I reckon I would have been more happy with a victory but against the top10 its a tough job, but we can say he almost reached the final.
Now he must take a rest, forget this Del Potro match and keep the good job.
Maybe some good reception in Sweden with some comemorations and special events will keep him more happy.
I would love to see Söderling become less humble and more greedy and try to snatch another Grand Slam final next year.
If he trains very hard and put the maximum effort nect year I am sure he can make 2010 even etter than 2009.
Then again he wll need support from Jenni, his family( which I always believe he has) and always the friedship with Magnus (I believe Magnus got some motivation this year to keep traveling in tour next year).
Maybe some marriage to be planned next year could give some more motivation to search his wayy all down to top 5 ranking.