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Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

2009 F.O: Soderling def. Nadal
Reason given: injury.
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A new clay GOAT born?
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

no, he has to do it again now
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

Certainly he has. The clay titles are really starting to build up for him now.
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

He proved that a long time ago. Last year, in the USO and WTF.

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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

Saying he is a clay GOAT is a severe over-reaction especially as outside Roland Garros his clay results have been somewhat mediocre given his rankings. He is more like a giant killer at the French Open - an Adriano Panatta if you like.

But he has proved his win over Nadal last year was not a fluke. He evidenced that not just by beating Federer at the quarter finals but also through the level of play he achieved. Not to mention beating Nadal in straight sets at last year's world tour finals. The only reason why he didn't do better in 3 of the Slams last year was because he ran into a certain Roger Federer.

By no means is Soderling even in the same league as Federer or Nadal but when he is playing his best tennis, he is a match for either of them.
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

He proved it a long time ago.

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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

On HC it's not a fluke, on clay...I believe last year it was. Nadal was clearly not in best shape with his knees. He pulled out of Wimbledon as well and that says a lot. If he beats Nadal this year than I'll be the first to say it was NOT a fluke, but he has to do it this year, should he face him in the final. Nadal may not be playing his best tennis but he looks physically fit, his knees look ok, so if Soderling beats him in the final it's no fluke.

But there was nothing fluke about Soderling beating Fed yesterday...that much is clear.

PS - I wouldn't look to much into Soderling's win over Nadal at WTF...EVERYONE beat him there. Nadal was just dead mentally, physically. I mean he looked like a ghost.

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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

Lol people wanting confirmation from a funny poll. Let's see whether they can both get to the final and who can win it.

The Final will decide everything.
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

i love how you ask this before the sodal final
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Re: Has Soderling proved his win over Nadal was not a fluke?

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I believe last year it was. Nadal was clearly not in best shape with his knees.
Where is the Rafatard's book of excuses thread when you need it?
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Lol people wanting confirmation from a funny poll. Let's see whether they can both get to the final and win it.

The Final will decide everything.
This is true. Berdych is playing AWESOME tennis...he could beat Soderling in semis. Same with Nadal. Even though he beat all his opponents in straight sets, he hasn't faced anyone decent yet...and he didn't look very impressive to be honest. He was very impressive in Monte Carlo. Since then he's been less and less impressive. I don't expect Almagro to win today, but he could cause Nadal a lot of trouble.

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i love how you ask this before the sodal final
He's asking before the final because they all think Nadal will win and they want to get something positive out of it before the Final spoils the fun for them. How desperate some people can get.
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Where is the Rafatard's book of excuses thread when you need it?

Are you saying that last year Nadal was ok? I mean I know Rafatards and Fedtards love to make excuses all the time, but come on...why the hell would he pull out of Wimbledon if he was ok? He lost 2000 points and his no.1 ranking. Nobody does that unless there is something wrong with them.

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I don't expect Almagro to win today, but he could cause Nadal a lot of trouble.

I think only Djoko has realistic chance to take him out
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