Where the hell is Soderling?

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  1. christo

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    He could have had a heart/ lung transplant and be back on the tour by now, sheesh! WTF Robin, how bad could your condition be?
    The ATP needs your snarly Howitzer type of game and so do we fans!
     
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  2. smoledman

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    Mono can be quite devastating.
     
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  3. dominikk1985

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    yes. there are a lot of forms from mono. some are like a one month flu and some take years.
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    would be good to see him back on tour.
     
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    He's similar to that one dude who retired to chronic fatigue. Sad stuff. But it's OK. Nadal's out by default regardless.
     
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    Silent ban.
     
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    Silent ban,fallowed by forced retirement.
     
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    Well judging by his twitter he's having the time of his life...
    -Getting engaged
    -Having a child
    -Touring the world
    -Looks physically well

    His last tweet that he'd love to come back on tour this year. But I highly doubt it, well, I'm sure he'll start to practice but he'll weigh up the cost and benefits and realise he hasn't got the passion to compete again.

    Inevitable end for Robin Soderling.
     
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    soderking slaughtered the bull. he was never the same. mission accomplished and soderking can retire with good reputation
     
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    I wish someone would silent ban you, stop with the silent ban foolishness ok?
    So annoying.
     
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    this is what I was thinking. Im sure he wants to get back to competing, but once he's back he might not have his heart in it anymore, after all of this off time. Who knows though? I hope he could come back, get near his old form, and stay. He was fun to watch.
     
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  12. SLD76

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    Why are so many tennis players getting mono?
     
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    Silent baan can be quite devastating.
     
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    Woooooosh.


    Hear that? That's the sound of my sarcasm going right over your head.

    I share your opprobrium regarding the concept of 'silent bans'. My posts on the subject are pretty clear.
     
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    Possible cover for silent ban.
    A side benefit of Rafa's obsession with waterbottles is he doesn't accidentally share waterbottles with Ancic or Soderling.
     
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    Yeah, 2 years later he decided he's had enough and can die happy after beating Nadal at RG. :lol: Too bad for him he only managed to beat Nadal one more time after that at the WTF the same year where Nadal was a mess. Since then, he's taken a whole 1 set off of Nadal in 3 matches, and owns a losing 2-7 h2h against Nadal.


    Maybe Soderling is serving a 2 year silent ban. Makes more sense than Nadal serving an 8 month silent ban. Lol.
     
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  17. Sabratha

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    Soderling probably won't be coming back, it's a shame because he was really talented. Good for the game.
     
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  18. Borrelli

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    Benefits being the key word there. With a wife and child on the way it would be hard to give up the money that comes with top tennis sponsorship's and prize money.
     
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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    I'm glad somebody got it! :)
     
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    Yeah soderling didn't really have much success vs Nadal lol.

    Though if he returned and in his first tournament faced Nadal i would half expect you to pick soderling to win Haha.
     
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    That is a whole other story.:twisted:
     
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  23. LaneMyer

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    mono is transferred primarily via saliva hence "the kissing disease" moniker. However a person with mono can also pass the virus by coughing or sneezing, causing droplets of infected saliva and/or mucus to be suspended in the air which can be inhaled by others. The virus can also be transferred via secretion which might be a factor in Soderling's case. Being in contact with sweaty trainers or even a mono-riddled ball kid handing him a towel. It can also be transferred via food/drink. All the travel and constantly eating out leaves tour players more susceptible. If he has a weaker immune system he's more susceptible as well.
     
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  24. 90's Clay

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    Who cares. Dude had one miracle slam run. (like Rosol) and people begin overrating the guy like he was an all time great
     
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    It's a huge insult to Soderling to compare him to a one match fluke like Rosol. Soderling was a top 10 player from the time of his breakthrough until his injury. In fact, he won his last tournament he played in by destroying the current world #5 and #6. He was definitely the 5th best player in the world before he got mono.
     
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  26. batz

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    He made 2 RG finals.
     
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    He had 2 actually and 10 overall titles of which a master. I think on the whole, Rosol could only dream of such a career! I get your point though.
     
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  28. Mainad

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    Rosol didn't have a miracle Slam run. His best ever showing in Slams was a 3rd round appearance at 2011 RG and 2012 Wimbledon. His only claim to fame is beating Nadal in the 2nd round of Wimbledon and thus being the last guy ever to play him (at least at this point).

    After beating Nadal at 2009 RG, Soderling went on to play the final where he lost to Fed. He also made the final of RG the following year where Rafa managed to get his revenge. He was a top 10 player, a whole different kettle of fish to Rosol!
     
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  29. Mortifier

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    Soderling ended Nadals RG streak.
    Soderling ended Federer's semi-final streak (which, at that point and taking into consideration the H2H, was a massive win)

    He blew out Ferrer in his last match on tour in the final of Båstad. Won several titles, one Master (Bercy). Semi-finals and up a break against DelPo in the deciding set at WTF. Etc etc etc.

    But sure - he's just another Rosol. WHAT THE F-CK ARE SOME PEOPLE THINKING HERE?
     
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  30. dominikk1985

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    söderling was a very good player. one of the hardest hitters ever in tennis. he had some weaknesses too but overall he was a top player.

    I would say in his prime he was at least as good as ferrer is now (less consistent as he sometimes lost to players outside the top10 unlike ferrer) but with more upside.

    if he was healthy he could be no.5 now.
     
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