Robin Soderling Video Score: three / 5
French Open 2014: Greg Rusedski comments that Andy Murray has a good chance of beating Nadal in the semi finals
Seems like Greg Rusedski is of the idea that, Andy Murray has a good chance of bagging the French Open Title this year, more than ever. The former No. 2 of Britain commented that the two sets Murray played against Gael Monfils at the quarter finals were top notch and the best of what he had seen on any clay court. There is a lot of positives going on right now about Murray and things are falling perfectly into place for him. And there is absolutely no reason whatsoever why he cannot win the game this time.
Although he is facing off Rafael Nadal, the great thing is that he can go ahead for this game with no apprehensions at all, since there is nothing to lose.
In order to discuss the prospects of Murray in the game, Rusedki took time out of his coaching job. Talking about Murray he said that, facing Nadal might sure be a big challenge for him, nevertheless he has been very impressed with his performances throughout the championships. He further added about Murray’s surgery saying that recovering from a major back surgery within such a short span isn’t a small deal and his face off against Philipp Kohlschreiber was definitely tough for him, but still he managed to bag the game impressively.
Next he went ahead and defeated Fernando Verdasco the day after, which psychologically was most essential for him. Post his glorious victory against Verdasco, he crushed Gael Monfils. His winning streak is definitely on a rise, and whatever he does from now onwards will only work as a bonus for him. There is quite a good chance he might as well bag the game against Nadal in the semi finals.
Whenever you think about Rafael Nadal’s brilliant achievements at Roland Garros, one name that would automatically come to your mind is Robin Soderling because he is the one and only player to have got better of Nadal in the French Open in the last one decade. But, unfortunately, after winning such a big game, he was hit by a sever disease which ruined his career.
Soderling has just made one or two appearances in the professional circuit in the last 3 years. There are many people who believe that his career is almost over now as having reached 30 years of age, it’s very hard for him to return, but, the Swedish player himself has not given up.
Talking to a website a few days ago, Soderling said that he was still optimistic about coming back on the tour one day.
The former French Open finalist said, “I have not hung my racquets. I am still willing to make a comeback at some point of time in the future. Tennis has been a part of my life since I was a small kid. So, it’s very, very difficult to leave it.”
“I don’t want to be forced to retirement. My desire is to retire only when my heart tells me to do so and at the moment, my heart is telling me that there is still a lot of tennis left in me.”
“I draw inspiration from Tommy Haas. Have a look at him. He is in his mid thirties, but, still, is no. 21 in the world. That’s remarkable.”
Soderling had made his way to the professional arena in 2001 and in his initial years, he performed quite wonderfully. He was being seen as the next big thing in the male’s game before he suffered that illness.
Robin Soderling Video clip Rating: 5 / five