The last professional match played by Robin Soderling was against David Ferrer of Spain a couple of years back. That was the final of the Swedish Open and Soderling had won that in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-2. That was the fourth title won by Soderling that year.

2011 had been a fabulous year for Soderling till that time. He had won 38 out of the 47 matches that year and was at the 5th position in the world rankings.

Since then, Soderling has been out of action. He had withdrawn his name from the Cincinnati Open 2011 saying that he was suffering from a minor wrist injury. He had assured his fans that he would be back soon. But, that didn’t happen. Soderling missed a few tournaments and then, just before the US Open 2011, the news came in that Soderling was suffering from Mononucleosis.

In Mononucleosis, a person’s WBCs get damaged and that results in extreme tiredness.

Towards the end of the year 2011, Soderling announced that he would not be able to make a comeback in the initial parts of the 2012 season.

In July 2012, Soderling’s name was eliminated from the world rankings because he had not played a professional match since 1 year. The only good news for Soderling in 2012 was that his wife gave birth to a son.

In one of his interviews in November last year, Soderling had said that he was not too far away from returning to tennis arena and he would probably be making his comeback in February 2013. But, that hasn’t happened. It’s the end of March now and Soderling is still out.

Soderling is currently 28 years of age and will become 29 in August this year.