Originally Posted by Will.
Just cameback from Real club tennis Barcelona
It was so great so see Robin live
he played a good match! served amazing
very pleased with the result! good luck in the next round
You saw a great match, Will! It wasn't that long ago Soda lost to Lopez in Shanghai, and had a 2-4 H2H against him. Now, 2 straight set wins later on both hard courts and clay, and the H2H is 4-4 with Soda coming on strong. Fifth Quarter-final of the year, points keep going up and up; this is turning into a seriously fantastic year for Soda fans.
Soderking is the real deal, baby!!!
Soda beat Schwank in straight sets in Davis Cup play in early March remember, but that was on a much faster surface. Not that playing on Clay really hurts Soda, it is beginning to look like it enhances his game, as the slow surface gives him time to pull back the trigger and hit those amazing winners. Watching Robin play on clay is a real delight for any Tennis fan. Memories are flooding back from last year....
If anyone cares to relive the last half of the Schwank Davis Cup match from March before the QF:
Soderling vs Schwank part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UM5YQ7EW
Soderling vs Schwank part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5RKN8ROG
(First rubber, gave Sweden a 1-0 lead in the tie; Credit goes to my buddy Joop)