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Will Rafa become Soderling's bunny?

Rafa has great h2h records against many players, almost as good as Fed. But i think the loss at the FO against Soderling was a decisive moment in his career. And if not in his career then in his h2h record with Soderling. The record is now 3-1 in Rafa's favor, but it could easily have been 2-2 cos they had that very tight match at Wimby.

I thought the win at the FO was huge actually, the way Soderling celebrated after the match and how he shook Rafa's hand must have been a dagger in the heart of the Spaniard. HAving beaten Rafa on clay, i think Soderling will be very confident he can beat Rafa on any other surface. Do you think this will turn into a pwnage h2h?
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Re: Will Rafa become Soderling's bunny?

I highly doubt, just look at Tsongas head to head with Nadal since the beatdown at the AO alot of people were talking then that he would seen be leading there h2h.

Soderling is certainly capable of beating Nadal again but that will depend on his consistency to keep the ball in court while being aggressive at the same time. It's a fine line and i could easily see Nadal winning matches with similar score lines to there match in Rome.

No one knows for sure but will be interesting to see them play at the US open this year possibly.
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Yeah it would be great of they met at the Open.
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Re: Will Rafa become Soderling's bunny?

Soderling should of have that Wimbledon match.. I mean props to Nadal to hang on, but Robin should be 2-2. But the fact that Soderling did defeat Nadal on clay, which is arguably his worst surface overall, could potentially mean starting another "Blake-like" record for Soderling against Nadal. And Soderling has gotten better consistency wise these past few weeks, so it will be interesting the next time they meet regardless of the surface.

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Probably not, in fact such a loss will probably motivate Nadull even more the next time they meet.

However, if it did happen it would be outright hilarious particularly given the relation between these two.
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Knee jerk reaction.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Will Rafa become Soderling's bunny?

It is highly unlikely that they will meet often enough for any pattern to be established. Soderling has made great strides this year, but he is not a world-beater and will probably settle at between #5 and #8 in the world.

He will therefore be drawn in Nadal's quarter 25% of the time, say 4 or 5 times a year. There will be occasions when one or both fails to make the quarters, maybe an average of one or two meetings per year. Not enough.

Soderling needs to get to #4 at least to increase the chances of meeting Nadal, and I honestly don't see that happening.

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Yes, and he will pet him and feed him and. . . . .


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Re: Will Rafa become Soderling's bunny?

Soderling had a lucky day and beat Rafa, so when will people drop this fucking fluke result and stop posting fucking laughable threads like this. Soderling will become Rafas bitch if anything for fuck sake.
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