you look at this weekend?
Robin: No, not really... we need to focus on our own game and our own team and we have no influence over which players they decide to show up with. But Argentina could even produce 3 teams, 3 really good teams, and we have a great team too but it doesn't have Argentina's width. So I'm convinced it'll get really, really tough.


http://svtplay.se/v/1912466/robin_helgens_stora_stjarna

Reporter: He won the Davis Cup himself both in '97 and '98. Now he's supposed to lead the Swedish team to new achievements. Thomas Enqvist was a very successful player; the question is what he's like as a captain.
Enqvist: I don't know yet. It's all too new, it's like, the second day at the job. So we'll see. But it's a fairly easy job. The guys in the team are very capable, very professional, and I have Magnus Larsson to help me too. So it's not that hard.
Reporter: Robin Söderling looked charged on practice today and he's obviously the big star this weekend. But it's still unclear who will play the other singles match. Andreas Vinciguerra is the current pick, but Joachim PimPim Johansson is also practicing and he may replace Vinci.
Enqvist: They've actually both looked good, even though PimPim has played so few matches, he's looked really sharp. Vinci has looked great too, he's played on the ATP tour this last month and performed well, so it looks good. It's a pleasant problem.
Reporter: Who is the one closest to be chosen at the moment?
Enqvist: It's truly 50/50 I think. We'll see how it feels on thursday when we will have to make a decision.


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Re: Soderking Chat Thread vol.1

Orka_n Thank you!

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thank you!!!!!!

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Orka_n, thank you very much!!!!

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Re: Soderking Chat Thread vol.1

So it looks like Pim Pim is playing the other rubber instead of Vinciguerra. Since he recently defeated Monaco in the Stockholm Open and beat Hewitt at Kuala Lumpur, I'm not surprised Enqvist has gone with the veteran.

Here is the drawn schedule:

Friday
Matches start 3pm CET (2pm GMT, 11am Argentina, 9am EST)

Eduardo Schwank vs Robin Söderling
Leornardo Mayer vs Joachim Johansson

Saturday
Doubles starts 4pm CET (3pm GMT, 12pm Argentina, 10am EST)

David Nalbandian/Horacio Zeballos vs Robin Söderling/Robert Lindstedt

[The official version of the draw is that Zeballos will play with Mayer but David Nalbandian has replaced the 19 year old Frederico Del Bonis (ranked in the 200s) who was chosen to replace Monaco, and he is flying up to Sweden and Argentine Captain Modesto Vazquez states Nalby will play in the doubles match on Saturday. As a Nalby/Soda fan, I am going to be really excited to see the Doubles match for once.]

Sunday
Matches start 1pm CET (12pm GMT, 9am Argentina, 7am EST)

Leonardo Mayer vs Robin Söderling
Eduardo Schwank vs Joachim Johansson

If Pim Pim can beat Mayer on Friday, it might save both Nalby and Robin the issue of having to play an exhausting match on Sunday before they head off to Indian Wells next week. I am personally hoping for a quick ending to this tie for the sake of both Robin and David. The doubles match on Saturday should be really entertaining.

Nalbandian entering DC as replacement at last minute:
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1239638

http://www.india-server.com/news/dav...nas-22187.html

Nalbandian to play Doubles:
http://www.telam.com.ar/vernota.php?...11&dis=1&sec=1

Joachim Johansson to play #2 in Singles behind Robin and news on the draw:
http://www.tennistalk.com/sv/nyheter..._ut_i_kungliga

I highly doubt David will get into Stockholm late in the evening and play on Friday. Since Robin is playing the most experienced player from the Argentine team in terms of match play and success this year (Leonardo Mayer, #69 and had success this year on US hard courts) in the first match on Sunday (4th overall), the odds are not good that he will meet Nalby at all in Singles. That is a good thing as I don't want to see those two play a potential 5 set epic a day or two before they have to travel to Indian Wells. Robin vs. Nalby in a 2-2 deciding match would be a nightmare scenario for both of these players given that the Masters is coming up.

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http://tv.expressen.se/nyheter/1.190...bli-varldsetta
Dear Orka_n , translate please
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Come on Robin! Win it in 3 easy sets!

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Okay.

They seem to have just watched a clip with someone speaking about Soderling (it might have been Thomas Enqvist talking).
Robin: "...as Thomas said here, I'm big... tall and pretty heavy. Obviously that gives me many advantages in the game but of course it makes moving a little harder. But... I also feel that, if you look at the top guys, what makes them so good? It's because they're complete. They don't really have any weaknesses, and that, I think..."
Reporter [interrupting]: "What weaknesses do you have?"
Robin: "Eh... that's... I'm working a lot on movement, how I move on the court and how I approach the net. I often hit several good shots [in one point] but the opponents nowadays move so well and return many of them. And if I could approach the net a bit more, I think I would gain much."
Reporter [to Enqvist]: "Is that a good analysis?"
Enqvist: "Yeah, definitely. I really think that Robin has a good chance at becoming world #1. He's already pretty complete, and he covers all surfaces, so he can win tourneys during the entire course of the year. It's not like he has a type of game that only fits a certain part of the season where he then has to deliver. Robin has the chance to win any tournament during the year. And he's a stable player without any weak spots, so... I think, I'm convinced, that he will win a slam. I'm not convinced that he'll become world #1, but I think he has a good shot."


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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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I'm staying neutral this weekend as Nalby and Soda are my two favorites, but I'm looking forward to watching the doubles match tomorrow. I've been playing with recording matches and thought the match point would be a good thing to put up now. Congrats Robin on another great win! Praying you and Nalby don't play on Sunday, but doubles match tomorrow is going to be much fun.

[youtube]MNCtdpEPMiA[/youtube]

(Orka_n and Nastia, I've got some footage right now of Robin being interviewed in Swedish. I may post and ask you to translate as I have no idea what he said.)

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Seems like Robin and Jo decided to kill me today! What a nailbiter!

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Nolby as i've understood it Söderling can't play against Nalby on Sunday since he'll meet the nr1 ranked player in the Argie team and Nalby is the lowest ranked player there which means he'll play the fifh match against either Pim Pim or Vinci.
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Robin & Robert...awful
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Nolby as i've understood it Söderling can't play against Nalby on Sunday since he'll meet the nr1 ranked player in the Argie team and Nalby is the lowest ranked player there which means he'll play the fifh match against either Pim Pim or Vinci.
I know that is the rational response, gam_jonte. I was VERY relieved when I saw the schedule coming out, as it would be crazy for Argentina to do something like replace the "on fire" Mayer with Nalby and have someone like Schwank play Pim Pim or Vinci. That is conceivable, but extremely unlikely, especially now that they won the doubles rubber. I'm guessing they will take their chances with Mayer, Soda will win a tough match, and Pim Pim and Nalby will play for the win.

Unbelievable drama, and I'm torn up in knots with this tie. I have no problems cheering for Sweden or Argentina the rest of the way though after Sunday. Can't wait until this is over.

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Yes, the tie became way to hard for us after this defeat.. We really needed that doubles match and i don't think we'll be able to win this now. Such a shame since we had such luck with the draw.. :/
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