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Old 01-10-2010, 01:28 PM   #1606
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thanks for the translation!!!! i wish i had this week off work and could go to melbourne early
At least you will be able to go So have fun, and good luck to Robin.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:05 PM   #1607
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Update 2 from Melbourne
January 10, 2010 by magnus norman (my own translation from answermyquestionjerk.se, as a Swedish native speaker):

"2 nice days of training for Robin are done since the last time I wrote. 4 sessions with tennis were squeezed in as well as 2 fitness training sessions. Since the end of last season was so extremely hectic and the "recharging" for this season is very short, I value these days enormously! Very valuable for the whole season. Game play against Djokovic yesterday at Rod Laver arena and two sessions with Haas and Bolelli today in the heat. Difficult conditions here, so it feels good to be here in time. The tennis balls are hard!
Nice to see Todd Martin let go of last year's folders and work actively with Nole on the court! That´s where he can make a difference, I promise you!
Tomorrow double shifts again before one day rest on Tuesday. Kooyong starts Wednesday!
*** Today I finished m 14th training session since the 25th of December. Getting a little better and the Christmas weight is fading away. Marathon workout has started again!

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January 11, 2010 by magnus norman (my own translation from Answermyquestionjerk.se)

"Update 3 Melbourne and DC tickets released!

So far the days here in Melbourne have gone by in a vast pace. We have been working 12 hours a day and that´s when I enjoy myself the most. To spend time together, work on details in the game, with physical training, mental parts etc. That´s when the efforts produce results. And what I consider as great. There is unfortunately no other way than the hard way if you want to be placed at the top of the ranking. One cancelled session here and there DOES NOT exist in my world.
Yesterday, training with Rainer Shuttler. Difficult conditions since it was over 40 degrees and a little windy.
Today it´s the press conference for the tournament out in Kooyong set to be played Wednesday-Saturday this week.

Tickets to this years tennis match in Sweden 2010 are now released! Sweden-Argentina at the Royal Tennis Hall! I bought my tickets really easy here (http://dc.ebiljett.nu/). I recommend you do the same! The Royal Tennis Hall should be boiling!!

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January 11, 2010 by magnus norman (my own translation from Answermyquestionjerk.se)

"Update 3 Melbourne and DC tickets released!

So far the days here in Melbourne have gone by in a vast pace. We have been working 12 hours a day and that´s when I enjoy myself the most. To spend time together, work on details in the game, with physical training, mental parts etc. That´s when the efforts produce results. And what I consider as great. There is unfortunately no other way than the hard way if you want to be placed at the top of the ranking. One cancelled session here and there DOES NOT exist in my world.
Yesterday, training with Rainer Shuttler. Difficult conditions since it was over 40 degrees and a little windy.
Today it´s the press conference for the tournament out in Kooyong set to be played Wednesday-Saturday this week.

Tickets to this years tennis match in Sweden 2010 are now released! Sweden-Argentina at the Royal Tennis Hall! I bought my tickets really easy here (http://dc.ebiljett.nu/). I recommend you do the same! The Royal Tennis Hall should be boiling!!

See you later!

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Thanks again, Mediarat! Please keep providing these translations of the Magnus blog, as they are invaluable and I am grateful to read them every time you post them.
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Hi there, all Söderling fans! Continuing to translate the blog from Magnus Norman, so not just the Swedish people kan follow their schedule, thoughts and "Nors" reflections as Robins coach.
Today is was a short blog entry, good for me because I have lots of work to do for Davis Cup!

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January 12, 2010 by magnus norman:
Update 4 Melbourne
Now the draw has been published. Robin is facing Tsonga in his first match, which will be the 4th match (in Order of Play) after 11 a.m on Wednesday. Local time that is.



Robin doing interval training by the Yarra River!

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Some classical pictures at Kooyong

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January 13, 2010 by magnus norman (translated from answermyquestionjerk.se)
Update 5 Melbourne

Hard to play in the wind today against Tsonga. 1st set was okay, even though the game was rather "jerky" in the wind. 0-7 in the tiebreak and the air just went out of him in the 2nd set. He´s not in 100% shape yet and therefore it feels good that we get the chance to go out again tomorrow & try to get one step closer! 3rd match against Ljubicic tomorrow.
*** 10 km running yesterday for me (in 52 minutes..) Well, not an impressive time, but then consider the heat and the fact that I have just started training... Sure, it´s still a bit left if I should run the marathon.
*** Sofia (Arvidsson) is starting in the Qualies tomorrow. Many good luck wishes to the whole team!

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Here is the latest entry from Magnus Norman's blog:

Update 6 Melbourne
January 14, 2010 by magnus

Not a good day today either. Started very promising with a good pre-exercise this morning at Albert Reseve but then nothing went Robin's way. Again, strong winds today and it´s hard to get any rhythm in the game.. but of course it´s the same for both players. Robin had a break-through in the serve at 2-1 and 3-2, but couldn´t manage to retain it. Right now it´s still unsure about the arm as well and therefore I can´t say much more than we are of course doing everything in our power to make it as good as possible!
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Draw.
Too tough I think. Granollers in 1rt round.
John Mac's hand were not too lucky.

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TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [10]
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
DENT, Taylor USA
HARRISON, Ryan USA (W)
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
GREUL, Simon GER
HAAS, Tommy GER [18]
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [26]
QUALIFIER (Q)
BECKER, Benjamin GER
QUALIFIER (Q)
FALLA, Alejandro COL
DANIEL, Marcos BRA
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
SODERLING, Robin SWE [8]
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Draw.

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TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [10]
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
DENT, Taylor USA
HARRISON, Ryan USA (W)
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
GREUL, Simon GER
HAAS, Tommy GER [18]
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [26]
QUALIFIER (Q)
BECKER, Benjamin GER
QUALIFIER (Q)
FALLA, Alejandro COL
DANIEL, Marcos BRA
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
SODERLING, Robin SWE [8]
Too tough I think. Granollers in 1rt round.
John Mac's hand were not too lucky.
He has handled Granollers pretty well in the past, Dana. If he was playing like he was
in the WTFs, I'd feel pretty confident and feel he had a decent draw. The four match
losing streak and the elbow tendinitis acting up have completely dried up my confidence,
however. I'd settle for a couple of wins over Granola and Falla right now.

Anyway, here is his head to head with Granollers. The best
possibility is that Robin gets his confidence back with a couple of match wins before he faces
an Almagro. I think that is what is lacking right now more than anything.



I don't even want to think about a possible Tsonga match-up right now in R16 right now. We'll cross
that bridge if we come to it. I hope, in many respects, we don't have to watch that match-up again.
I'll root for either one of them of they play someone else in R16.
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Soderking against Granollers, then Falla and Almagro, repetition of 2009, sounds good to me.
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If his elbow or shoulder had been okey I'd say that it's a pretty good draw, but now - not so good. Well, it could be worse than Granollers but he is kind of good, we saw that in Wimbledon where it went to four sets. So it'll be exciting to see how it goes, a friend told me that he will play on Tuesday, so he has some more time to rest. Good luck Robin!
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One great sign I just noticed:

The General Messages (GM) area of MTF has a poll on the Top eight seed most likely
to fail and Robin is the overwhelming vote leader in this poll. Since I've noticed MTF polls
in GM are ALWAYS incorrect, there couldn't be a better sign that he will do better than expected.
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For those who are interested (translated from Swedish media):
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- Robin was training this morning and it felt much better than yesterday, so no worries, says his coach Magnus Norman to SportExpressen.se.
Considering the match against Ljubicic, where Robin had to retire due to pain:
- I felt that I did not want to take any chances, says the Swedish World No 8, who after treatment is hoping to be back on track and able to hit with full force as usual.

Söderling - who is at the same side of the draw as World No 1 Roger Federer - is facing Marcel Granollers (from Spain) in the 1st round. A tennis player that Robin has beaten the 3 times they have met during 2009!

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Latest entry from Robins coach Magnus - at answermyquestionjerk.se (my own translation as Swedish native speaker):
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January 17, 2010 by magnus norman
Update 7 Melbourne

The weekend before a Grand Slam is here. Crowded with people in all areas such as the locker rooms, food cafeteria, gym and transportation. I am always amazed and wondering what all the people (that are here) actually do. Anyway, it´s great that the first Grand Slam of the year is starting (even though it´s 2 months to soon). However, I look at the week with confidence!
Good training sessions for us these last 2 days as well. Starting to "feel" the balls at the racket and they are staying a little longer at the strings. A little more speed in the feet as well. We are now downsizing the phsyio training and starting to conserve power for the tournament. Tough draw in the 1st roung. Grannollers is dangerous. Played well in Chennai where he challenged Cilic and played even with Robin in Wimbledon for example, last year. So, it´s all about going out there in the 1st round and do the hard work!!
*** Very good performance by Sofia Arvidsson to qualify to the main tournament yesterday, even though it was not her best tennis. Really strong!
*** The top players were entertaining at Rod Laver arena today in benefit of the Haiti-victims (from the earth-quake). Great initiative!

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