First win of the year, Söderling def Serra 4-6 6-4 6-1

02-08-2010, 04:05 PM
About time - good luck...

02-08-2010, 04:09 PM
Rusty as hell but got the game together in the 2nd and especially the third set. Served vintage the best i've seen since 2008 i think. 26 bombs and many down the T!!

he can reach semis here if he continues to serve good and gets some confidence from this win.

02-08-2010, 04:09 PM
Soderling played crap in the first two, only his serves saved him. Then Soderking came by and paid a visit.
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02-08-2010, 04:11 PM
mugs bailed out the Flukerking again

02-08-2010, 04:13 PM
mugs bailed out the Flukerking againSorry, the Bitter Nadulltard-meeting is next door.

02-08-2010, 04:17 PM
Zoederling played bad match. Hope he can do better in other matches!
Go zoeder!

02-08-2010, 04:39 PM
Sorry, the Bitter Nadulltard-meeting is next door.

I think they're on Spring Break until Indian Wells. :p

Nce composure from Soda. He got to Deuce on 11 of Serra's 13 service games, but couldn't convert a break until 5-4 in the second set. From that point forwards, it was a rout.

I would be interested in seeing the point differential in terms of points won for this match. Soda almost never faced any pressure on his first serve, and as henke007 astutely noted, the first serve was magnificent. The best I've seen him serve in a long time. For a set and a half, this was being nullified by sloppy UFEs. But then he got it together and almost fed Serra the donut in the third set. Match stats should be very interesting.

02-08-2010, 04:53 PM
IF Sod reach the SF Davy will double bagel him.
Serra was too tired in the third.

02-08-2010, 05:28 PM
mugs bailed out the Flukerking again

flukerling lol i like that :)

02-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Serra is so freaking easy to ace. Sod would probably have lost this otherwise.

Good draw for Sod though. Zverev next is about as much of a gimme as you get atm (assuming he gets past Sizzling Igor). He should make the semis, Davy there is a good matchup. Final appearance would be a tidy 300points, and Sod's 500 spots are pretty empty (lowest is 20) so a nice leap.

02-08-2010, 07:01 PM
No way ! Soda wins ?!

02-08-2010, 07:04 PM
Robin :yeah:

Corey Feldman
02-08-2010, 08:24 PM
win this title Rob!

02-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Good serving! Keep it up Soderking, let's hope the start-of-season mental hangover has gone now ;)

02-08-2010, 09:03 PM
good for the game.
i look forward to the day serra retires from tour

02-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Soda :hearts:

02-08-2010, 11:35 PM
rusty at the start but as the match wore on his game clicked together better, by the end he was playing pretty well.

still lots to work on for robin, but pleasing he got the win and improved through the performance.