Player Profiles

(5) Robin Soderling

  • DOB: 14/08/1984
  • Nationality: SWE
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.91
Soderling - Finalist last year

Player Profile

Soderling shocked the tennis world when he dispatched king of clay Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of last year's French Open.

The big-serving Swede went all the way to the final before waning to world number one Roger Federer.

The 25-year-old's appearance in last year's final of the Roland Garros event was something of a surprise, considering his game is based around his huge serve and groundstrokes, a style better suited to the other surfaces.

But a runners-up showing in Barcelona confirms Soderling's ability on the terre battue and he cannot be ruled out of going deep again.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Federer - defending champ. Nadal - red-hot favourite. Djokovic: Claycourt pedigree Murray: Finding his form Soderling - Finalist last year Roddick - huge heart Verdasco - Barcelona champ. Tsonga - Fan favourite Ferrer - impressive claycourt form. Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist. Youzhny - starred on YouTube. Gonzalez - lost in semis last year. Monfils - home favourite. Ljubicic - winner in Indian Wells. Berdych - dangerous. Ferrero - winner in Paris in 2003.

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