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Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

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Didn't watch the match, maybe someone else can comment on a few things apart from the obvious that Söderling blew Fab off the court but had his usual brainmelt that allowed Santoro to take the 2nd.

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

Good one Robin...

What a weird match - Someone explain what happened?

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

A couple of drop shots Santoro played were

They literally spinned back to Santoro's side of the court.

Good win for Soderling though, thought he was gone after that gruelling 2nd set.
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A couple of drop shots Santoro played were

They literally spinned back to Santoro's side of the court.
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Seems he was overpowered big time though. I thought Robin would struggle even worse.


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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

The Toad was very patient and then was able to get short balls and then dominate and Santoro stayed at the baseline for the whole 1st set and then moved to the net more in the 2nd set, but Söderling went to the trainer to look at his foot and he didn't get pissed off when he lost the 2nd set.

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Soderling def Santoro 6-1 6-7(2) 6-0

Robin Soderling is into the Dubai semis.
Soderling quotes and match report

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Soderling quotes and match report

http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.p...n=news&id=2481
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Re: Soderling def Santoro 6-1 6-7(2) 6-0

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

If he plays Nadal, I think he has a good chance against Nadal, imo, he has the game to be Nadal, he hits flat and hard...

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

what a strange match. did fabrice just play the second set?

sod will lose next round whoever he plays
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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

Söderling won an important service game at *2-0 in the third. Santoro had a couple of break points there very well played by the swedish (and a bit of luck with some lines). From there, Santoro's level went down and Söderling was solid.

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

Too bad, i was hoping that Fabrice would win

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

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Re: Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

well done robin but pity for fabrice who is a nice guy, next round will be the end for robin

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