Monday, April 23, 2012

Robin Soderling

Robin Soderling is a Swede professional tennis player. Soderling, who turned pro in 2001, is currently No. 29 in the world. He reached his highest ranking in November 2010, at No. 4. He has 10 career ATP singles titles and 1 doubles titles to date. 

He beat Rafael Nadal in the 4th round in 2009 French Open Soderling, then won two more matches to reach the finals of the claycourt event. He is the first Swede since Magnus Norman in 2000 to reach the final of a grand slam. He lost it to Roger Federer in 3 sets. He reached the finals of the French Open again in 2010 but lost to Nadal in the championship. 

He missed most of 2011 and the start of the 2012 season due to mononucleosis. 

Born: August 14, 1984 in Tibro, Sweden 
Height: 6'4" 
Weight: 190 lbs 

Achievements/Career Highlights: 
  • career prize money: $10.42 million (as of April 2012) 
  • career win-loss record: 310-170 (as of April 2012) 
  • reached 2 finals in Roland Garros, in 2009 and 2010
  • won the 2010 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, the first Swede to win a Masters 1000 event since Tomas Enqvist in 2000

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