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Will Soderling be back in 2012?

superganon
05-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Soderling will have a press conference and express himself and his thougts for the future on may 21th. the latest news is that he will not play RG, Wimbly and Olympics.

do u guys think soderling will be back in 2012 or will he simply announce his retirement? post ur thoughts!

Mystique
05-16-2012, 03:36 PM
hope it wont be retirement, he deserves a final sendoff at least if he plans to call it a day soon...
But I certainly hope he recovers fully soon and will play towards the end of the year (where the courts will suit him too, especially indoors)

cutesteve22
05-16-2012, 06:59 PM
please come back, Robin!!!!

Roamed
05-16-2012, 07:12 PM
I want him to come back :bigcry: It's horrible what's happened to him. He was the most obvious outside the Big 4 to win a slam.

Voo de Mar
05-16-2012, 07:12 PM
If he doesn't come back in 2012, he will announce retirement next year to join Sampras as the second player to finish career with a title in the last tournament.

Certinfy
05-16-2012, 07:29 PM
I hope and somewhat think he'll be back near the end of the year. More or less how Del Potro came back in 2010.

Miss him so much and tennis really isn't the same. :(

hipolymer
05-16-2012, 07:31 PM
What a tragedy. If Murray wins a slam before he does then the death of tennis is at hand.

Serve&Volley01
05-16-2012, 07:34 PM
What happened to him that made me miss almost 1.5/2 years of Tennis?

I thought it was just a simple injury??

Anyway you can't come back after missing almost 2 years, you'll just end up another Del Po at best, James Blake at worst.

kingroger
05-16-2012, 07:34 PM
I hope he returns soon, he is a great guy but I guess he will never be the same guy like in 2009 and 2010.... I've had the same illness for a week now - I can't imagine how he's been living with it for a year now... Come back soon Robin :worship:

Dr. Frankenfed
05-16-2012, 07:40 PM
I have a very bad feeling about that.

Mongoose
05-16-2012, 07:43 PM
he will announce his retirement from tennis on Monday

Mercury
05-16-2012, 07:45 PM
All this for Mono?? I'm gonna guess there's something more to this because mono is no reason to retire from tournaments that are months away... I'm still hoping we'll see him return. Always liked that guy.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 07:47 PM
What happened to him that made me miss almost 1.5/2 years of Tennis?

I thought it was just a simple injury??

Anyway you can't come back after missing almost 2 years, you'll just end up another Del Po at best, James Blake at worst.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

As a fan of Robin, I only want him to come back. Couldn't care less if he can never be a top player again (which he probably won't). What matters is that he gets back on the courts doing what he loves and that Robin fans (and tennis fans as a whole) can enjoy his tennis again.

He'll turn 28 in the summer. I reckon if he could start his comeback by then, he'd still have a few years of tennis left in him, especially since his game isn't very reliant on movement. Really hope his career doesn't follow the exact same tragic path as Ancic's :sad:

mystic ice cube
05-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Tennis needs this man. I hope he gets back and we the best of him again.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 07:52 PM
All this for Mono?? I'm gonna guess there's something more to this because mono is no reason to retire from tournaments that are months away... I'm still hoping we'll see him return. Always liked that guy.

:facepalm:

Ever heard of Ancic?

Viral mono in its most advanced form has been killing athletes' careers for a long time. Robin won't be the first or the last to suffer from it, unfortunately.

Federer caught mono too, but fortunately for him it was 'only' bacterial mono, which is bad but doesn't sap away all your energy like viral mono. Robin has retired from tournaments because he has no energy to practice for half an hour, let alone play competitive tournaments.

Looner
05-16-2012, 07:59 PM
Hope he's back but I am fairly pessimistic at this stage.

MaxPower
05-16-2012, 08:00 PM
He said this on twitter some hours ago replying to someone who asked for info

läget är som jag förklarat flera ggr tidigare. Jag vet inte när jag kommer tillbaka. Kroppen måste få avgöra.
the situation is like I've explained many times before. I don't know when I'm coming back. The body must decide.

My guess is that on May 21st he just announces what tournaments he decided to withdraw from (RG, Wimbledon?) and then that he's still working to get back

GSMnadal
05-16-2012, 08:07 PM
I didn't like him for obvious reasons, but I want him to come back. We need that #5 who can stick it to the big guys on the big stage. Guys like Berdych and dpot are fun and all, but Robin actually has the heart to get it done.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 08:14 PM
I didn't like him for obvious reasons, but I want him to come back. We need that #5 who can stick it to the big guys on the big stage. Guys like Berdych and dpot are fun and all, but Robin actually has the heart to get it done.

Say what?

Soderling's Slam victories vs the big guys - 2 (in separate events)

Del Potro - 2 (in the same event, which he won)

Berdych 2 - 3 if we consider Murray 'big' (same event)

There's nothing to suggest Soderling was ever more likely than Berdych or Del Potro to take down the big guys, especially since the other two actually defeated them back-to-back and are younger than Robin (especially Juan).

Also, it'd be nothing short of a miracle if Soderling ever returned to the top 10, let alone #5, after what he's been through. Viral mono destroys careers (look no further than Ancic); even if he does come back, the chances of him ever being the same as almost non-existent.

This is not your run-of-the-mill disease/injury, it's basically the end of an athlete's career at the highest level. He has spent a year without being able to do anything for 30 minutes without getting completely sapped out of energy just to put it in perspective.

Getting back to the tour would already be a tremendous success for Robin at this point.

GSMnadal
05-16-2012, 08:22 PM
Say what?

Soderling's Slam victories vs the big guys - 2 (in separate events)

Del Potro - 2 (in the same event, which he won)

Berdych 2 - 3 if we consider Murray 'big' (same event)

There's nothing to suggest Soderling was ever more likely than Berdych or Del Potro to take down the big guys, especially since the other two actually defeated them back-to-back and are younger than Robin (especially Juan).

Also, it'd be nothing short of a miracle if Soderling ever returned to the top 10, let alone #5, after what he's been through. Viral mono destroys careers (look no further than Ancic); even if he does come back, the chances of him ever being the same as almost non-existent.

This is not your run-of-the-mill disease/injury, it's basically the end of an athlete's career at the highest level. He has spent a year without being able to do anything for 30 minutes without getting completely sapped out of energy just to put it in perspective.

No, we don't call Murray big. I just have more faith in Robin (if he returns to his previous level) to keep his nerve than Berdych. Del Potro's wins came back to back, and are looking more and more like a one time thing. Berdych has proved lately that he can't clutch it out, see Rafa at AO and Fed in madrid.

If soderling loses, it's because he isn't good enough and gets outplayed, for me, a much lesser issue than the heart problems of Tomas.

Soderling was much more stable and reliable and had quite a gap to #6, the other two can lose to anyone

Orange Wombat
05-16-2012, 08:26 PM
:tears: I really hope so. I never really liked him, but it's terrible what has happened to him. He was the kind of guy who loved to work out and compete at the highest level, so it's sad to see him not have any energy.
The game has had a gap at the top of the hard worker who always does well at Grand Slams. It was filled to some extent by Ferrer, but Ferrer could not beat the top 3 like General Sod could.

:scared: I really hope it's not the case, but some cases of mono get worse and worse as they progress.

Get well soon Robin :hug:

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 08:34 PM
No, we don't call Murray big. I just have more faith in Robin (if he returns to his previous level) to keep his nerve than Berdych. Del Potro's wins came back to back, and are looking more and more like a one time thing. Berdych has proved lately that he can't clutch it out, see Rafa at AO and Fed in madrid.

If soderling loses, it's because he isn't good enough and gets outplayed, for me, a much lesser issue than the heart problems of Tomas.

Soderling was much more stable and reliable and had quite a gap to #6, the other two can lose to anyone

Did Berdych's loss at AO really suggested to you that he can't clutch it out? To me, it just showed that he can't consistently hit through Rafa in the very slow AO courts, which is, well, normal. I remember Soderling in extreme frustration in AO 2011 because he wasn't able to hit through Dolgopolov no matter how hard he hit, the AO courts are very, very slow. Berdych was only beating Rafa if he had the performance of his life. For players like Tomas and Soderling, the AO is the last place they're ever going to beat Rafa. Tomas didn't choke, he simply couldn't keep painting lines stroke after stroke, which is what's needed to hit through those courts against Rafa.

As for Delpo, he's just 23 and spent a year off the tour. Claiming it was a one time thing at this point is premature at best. Especially considering how much of a fight he put against Rafa in his return year in both Wimbledon and DC. Definitely didn't look like a player who was never beating a big guy again. Not to mention Del Potro in 2009 was a far more convincing #5 than Soderling ever was (in fact, considering only Slams, he was the third best player of the year).

I do agree, though, that heart was never a problem for Soderling. He's far less prone to chokes than Tomas and even Delpo as of late. He usually finished what he started against the top players.

Johnbert
05-16-2012, 08:39 PM
i really hope so, but i fear he will never come back :bigcry: :sobbing:

Orka_n
05-16-2012, 08:40 PM
No, we don't call Murray big. I just have more faith in Robin (if he returns to his previous level) to keep his nerve than Berdych. Del Potro's wins came back to back, and are looking more and more like a one time thing. Berdych has proved lately that he can't clutch it out, see Rafa at AO and Fed in madrid.

If soderling loses, it's because he isn't good enough and gets outplayed, for me, a much lesser issue than the heart problems of Tomas.

Soderling was much more stable and reliable and had quite a gap to #6, the other two can lose to anyoneAgree with this, almost all of it actually, which is quite surprising. ;)

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 08:41 PM
I hope he's not suffering from chronic fatigue syndrom (happens to some carriers of Viral Mono). If so, I'm afraid his career is over.

If not, he should be able to return to the tour, and slowly become able to play a competitive schedule again.

Orka_n
05-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Not to mention Del Potro in 2009 was a far more convincing #5 than Soderling ever was.My ass.

Soderling was also #5 or better for over a year straight.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 08:49 PM
My ass

He was the second best player at the Slams points-wise (actually had more points than Rafa at Slams, even if only because Rafa skipped Wimbledon) and had a season that was almost equal overall in terms of points and Slam performances to one of Sampras's #1 seasons.

#5 doesn't get much more convincing than that. I'm not 100% sure of this, but almost that Del Potro's point tally from 2009 is the highest ever for a year-end #5. Would have been enough to be #3 (very close to #2) in 2010. Would probably have been enough #2 since Federer wouldn't collect as many points if someone else did.

Soderling's 2010 was pretty much what you expect from a solid #5. Del Potro's 2009 was what you'd expect from a #2-3 player in normal conditions. He was #5 because Djokovic, Murray and Rafa were all exceptionally consistent in Masters tournaments and had a higher point tally than players ranked 2-4 usually get.

Paylu2007
05-16-2012, 09:08 PM
What a tragedy. If Murray wins a slam before he does then the death of tennis is at hand.

I coudlnt agree more :(

tennisphilia
05-16-2012, 11:13 PM
Hope he comes back. He was fun to watch.

Mjau!
05-16-2012, 11:40 PM
Say what?

Soderling's Slam victories vs the big guys - 2 (in separate events)

Del Potro - 2 (in the same event, which he won)

Berdych 2 - 3 if we consider Murray 'big' (same event)

There's nothing to suggest Soderling was ever more likely than Berdych or Del Potro to take down the big guys, especially since the other two actually defeated them back-to-back and are younger than Robin (especially Juan).

Also, it'd be nothing short of a miracle if Soderling ever returned to the top 10, let alone #5, after what he's been through. Viral mono destroys careers (look no further than Ancic); even if he does come back, the chances of him ever being the same as almost non-existent.

This is not your run-of-the-mill disease/injury, it's basically the end of an athlete's career at the highest level. He has spent a year without being able to do anything for 30 minutes without getting completely sapped out of energy just to put it in perspective.

Getting back to the tour would already be a tremendous success for Robin at this point.

When did Berdych beat Rafa in a major???

Doing it two years in a row is better than doing it at the same event, because it shows you're not just a one slam wonder.

Doing it at the FO is better than doing it at the USO, because no other player has defeated Rafa @ RG and no other player has defeated Rogi since 2004.

Murray is small.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 11:48 PM
When did Berdych beat Rafa in a major???

Doing it two years in a row is better than doing it at the same event, because it shows you're not just a one slam wonder.

Doing it at the FO is better than doing it at the USO, because no other player has defeated Rafa @ RG and no other player has defeated Rogi since 2004.

Murray is small.

Never. But he beat Federer and Djokovic at Wimbledon 2010. Djokovic is "big" too.

Doing it two years in a row is impressive, I agree. Unfortunately, in order to actually win a Slam, you need to do it twice at the same event at least.

And well, when Berdych Federer in 2010 only Nadal had beaten Federer (once) since 2003 there and when Del Potro defeated Federer in USO 2009, the last man to have done so had been David Nalbandian back in 2003. All are very impressive feats.

Then again, there's only one guy who has shown he can beat (not just trouble, but beat) the top 3 players and that guy isn't Del Potro, Berdych or Soderling. That guy is Tsonga (the only man to have beaten them all). It all depends on him; if he can redline his game like vs Nadal at AO 2008 or the last three sets vs Roger in W 2011, he WILL win.

Rarely does it happen (hence why Jo never won a Slam or was ranked higher than #5), but when playing his best Jo is unplayable. He's the one guy I always feel has the fate of the match in his hands even when he faces one of the top 3. When he's redlining, his game is just so huge. Never have I seen Nadal so powerless on court in a GS match as in that AO 2008 semi or Roger so unable to do anything as in the last 3 sets at W last year.

lucyfur
05-16-2012, 11:50 PM
I happen to like Robin, he's one of my faves, but some posters are making it seem like he is a giant killer when the fact is he only beat Fed once and rafa twice in his entire career.
Ffs he beat Delpo only once when Delpo was an 18 year old ranked outside thw top50.:rolleyes:

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 11:55 PM
I happen to like Robin, he's one of my faves, but some posters are making it seem like he is a giant killer when the fact is he only beat Fed once and rafa twice in his entire career.
Ffs he beat Delpo only once when Delpo was an 18 year old ranked outside thw top50.:rolleyes:

Exactly. He's not a giant killer, at least not on a consistent basis. His win over Nadal at RG was legendary though.

That said, he's a very good player who was #4 when tragedy struck and was playing the best tennis of his career. I definitely feel he could have added more titles, perhaps one or two Masters and even an outside chance at a Slam title. He was playing excellent tennis when injury struck. He was really maxing out his potential.

lucyfur
05-16-2012, 11:59 PM
Exactly. He's not a giant killer, at least not on a consistent basis. His win over Nadal at RG was legendary though.

That said, he's a very good player who was #4 when tragedy struck and was playing the best tennis of his career. I definitely feel he could have added more titles, perhaps one or two Masters and even an outside chance at a Slam title. He was playing excellent tennis when injury struck. He was really maxing out his potential.

The same could be said about Delpo, he was also #4 when he got injured.

Mjau!
05-17-2012, 12:24 AM
Never. But he beat Federer and Djokovic at Wimbledon 2010. Djokovic is "big" too.

Not in 2010 he wasn't! Doesn't count. Thomas is stuck at 1.

And well, when Berdych Federer in 2010 only Nadal had beaten Federer (once) since 2003 there..

And what about Djokovic in 2010? How amazing was his Wimbledon record before the Berdych loss? :rolleyes: Does not begin to compare to being the only player to beat Rafa @ the french and the only player besides Nadal to beat Roger since 2004 (which is still true, while Roger lost to Tsonga at W 2011 and to pre-prime Djokovic at USO 2010!).

...and when Del Potro defeated Federer in USO 2009, the last man to have done so had been David Nalbandian back in 2003. All are very impressive feats.

But Nadal had never even made a USO-final... :wavey:

Then again, there's only one guy who has shown he can beat (not just trouble, but beat) the top 3 players and that guy isn't Del Potro, Berdych or Soderling. That guy is Tsonga (the only man to have beaten them all). It all depends on him; if he can redline his game like vs Nadal at AO 2008 or the last three sets vs Roger in W 2011, he WILL win.

Rarely does it happen (hence why Jo never won a Slam or was ranked higher than #5), but when playing his best Jo is unplayable. He's the one guy I always feel has the fate of the match in his hands even when he faces one of the top 3. When he's redlining, his game is just so huge. Never have I seen Nadal so powerless on court in a GS match as in that AO 2008 semi or Roger so unable to do anything as in the last 3 sets at W last year.

Tsonga beat a pre-prime Nole and a pre-HC-prime Rafa. Not as impressive as defeating Nadal and Federer where no one else has*.

* since 2004 in Roger's case.

lucyfur
05-17-2012, 12:32 AM
What difference does it make when or where it happened? a slam is a slam.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 12:42 AM
Soderling has done something that many deemed to be impossible: he beat Nadal in RG. It was the biggest upset in tennis history.

Sunset of Age
05-17-2012, 01:17 AM
Soderling has done something that many deemed to be impossible: he beat Nadal in RG. It was the biggest upset in tennis history.

And boinked out Fed in a major as well.

There aren't all that many players having that kind of assets on their resume. And yes, that's a major reason why all genuine tennis fans are sad about his absence from the tour nowadays, and perhaps will never see him come back. :sad:

Sod, come back. TENNIS needs you!

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 01:19 AM
The same could be said about Delpo, he was also #4 when he got injured.

Indeed.

But the situations can't be compared. As bad as wrist surgery is, it doesn't even begin to compare to viral mono. I'm sure you're aware of Ancic's case and many others: viral mono is basically the end of an athlete's career at the highest level in the majority of cases. Especially if it's coupled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom - which I hope isn't the case.

Besides, Delpo was 21. The injury was a major setback, but he has all the time in the world to make his way back. He can make up for lost time - even if, of course, he will never be the player he could have been without surgery, but that's inevitable.

Soderling's mono is not only much more serious, but came when he was right in the middle of his prime years and starting to fully maximize his potential. It's a huge shame, really, he seemed poised to continue getting great results.

It's not even so much about the tennis, but about Robin himself. Imagine how much he's suffering: for an elite sportsman there can be nothing more frustrating than not even being able to do anything for half an hour without it sapping away all your energy.

Sunset of Age
05-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Indeed.

But the situations can't be compared. As bad as wrist surgery is, it doesn't even begin to compare to viral mono. I'm sure you're aware of Ancic's case and many others: viral mono is basically the end of an athlete's career at the highest level in the majority of cases. Especially if it's coupled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom - which I hope isn't the case.

Besides, Delpo was 21. The injury was a major setback, but he has all the time in the world to make his way back. He can make up for lost time - even if, of course, he will never be the player he could have been without surgery, but that's inevitable.

Soderling's mono is not only much more serious, but came when he was right in the middle of his prime years and starting to fully maximize his potential. It's a huge shame, really, he seemed poised to continue getting great results.

It's not even so much about the tennis, but about Robin himself. Imagine how much he's suffering: for an elite sportsman there can be nothing more frustrating than not even being able to do anything for half an hour without it sapping away all your energy.

Well said. Damn, this sucks so much.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 01:29 AM
Mark Lenders has revealed himself as Delpotrotard long ago. He can't be objective when it comes to the man.

He thinks that the level he reached in 2009 was going to be a norm, while in reality it was an anomaly.

Whoever thinks he will reach the same level again is quite delusional, I am afraid.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 01:30 AM
Not in 2010 he wasn't! Doesn't count. Thomas is stuck at 1.

We cannot just make arbitrary exceptions. Of course it counts, it was the first GS of Nole's streak of 7 consecutive semis and Nole was world no.2. It was a big win.


But Nadal had never even made a USO-final... :wavey:

So? Beating Rafa 2,2 and 2 is always a feat no matter what. Not to mention Rafa was the de facto #1 player back then. Roger only held #1 because Rafa struggled with injuries and had to skip Wimbledon.



Tsonga beat a pre-prime Nole and a pre-HC-prime Rafa. Not as impressive as defeating Nadal and Federer where no one else has*.

* since 2004 in Roger's case.[/QUOTE]

I don't like all this prime and pre-prime subjectiveness thrown around, but I have to correct you. So-called pre-prime Rafa had one of his best Slams runs at the AO 2008. This is easly forgotten becuase of the beating he got from Tsonga, but up until the semis Rafa hadn't dropped a single set and was squashing every single opponent like nothing. 2008 was the year where he started playing great at hardcourt Slams.

Did you even watch the match? There's no way any "version" of Rafa (or any other player) would have beaten Tsonga in that match? It was absurd the kind of shots Jo was coming up with, even more so than in the last three sets vs Federer last year at Wimbledon.

rocketassist
05-17-2012, 01:32 AM
Soderling deserved an RG.

Really wish he'd won the 2010 tournament, but everything he hit kept coming back over the net :(

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 01:34 AM
Well said. Damn, this sucks so much.

Indeed, it's the tragic side of sports.

I just hope he doesn't finish like Ancic. Even if it takes some time, would be great if he could come back to the tour, doing what he loves. It'd be a damn shame if we didn't get to see him on the courts again.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 01:38 AM
Soderling deserved an RG.

Really wish he'd won the 2010 tournament, but everything he hit kept coming back over the net :(

I think so too. He'd definitely be worthy of a Slam title and would have almost surely got one if the top players of this era weren't so dominant/surfaces so slow.

That said, one of the main problems in his RG finals was that he got locked into very long semifinal marathons. He needed to be as fresh as possible to take on Federer and Nadal and the very long semis against Gonzo and Tomas didn't help at all.

That said, his legacy is assured: two Slam finals, a Masters title, peak ranking #4, first man ever to defeat Nadal at Roland Garros (only one so far). Pretty great resumé if you ask me, he should have no regrets.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 01:40 AM
Soderling deserved an RG.

Really wish he'd won the 2010 tournament, but everything he hit kept coming back over the net :(

:rolleyes:

That's what clay tennis is all about.

Nadal's defense and serving was magnificent in that match. Give credit where it's due.

For some reason I don't see you saying he deserved to win 2009 RG :rolleyes:

rocketassist
05-17-2012, 01:42 AM
:rolleyes:

That's what clay tennis is all about.

Nadal's defense and serving was magnificent in that match. Give credit where it's due.

For some reason I don't see you saying he deserved to win 2009 RG :rolleyes:

Aye true, but if serve and volley was dominating grass like the wonderful 2001 Wimbledon you'd be flooding the AELTC's email address with complaints.

lucyfur
05-17-2012, 01:57 AM
Sometimes when a person has surgery it sometimes takes years to get back to the way it was before,sometimes it never will, I'm sure anyone who ever had surgery knows what I'm talking about.
There is no need to dismiss Delpo's past achievements if he never becomes the same as in 2009.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 02:01 AM
Aye true, but if serve and volley was dominating grass like the wonderful 2001 Wimbledon you'd be flooding the AELTC's email address with complaints.

It would be interesting if the grass was faster.

I am sure nadal could adapt.

Plus do people really want to face Nadal's serve on fast grass, given his record for holding easily on "slow grass"? Lol.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 02:03 AM
Sometimes when a person has surgery it sometimes takes years to get back to the way it was before,sometimes it never will, I'm sure anyone who ever had surgery knows what I'm talking about.
There is no need to dismiss Delpo's past achievements if he never becomes the same as in 2009.

It is always like that. An athlete does great things, gets a serious injury and is not the same after returning (and in some cases never).

Haters come out of the woodwork and claim he was overrated all along. Sports fans are generally very fickle and some very spiteful. Watch the same happen if/when Soderling returns and understandably can't reach the same heights he once did: this place will be flooded with threads claiming he was overrated all along, a fluke and nonsense like that. And every time he loses to Nadal a new thread will be opened wondering if RG 2009 was a fluke (just like every time Delpo loses to Roger people start claiming USO 2009 was a fluke).

It's just sad and predictable, since most people have very short memories. It's all about what you've been for me lately.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 02:05 AM
It would be interesting if the grass was faster.

I am sure nadal could adapt.

Plus do people really want to face Nadal's serve on fast grass, given his record for holding easily on "slow grass"? Lol.

True. Nadal's serve on grass is amazing. In some year, his hold % were on Karlovic territory on the surface. He's one of the best servers on grass for sure.

superganon
05-21-2012, 09:31 AM
update. soderling has updated his twitter saying he will be a father! good news for him and jenni! :D

tho i wonder if the press conference can be held on such a great day for him?

henke007
05-21-2012, 09:33 AM
They have known for months about this ;)

superganon
05-21-2012, 09:39 AM
They have known for months about this ;)

ye ofc its kinda obvious :P but indeed great news! its also confirmed that he will have his pressconference today about his future. 15.00 (3pm) central eu time. tho i doubt it will be streamed :P

i feel he will try to point to the media that he is happier then ever due to this "news". i expect nothing really new from him regarding his comback...we can only hope and pray:angel:

MaxPower
05-21-2012, 10:07 AM
yeah it's good news and congratulations to the couple. Dunno if it's all good for his comeback attempt though. One major reason Pim-Pim Johansson stopped trying to comeback after his injury nightmare was that he became a dad and got other priorities in life.

This announcement was obviously planned (and it would show on Jenni anyway if it's due in september :)) so why not get it out there and be done with media for a while. Very smart

Going to be interesting to see what he says about his future at 15:00

Certinfy
05-21-2012, 10:14 AM
This is great! Can't wait to see the next Soderking in 20 years time! :D

tennishero
05-21-2012, 10:58 AM
What happened to him that made me miss almost 1.5/2 years of Tennis?

I thought it was just a simple injury??

Anyway you can't come back after missing almost 2 years, you'll just end up another Del Po at best, James Blake at worst.

oh no, he'll be a top 8 player, how TRAGIC!! :rolleyes:

duchuy89
05-21-2012, 02:32 PM
Yes Soderling will return!

TBkeeper
05-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Soderling > flukes like Del Potro and mugs like Berdych
end of thread.

Shinoj
08-16-2012, 08:03 AM
What is happening with this Guy? A Flu somewhere down the line and he is out for years ? Cant Understand.

henke007
08-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Google worst case of Mono + Elite athlete..

Burrow
08-16-2012, 10:45 AM
True. Nadal's serve on grass is amazing. In some year, his hold % were on Karlovic territory on the surface. He's one of the best servers on grass for sure.

:facepalm:

That has nothing to do with his actual serve. All that means is that his ground game is so stable, that he is tough to break.

Chase Visa
08-16-2012, 11:50 AM
Has Soderling announced anything regarding his future recently?

Motoflou
08-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Has Soderling announced anything regarding his future recently?

He's going out for breakfast. McDonalds, I heard.

Looner
08-16-2012, 12:04 PM
He recently posted he'll be back ASAP on his facebook.

Shinoj
08-16-2012, 12:31 PM
:D What is with Marat Safin DP and this Soderling thread.

Roy Emerson
08-16-2012, 01:44 PM
He recently posted he'll be back ASAP on his facebook.

2013?

BroTree123
08-16-2012, 02:30 PM
Safin overload.

3 in a row :bowdown:. Now someone make it to one full page.

Robin :bigcry:

Shinoj
08-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Add Me On.:armed:

BroTree123
08-16-2012, 02:42 PM
We should do Agent Smith next.

http://matrix.jpope.org/avatar/36-96-20111119145859.gif

Looner
08-16-2012, 02:42 PM
2013?

He hasn't mentioned a date but I reckon 2013 seems the most realistic.