Robin Soderling had got himself completely involved in business

A while back, it seemed as if Robin Soderling had got himself completely involved in business and tennis administration and was not even thinking about giving himself a go as a player again.

But, recently, he has hinted that he has not hung his rackets yet and he is looking to make a comeback on the tour in a few months’ time.

According to Soderling, his fitness is getting better eventually and the time is not that far away when he would be able to declare himself fully fit.

Soderling’s story is very, very unfortunate. He would have reached great heights of success by now if not for that glandular fever which hit him 4 years back in 2011 when he was playing brilliant tennis.

Recently in an interview, when asked how difficult it was for him to deal with the situation, Soderling said, “At the start, it was difficult. But, then, I took it in my stride and focussed on the other aspects of my life.”

“When you are active on the tour and play tournaments after tournaments, you start believing that your whole life is about the game and nothing else. But, only when you spend a bit of time away, you realize that there is a beautiful world beyond tennis as well.”

When asked if he has changed as a person over the period that he has spent away from tennis, the Sweden native said, “I have probably become more matured and humble in life.”

The highlight of Soderling’s career is to reach the French Open final in consecutive years i.e. in 2009 and 2010.

He could not cross the hurdle on either of the two occasions though as he got beaten by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal respectively.