Thanks for all the info and pics. Today he was on the front page of my morning paper, before RG I can't even remeber a single time when tennis made the front page
What newspaper do you get? I noticed several good articles and two decent editorial articles in Expressen at http://www.expressen.se/
One editorial is making the argument that Robin is making fantastic strides and could beat Fed now; the counter editorial saying this win doesn't say much about his play because Nadal's game is poor. The other paper I've looked at is Aftonbladet at http://www.aftonbladet.se/
. Again, multiple articles with multiple points of view including thoughts from Stefan Edberg.
"He has a Golden Opportunity"
Edberg impressed by Soderling
Of all the Swedish tennis star is the only Björn Borg and Stefan Edberg who won the Masters Finals.
Should Robin Soderling become the third member of the exclusive society?
- He has a gold position, "said Edberg to Sportbladet.
25-year-old from Tibro began ATP finals by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4.
Stefan Edberg is impressed - but hardly surprised.
- It's great to win, but I'm not really surprised. Nadal has not looked so good since he came back from injury and Robin have nothing to lose. To enter the reserve is a perfect situation, "he says.
The former world number one believes that the victory against the Spanish world number two was just beginning to Robin Soderling show. Edberg does not exclude the Swede, who had a regular place since the knee injury Andy Roddick has postponed, win the whole tournament.
- It is not inconceivable. Chances are, even if there are many matches to be played. He continues to play at the top of his capacity, he has a gold position this week. There is no player that stands out. (Roger) Federer has not acclaimed market and (Andy) Murray can feel the pressure from the home crowd. (Novak) Djokovic is the one who has played the best. It feels like this could go really well, "says Stefan Edberg.
If Robin Soderling not win Masters Finals this year are legendary convinced that the 25-year-old West Gothlander may be new opportunities in the future.
- Yes, he has many good years ahead, "says Stefan Edberg.
I hate to admit this, but the coverage is just miles better and more interesting in the Swedish papers. They actually analyze and break down the matches whereas the stuff you find by Reuters or even the ATP World Tour web site just report the facts and add the typical quotes that athletes make. Is there any paper you might recommend off this list or am I already looking at the best ones:
Actually, I can find some editorial content off some blogs, like Peter Bodo published one today, but the angles are always from a Nadal fan's point of view and they paint Robin so two dimensionally that they are not worth posting here.
Bodo's first paragraph making an analogy portraying Robin as a wolf and Rafa as an elk (titled "The World Class Scowl"):
"The faces today said it all, as far as I was concerned. There was Robin Soderling, crouched low to receive Rafael Nadal's serve at match point, the trace of a smile on his lips, eyes alert and glittery in the manner of an opportunistic wolf staring at an elk calf."
I'm sooo sick of this crap!