Soderling or Verdasco ?

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Who had the better year? Soderling or Verdasco?

Poll closed Nov 18, 2009.
  1. Soderling

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  1. himynameisNIKE

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    Who had a better year this year soderling or verdasco? Id say verdasco he followed up his Aussie open run better.

    Your thoughts? :)
     
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  3. Baikalic

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    Verdasco: AO SF, FO R16, Wimbledon R16, USO QF
    Soderling: AO 2R, FO F, Wimbledon R16, USO QF

    Based on GS performance, Soderling and Verdasco both had memorable performances; Soderling for knocking out Nadal for the first time ever at the FO, and Verdasco for bowing out to Nadal after a 5 set marathon in the best match of the tournament at the AO.

    in the end I'm going to go with the points performance though, and I'll have to give it to Verdasco.
     
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  4. IvanAndreevich

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    Soderling's run started much later but has been more spectacular IMO. Losing at 3 slams to only Federer. I mostly care about slams, so I'm going with Robin.
     
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  5. msc886

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    I think soderling's got more game than Verdasco even though Verdasco's game looks cooler.
     
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  6. dropshot winner

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    Has Verdasco beaten a top10 player this year since Murray at the AO?
     
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  7. CMM

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    Tennis is a gentleman's sport, so Soderling should be doing something else.
     
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  8. prattle128

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    Rankings, points, etc. All of it points to Verdasco.
     
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  9. Blinkism

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    Well, yeah...

    He beat Tsonga at the AO..

    Otherwise, his biggest wins (in terms of ranking of opponent) since have been
    beating Gonzalez in Malaysia, Ferrer in Monte Carlo, Stepanek in Miami, Ferrero in Beijing, and Robredo in Valencia

    Nothing even close to his performance at the AO, though
     
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  10. prattle128

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    You guys will get your victory vs. a top 10 player at London from Verdasco, don't worry.
     
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  11. vive le beau jeu !

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    close contest between both !
     
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  12. Bud

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    As much as I dislike Soderling... he seems to have had a better year, overall.
     
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  13. zagor

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    Close,I'll give edge to Soderling for reaching the slam final and beating the best claycourter since Borg in a best of five match.

    As far as their games go,Verdasco's game is way more enjoyable to watch for me(his FH would be enough,my favourite to watch after Fed's),Soderling I don't particulary care about,neither for his game nor personality.
     
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  14. So should Nadal.
     
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  15. Why is that?
     
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  16. dropshot winner

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    I forgot about Tsonga.

    The list of his victories isn't impressive at all, so I'd say Soderling had the better year. All Verdasco did was play amazing for two weeks, losing anyway.
     
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  17. CMM

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    You're not entitled to have an opinion about Nadal.
     
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  18. Then you should STFU about Federer you little ****
     
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  19. stapler

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    As far as year goes, it's a bit hard to decide, i'll leave it as a tie. But Soderling has been the better player in the latter half of the year.
     
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  20. CMM

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    I follow Federer, so my opinion is based on what I see and hear from him.
    But I like your vocabulary.:) No wonder that you and Sod came from the same place.
     
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  21. OJ ROD

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    This kind of post is what makes suffering all this pointless arguments worthwhile.
     
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  22. dropshot winner

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    Still bitter?

    Time to get over that RG loss, it's been 6 months.
     
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  23. grafselesfan

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    Verdasco is a huge mental midget which is why he will never win a slam and will max out around the quarters most times. However he is still a better player than Soderling who is vastly overhyped and not even really top 10 calibre.
     
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  24. dropshot winner

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    Yes they are both ****. No game, no talent, no brain.

    Seriously, why do you even bother to write about anyone without a slam?
     
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  25. CMM

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    I got over that. I wasn't talking about his tennis skills. Safin said some time ago that half of the players on tour don't talk to Soderling. He doesn't answer when someone says hi and he doesn't say hello when he enters the players lounge or something like that. Nadal said that he wanted to make peace with him after that Wimbledon incident, but it was mission impossible.
     
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  26. dropshot winner

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    Soderling is a strange character, but he's never been an evil guy like some keep saying.

    He was just not willing to take Nadal's constant time delays in that Wimbledon match, so he mocked his buttpicking (definately bad taste, but he had a point).

    I just noticed that some Nadal fans have a very unhealthy and childish hate against Soderling since RG, that's why I wrote my last post.
     
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  27. robbie_mx

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    Verdasco 100%, he is more competitive.
     
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  28. I follow Nadal to, and hope he will lose. You took what I said out of context and just put it where it fitted you the most. I wrote taht sentence to Babette 1 week ago about Wocniazki-Nadal being together or whatever.
    Are you insulting my country??
     
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  29. No he is not. He WAS a strange character. He has matured like most people do.
     
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  30. dropshot winner

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    Against whom?

    He can't beat Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray.
     
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  31. Oh wow welcome to the clueless club...you have no idea what you are talking about.
     
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  32. jamesblakefan#1

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    Hahaha, spot on mate.
     
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  33. Sorry about that.
     
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  34. CMM

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    Of course not. I just noticed that you and Soderling have things in common.
    I hope that Nadal will win everytime you want him to lose.
     
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  35. Cesc Fabregas

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    Why? Soderling is clearly not a top 10 caliber player, since this is supposed to be his favourite part of the year and he has stunk the place out so far.
     
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  36. Yes we do, great figured !
    We are both Swedes, we both dislike Nadal.
     
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  37. He is no 11 in the world after starting out the year around 40.
    He beat Nadal Davydenko and Gonzalez consecutively.
    "stunk the place out so far"?? He has played a lot of matches this year which he wasnt really prepared for. Right now he is still injured.
     
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  38. dropshot winner

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    Soderling is #9 and he still has a chance to qualify for the WTF, it's easily possible that he stays there next year.
     
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  39. The Nadal Djokovic Murray fans on these boards (all aged under 25) pisses their pants if anything negative is being said, and all new good players are either "mental-midgets" (del po) or clowns (tsonga and soderling) Fantastic stuff. Great knowledge.
     
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  40. CMM

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    On the other hand, Federer fans belong to a higher level. They always accept with calm when somebody has something bad to say about their beloved idol.
    Get real!:mad:
     
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  41. Baikalic

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    Please stop pigeonholing everyone whose favorite player is not Fed...it's just a couple people in the thread who are unreasonable, don't stoop to their level if it bothers you. be the better man =).

    It disappoints me that Verdasco was unable to maintain the same high level of intensity as he was commanding at the AO. I hope he can step up a level next year and become a regular contender at the slams, because I enjoy watching his game as well.
     
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  42. I usually never do.
    But people should stop bashing Soderling calling him names just because he steamrolled a perfectly healthy Nadal in FO. Accept it.
     
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  43. Not at all. Djokovic definetely deserved to win in Basel yeasterday.
    I even was dissapointed in Fed, he didnt look hungry at all.
     
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  44. CMM

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    I hope you're not talking about me because I never said something about Robin's tennis skills or victories.
     
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  45. Blinkism

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    Not all, TMOP...

    but most, probably.
     
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  46. Not at all.
    I was referring to the reason why i got pissed earlier.
     
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  47. Xaiks

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    Verdasco is the man!

    Well i'd be more interesting to see Verdasco in London than Soderling. If he's focused he could beat any of the top guys. He made Murray work hard to beat him last week in Valencia...
     
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  48. grafselesfan

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    With Verdasco it is almost always the same. He will push a top player, usually get a set, then fold in crunch time of the match. The exceptions are Federer and Nadal who usually beat him with relative ease without it even getting that far. Still he is a more talented player and more fun to watch than the overhyped Soderling.
     
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  49. bladepdb

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    Wow dead heat till I cast my vote for Verdasco.

    I think Verdasco has shown better consistency by going deeper in all tournaments this year. Soderling, sure he had his run @ FO, but one run doesn't mean anything.

    Verdasco built on his momentum and went deep in most of the tournaments he played, showing better consistency throughout the year. (At the least he has played to his seeding in most tournaments). Soderling has only been good in the latter half the of the year, when he typically is good... No real improvements from previous years.
     
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  50. Bjorkman & Johnny Mac

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    I liked Verdasco's form at the AO. Very impressive and Im wondering if he actually would have beaten Roger if he got passed Nadal though I have my doubts. Soderling played pretty well overrall and did beat Nadal though Nadal may not have been in top form. But neither Verdasco or Soderling had a great season. Neither got some major wins when it mattered most. Del Potro impressed me the most. He stepped up to the plate and got a slam
     
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