Düsseldorf - Soderling def. Querrey 5-7 7-5 7-6(3)

05-16-2011, 03:10 PM
Don't even know what to say, Querrey served for 2nd, Soderling was twice a break up in 3rd and served for it and yeah...

But a win is a win and he needs confidence going into RG so :D

05-16-2011, 03:12 PM
Poor match and shame for Sam, he always doing great job for his country

Still, no chance for Sweden in doubles

05-16-2011, 03:17 PM
Sam is a pansy.

05-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Always good to see this all serve clown lose.

05-16-2011, 03:27 PM
Querrey :retard:

05-16-2011, 03:32 PM
i just feel so bad for robin

sweden does not have 1 other singles player capable of helping him out and winning a match in this or any team event

he usually wins both matches but he can only do so much

05-16-2011, 03:34 PM
This match :o

Action Jackson
05-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Düsseldorf means a whole lot of nothing, good training for RG.

05-16-2011, 03:47 PM
Düsseldorf means a whole lot of nothing, good training for RG.

This match will have meant a lot to Querrey...... there's no doubt about that, it would have been a big win for him.

05-16-2011, 03:48 PM
yeah, the win would have been huge for sam since he had never beaten robin before

but now...he lost serving for it so it may only hurt him now

05-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Didn't look like Robin even wanted to be there!

05-16-2011, 03:57 PM
Sam :o Not sure if Robin was super into it but it still would've done some good for Sam's confidence which is very low

Voo de Mar
05-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Soderling has won many tight matches in the last 12 months:

- 4 matches being two points away from defeat
- 3 matches after saving MP

05-16-2011, 04:27 PM
Didn't look like Robin even wanted to be there!

Not sure about that

Sweden has received a wild card for the 34th edition of the Power Horse World Team Cup, to be played at the Rochusclub in Dusseldorf from 15-21 May. World No. 5 Robin Soderling will lead the Swedish team.

“We are very pleased about the acceptance of the Swedish team,” said Tournament Director Dietloff von Arnim. “Robin Soderling is a top player and a very welcome guest at the Dusseldorf Rochusclub, who enthralled the tennis fans not only during Sweden’s victory in 2008.”

Soderling will join Christian Lindell and doubles specialists Robert Lindstedt and Simon Aspelin in Sweden’s quest to win a fifth title. “I have always played well in Dusseldorf and have great memories of this tournament,”, said Soderling. “I decided to nominated Christian Lindell as the second singles player. He is a promising talent and has performed really well on clay in the past few months.”

Soderling has an impressive record in his three appearances at the ATP World Team Championship. In 2008, when Sweden won the title, he was victorious in all his eight matches (four singles, four doubles), a feat previously only achieved by John McEnroe in 1984. Soderling has not lost a singles rubber since the last round robin match in 2007. His overall record at the Rochusclub is 14-4 wins (9-1 singles).

Germany will compete with the current Davis Cup team, including Philipp Kohlschreiber, Florian Mayer, Philipp Petzschner and Christopher Kas. The other nations participating at the 2011 Power Horse World Team Cup include title-holder Argentina, the United States, Serbia, Spain, Russia and Kazakhstan.

05-16-2011, 04:32 PM
Fair play to Soderling.

After coming back from MPs down against Verdasco last week, he almost matches it by coming from a set and a break down against Querrey. Not that he should ever have allowed himself to get in such a position in this match though.

05-16-2011, 05:58 PM
Robin didn't seem to care at all about this match until Querrey served for it 5*-4 in the second. He wasn't giving it all in his ball-striking, even pushing at times. Nothing against Sam though, he actually played really well up until that from the baseline and served a freakish amount of aces considering the conditions. But Robin decided to go get that break, put in a few good returns, and took three games - two being breaks - in a row. In the third Robin showed a little more determination, but it was still very sloppy on his part, had match point at *5-3 40-30 to get broken. In the tiebreak it wasn't close, better player won. If Robin had his motivation straight from the beginning he would've been done a lot sooner. I mean, against Querrey on clay? Match took long enough :o

Good that we lost the doubles match. Should make our chances to advance close to zero so that Robin can go to Paris already.

05-16-2011, 06:00 PM
At least you won, Robin :tape:

05-16-2011, 06:17 PM
Querrey served for the match. :facepalm: Why does Soderling have lot of this type of wins recently? :confused: I thought Querrey is strong mentally... :(

05-16-2011, 06:39 PM
Sammy needs to change nationality

Chokerland awaits

05-16-2011, 06:49 PM
Since I don't think many people read Soderlings player forum let me quote this post that could clear up some confusion why Soderling looked so bad after 3-3 in the first set vs Djokovic and today. Some speculation of course about when it happened but the article has legitimate sources (but it's in swedish)

OMG :sad:
X-ray examination after the match against Djokovic showed that Robin has a burst of seven millimeters in the right groin :sad:


look at the point at 5.50...I think it happened on this point...


05-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Uhh, groin problem and he's playing again this week, just before RG.

There needs to be a special award for this type of overscheduling. We could call it "the Verdasco".

05-16-2011, 07:13 PM
:sad: Robin :mad: