Robin Soderling life and biography

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Robin Soderling biography

Date of birth : 1984-08-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tibro, Sweden
Nationality : Swedish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, French Open, 2010 Paris Masters

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Robin Söderling is a professional tennis player from Sweden who is currently ranked number 5 in the ATP rankings. He resides in Monaco.

Söderling is known for reaching successive French Open finals in 2009 and 2010. In both tournaments, he defeated the defending champion en route to the final — Rafael Nadal in 2009 (becoming the first and, to date, only player to defeat Nadal at the French Open) and Roger Federer in 2010 (ending Federer's record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals). He has also won one Masters 1000 event, the 2010 Paris Masters.

A winner of four ATP tour titles, Soderling reached the Top 10 for the first time in 2009. He also represented Sweden in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.


Timeline:

Full name is Robin Bo Carl Soderling
Began playing tennis at age five
Father, Bo, is a lawyer; mother, Britt-Inge, is a housewife
Has one older sister, Sandra, who is a teacher
Ranked as No. 4 junior in world in 2001, highlighted by winning Orange Bowl title (d. Monaco)
Also won European Junior Championships and reached doubles final (w/C. Johansson)
Enjoys playing table tennis and favorite movie is “Gladiator”
Speaks Swedish, English and German
Has a 6-3 career Davis Cup singles record in six ties
Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Magnus Norman.

Singles Titles:
2010: Rotterdam, Paris
2009: Båstad
2008: Lyon
2005: Milan
2004: Lyon

Doubles Titles:
2008: Båstad


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