Originally Posted by croat123
it was only his second match against a player who himself says he can play just as well on grass as he can on clay. federer struggled in his first match back against an even weaker opponent.
Nah - Soderling is not weak. Sure he has been off his game for a while but when his first serve is in it is difficult to return especially on grass. Granted, Federer was off form, but Soderling was a nasty R1 for him especially with only 2 days transition time from clay to grass.
Gasquet hasn't played much on grass and has never won back to back matcjes before in his life.