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!
I get Svenska Dagbladet (http://www.svd.se
), it's one of the two big morning papers in Sweden. Before Robin's success they were the only newspaper that wrote about tennis in Sweden. Since they have the tradition to write about it I still think they have some of the most interesting storys about tennis in swedish media. A cute article I just found: http://www.svd.se/sportspel/nyheter/artikel_3844675.svd
For me it's nice to read about it in the swedish media because here we think Robin is more important than Nadal so most articles are from his point of view
Oh, this is great!!
Bodo wants to paint Robin as though he we're the Joker in a Batman movie. Robin evily smiling as he is about to take out the innocent "Elk calf". It's a friggin' sport, Bodo!! The object of the game is for Robin to go out there and give everything he has to win, not to go out there and roll over for the kindly "Elk calf".
Why is it that Robin is "evil" if he wins, but if Rafa wins 81 matches in a row on clay (defeating double-digit number of players, and possibly crushing their dreams and successful endeavors in the process) he is a saint? Was he an "Elk calf" when he defeated Federer at the Australian Open this year? Crazy!
This is what I want to see. Thanks, Etern!
Soderling Gives Advice to Young Tennis Prospects
13-year student Adina Lamborn interviewed Robin Soderling.
Published: 25 November 2009, 08.52
How to become a good tennis player? Adina Lamborn, 13 years old and future prospect in the tennis world has reached ninth grade. Robin Soderling gets to answer her questions.
Many juniors are doing many different sports and will soon be "forced" to choose which one they want to be good in. I wonder if Robin believes that it is good to practice other sports than tennis, even if it really is tennis you want to eventually choose as your serious pursuit?
I've kept myself in many different sports, but when I came up in my early teens I spent my time solely on tennis. I think that other sports can make you better when you play tennis, but when you're around 13 years old, you must make a choice.
Q Is there anything you would have done differently or are you happy with your arrangement of tennis, training and leisure?
Robin: "I played a lot of tennis when I was young, perhaps I should have scaled down tennis and increased my training. It is very important to strengthen the body at an early age."
He suggests havig a physical coach help you work out three times a week when you are around 13 years old, but points out that there is no need to rush too fast, and it is a very individual thing how you do it.
Robin also talked about the proper framework:
Robin: "It Is incredibly important to be positive if you ever feel sad or demoralized. It will always get better sometime soon. If you are positive, it's much easier and faster to get back to a higher level of tennis."
As many others have said at his level, Robin stated that the most difficult and annoying thing about tennis is maintaining your skills when you do not feel in decent shape.
How to improve self-confidence?
Robin: "I make it through by thinking of the good games I have played and my own tennis when it is at its best."
Robin is better than ever now, and it was great fun to interview him when he is at its best. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Robin Soderling in today's match against Novak Djokovic in the Masters Cup.
ADINA LAMBORN, Prao