RG R4: Söderling def. Simon 6-2 6-3 7-6 (5)

Action Jackson
05-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Toad did what was necessary, lets see if he can repeat 2009.

05-30-2011, 04:20 PM
For the most part, Robin was hitting the ball well, but his serve wasn't that great. Simon was gifted a break back in the middle of the third set but it didn't make any difference in the end. For long periods of time the stadium was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
Very tight breaker but he pulled it out.

Bring on Nadal.

05-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Gilles :hug: Just too passive today. A good run at RG none the less.

Robin :rocker2: Focus, dear.

05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Simon was INCREDIBLY defensive....even for him :o Soderling played to win, not to lose. Good for him.

05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Soderling was a monster for 2 1/2 sets. Then he got blisters on his racquet hand and it got a bit shaky for the remainder, though finally closed it out in the end.

Hopefully they heal up well and he can put on a show on Wednesday ^^

05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Soderking :bowdown:

05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
good fighting at the end by gilles..robin a little shaky trying to close things out

had to save 2 break points serving for the first set after not even being threatened on serve the whole time and then has 6-2 in the tiebreak and that slips to 6-5 before the end

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Nadal should be scared. Soderling may have lost to him in last year's final, but Robin has been by far the better player so far in RG.

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Rather spineless from Simon in front of his home crowd. Toad nearly blew the 3rd set. Now it's time to put Nadal out of his misery.

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Ready to shit all over Nadal

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Yeah Gilles was way too passive but Robin played well apart from the end of that third set :o. Robin really didn't want to win the 3rd set, made some stupid errors while Simon kept the pressure on

Excited for the Soda-Nadal match

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
watching soderling is painful to the eyes of any tennis fan

however if he owns nadal (again) i will love robin

05-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Last half an hour or so was pretty UGLY. Robin made it unnecessarily messy whilst Gilles is just so lightweight.

WD Soderling regardless.

alter ego
05-30-2011, 04:24 PM
WTF was up with Robin in the third set ? he was distroing Simon in the first 2 sets then he brainfarted. Good thing he took that match point.

05-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Dodgy third set but hey he is through which is all that matters. Time to send Nadal packing :devil:.

05-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Soderling was so edgy from midway of the third set.Good for him though he won it in straight sets,u never know what might have happened if he lost the breaker

05-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Soderking needed 7 MPs was at least 3-4 too much. But a straight set win is a straight set win. Simon really just hoped for errors and for the first 2 1/2 sets Robin didn't give him anything. Then he started to overcook it a little bit and that is when pushing works. Never any question in the end though

He will be well-rested for Nadal. That match is sure to be a cracker. Nadal likely to step it up and Soderling play like he's done all week and it will be a very entertaining and close match

05-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Robin almost choked the 3rd set but made a great :eek: bh winner on his 7th Mp:o....

Must serve 70% bombs and play like in the 1st and 2nd set to beat Rafa...

05-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Soderling is playing better than Nadal at the moment. It was a bit touch and go in the final set but otherwise he played well. Could definatly provide some difficulty for Nadal.

05-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Simon left it too late to wake up.

05-30-2011, 04:35 PM
Soderling :worship:

05-30-2011, 04:37 PM
Job done. Terrible third set from Robin, now rafa kom igen Robin!

05-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Started of impressive, ended disappointing.. Robin has started absolutely on fire in all of his matches but hasn't been able to keep it going. Sure, it was a straight set victory but looking forward nothing will come that easy.

Still, it's not like Rafa has been blowing us away either so I guess it will be a match.

05-31-2011, 05:55 AM
Sigh of relief getting through the 3rd set.

leng jai
05-31-2011, 05:56 AM
Hilarious celebration from the Toad.