Yes was just watching Sportspegeln and got surprised Soderling showed up. Didn't say that much that hasn't been posted here.
Better link now: http://svt.se/2.21318/1.2560784/sode...jag_mar_battre
Welcome Robin Soderling. How are you?
I'm feeling better. It's been a tough time. Not fun at all but on the right track now. Hopefully the recovery will be faster now. According to me it's been a bit slow.
For us that never had mono, how does it show?
It's very individual. For me severe throat pain, fever and in bed a few weeks. After that I've been feeling OK to do everyday stuff. It's just when it was time to practice I had no energy.
How has it effected your training compared to the normal level?
It's been a lot less. A month when I did almost nothing. Now I have begun with some mixed results. One day practice, some rest and trying to "ease it in".
What do you say about taking part in Stockholm Open?
I'm not entirely sure yet. It would be amazing but I have to go on the feel. I'm not gonna be entirely certain until closer to the tournament because it's been that up and down. But it would be very fun.
How much pressure do you feel to take part, home advantage and all?
I try not to think about it. I have to focus on myself. I need to be healthy.
Not think about it that much you say but it's there?
Yes it is and from myself too. I have always loved playing at home and Stockholm Open is special to me. It would be very fun to play but if it doesn't work it doesn't work. There will be more Stockholm Opens.
How important is a Stockholm title?
Well, I've been to two finals and been close twice. I have won Båstad. To be able to win both swedish tournaments would be fantastic.
You said it was month where you didn't practice, what did you think during that time period? You tennis players are working very hard normally. So what did you think about?
In the first stage I was pretty bad so not much to think about then but later it was the uncertainty and it's still difficult. Some days I feel good and are like "Yeah let's do it!" and next day I suddenly had no energy at all.
What do you think about the future?
I hopefully have many years left in tennis. I love playing tennis. I'll continue as long as I possibly can. But my first thoughts are of course to get back to 100% and then we take it from there. When I start playing again I'm gonna be happy just to be back on court.
You will keep going strong?
Absolutely. No other thoughts at all.