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“I never felt that the gap was very big [between Nadal, Federer and the rest],” said Soderling, who defeated Nadal and Federer en route to the 2009 and 2010 Roland Garros finals respectively. “There are a lot of very good players and I think there are 10 or even 15 guys who can win the big tournaments like the Grand Slams. Of course, Roger and Rafa will always be the favourites in every tournament they play in, but I think there are a lot of players who have a chance to beat them.”

“I still feel I can improve and become a better player,” said the big-hitting Swede. “If I can do that then I’m pretty sure I have a good chance to do well this year. [During the off season] I tried to do a few things. I tried to work on playing a little bit more aggressively, coming into the net a little bit more.”
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“I still feel I can improve and become a better player,” said the big-hitting Swede. “If I can do that then I’m pretty sure I have a good chance to do well this year. [During the off season] I tried to do a few things. I tried to work on playing a little bit more aggressively, coming into the net a little bit more.”
Soderling trying to be even MORE aggressive? I hope this doesn't lead to negative results, he's aggressive enough. He needs to work on his movement if anything. When he can line up his shots, he's lethal, which explains his success on clay.
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It's good that he has confidence, but to win a slam you usually have to go thorught both Fed and Nadal, a tall order.
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he can do it, but there are no 10-15 other players who could achieve that.
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Only thing which Soderling can break is his own head
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I never felt that the gap was very big [between Nadal, Federer and the rest],” said Soderling, who defeated Nadal and Federer en route to the 2009 and 2010 Roland Garros finals respectively. “There are a lot of very good players and I think there are 10 or even 15 guys who can win the big tournaments like the Grand Slams. Of course, Roger and Rafa will always be the favourites in every tournament they play in, but I think there are a lot of players who have a chance to beat them.”

“I still feel I can improve and become a better player,” said the big-hitting Swede. “If I can do that then I’m pretty sure I have a good chance to do well this year. [During the off season] I tried to do a few things. I tried to work on playing a little bit more aggressively, coming into the net a little bit more.”
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Well good luck to him, will be interesting to see if he can repeat his exploits of the last 2 years or if he'll start to slide backwards a bit, and see what impact the loss of Norman has on his results, if any.
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Soderling trying to be even MORE aggressive? I hope this doesn't lead to negative results, he's aggressive enough. He needs to work on his movement if anything. When he can line up his shots, he's lethal, which explains his success on clay.
Soderling sucks at the net, if he comes more to the net he will be more vulnerable, but as dumb as he's it wouldn't surprise me if he does.
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Good to hear and I hope he delivers, even though I am no fan of him.

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I don't see why he can't, last week the first set and a half against Tsonga was unreal, no player would of been able to keep up with Soderling playing that aggressive, it was stupidly unplayable!
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I don't see why he can't, last week the first set and a half against Tsonga was unreal, no player would of been able to keep up with Soderling playing that aggressive, it was stupidly unplayable!
It's not like there was a lot of pressure on him in that situation, though, was it - pressure and how they handle it is the key determinant in so many of these results
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I don't see why he can't, last week the first set and a half against Tsonga was unreal, no player would of been able to keep up with Soderling playing that aggressive, it was stupidly unplayable!
And he lost the second set.

He was absolutely thrashing Nadal in the first set of Wimbledon QF as well.

The problem isn't his game, everyone knows he has it. The problem is maintaining it in best of 5 format.
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Re: Soderling Confident He Can Break Nadal-Federer Slam Dominance

well he and murray are batteling for nr 4...murray is dumb tho not competing before AO and he can lose his nr 4 seed if soderling wins brisbane.

djokovic-murray-soderling are all even top guys now imo. they are beating each other out. still soderling needs to show more results with some results in the slams exept in RG. but its not easy when ur facing nadal and federer in 3/4 GS draws.... last AO he had djokovic as his QF match but as we all know soda lost against the heat....

soderling has the possiblility to be nr3. and i can see him winning a grand slam aswell. tho AO aint that place anymore with "upsets" like 2006,2007.. but if del potro can win a slam, soderling can
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