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Alla Zakarian

24-12-2020 | 21:44 Tennis
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"I played well against Nadal, but against Roger Federer...," says former ATP ace


Robin Soderling has told some interesting stories on the podcast 'The Functional Tennis' Contrary to expectations, the former world number 4 revealed how his best career performance was not the famous feat against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, but the first and only scalp against Roger Federer the following year. “That was probably my best match at RG (2010 QF against Federer)," Robin Soderling said. "I played well against Rafael Nadal but against Roger Federer, I played even better." The Swede added that he made the best use of the heavy conditions on that day to finally find a solution against Roger Federer’s attacking brand of tennis. “I was a bit lucky also because it was a rainy day, heavy conditions and Roger plays really fast and that’s why I had problems with my big strokes,” Soderling said. “I put pressure on him but the ball came back very fast all the time. I didn’t have time to play really heavy and deep. But then when it was slower conditions it got a bit easier for me, I got some extra time and I could hit hard enough to hit through those heavy conditions. It was a perfect day for me to beat a player like Roger that day”.
Source: TennisWorldUSA

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