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Old 10-06-2011, 02:08 AM   #1
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his 2011 season might already be over so why not discuss 2012?

Outside top 30 or with the big guns in top 4?
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

I keep forgetting about him, to be honest. I think he will have a rough start of the year though.
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

My predictions,

start early quarter season with early round losses at Aussie Open and other events but then pick things up at the French.
Will pick up 2-3 titles.
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Stockholm and Bastad.
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

A masters 1000 title and qualifying for WTF.
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

It's hard to see how he can better his last two years. Slam final, won a masters, peaked at 4 in rankings. I think he's probably maximised what he has.
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

Unless he is back in shape for Valencia/Paris this year he will probably start 2012 ranked around 12-13th which means an interesting seeding for AO and possibly the first masters too. That will spice things up as Soderling got potential to spoil the party for whichever top4 he gets early in the first big tournaments

Hopefully the fatigue from the mono is completely gone come Indian Wells/Miami and then he'll start to do some damage again. Clay season going to be interesting if he can avoid the injury issues of this year and the RG/Wimbledon combo I expect him to do better than this year as he was battling with both the foot and the sickness and still did fairly well in 2011.

Following Båstad (late July) he won't defend anything so that alone will be motivating. That is when his real climb in the rankings gonna start and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends the season #5-7 somewhere Probably gonna grab 3-5 titles during the season
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He will have a slow start before crushing Nadal in the 4th round of the French Open again.
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He will have a slow start before crushing Nadal in the 4th round of the French Open again.


You better hope Mugray avoids him in any tournament from now on.
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Default Re: Your Expectations for Robin Söderling in 2012?

If he can end the year 10 with half a season played that would be pretty big of him. I expect nothing in 2012 just better draws and a healthy Soda hopefully. The tour is a joke without him and Delpo fit and in form. Ferrer and Fish at 5 and 6 with rest of the mugs close behind. Reminds me of the Robredo, Blake etc era.
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You better hope Mugray avoids him in any tournament from now on.
Now don't be angry at Murray for not protecting Nadal from Djokovic. I'm sure he'll decide to be merciful soon enough, and put Nadal out of his misery before losing 6 straight more times to Nole.
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Realistically:
Grand Slam Semi-Final
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Thats a joke Right ?

But then again anything is possible AM might win a slam !

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Thats a joke Right ?

But then again anything is possible AM might win a slam !
Tell me how? He's made a Slam Final twice, won a MS event, been up to No.4 in the world and even despite his injuries has 4 titles this year!
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Tell me how? He's made a Slam Final twice, won a MS event, been up to No.4 in the world and even despite his injuries has 4 titles this year!
Yeah, I'm not a big Soda-head but I don't see what's so crazy about your prediction- It's not like he hasn't upset Nadal or Federer before in a slam.
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