Roger Federer hasn’t thanked me for beating Rafael Nadal… I’m still waiting, says Robin Soderling

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Robin Soderling’s career burned bright but fast, hitting its crescendo with the two French Open finals, and wins over modern greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer en route. And like any good raconteur, he doesn’t need a second invitation. “I will never get annoyed answering questions or talking about that,” Soderling says.

“I am very proud of the two tournaments, and I am always glad and grateful that people have shown so much passion and appreciation for it.” It’s hard not to appreciate what Soderling accomplished at Roland Garros in 2009. Not only was he the first to defeat Rafael Nadal in his natural habitat, but Soderling’s defeat in the final allowed Roger Federer to win his first (and, going by the Swiss’ recent meticulous scheduling, perhaps only) French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

“No, he hasn’t thanked me. I’m still waiting,” Soderling told reporters on Thursday. “When he saw I beat Rafa, I think he was a little bit happy, of course. But maybe he could have beat him in the finals. Who knows?”
 

Julian Houston

Semi-Pro
Fedr shouldnt thank or anything. Doing so even more anti-sportsmanship. 2009 Nadal overplayed and wasn't fit enough to get to final. Even if he got there Fedr will win a 50% Nadal like what happened in Madrid.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
Well, well, well: I see the TW virus has hit again, the one that stops us from seeing our replies and causes people to copy things two or three times in a row. Wonder if someone will fix it tomorrow?
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Well, well, well: I see the TW virus has hit again, the one that stops us from seeing our replies and causes people to copy things two or three times in a row. Wonder if someone will fix it tomorrow?
I was thinking we'll now have to wait till Monday (my Tuesday) for it to be fixed. Basically, grass season.

I really wonder what they actually do to fix it. Do they just restart the server or what ? Because I know for a fact that the TW process does restart/reboot everyday at 2:47 IST which is exactly 40 minutes from now.
 

ak24alive

Legend
I was thinking we'll now have to wait till Monday (my Tuesday) for it to be fixed. Basically, grass season.

I really wonder what they actually do to fix it. Do they just restart the server or what ? Because I know for a fact that the TW process does restart/reboot everyday at 2:47 IST which is exactly 40 minutes from now.
You from India?
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
I was thinking we'll now have to wait till Monday (my Tuesday) for it to be fixed. Basically, grass season.

I really wonder what they actually do to fix it. Do they just restart the server or what ? Because I know for a fact that the TW process does restart/reboot everyday at 2:47 IST which is exactly 40 minutes from now.
Someone else told me what the problem is, but it went over my head. It's something about garbage accumulating and someone having to delete stuff that piles up. All I know is that when someone is on it, it gets taken care of very quickly, usually sometime in the morning. It seems to build up every couple of weeks or so.
 
Soderling seems elated for actually not even winning a single RG. I hate losers like him. A fourth-round match win is the highlight of his career and the thing he's most proud about.
 

Northern

Hall of Fame
Soderling has a point, and he is being too polite I think, when he suggests Roger "might" have beaten Nadal if he had reached the final. Who is he kidding?
 
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