Rotterdam F: Soderling def. Youzhny 6-4 2-0 ret. [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Rotterdam F: Soderling def. Youzhny 6-4 2-0 ret.

EnriqueIG8
02-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Probably a hamstring injury. Too bad, Mischa looked a bit tired anyway.

Guga_fan
02-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Not much to say about this one, really.

TennisOnWood
02-14-2010, 02:14 PM
OMG... this is so exciting

First title bigger then ATP 250.. on the road to GOAT :p

scarecrows
02-14-2010, 02:14 PM
another bad news for the Rafatards

l_mac
02-14-2010, 02:18 PM
another bad news for the Rafatards

:confused:

Team_Roddick
02-14-2010, 02:18 PM
I guess he deserved what he got anyway.

rubbERR
02-14-2010, 02:19 PM
yeah but not soon and when they play outdoors again and soderling gonna lose guys like granollers and ginepri :lol:

Ilovetheblues_86
02-14-2010, 02:20 PM
:bowdown:

GS indoor anyone?


Dutches Blue Collar might be delighted with this win.
High risk game, with efficient first serve reminds them Krajicek good times and the expansion of the dutch commerce through century XVI as both pirates and colonies invasors.

Crowd couldnt get a better cold hearted and efficient champion.

Dini
02-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Congrats Robin! :hatoff:

Get well, Misha.

tennizen
02-14-2010, 02:21 PM
another bad news for the Rafatards

The most original post of 2010:worship:

*Ljubica*
02-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Congrats to Robin :bigclap:

Sorry for Misha - get well soon :hug:

tennizen
02-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Youzhny's second retirement/walkover this year. I like the fact that Soderling is somewhat back in form. Makes the tour much more interesting.

Speed of Light
02-14-2010, 02:25 PM
another bad news for the Rafatards

You ignorant
Rafa is the true king, master and overlord of the atp. Players like Toad are mere minions and stand in awe of the talent and natural gifts possessed by the true GOAT Rafa. He like the rest of the tour is a molehill compared to the Nadal Mountain and accepts his god Rafa as an individual much greater than him. He well and truly realizes that the matches people win against Rafa are either matches in which Rafa is mortally injured or matches that the champion lets them win, all part of the divine scheme of things as devised by the GOAT and his dear uncle Toni.

Nidhogg
02-14-2010, 02:26 PM
Ugh, that sucks. Rest up and take care, Youz.

There were still a lot of entertaining points in this one. Totally expected to see Söderling nervous in the beginning, but he regrouped quickly and was very patient in the rallies. The last point of the first set was hilarious. Misha had two netrolls going his way earlier on in the set anyway, so there's not much to say about that.

The ceremony afterwards was pretty funny too. I'm thrilled for Robin to get the title, but I'm gutted for both guys that it had to involve a retirement. Misha did all he could this week and has nothing to be ashamed of.

henke007
02-14-2010, 02:27 PM
Great win for Robin who again played great and kept mentally cool even though his serve was not on fire as the other days he kept on playing good in Mishas serve and would have won anyways in str8s as predicted.

Florida
02-14-2010, 02:28 PM
So much for a clownish 500 event!!!! Walk-overs, retirements, poor performances and an attitude: I will just show-up because I have to!!!!! ATP seriously has to re-evaluate reducing the number of the ATP 500 tourneys and replace some of them with exos...... The only thing good was: Soderking is back, healthy and ready to compete for for the rest of the season......

Aaric
02-14-2010, 02:31 PM
Cool Robin :)

oranges
02-14-2010, 02:39 PM
:sad: Get well soon Misha

Well deserved title for Soda, he played very good in the last few matches

ryder66
02-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Why did Youzhny have to retire?

gulzhan
02-14-2010, 02:46 PM
Because he is a moron :tape: Don't get me wrong, I love Misha but this is the second time this season when he wins a tight match and then retires. It'd be better if he tried to show some respect to the crowd.

Nolby
02-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Great win for Robin who again played great and kept mentally cool even though his serve was not on fire as the other days he kept on playing good in Mishas serve and would have won anyways in str8s as predicted.

Did you notice his speed and how fluid his movement was today? He chased down every drop shot; every angled winner Misha tried to hit he was able to get to and return most of them and neutralize the point until he gained control. This was truly an in-form Soda the past 3 matches.

henke007
02-14-2010, 02:55 PM
Yes he really fought hard for every single point, and Misha couldn't hit through Robin who played again with great length and variation!! 1st set was great stuff and then it was just routine. Misha didn't have anything left in the tank after spending more time on court and playing 2 tb.s last night.

Dini
02-14-2010, 02:55 PM
This win is a very good bounce back from Robin. He's winning an indoors title as he should, and defeating two very good opponents in a row to boot. This will surely give him even more confidence for the upcoming tournaments. As someone mentioned earlier, it also keeps things interesting as far as his matches with the top players in the future are concerned. I'm very happy to see that he hung in there in the first couple of rounds and then raised his level according to the quality of his opponent. Benny didn't know what hit him, Denko was lethargic but Robin was the boss in the match and against Youzhny he displayed brilliant patience and dare I say it defence skills. More than anything, though, this tournament victory further goes on to show that he is no fluke.

oranges
02-14-2010, 02:55 PM
Because he is a moron :tape: Don't get me wrong, I love Misha but this is the second time this season when he wins a tight match and then retires. It'd be better if he tried to show some respect to the crowd.

By doing what exactly? Tanking the previous match after consulting a crystal ball, which told him he'd be unable to finish the next match or by risking to aggravate the injury?

Nolby
02-14-2010, 03:00 PM
This win is a very good bounce back from Robin. He's winning an indoors title as he should, and defeating two very good opponents in a row to boot. This will surely give him even more confidence for the upcoming tournaments. As someone mentioned earlier, it also keeps things interesting as far as his matches with the top players in the future are concerned. I'm very happy to see that he hung in there in the first couple of rounds and then raised his level according to the quality of his opponent. Benny didn't know what hit him, Denko was lethargic but Robin was the boss in the match and against Youzhny he displayed brilliant patience and dare I say it defence skills. More than anything, though, this tournament victory further goes on to show that he is no fluke.

Great stuff, Nadine!! :worship:

gam_jonte
02-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Anyone have any highlights of this match? I missed the entire thing and would love to see something from this match. :)

henke007
02-14-2010, 03:02 PM
+1 On Infinis post :worship::)

lessthanjake
02-14-2010, 03:03 PM
I knew Goderling would win in 2.

Kolya
02-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Soda! :yeah:

sammy01
02-14-2010, 03:36 PM
i agree with the poster who said soderling in form adds some spice to the tour. i think it is because he is an unknown quantity most of the time.

anyway well done soderling, keep up the good form.

Dini
02-14-2010, 03:39 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02T7e259ov4rC/x610.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09x1cVhcLp0Q8/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MJ2C87uX3Gx/610x.jpg

The dimples are back. :p

Clydey
02-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Get well soon, Woody Harrelson.

CooCooCachoo
02-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Youzhny didn't really seem that injured to me :unsure: I am sure he must have been, or he would not have retired, but at the same time I can't help but think that he would have continued playing if he hadn't been down a set and a break.

CooCooCachoo
02-14-2010, 03:47 PM
Anyways, congrats to Söderling. Definitely deserved the title here.

By the way Krajicek gave such a horrible horrible horrible final speech :unsure: The guy is a joke.

Roamed
02-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Yeah Soderling! Keep it up! :rocker: :bigclap:

Is it just me or is his hair slightly different? Looks nice anyway..

Andi-M
02-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Soda :hearts:

Beat
02-14-2010, 04:10 PM
congrats on the title :yeah:

Jōris
02-14-2010, 04:11 PM
Congratulations Soderling. By the way, your girlfriend... she's not your girlfriend anymore. Please pack your bags and leave quietly.

Jōris
02-14-2010, 04:12 PM
By the way Krajicek gave such a horrible horrible horrible final speech :unsure: The guy is a joke.

Pathetic comment.

Persimmon
02-14-2010, 04:19 PM
Predictable.

-Valhalla-
02-14-2010, 04:40 PM
Youzhny didn't really seem that injured to me :unsure:

Okay Florence Nightingale ...

Just because a player doesn't grimace in pain after every point and roll around the court in tears, doesn't mean they're not injured. Youzhny's a pretty tough customer and he had some rough matches this week. He also seemed sincerely apologetic to the crowd during the post-match interview that he couldn't finish.

Well done Robin! ... great week and I'm looking forward to some more POWER TENNIS in Dubai, Indian, and Miami -- esp. against the other heavyweight - JMDP :boxing: :drink:

Denaon
02-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Amigo was their lucky charm...probably more for Sod :rocker:

Ivo#1Fan
02-14-2010, 05:08 PM
Get well soon, Woody Harrelson.

Thanks! I knew he reminded me of someone, but I couldn't put my finger on it.

Orka_n
02-14-2010, 05:28 PM
Good for Soderking to win this title early in 2010, despite the anti-climatic ending. :yeah:
It's just too bad he wasn't in this form at AO... :unsure: Oh well. Please Robin, don't play too much now and get injured again.

*Jean*
02-14-2010, 05:44 PM
Robin :inlove:

abraxas21
02-14-2010, 05:46 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02T7e259ov4rC/x610.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09x1cVhcLp0Q8/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MJ2C87uX3Gx/610x.jpg

The dimples are back. :p

what's the deal with all these clownish plates tournaments give as trophies nowadays?

youzhny's looks like a freaking bawl to put fruits and the one soda holds ain't much better than that either.

also, why do both players look like perverts in the last pic?

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-14-2010, 06:36 PM
Im not sure what happened to youzhny,was it the same issue as Australian open ?..congratulations on the title toad

oranges
02-14-2010, 06:37 PM
also, why do both players look like perverts in the last pic?

:confused: You make it sound as if they look like most look in ATP profile pics aka mugshots

Nole fan
02-14-2010, 06:43 PM
So much for a clownish 500 event!!!! Walk-overs, retirements, poor performances and an attitude: I will just show-up because I have to!!!!! ATP seriously has to re-evaluate reducing the number of the ATP 500 tourneys and replace some of them with exos...... The only thing good was: Soderking is back, healthy and ready to compete for for the rest of the season......

Too true. :haha:
What kind of injury had Youzhny?
By the way, Soderling lately looking more and more like Butthead (was that the blonde, right?)

decrepitude
02-14-2010, 07:10 PM
What kind of injury had Youzhny?

Right hamstring, according to the ATP site.

Corey Feldman
02-14-2010, 07:17 PM
the big unit is getting into his 2010 stride now :)

cutesteve22
02-16-2010, 10:04 AM
poor Misha...
great win Robin lol