Robin Soderling


BornAugust 14, 1984


Robin Bo Carl Soderlingis a professional tennis player from Sweden. He is a former World No. 4 in the ATP rankings, a career-high he reached in November 2010. Soderlingfirst came to prominence at the 2009 French Open, where he became the first (and, as of 2013, only) player to defeatRafael Nadal at the tournament. Nadal had previously never lost at the tournament since his debut in 2005 and was the four-time defending champion. Soderling reached successive French Open finals in 2009 and 2010. In both tournaments, he defeated the defending champion and No. 1 seed en route to the final -Rafael Nadal in 2009 (becoming the first and, to date, only player to defeat Nadal at the French Open), and Roger Federer in 2010 (ending Federer's record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals). Due to his impressive statistics, he has also won one Masters 1000 event, the 2010 Paris Masters. Following injuries and illness, Soderlinghas not competed since the 2011 Swedish Open in July 2011.
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