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Canuck_Chick
10-29-2004, 09:20 PM
Good luck Robin :yeah:
hope the knee is OK

Chris-swede
10-29-2004, 09:28 PM
He has not withdrawn so far, so i really think, he is ready to play. Bad stories at the moment, Norman retiring from Tennis. Söderling has a wounded knee, Pimpim had to retire against Ryderstedt....not so good news!

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 11:38 AM
Robin beat Taylor dent 6-2 6-4 he was on FIRE he seems ok now :woohoo: Onto round 2 in paris :yeah:

Sommarsverige
11-01-2004, 11:53 AM
He has not withdrawn so far, so i really think, he is ready to play. Bad stories at the moment, Norman retiring from Tennis. Söderling has a wounded knee, Pimpim had to retire against Ryderstedt....not so good news!

Yes, you are right. I am happy that at least Thomas Johansson has won the Stockholm Open ;)

star
11-01-2004, 01:37 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Kom igen, Robin!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 10:07 PM
Good Luck tomo Robin.. round 2 :)

Canuck_Chick
11-02-2004, 12:00 AM
:woohoo:
Good luck Robin!!!

star
11-02-2004, 01:54 PM
http://www.surfbirds.com/namericanbirds/harveyamrobin.jpg

3-6 7-6 6-0!!! :woohoo:

That's an American robin, but I couldn't find a Swedish one. ;)

star
11-02-2004, 01:59 PM
This must be the European Robin. :)

http://www.communigate.co.uk/hants/itchenbirds/phpz79vbZ

Kristen
11-02-2004, 02:02 PM
That's an American robin, but I couldn't find a Swedish one. ;)
Maybe.... lol

star
11-02-2004, 02:12 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

That's terrific!!! :yeah: Good work!

Aleksa's Laydee
11-02-2004, 06:35 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: fab!!!

anyway OMG robin what a come back i thought you were going to lose being a set and a break down :eek: BIG UP ROBIN :yeah:

Canuck_Chick
11-02-2004, 09:50 PM
:haha: great pics!!!
and also :yeah: robin on winning!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
11-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Good Luck Robin against the last standing french man tommorrow....saulnier :scared:
beat him ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-04-2004, 07:48 PM
Robin beat Cryil!!!! 7-6 6-2 :woohoo:

Canuck_Chick
11-04-2004, 09:36 PM
:woohoo: ROBIN!!!
next up is Max....nice match-up

Aleksa's Laydee
11-05-2004, 09:37 AM
ouch v max is going to be hard!! good luck :D

Sommarsverige
11-05-2004, 02:34 PM
Robin, go and beat Max!!!

Does anyone know if they will broadcast the match somewhere in Europe?

Aleksa's Laydee
11-05-2004, 10:42 PM
Yes they broadcasted it on Sky Sports Extra

Aleksa's Laydee
11-05-2004, 10:43 PM
It was so sad tho...he lost 7-6 4-6 6-7 but he was 5-3 up in the final set tb :sobbing: :sobbing:

Canuck_Chick
11-05-2004, 10:53 PM
:sad: Robin!!! played a great match but messed up the last tb...

Björki
11-06-2004, 09:05 AM
it looks like Swedes can not win TB :(
Robin u should have won the match :smash:

Chris-swede
11-07-2004, 08:36 PM
it looks like Swedes can not win TB :(
Robin u should have won the match :smash:

It really seems so, it was the 6th match of a swede in last 5 weeks that was 3rd set tiebreak, and only ToJo could win this one vs Agassi (a big one :) )

Robin had this match vs Volandri with 2 MP's and now vs Mirnyi. He should have won both. Better next year Robin! Unbelievable that this guy is out of the Top 30 in the rankings, he is playing so much better!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-15-2004, 04:46 AM
found a new pic of Robin... well, it's from 2002 when he was a junior, and it's crappy quality, but i thought i'd post it.
http://www.collegeandjuniortennis.com/photos/RobinSoderling.jpg

Sommarsverige
12-15-2004, 08:46 PM
Thanks a lot for posting it, jmg ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-15-2004, 11:30 PM
no probs, sommar ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-16-2004, 06:50 AM
another Söder-pic. found it while googling Moya... :confused:
http://a7.cpimg.com/image/C7/40/25444807-d83d-01A40243-.jpg

Sommarsverige
12-16-2004, 08:15 PM
Nice photo, jmg!
Thanks for posting it!

Aleksa's Laydee
12-16-2004, 09:06 PM
another Söder-pic. found it while googling Moya... :confused:
http://a7.cpimg.com/image/C7/40/25444807-d83d-01A40243-.jpg

:haha: nice looking moya :p

Kristen
01-08-2005, 02:51 PM
:eek: *wonders how many Swedes will be in Sydney... Three? Thomas, Joachim and Robin! ToJo and pimPim get a folder... We better all get to robin's matches at tournaments and learn what a great fighter he can be, and make him a folder (or similar) next year! :lol:*

Canuck_Chick
01-08-2005, 06:35 PM
:lol: maybe we can get one for him for wimby or something :shrug:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-08-2005, 11:46 PM
good idea! he's a cool guy. i wanted to go to his match, but i missed it when we walked SO far for lunch :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-09-2005, 11:44 AM
aw poor robin...yeah we could do one for wimbie i wouldnt mind giving him one! :)

Kristen
01-11-2005, 11:40 AM
'poor robin' broke his racquet in practice today ( a la Safin!)... against Jarkko :o
:devil: temper, temper ;)

Björki
01-11-2005, 12:35 PM
'poor robin' broke his racquet in practice today ( a la Safin!)... against Jarkko :o
:devil: temper, temper ;)
did u ask for it later? :lol:

Kristen
01-11-2005, 12:37 PM
It did cross my mind that it was no longer useful... but I am trying to gain respect :lol: (who knows if it's working :rolleyes: hehe) I prob wont be online anymore, I'm going to tennis in Sydney tomorrow, and then tomorrow evening i go to melbourne. My internet access will be limited!

Sommarsverige
01-11-2005, 02:57 PM
Have a great time, Kristen ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-11-2005, 10:49 PM
'poor robin' broke his racquet in practice today ( a la Safin!)... against Jarkko :o
:devil: temper, temper ;)
breaking a racquet in PRACTICE?!?! do many players do this? i thought breaking racquets only happened after losing very important points :confused:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-11-2005, 10:52 PM
found this picture of Söds, and i thought it was cute. i really like his hair in this pic. it's from Sydney v. Fish. (yahoo)

Sommarsverige
01-13-2005, 09:42 PM
That´s a funny pic, jmg!
And Söds sounds very cute ;) Is this your own "creation?"

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-14-2005, 09:14 PM
That´s a funny pic, jmg!
And Söds sounds very cute ;) Is this your own "creation?"
thanks! yeah, i kinda just came up with that. he has a kinda long name, so it's just my abbreviation. and it sounds good too. use it if you want to! maybe it'll become well known like "pim pim"! :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 09:28 PM
Sods...aaww

Kristen
01-15-2005, 10:43 AM
You guys!!! he shaved his head today / yesterday afternoon :-/
I think I actually preferred the mullet :lol: but its a good idea to have short hair now :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2005, 06:39 PM
oh god!! :lol:

Robin plays tomo (mon) :D

Sammy
01-15-2005, 11:01 PM
Hi Swede fans!

Last year when we went to the Australian Open we got to see Soderling play ......I think it was Escude.

We noticed........well, we couldn't help but notice *grins* the Swedish cheering squad. They were unreal! My two daughters and I found them very entertaining. There was one guy who kind of 'led the pack'. He'd stand up and start shouting a cheer in Swedish and then the rest of them would join in. It was a real sight to see. Brilliant.


Anyway, tomorrow Soderling is playing and my 14 year old daughter is going to the open and would like to see him......and hopefully...the cheer squad. He is playing on court 18, against Dominik Hrbaty (who my fav. player Sebastien grosjean beat last year in the fourth round *grins*) Allez Seb! (sorry!)

Ahem...anyway, we were wondering if you guys know who these Swedish cheering people are and whether they'll be cheering Soderling like they did last year.

She hopes to get a seat right near them.

Please reply a.s.a.p

Oh yeah.....and GO SODERLING!!!!

Sammy

Sommarsverige
01-16-2005, 06:45 PM
Welcome to the Sweden board, Sammy!

Well, there are always a lot of Swedish supporters in Australia, most of them are always living there, but I think a few only come for the tournament.
So this is the reason why the Swedes get great support every year. So far I could unfortunately only follow the Australian Open on television (I live in Germany), but there have been many Swedish fans every year.
So I am sure it will be the same this year and of course, they will also cheer for Robin!!! It would be strange if it won´t be like that...
I hope this answer could help you ;)

Have a great time!

Kristen
01-30-2005, 06:11 AM
Some Robin photos from Sydney. He and Thomas Johansson were having a warm up with their coaches, kicking a football around. Their coaches were absolutely hopeless!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-30-2005, 10:40 AM
picces :D and such cute ones too :woohoo:

Sommarsverige
01-30-2005, 12:37 PM
Thank you so much for the great pics, Kristen :)
They are really gorgeous!

Kristen
01-30-2005, 12:59 PM
haha, aren't they!
If I didn't see the other not-so-nice photo's I took of Robin, I'd think my camera was almost magic! But alas, I got a couple of really dodgy Robin pics, which you guys will have the pleasure of never seeing :tape:. Glad you guys are liking the photos though!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-02-2005, 04:29 PM
Robin d Clement 6-1 6-7 6-4

:woohoo:

Canuck_Chick
02-02-2005, 05:38 PM
:woohoo: nicely done Robin!!

Kristen
02-03-2005, 06:49 AM
:tape: Time for me to eat my words about Robin losing to Clement in straight sets! ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-04-2005, 07:08 AM
Söds dismissed Monfils 6-3 6-4! yay robin!!! :bounce: :yeah:

Kristen
02-04-2005, 11:05 AM
OMFG... Gael is quite a surprise package for a lot of guys...
*Regurgitates words and re-eats them* :rolleyes: Maybe its like an opposite jinx. When I think people will thrash him, he does ok! If that's the case, he is definitely going to lose next round ;) (I have no idea who his opponent is)


EDIT: It's Sergiy Stakhovsky! I am a Robin fan but...go Sergiy! Make him earn it ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-04-2005, 07:25 PM
into the semis in straight sets :woohoo:

He beat Stakhovsky 6-3 6-2

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-04-2005, 08:06 PM
yay Robin!!! another title?? :scratch:

GO ROBIN!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-04-2005, 09:04 PM
Soderling v Miryni is the semi!

Sommarsverige
02-04-2005, 10:19 PM
Kom igen Robin :banana:

Canuck_Chick
02-05-2005, 04:08 AM
C'mon Robin!!! :bounce:

Kristen
02-05-2005, 12:12 PM
OMFG I am so hopeless :retard:
Who knows what will happen against Max... if Max can unleash his serve, he could do well. But then again, now that I've said that, it will jinx him :rolleyes: (and maybe they both cancel each other out!? It's late... I need sleeeep!) Kom igen! and quit beating Sergiy so convincingly! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-05-2005, 03:07 PM
Good Luck robin!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-05-2005, 09:01 PM
robin beat max 6-7 6-3 6-3 :D

final time, this titles his!!!

Sommarsverige
02-05-2005, 10:44 PM
Robin :clap2:
Go and beat Stepanek!

Canuck_Chick
02-05-2005, 11:57 PM
:woohoo: ROBIN!!
go and take this title now!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 11:03 AM
good luck robin you can do it!!! (if ya win maybe you can get a forum ;))

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 11:09 AM
http://tinypic.com/1jx6zb

Lucia
02-06-2005, 12:14 PM
I'm soooo hoping he'll win!!! :D He's GOT to win, I know he can! *goooooooo Robin!*

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 02:36 PM
ROBIN WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-3 6-7 7-6 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Sommarsverige
02-06-2005, 02:41 PM
Robin :yippee: :yippee:
Waiting for trophee pics... ;)

Lucia
02-06-2005, 03:13 PM
ROBIN WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-3 6-7 7-6 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
*WHOOHOOOOO!!!* *dancing* :banana: It's great!!! YEEEHH!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 04:11 PM
Fourth-seeded Radek Stepanek was the first player to advance to the Internazionali di Lombardia final, with a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 2 seed Ivan Ljubicic. Stepanek broke Ljubicic in the first game of the first set and easily controlled the match from there. The Czech never faced a break point during the 65-minute semifinal, winning his 10 th match of 2005

Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling came back from a set down to down No. 8 Max Mirnyi, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. The Swede saved two break points when he served for the match at 5-4 and hit an ace on his first match point, after one hour and 55 minutes.

The Internazionali di Lombardia is the first European stop on the 2005 ATP circuit as well as the first indoor event of the season

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Stepanek: “I took away the strongest part of his game today, the serve, by returning very well. I controlled the match from the very first break. I am happy to have had an easy match today.”

On Ivan Lendl “I met him for the first time last summer, I was injured and went to Florida to see Petr Korda. Lendl's daughter was playing a golf tournament there. It was nice to meet him finally as he was my idol, like for a lot of Czechs. He told me a couple of things and I listened very carefully but I am not going to repeat them!”

On Petr Korda “I called him (in 2001) and asked if he could help. I was ranked like 600 after having been in the Top 150. He said he would help but only if I did all he would tell me to do. He said that I would be in the main draw of the US Open and in the Top 70 within one year…And that's what happened.”

Soderling : “It will be very tough against Stepanek because he's playing well and he is dangerous indoors.”

“The key against Mirnyi was that I started to return his serve better and could break him.”

FINAL PREVIEW

The final of the Internazionali di Lombardia, the first European event on the 2005 ATP circuit, will be played at the Palalido stadium in Milan between Czech Radek Stepanek and Swede Robin Soderling, who have never met before

Stepanek, the first Czech player to reach the Milan final since his part-time coach Petr Korda in 1994 (l. to Boris Becker), is looking to win his first career ATP title, in his second ATP final (l. to Marat Safin in the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris last November). This is his third consecutive appearance in Milan (2 nd RD in 2003, 1 st RD in 2004)

20-year-old Soderling is the first Swedish player to reach the Milan final in 20 years (Anders Jarryd lost to John McEnroe in the 1985 final) and is looking to become the third Swedish champion in Milan after Bjorn Borg (1978) and Stefan Edberg (1984). This is Soderling's fourth career ATP final, all indoors (won 2004 Lyon, runner-up at 2003 Stockholm and 2004 Marseille). This is his first appearance in Milan. :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 04:17 PM
http://tinypic.com/1ny0d0


FORUM FOR ROBIN THREAD:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1178489#post1178489

Canuck_Chick
02-06-2005, 06:52 PM
:woohoo: ROBIN!!! :woohoo:
well done :bigclap: congrats on the title :D
btw....i'm liking the haircut :)

Björki
02-06-2005, 07:17 PM
congrats to Robin :clap2:

star
02-06-2005, 07:51 PM
:bigclap: Robin!!

What has he done with his hair?

Aleksa's Laydee
02-06-2005, 08:12 PM
Another cute one

margaret_gn
02-06-2005, 09:14 PM
Congrats Robin, I'm soooo happy for you!!

I think he's been reading the pim pim hair forum...maybe that explains the hair! LOL

Sommarsverige
02-06-2005, 09:47 PM
I am sorry to say that, but I don´t like Robins new haircut at all.
Way too short and I think it doesn´t fit to him!

Hopefully it will grow soon again ;)

And hopefully this doesn´t influence any other Swedes.... ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-07-2005, 02:44 AM
YAY ROBIN!!! i knew he could do it!!

I'm not a fan of the new hair... i liked it when it was longer. he's the only swede left without any blonde in his hair! :lol:

Kristen
02-07-2005, 03:00 AM
Not bad for a guy I thought would lose his first and second rounds :haha:

Lleyki30
02-07-2005, 10:42 AM
Congrats to Robin!!!
He doesn't go well with the new hairdo but
looks good with a trophy

Aleksa's Laydee
02-07-2005, 05:55 PM
Not bad for a guy I thought would lose his first and second rounds :haha:
:lol: dont doubt the robster ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-07-2005, 05:55 PM
YAY ROBIN!!! i knew he could do it!!

I'm not a fan of the new hair... i liked it when it was longer. he's the only swede left without any blonde in his hair! :lol:
me either...he doesnt look like a swede :confused:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-07-2005, 06:12 PM
:lol: dont doubt the robster ;)
haha, robster! good one. :lol: sounds like a thief, maybe a child thief or some sort of small one. hehe

Björki
02-10-2005, 06:46 AM
I just found this in another forum:
:worship: to Patrik77

He withdrew due to an ankle injury, got that injury while running a couple of weeks ago and doesn´t want that to get worse after many tough matches last week, he played in Milan with painkillers and will be examed on thursday in Stockholm, he hopes to be back next week in Rotterdam

Aleksa's Laydee
02-10-2005, 07:40 PM
aaw robin

thanks for letting us know :)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-13-2005, 09:22 PM
Rotterdam draw

Federer
Qualifier 1

Grosjean
Qualifier 2

Berdych
Soderling

Verdasco
Davydenko

Henman
Kiefer

Llodra
Wessels

Ancic
Dent

Qualifier 3
Lopez

Johansson,J
Qualifier 4

Beck
Johansson,T

Schuettler
Ferrero

Stepanek
Nalbandian

Hrbaty
Ljubicic

Pavel
Schalken

Andreev
Srichaphan

Sluiter
Coria

Canuck_Chick
02-13-2005, 09:57 PM
that's a tricky first round. good luck robin!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-14-2005, 03:52 PM
yeah he lost 7-6 6-2...:rolleyes:

Sommarsverige
02-14-2005, 08:59 PM
Robin :(

Lleyki30
02-23-2005, 06:56 AM
found a pics of kid robin in a swedish site in which i don't understand any single word except "tennis"
http://www.bris.se/upload/advice/idol/pictures/robin_soderling.gif

Björki
02-25-2005, 11:14 AM
Soderling withdraws from Sweden's Davis Cup tie
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:04 AM GMT

STOCKHOLM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Robin Soderling has pulled out of Sweden's Davis Cup first-round tie against France next weekend because of a foot injury, the Swedish tennis federation said on Friday.

The 20-year-old was expected to play the singles alongside Thomas Johansson after world number 11 Joachim Johansson pulled out of the tie earlier this week because of a shoulder injury.

Captain Mats Wilander has added Thomas Enqvist to the squad.

Kristen
02-25-2005, 12:20 PM
fcuk!
:sad: Come on Thomas... make it worth it ;) We know you're capable. Just remember the match against Sluiter earlier in the year :worship:. I swear he was posessed by the 2004 Federer!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-26-2005, 02:38 PM
found a pics of kid robin in a swedish site in which i don't understand any single word except "tennis"
http://www.bris.se/upload/advice/idol/pictures/robin_soderling.gif

all together now aaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!

please be ok soon robin!! :hug:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-29-2005, 05:38 PM
Robin is forced to operation
9 March 2005
Soderling went under surgery in an attempt to repair damaged meniscus. He was operated on Monday and will take two weeks rest before he can begin rehabilitation, said his coach Peter Carlsson. The main object for the season, according to him, becomes going to full power again later in the season.

found this at soderling.net :awww:

GET BETTER SOON ROBIN!!!!!!

Canuck_Chick
03-29-2005, 09:18 PM
aww, that's awful :sobbing:
he started teh year off so well....
i hope he gets back into shape pronto and can continue to play awesome tennis

Sommarsverige
03-29-2005, 09:21 PM
This is really bad news, Alison :(
Thanks for finding it, but it´s so sad to read.
I did not know that and thought Robin would come back in the next 2-3 weeks.

Krya på dig, Robin :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-29-2005, 09:57 PM
:topic:
:woohoo: to Birte for passing 1400 posts, and to me for passing 1600!!

Kristen
03-30-2005, 04:58 AM
2 weeks. He should be so lucky. Thank goodness he doesn't have mono/broken wrist/screwed up shoulder a la Popp (and Jarkko-wrist)! :rolleyes:

Get well soon Robin! I'm so glad it's not a major (time out of the game) injury!

Canuck_Chick
04-10-2005, 06:57 PM
looks like robin is playing monte-carlo. here's his quarter of the draw. hopefully he'll play well and the injuty won't be a big problem...


CORIA, Guillermo (6) vs. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri (WC)
Q vs. BECK, Karol
STARACE, Potito vs. MARTIN, Alberto
LISNARD, Jean-Rene (WC) vs. JOHANSSON, Thomas (12)

HRBATY, Dominik (14) vs. FERRER, David
Q vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano
SODERLING, Robin vs. SANTORO, Fabrice
ZABALETA, Mariano vs. HENMAN, Tim (3)

Sommarsverige
04-10-2005, 08:11 PM
Wow....great!!!! Haven´t noticed this before ;)

Så, Kom igen Robin :yeah:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
04-11-2005, 03:24 AM
:woohoo: come on Robin!!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
04-21-2005, 11:42 PM
Robin was on the list for Estoril, but withdrew. i hope he's ok. :hug:

Canuck_Chick
05-01-2005, 10:26 PM
looks like he is ok. he's playing tomorrow in rome (court 4):

COURT 4 - 2:30 PM
Men's Singles - First Round
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Igor Andreev (RUS)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Robin Soderling (SWE)

hope he wins! kom igen :bounce:

Sommarsverige
05-02-2005, 08:24 PM
Robin lost very clear to Juan :sad:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
05-02-2005, 09:13 PM
aww :sad:

Sommarsverige
05-07-2005, 09:00 PM
Robin will play Hamburg. First round against David Nalbandian, not directly the best draw he can get... but kom igen Robin!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
05-09-2005, 02:39 AM
it will be great for him if he can beat Greg.
kom igen robin!

Toppu
05-10-2005, 12:53 PM
OMG

He defeated David in straight sets in Hamburg. What a great win! Poor Nalbandian , He is just like PimPim now.

Kristen
05-10-2005, 01:14 PM
OMG

He defeated David in straight sets in Hamburg. What a great win! Poor Nalbandian , He is just like PimPim now.LMAO!! It is depressing when good players go bad. (sounds like a trashy tv show!) Sorry 2 of your faves had to play each other :hug: It's about time Robin had a decent win/a win in general.

star
05-10-2005, 01:48 PM
:woohoo: Robin!!

This is a great win on clay for Robin! I was thrilled when I saw the score.


But anyway, just to defend Pim --- Pim is worthless on clay, but Nalbandian is a competent clay court player. I don't think Pim has gone bad. I don't think we will really know how he is doing til the grass season begins.

Kristen
05-10-2005, 02:17 PM
I don't think he has gone bad. I just think it's amusing to see these scorelines from someone who has some great scores on other surfaces. It's like the tennis world goes upside down sometimes :lol: kom igen grass! (What's the swedish word for grass!?)

Aleksa's Laydee
05-10-2005, 05:30 PM
OMG

He defeated David in straight sets in Hamburg. What a great win! Poor Nalbandian , He is just like PimPim now.

:haha: awww

Aleksa's Laydee
05-10-2005, 05:31 PM
well done robin :yippee:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
05-10-2005, 05:40 PM
great win by Robin! it'd be great if he could get past the next round (i'm taking this round-by-round, don't want to get my hopes up or anything) who's his next opponent, anyway? :scratch:

Canuck_Chick
05-10-2005, 08:47 PM
:dance: Nicely done Robin! Good luck next round!

Sommarsverige
05-10-2005, 11:00 PM
I saw the match today and Robin really played some great tennis :)

I had never expected before that he could win the match, but he seemed to be very motivated and I was very surprised how good his game was.

Now tomorrow he will play Chela and I hope he will take revansche for Thomas ;)

Kom igen Robin :)

margaret_gn
05-10-2005, 11:53 PM
wow well done robin :yeah: made my day!

Kristen
05-15-2005, 07:26 AM
http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/25/52/31/8x424x300x1,property=original.jpg
http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/25/51/89/2x424x300x1,property=original.jpg
In St Pölten last year

Kristen
05-20-2005, 03:39 PM
I could put up the quarter but....

ROLAND GARROS
First round::::

(1)Roger Federer vs Robin Söderling ;)

enqvistfan
05-20-2005, 08:49 PM
Finally soderling will face Verdasco because Pim Pim withdrew and Roger will face a qualifyer. He's lucky Robin, but Verdasco is a tough player.

Val

Kristen
05-21-2005, 11:14 AM
If it turns out to be Jarkko vs Roger I am going to have a major vendetta against PimPim. :tape:

Kristen
05-24-2005, 09:20 AM
Jarkko vs agassi. much better :tape:
Just saw a pic of Robin. I'm SOOOO glad to see the Euro-Mullet hairstyle make a comeback. Robin with a shaved head (ANYONE with a shaved head) is not pretty.

Lleyki30
05-24-2005, 09:32 AM
Do you have the picture?
I just notice that he won yesterday...I supposed he would have lost but he didn't!!! So glad!

Kristen
05-24-2005, 09:43 AM
I found it here:
http://www.tennis.info/Paris5.html
on the pics from Day 1. Couldn't save it or get an URL, because it's part of one of those "Flash" albums. It's towards the end of the photos :) His eyes look SO blue :eek:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
05-25-2005, 04:50 PM
Lee def. Söds 6-2 6-3 6-4. :sad:

Sommarsverige
05-25-2005, 06:42 PM
Robin :(

enqvistfan
05-25-2005, 06:48 PM
so only one swede left now !!!

Lleyki30
05-26-2005, 01:18 PM
as I remember, he also lost to Lee last year...

gianina
05-28-2005, 05:03 PM
this is odd.

no wonder i can't find soderling in the british messageboards. he's swedish!

hi guys! im just new here in robin soderling's msgboard. he's name sounds so english and i failed to look for his profile since i first saw him in the hamburg tournament and assumed he's one of henman's compatriots (i must admit that i just taken real notice of the sport just several months ago).
And there was a funny skit about him and marat talking about myskina on the opening or maybe qualifiers' day at rg.

2 ATP titles ... not bad.

Kristen
05-28-2005, 05:25 PM
Hi gianina!
Welcome to the forum/Söderling thread:)
We'll teach you more about him ;) (have you been to www.soderling.net?)
And with a bit of luck, we'll probably encourage you to support all the swedes! They're cool ;)

I'm Kristen, 23, Aussie girl by the way! :wavey:
See you!

Canuck_Chick
05-28-2005, 07:15 PM
:wavey: Welcome, gianina!
Nice to see another Soderling fan here :)
:lol: Kristen, already trying to recruit more swede-fans??? ;)

Kristen
05-29-2005, 02:57 AM
Always. Give it a few weeks and gianina will know all about Jürgen Melzer as well ;) :tape:

gianina
05-29-2005, 07:40 AM
thanks for the welcome guys! :)
thanx for the site kristen!
The mullet or something look definitely looks better on robin than his shaved hairstyle.

I'm 20 from the philippines, by the way.

I like pimpim a lot too and mario ancic the croat.

and as for jurgen melzer, he's one of the top austrian players right? I dont see him much. I think I saw him last at the arag world tournament, but i'm not sure because supersport2 had a little glitch (damn cable).

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-07-2005, 03:57 PM
Robin came close to beating Federer today. it went to 3 sets and the 1st 2 were tb's. score: 7-6 6-7 4-6. nice try robin!!! :bigclap:

Kristen
06-07-2005, 04:52 PM
thanks for the welcome guys! :)
thanx for the site kristen!
The mullet or something look definitely looks better on robin than his shaved hairstyle.

I'm 20 from the philippines, by the way.

I like pimpim a lot too and mario ancic the croat.

and as for jurgen melzer, he's one of the top austrian players right? I dont see him much. I think I saw him last at the arag world tournament, but i'm not sure because supersport2 had a little glitch (damn cable).

Philippines! Someone in a similar timezone to me! (Or is it the same!? I have no idea). You're right, Jurgen is currently the #1 Austrian :D Very cool guy. One of those players who is so talented, but goes unnoticed by a lot of people. (And recently, he's learnt how to come back and win, when down a break in the final set. woohoo!)

You can read more fan tales at the Jurgen link in my signature if you get bored :lol: or just check out the photos I took at the aussie tournaments this year (also in signature ;))

See you!

***Robin! I got so excited in the first set :eek: Nice work :yeah:

Sommarsverige
06-07-2005, 06:36 PM
I was following the scoreboard at work and was very optimistic that Robin would win, but as so often, he did not go the whole way :(

Poor Robin :sad:

Lleyki30
06-07-2005, 06:46 PM
I was following the scoreboard, too. Looks like he played well, except for the two double-faults at the set point of the 2nd. set and the match point...
anyways, good luck in Wimbledon!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-07-2005, 08:26 PM
he double-faulted on match point? :smash: poor guy! must me so mad at himself!

[enterfornone]
06-08-2005, 11:08 AM
More info on the match and more on the final set development is on the Soderling Online (http://www.soderling.net)'s match report. This is what I saw on the DSF's record i have.

star
06-13-2005, 12:47 PM
Robin! :yeah: Straight sets today. 7-5, 6-3

I think Robin should be proud of the way he played against Federer. Of course, he must also be very disappointed because he had chances to win.

Kristen
06-13-2005, 01:08 PM
Star...who is your avatar?
I always enjoyed studying the muscles which make up the human body :tape: ;)

star
06-13-2005, 02:00 PM
Yes. I understand your academic interest. I posted the photo as a demonstration of the importance of the strength of the center of the body for tennis. :) ;)


it's someone you probably don't like -- Coria

Kristen
06-13-2005, 04:24 PM
Right now I can't think of anything he's done to annoy me. lol! I'm pretty impartial, but come July 15-16-17 I will be cheering for him loudly. ;)

Thanks for the demo;)!

Sommarsverige
06-13-2005, 04:36 PM
Right now I can't think of anything he's done to annoy me. lol! I'm pretty impartial, but come July 15-16-17 I will be cheering for him loudly. ;)

Thanks for the demo;)!

I am very thankful that you will cheer for Argentina, Kristen :hug:
Argentina just HAS to win against Australia, because my biggest dream is a semifinal and even better final with Argentina in Europe ;)

And Kristen, you will discover some very nice Argentine guys, I think ;)
And pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee, take lots of photos :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-14-2005, 12:53 AM
oooh, cheer on Puerta for me! (is he on the team?)

Kristen
06-14-2005, 01:57 AM
lol Don't know who is on the team :)
I'll cheer for the lot of them...I want to see Calleri, although it may be wishful thinking :lol: and will definitely take heaps of photos. I'll be at the training session/s again ;) Hope I don't accidentally go and watch the Aussies train :eek: although that would work in Peggy's favour;)

[enterfornone]
06-15-2005, 01:32 PM
Does anyone know what happened in the match with Kohlschreiber at 5-3 in the last set??

Robin was about to serve for the match, but then there was a long delay, after which he lost serve and then the match.
I was at work and followed the score on the internet, and there were no commentaries for this tournament. Hasn't anyone seen the match on TV?

Björki
06-15-2005, 01:34 PM
he lost 6-7 (probably 9-11) the scoreboard stucked.

[enterfornone]
06-15-2005, 01:46 PM
Yea I know he lost, Eurosport's site says he lost 7-9, but I don't think the scoreboard stucked for so long, it was like 15 minutes delay (on three sites - Interwetten, Eurosport and Livescore), and then there were just two games played (to 5-5), so they either were very long games, or there was a delay.

I remember how he lost his first final in Marseille to Hrbaty. Do you remember also? Hrbaty got a injury break when Robin was about to serve for the match and then broke, then won the match. I wonder if the same happened here.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-21-2005, 04:10 PM
COME ON SODS!!! he hasn't held serve in about 4 games! it's 1 set to 2. i know he can do it!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-21-2005, 04:54 PM
:sad: he lost. 7-6 5-7 1-6 5-7. poor sods. :sad: :sad: :sad:

[enterfornone]
06-21-2005, 05:49 PM
Poor??
To lose four serves in succession on grass? And Igor Andreev is not exactly the almighty on the grass.
That was simply very bad performance. I'm afraid after the choking in Halle, his mental game is nowhere near it should be.
The only thing positive, was, that he saved uncountable number of breakpoints. If he hadn't, he'd lost quite more severe.

I'm really counting on him to start improving soon, the last two matches were embarassing :(

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-21-2005, 05:55 PM
good luck for hard court season, robin!!

Kristen
06-22-2005, 04:52 AM
:tape: Looks like you get a bit of time off, for updating the website!
Not really a good thing though, is it!? :sad: :banghead: Robin!

[enterfornone]
06-22-2005, 07:50 AM
:tape: Looks like you get a bit of time off, for updating the website!
Not really a good thing though, is it!? :sad: :banghead: Robin!

I try to update the sooner I can. But there I write my personal view on the matches, this is just a fansite.
But I'm really angry with the last two matches. They should've been won, I mean, I KNOW can do far better, than what's producing right now.
Really hope in Sweden he'll play more relaxed, he's always done well there.

Kristen
06-24-2005, 04:53 AM
Do any of you guys know why Robin and Johan gave Erlich/Ram a walkover in doubles? I'm hoping it was just that they 'forgot to show up' and noone is injured :scratch:

[enterfornone]
06-24-2005, 03:26 PM
I don't know about the doubles match. But I've translated some of the comments from Robin after the match with Andreev. Even though he talks about some knee procedure, he's not mentioning an injury, and said will play Bastad.
You can read more.. if you don't mind my bad translation ;)

Kristen
06-26-2005, 10:47 AM
A photo by 'stefani' in the Ordina thread :)
http://img151.echo.cx/img151/5594/pict07182cm.jpg
from
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1850774&postcount=2

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-06-2005, 06:58 AM
is robin out with an injury? where has that boy gone?! :shrug::confused::scratch:

Canuck_Chick
08-06-2005, 02:21 PM
he's not playing montreal :shrug:

Kristen
08-06-2005, 03:21 PM
mmm I'd like to see what hairstyle he's sporting now ;)
Canuck, I LOVE your avatar :)

Björki
08-06-2005, 04:56 PM
Montreal

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v MOYA, Carlos ESP
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v (WC) BESTER, Philip CAN
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(12) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v PAVEL, Andrei ROM
HORNA, Luis PER v (8) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(3) RODDICK, Andy USA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (14) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(9) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v BECK, Karol SVK
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(WC) NIEMEYER, Frederic CAN v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(6) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Qualifier
(WC) STECKLEY, Rob CAN v CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
Qualifier v (11) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(13) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v DENT, Taylor USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
Qualifier v SPADEA, Vincent USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v (4) AGASSI, Andre USA

(7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
FERRER, David ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v (10) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(16) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
Qualifier v (2) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-10-2005, 04:17 AM
:woohoo: Sods beat the #14 seed Stepanek! impressive, especially for not playing any tournaments for a while!!! keep it up Robin!!!

Sommarsverige
08-10-2005, 03:17 PM
Congrats Robin :bigclap:

[enterfornone]
08-10-2005, 09:12 PM
Does someone know why Robin retired from Montreal?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-10-2005, 11:50 PM
oh no! and he did so well in round 1! hope it's not serious!

Kristen
08-11-2005, 03:06 AM
I think it may remain a mystery! :lol: esp when next to hewitts retirement it only says 'ill' :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-11-2005, 04:16 AM
haha, nope. it won't remain a mystery. i guess after coming back from the rain delay he turned his right ankle. i hope it's not too serious, and he can play next week!

[enterfornone]
08-11-2005, 12:32 PM
Yes, right angle - it's on a few websites. Does someone know if he was broken before or after the injury?

margaret_gn
08-29-2005, 11:49 PM
:woohoo:robin's thru to 2nd round after winning against Chela in 4 :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-30-2005, 05:19 AM
:woohoo: awesome job robin!!!!

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:47 AM
Robin :yeah:

Sommarsverige
08-30-2005, 07:26 AM
Robin :bounce: :bounce:

When I watched the scoreboard yesterday eve, he was down, so it´s great he could turn the match :banana:

margaret_gn
09-02-2005, 04:02 AM
wow Robin's thru to rd 3!!!! will done Sods :)

Björki
09-02-2005, 06:47 AM
at least one Swede won. :yeah:

Sommarsverige
09-02-2005, 07:11 AM
at laest one Swede won. :yeah:

Yes, thanks to Robin :)

Papakori
10-01-2005, 08:02 PM
Here is Robin in Open De Moselle, Metz :

(1) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v. MELLO, Ricardo BRA
LLODRA, Michael FRA v. qualifier
SABAU, Razvan ROM v. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v. (7) SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA

(3) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v. ACASUSO, Jose ARG
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v. MELZER, Jurgen AUT
qualifier v. qualifier
ZIB, Tomas CZE v. (5) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(8) MASSU, Nicolas CHI v. CALLERI, Agustin ARG
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v. (SE) BEHREND, Tomas GER
EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR v. MAYER, Florian GER
(WC) ASCIONE, Thierry FRA v. (4) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(6) MONFILS, Gael FRA v. CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
(WC) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v. qualifier
ANDREEV, Igor RUS v. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
BECK, Karol SVK v. (2) GASQUET, Richard FRA

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-01-2005, 09:49 PM
:woohoo: sods is playing again!

Sommarsverige
10-01-2005, 10:20 PM
Good luck, Robin :)

Papakori
10-03-2005, 04:33 PM
he beat Zib 7-6 6-4 ! :yippee:

Kristen
10-05-2005, 09:00 AM
Tennistory went to Metz:::: Hopefully he/she wont mind me posting this here :eek:
http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2005_metz/DSC_0504.jpg

More photos here: http://tennistory2004.free.fr/2005_metz/m05_TOUT.htm

midsommardagen
10-05-2005, 01:40 PM
he's cute in this photo. :D

Papakori
10-09-2005, 01:07 PM
if... stockholm open

Here is Robin:

(1)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs (WC)Ervin Eleskovic (SWE)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Vincent Spadea (USA)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Thomas Behrend (GER)
Paradorn Srichapan (THA) vs (8)Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

(3)Taylor Dent (USA) vs Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)
Qualifier vs Qualifier
(WC)Thomas Enqvist (SWE) vs Qualifier
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (7)Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

(5)Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Robin Soderling (SWE)
Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs Qualifier
Wesley Moodie vs (RSA) v (WC)Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Karol Beck (SVK) vs (4)Mario Ancic (CRO)

(6)James Blake (USA) vs Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Juan Monaco (ARG)
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs (2)David Ferrer (ESP)

Lleyki30
10-12-2005, 06:03 AM
He withdrew due to a knee injury...
Here's an interview about it, but in Swedish: http://svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/player.jsp?d=22046&a=466232

Kurthi
12-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that there is a new tennis photo gallery with very hot pics of Robin including many shirtless ones :-).

Here is the link:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=10

Enjoy

Kurthi

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-02-2006, 02:52 AM
anyone know what's up with söds lately? is he playing any tourneys soon? i miss him :sad:

Björki
01-03-2006, 07:17 AM
He has a knee injury. He will play Heilbronn Challenger and Zagreb.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-03-2006, 07:48 AM
hope he gets better soon. thanks for the info!

midsommardagen
01-12-2006, 01:45 PM
http://www.city.se/TT_img/28811a.jpg

margaret_gn
01-12-2006, 10:23 PM
:lol: do you know in what context this pic was taken? he looks like he's missing tennis ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2006, 01:29 AM
in that picture, he kinda looks like Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer. let me see if i can find a pic.... ok this is the best i could find, but i swear i've seen one that's more alike.
http://wiccanfreak13.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rivers4.jpg

midsommardagen
01-13-2006, 07:18 AM
:lol: do you know in what context this pic was taken?

I would, if only I knew some Swedish...:lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2006, 10:41 PM
boo, my pic doesn't work... oh well.

Sommarsverige
01-13-2006, 10:46 PM
I would, if only I knew some Swedish...:lol:

You can post the text here, if you like ;)

midsommardagen
01-14-2006, 03:14 AM
I want to, but I can't find the article. sorry...:p

[enterfornone]
01-17-2006, 01:46 PM
The pic is from the 2005 Swedish Open's press conference. It was on numerous Swedish newspapers, alongside commentary on the Robin's pull-out and mainly on the Davis-Cup controversy.

Björki
01-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Robin won the challenger in Heilbronn.
He def. Tipsarevic 7-6, 6-2

Sommarsverige
01-29-2006, 04:24 PM
Robin :bigclap: :bigclap:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-29-2006, 09:11 PM
YAY!!!! congrats robin! :worship:

[enterfornone]
01-31-2006, 12:07 PM
Robin won the challenger in Heilbronn.
He def. Tipsarevic 7-6, 6-2

Hmm, sorry, but Robin never played Tipsarevic. This is the result of the semifinal - Zib bt. Tipsarevic. Robin then blew away Tomas in the final.
But the result counts (and also the ranking points and the gained confidence :D ).
So now, good luck in Zagreb, lots of points to defend.

Kristen
01-31-2006, 12:21 PM
:aparty: Woo! Go Robin for winning the phantom final :D :aparty:
Glad he won something... individual matches are a good start :)
:lol:

Björki
01-31-2006, 02:03 PM
']Hmm, sorry, but Robin never played Tipsarevic. This is the result of the semifinal - Zib bt. Tipsarevic. Robin then blew away Tomas in the final.
But the result counts (and also the ranking points and the gained confidence :D ).
So now, good luck in Zagreb, lots of points to defend.
:lol: okay sorry.
at least he won the title :)

[enterfornone]
02-22-2006, 09:01 AM
I just have to post this here - 6-0, 6-1 over Mirnyi, WOW!
Good luck in the next rounds in Memphis

Kristen
02-22-2006, 09:23 AM
Poor Max :o But I am really happy for Robin :yeah: It's good to have him playing (well) again. Kom igen!

Will you get a chance to see him play anytime soon?

Kristen
02-26-2006, 12:21 AM
Tennis-X.com

We had a quick hit on site and then watched a little of the Olympic hockey between Sweden and the Czech Republic in the locker room before we went out to play. There is a large screen TV and a couple of very comfortable couches. Sweden won that and (Robin) Soderling was pretty fired up. He didn't even know that it was on. I was the one who turned on the TV and Sweden was leading 5-3 and then they scored right at the end of the second period. He was saying something in Swedish -- I had no clue -- but he seemed pretty fired up about it all."...

Kristen
02-28-2006, 01:18 PM
For anyone else, it could be a bodgy photo... but I don't mind this photo of Robin.
http://abcnews.go.com/images/Sports/56437308-2e25-42b6-8e55-14b78e59b461_sp.jpeg
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Feb 25, 2006 (AP)— Robin Soderling struggled with his serve yet pulled out a 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (5) victory Saturday over Kristof Vliegen of Belgium in the semifinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan championships.

Soderling reached his fifth career final, and will aim for his third title against either sixth-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany or French qualifier Julien Benneteau on Sunday.

"I definitely need some rest. This was a tough one. I can already feel it," Soderling said after the 2-hour, 20-minute match.

Soderling thrives indoors, where he is 35-14 overall. The Swede also improved to 5-0 in semifinals played indoors. Soderling, who had two surgeries on his right knee last year, is 6-3 this season after losing to eventual champ Andy Murray last week in San Jose.

It wasn't easy for Soderling, who fought off 10 break opportunities against Vliegen. Soderling converted only 55 percent of his first serves, double-faulted nine times and had only four aces to Vliegen's 10.

"Especially in the third set, I think we both played amazing tennis," Soderling said. "He came up with some great shots on my match points. All the important points he played really well, so I'm really happy to get through this one."

Vliegen came in ranked 65th, and he was buoyed by a crowd that cheered his strong serve mixed with frequent trips to the net for soft drop shots. But Soderling broke serve to avoid a tiebreaker at the end of the first set when Vliegen hit a forehand wide.

Vliegen easily took the second when he broke Soderling twice, then served out for the set with an ace.

The third set featured 11 break points that neither could convert, including Vliegen with three in Game 7. Vliegen fought off three match points and tied the set at 5-5, forcing deuce for the third time with an ace and sealing the game with a service winner.

In the tiebreaker, Soderling led 4-1 before Vliegen won four of the next five points to tie at 5-all. But Soderling won a point on Vliegen's serve with a backhand passing shot, then Vliegen hit a forehand wide.

Chris-swede
03-14-2006, 07:21 AM
How can you lose with 9 matchpoints against Andreev???

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-14-2006, 04:46 PM
?!?!?!?!?! wow. poor guy. wonder what happened. :confused:

[enterfornone]
03-15-2006, 10:00 AM
Nothing, he just lost all them. He was leading 6-3 in the tie-break, 3 straight matchpoints, 2 of them on his own serve. Should've finished the match then.
I guess the confidence was badly shaken afterwards.

Björki
03-15-2006, 10:03 AM
Robin got a WC for Miami.

Kristen
03-15-2006, 11:33 AM
I wonder if this has any implications for Mark Philippoussis! Unless he is injured again.

Oh no. I just found this,
Following players have received wildcards:

Robin Soderling
Mark Philippoussis
Nicolas Lapentti
Alex Kuznetsov
Donald Young

Doesn't Mark live over there anyway? :lol: Go Robin! Very deserving :)

Björki
03-15-2006, 04:27 PM
looks like no WC for Robin.

Guga's wild card goes to Sam Querrey (not Robin Soderling)

OddJob
04-18-2006, 11:09 AM
Robin def Davy in 3 tough sets. :banana: Congrats and keep it up! :bounce:

[enterfornone]
04-21-2006, 01:35 PM
Another injury. Third break for the year :(

OddJob
04-23-2006, 12:32 PM
Yea it's suck about the injury. Is he ever going to healthy!?

misyou25
05-29-2006, 07:11 PM
oh pity he made so many unforced errors against nadal! but it was a good match, hard conditions for both

Kristen
06-01-2006, 07:10 AM
Robins turn now...
Oh, and he's teamed with Landsberg in Roland Garros doubles. I didn't know Johan was still playing! Good luck to them both :)

[enterfornone]
06-01-2006, 01:07 PM
I finally switched www.soderling.net to better hosting. So now I hope it will perform faster and I may be able to include more features.
Hope in the grasscourt season there will be a lot of good news to report

OddJob
06-13-2006, 02:25 AM
Yea nice win for Robin in the 1st rnd. The 2nd rnd should be interesting vs Pavel.

Nice site enter I guess thats where all the Robin fans are.

Kristen
06-13-2006, 07:52 AM
From the FIFA thread / atp site:
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/wc/soderling1006.jpg

Kurthi
06-20-2006, 07:28 PM
There are 10+ new pics of Robin in this gallery:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=49

Have fun.

Kurthi

Kristen
06-28-2006, 07:53 AM
A couple of nice photos from his Wimbledon first round against Henman.
Thanks go to Getty :yeah:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-18-2006, 06:56 AM
saw a tiny bit of robin's match on TV today... i didn't actually see any playing, it was the part when he was injured. but he was shirtless, and looking gorgeous. :drool: he has quite the nice abs.

Kristen
08-26-2006, 04:18 AM
http://www.bristolpress.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17112254&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=464194&rfi=6
NEW HAVEN -- Wow Swede it is.

When former top 10 Swedish star Joachim Johansson withdrew from the 2006 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament citing a foot injury, it appeared as if Sweden’s hopes for an extended stay in New Haven took a major hit.

As it turns out, as long as 22-year-old Swede Robin Soderling is around, the hits have kept on coming.

The 15th-seeded Soderling used his booming serve to overpower Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to reach his first ATP semifinal since the Wimbledon tune-up in Nottingham, England in June.

"It was a little bit tougher I think than the score showed," said Soderling, who served at 76 percent and had seven aces. "I think I served really well today. I felt like really I hit the ball well.

"But I was a little bit tired, though. It was tough. I played late, pretty late (Wednesday) night and pretty early today. I could easily have been sleeping a couple of hours more. But it was OK."

The 6-foot-3 Soderling has been opening eyes all week with his 130 mile-per-hour serve and powerful groundstrokes. After his win over rising American Sam Querrey and his upset of third-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in three sets, Soderling overwhelmed Melzer.

"It is hard to even touch his first serve," Melzer said. "I had (two) break chances. If I take them, maybe it is a different match. He was serving well and I could barely touch his first serve."

The win not only pushes Soderling into today’s semifinals against either Nikolay Davydenko or Olivier Rochus, but it also moves him one step closer to becoming the top-ranked player in Sweden.

Heading into the tournament, No. 33 Jonas Bjorkman held the distinction of being the No. 1 Swede followed by No. 38 Thomas Johansson and then No. 41 Soderling.

Tennis in Sweden is in the midst of a recession. Beginning with the legendary Bjorn Borg’s rise to the top of the tennis world in the 1970s and followed by a flock of Swedes including former world No. 1s Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, Sweden had been a major breeding ground in men’s tennis circles.

From 1974-1997, a Swedish player was in the year-end top 10. But since Magnus Norman and Thomas Enqvist finished 2000 ranked fourth and ninth, respectively, there has not been a Swedish player in the year-end 10.

"I think tennis is not that popular anymore in Sweden," Soderling said. "We have different sports that are more popular, like soccer, ice hockey."

A lot of kids starts with those sports. After Borg, Wilander, Edberg, everybody wanted to play tennis. Every kid played tennis. They played in their backyards, streets, school, everywhere. It’s not the same anymore. I think it’s pretty normal that we don’t have as many good juniors anymore."

Following the current big three in Sweden, the next highest ranked player from Sweden is No. 186 Andreas Vinciquerra. [woohooooo!]

"I think tennis is getting a little bit more popular again," Soderling said. "They started a new TV channel where they show a lot of tennis, all the Swedes’ matches in tournaments around the world. It’s a little bit more popular again. It’s going to take for sure maybe 10 years before we have more good guys on the tour. I think we’re on the right way right now."

Chris-swede
10-19-2006, 06:26 PM
Robin played two great tournaments, sf in Stockholm, and 3rd round in Madrid!
Only losing after tough 2 sets to Blake and Federer. If he had a little bit more luck he may have won both of these games, but it should not be.

Next stop:Lyon

Sommarsverige
10-19-2006, 11:30 PM
Robin was playing a great match against Federer, he was leading in both tiebreaks, but he could not get it through in the end :(

Kristen
10-20-2006, 04:26 AM
Thanks for the info guys... I was wondering how he went in the second set. I lost a little heart when I saw Federer come back in the first tiebreak. I was so excited that Robin would take the first, and then...well...he and I were both a little disappointed :lol: Still, good work.

tt boy
01-29-2007, 01:31 PM
robin playing horrible match with simon at Zagreb .taken to 3rd set by a stiff like gilles simon:eek:

Malul
01-29-2007, 06:40 PM
ooh,3-6 7-6 7-6

he doesn´t really impresses anyone,i find it severe to cheer on him because of the Mayer-match.

Malul
02-02-2007, 12:39 PM
then losing to peya,hm

his form before AO is gone:confused:

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 01:48 AM
I expected Soderling to continue is good form after Doha, but he hasn't.

He was my pick to reach the top 10 this year.

Impossible
02-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Hey Guys Im New :) and a big fan of Swedish Players so you can expect to see me round here alot :)

tennisculture
02-18-2007, 09:04 PM
some pix... sorry for the lack of quality... however I had a very good place ! :eek:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8765/robin1pl7.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5499/robin2vq3.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8854/robin3to1.jpg

http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/6991/robin4wf2.jpg

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7509/robinetgillesarrivesq5.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/952/robingillessouriretossxs6.jpg

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8962/robingillestosskt9.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5808/robinhihihihb4.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7751/robinlacetsgt1.jpg

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7164/robinlacets2dz8.jpg

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/5531/robinregardpb6.jpg

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/908/robinservicegp0.jpg

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/8661/robinvolevq9.jpg

http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/78/robinvolezs2.jpg

Sommarsverige
02-19-2007, 07:19 AM
Thank you so much for the pics :)

Impossible
02-20-2007, 07:28 PM
Thanks

Nadie
02-24-2007, 08:20 PM
My pics of Robin during final day of DC Belarus - Sweden...

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/DC07_blr-swe/robin1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/DC07_blr-swe/robin.jpg

and this one was taken inside the Football Manege, when Swedish team was already leaving to the airport :p
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/DC07_blr-swe/robin2.jpg

OddJob
02-26-2007, 02:32 PM
and this one was taken inside the Football Manege, when Swedish team was already leaving to the airport :p
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/DC07_blr-swe/robin2.jpg



I want his sweatshirt!!!:p

norman
03-02-2007, 01:06 AM
He is in Semi in Dubai, cheers!!

Singles Main Draw - First Round
[2]R Nadal (ESP)d M Baghdatis (CYP) 36 62 63
[3]N Davydenko (RUS) d [Q]Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 67(2) 75 75
[5]T Haas (GER) d [WC]R Stepanek 64 63
[7]N Djokovic (SRB) d K Vliegen (BEL) 46 64 63
R Soderling (SWE) d [8]D Ferrer (ESP) 76(13) 61
G Simon (FRA) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 64
M Youzhny (RUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) 36 63 63
[Q]R Schuettler (GER) d [Q]A Seppi (ITA) 60 76(5)
D Bracciali (ITA) d [Q]O Marach (AUT) 64 63

Singles Main Draw - Second Round
[1]R Federer (SUI) d D Bracciali (ITA) 75 63
[2]R Nadal (ESP) d I Andreev (RUS) 62 36 76(2)
O Rochus (BEL) d [3]N Davydenko (RUS) 46 64 62
[5]T Haas (GER) d F Serra (FRA) 76(5) 63
M Youzhny (RUS) d [6]T Berdych (CZE) 76(6) 63
[7]N Djokovic (SRB) d [Q]R Schuettler (GER) 76(5) 63
F Santoro (FRA) d G Simon (FRA) 64 62
R Soderling (SWE) d D Hrbaty (SVK) 63 75

Singles Main Draw - Quarterfinals
[1]R Federer (SUI) d [7]N Djokovic (SRB) 63 67(6) 63
M Youzhny (RUS) d [2]R Nadal (ESP) 76(5) 63
[5]T Haas (GER) d O Rochus (BEL) 60 62
R Soderling (SWE) d F Santoro (FRA) 61 67(2) 60

OddJob
03-02-2007, 04:45 AM
Yea Robin is haveing a great week. Misha in the semis is going to be very tough. Im sure its going to be a great match.

Nadie
03-02-2007, 09:44 AM
I want his sweatshirt!!!:p

They all gave their t-shirts to fans after win in Minsk :D :angel:

OddJob
03-02-2007, 12:53 PM
They all gave their t-shirts to fans after win in Minsk :D :angel:

Awwww I always miss out on the good stuff.


On another sad note Robin lost to a Hot Misha. :sad:

OddJob
03-07-2007, 04:11 AM
Robin has Gonzo looming in his draw. If they do meet its going to be a slugfest. Hopefully with Robin coming out on top.

Best of Luck Robin!

Nadie
03-07-2007, 09:53 AM
awww what a draw :devil:


good luck Robin! :)

Breakaway
03-12-2007, 10:29 PM
Good luck against Gonzo :yeah:

OddJob
03-13-2007, 03:02 AM
Good luck against Gonzo :yeah:


You like Robin too? We have a lot of the same favs :lol:


Sadly Robin lost in two tight TB's :sad:

Nadie
03-13-2007, 08:46 AM
You like Robin too? We have a lot of the same favs :lol:


Sadly Robin lost in two tight TB's :sad:

:tears: :sad:

Kolya
03-14-2007, 01:46 PM
7/6 7/6 - Bad luck Toad.

gam_jonte
03-16-2007, 03:34 PM
To bad =/ hope he'll get a good draw in Miami and continue on his good form from the beginning of the year :D