''.Federer played some terrific defense, chasing down one shot in a corner near the exit. All Rights Reserved,Djokovic hits 287 weeks at No. ``I think I can move away from this rather fast. E em junho de 2010, chegou ao 6º posto do ranking mundial, ao novamente chegar na final de Roland Garros, derrotando Roger Federer, então n°1 do mundo, nas quartas de final e perdendo para Rafael Nadal. 5 Robin Soderling of Sweden 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Ahead 5-4, Soderling served out the match, then walked to the net, pounding his fist on his chest.Asked which victory was bigger — over Nadal in 2009 or Federer in 2010 — Soderling said: “It’s a tough question. ''.On the women's side Thursday, No. Soderling se tornou um tenista top 10 mundial pela primeira vez em novembro de 2009. He and partner Nenad Zimonjic, the No. Victory for Federer also saw him tie Pete Sampras’ all-time record of 14 major singles titles. Roger Federer became the sixth man in history to win all four Grand Slam singles titles when he produced an exceptional performance to defeat Swede Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday. Berdych, who beat No. In the semi-finals, Soderling will face Andy Murray’s conqueror, Tomas Berdych, who emphasised the rich form he is in by battering Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 to make it five matches in which he has not dropped a set.Will this have any effect on Federer’s chances at Wimbledon?Almost certainly not, and, while his aura might be ever so slightly reduced, he should still be in prime shape to continue his pursuit of Sampras’s record of seven All England Club titles.This was a rematch of last year’s French final, when Soderling was slightly overawed. Federer broke to go up 2-0 in the fourth set, but just when it seemed he was restoring order, just when it seemed Soderling might crack, that momentum stalled.Federer missed three shots to help Soderling break back. 7 Sam Stosur of Australia, and No. “I always believe that I can win. Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, shakes hands with Sweden's Robin Soderling after being defeated in a quarter final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Eartha Gifford. — I’m honest enough to myself that I know I can win them all,” said Federer, who would cede his No. Soderling's the only player other than Nadal to beat Federer at Roland Garros since 2004. Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. 5 seeding, his highest ever at a Grand Slam event.``The biggest improvement on the men's tour in the last two years is Robin Soderling's head,'' said three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander, a fellow Swede. 17 Francesca Schiavone, the first Italian woman to reach the French Open semifinals since 1954. Still, Soderling has every right to relish what he’s already accomplished: He is the first man to beat the French Open defending champion in consecutive years since another Swede, Mats Wilander, did it in 1984-85.Nadal, remember, was 31-0 in the French Open until losing to Soderling.“He’s obviously not afraid of the big moment — or afraid of the big guys,” Wilander said about his countryman. Soderling's next opponent will be No. All ''.The Serb now eyes Federer’s record of 310 weeks. Schiavone now plays No. 4 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia was to face Russian first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Yaroslava Shvedova.The men's semifinal round will be the first at a Grand Slam tournament without Federer since he lost in the third round of the 2004 French Open to Gustavo Kuerten. But opportunities to take the offensive seldom arose.On match point, the 6-foot-4 Soderling hit a second serve that Federer couldn't put in play. 5 Elena Dementieva, who defeated No. When action resumed, Federer went up 40-15 — then proceeded to lose four points in a row, including two missed forehands and a double-fault. Federer jumped to stop an overhead smash, but Soderling flicked an over-the-shoulder backhand volley winner. But Soderling has become more consistent with his thunderous groundstrokes, and he began the tournament with a No. Playing next. Federer VS Soderling Us Open 2010 Highlights HD. Despite splashing out £240m on Solskjaer's squad, problems are piling up. ``He came up with some great tennis. ''.He crossed the threshold after seizing control of the match in the pivotal third set, saving a set point when he won a frantic rally.Soderling charged forward and hit a slam that Federer scrambled to chase down near the backstop, stretching to whip it back, and Soderling leaped to put away an over-the-shoulder backhand volley.The stadium shook with a roar, while Federer wore a grim expression.``That was kind of a hard shot to hit. The Toronto left-hander reached the final four at Roland Garros for the fourth straight year. Still have at least one more match to play, and I don’t want to celebrate too much.”.That next match will be in Friday’s semifinals against No. 21:46. Despite splashing out £240m on Solskjaer's squad, problems are...MARTIN SAMUEL: Is Mike Dean an arrogant fool? 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia was to face first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Jurgen Melzer of Austria.Federer went in undefeated in 12 matches against Soderling, including a victory in straight sets in last year's final. A year ago he did the Swiss an almighty favour by taking out Nadal in the fourth round and paving the way for him to win the one major tournament that had eluded him.This time the sodden conditions were very much in his favour, putting to its best use his enormous power to hit the heavy balls through the court and break down the defences of a more artistic opponent.Swede dreams: Soderling smashes one back to Federer.Towards the end Federer tried to reply in kind — and it did not suit him.Now he has a long-forgotten taste of what it feels like to depart a Grand Slam with five days still left. Then, after another brief rain break, Federer made three unforced errors in a game to get broken again. Federer made only 17 trips to the net, 13 fewer than Soderling.And then there were those Soderling serves, lashed from on high, cutting through the thick air at 210 km/h or more, contributing 14 aces and some key service winners, while setting up countless other successful points.Federer gave Soderling credit for playing well, but also said he thought the damp conditions favoured the underdog’s style.“He was able to hit consistently through the ball on the offensive and put them close to the lines,” Federer said, “and that’s something that was impressive.”.He also knew full well that if he’d played a little better himself, he’d be preparing for another semifinal.Instead, it will be Soderling vs. Berdych, who advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. If Soderling’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he stunned four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open’s fourth round last year, before losing to Federer in the final.For the first time in six years, the men’s semifinals at a major tennis tournament will not involve 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer.“They all come to an end at some stage. 5-seeded Elena Dementieva will play No. Dementieva has won six of their 10 matches, including the past three.Schiavone advanced when she upset third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-3. If this keeps up, Soderling's victories won't be upsets anymore.``I didn't think I played a bad match,'' Federer said. Report. The Swede won 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. No... the referee did football a big favour when he sent off West Brom manager Slaven Bilic against Everton on Saturday,Daniel Levy won't allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap with Tottenham chairman preferring a loan move for PSG and Inter target after he was left out of last two matchday squads by Jose Mourinho,'This is the club he wants to play at. After a number of thwarted attempts, Roger Federer finally won his first Roland Garros title. Republication or distribution of this content is ``He believes in himself because he has worked harder than probably anyone to get to where he is. 15 seed Tomas Berdych, who beat No. Dementieva overcame a sore right thigh to beat fellow Russian Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.In the quarterfinals Wednesday, top-ranked Serena Williams was to play No. então n.° 2 do mundo, na final. Starting at Wimbledon in 2004, one tournament after that loss to Kuerten, Federer had been to the semifinals at every Grand Slam event, a run of 23; the second-longest such streak was 10, by Ivan Lendl and Rod Laver. Toronto Star articles, please go to:The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star The 29-year-old Schiavone had been 0-3 in major quarterfinals and hadn't reached the final eight at Roland Garros since 2001. rights reserved. to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about 1 ranking if Nadal wins the title.Among the many reasons why Tuesday’s result was so unexpected is that Federer was 12-0 against Soderling, having won 28 of the 30 sets they’d played.So who, exactly, would have thought Soderling could win three sets in a single day?“Even though I lost so many times, I always have a chance to win,” said the 25-year-old Soderling, who’d never been past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament until last year’s French Open. Roland Garros 2010 simple messieurs : retrouvez le tableau complet avec le calendrier et les résultats de tous les matches sur L'Équipe. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia faces No. 11 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, has won all 15 of his sets in the tournament.There's the tantalizing prospect that the final Sunday will be Nadal-Soderling rematch. ``You will come closer to winning eventually. Roger Federer vs Robin Soderling - Roland Garros 2010 [Highlights HD] You hope they don’t happen, but they do. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-2. 1, passing Sampras for second all-time,Original 9, Nancy Richey: a vital call with dad and lunch with Gladys,Schwartzman tells Djokovic "you're a crazy player" as Serb wins Rome. I want to focus on the next game. The Toronto left-hander reached the final four at Roland Garros for the fourth straight year. Robin Söderling bat Taylor Dent 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 en 71 minutes, 6 e match le plus rapide en simple messieurs à Roland-Garros. The conditions were probably in his favour today but it was the same for both of us.’.It took the Swedish giant slayer to halt him at the last-eight stage, winning 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 on another damp, rain-interrupted Parisian evening that had already exhausted the patience of many spectators.More is the pity, because Federer deserved a rousing salute to mark the finish of a run which has been testament to his staggering consistency in an age of phenomenal depth in men’s tennis.Painfully, if Rafael Nadal wins the title Federer will lose the No 1 ranking one week short of breaking Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks in the position.World No 7 Soderling giveth and he taketh away. Le Suisse Roger Federer, tenant du titre, a été éliminé mardi en quarts de finale de Roland-Garros par le Suédois Robin Soderling en quatre sets 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. — in the first five rounds at majors, dating to a loss to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round at the French Open on May 29, 2004 (Federer advanced twice when opponents withdrew).“I mean, I respect everyone, but I’m always — how do you say? Dating to the start of the 2005 tournament, Federer was 0-4 against his nemesis at Roland Garros, 34-0 against everyone else.Until Soderling got in the way, putting every last bit of his 6-foot-4, 192-pound frame into powerful forehands that were like thunderclaps, loud and frightening. This is a big win, but it’s not the final. That's the last time he lost to anyone other than Nadal at Roland Garros.Until Tuesday, Federer had seemed unbeatable against Soderling, winning 28 of 30 sets.``I didn't think about it that much,'' Soderling said. Follow. The Swede's opponent Friday will be No. 19 Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in an all-Russian quarter-final.But Federer-Soderling rendered anything else going on around the grounds Tuesday a mere afterthought.Federer had a set point at 5-4 in the third, when there was a tremendous exchange. Here's what he must fix NOW after worst opening-day result in 25 years,MARTIN SAMUEL: Is Mike Dean an arrogant fool? presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution The severing of one of the most extraordinary sequences in modern sport deserved more than a halfempty Roland Garros to witness it here last night.A final sledgehammer serve from Robin Soderling saw Roger Federer poke his return beyond the baseline, and with that came to an end the incredible record of him having reached 23 successive Grand Slam semi-finals, going all the way back to the 2004 French Open.Federer said: ‘All good things come to an end, it was a great streak and I was very proud of it. Soderling then took the next two points with service winners at 224 km/h and 222 km/h to hold for 5-5.With Federer serving at 30-15 in the next game, the first rain delay arrived, delaying play for 75 minutes. Armed with that break, Soderling served out that set with an ace.“I just missed too many chances today,” Federer acknowledged.The crowd began pulling loudly for him, cheering each point he won — and jeering Soderling whenever he questioned line calls. It's much easier to digest this way. Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6. 15 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. 19 Nicolas Almagro of Spain, and No. They’re both big wins, of course.”.Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. 15-seeded Tomas Berdych, a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist and the first player from the Czech Republic to reach the Roland Garros semifinals since 1992. He has improved since, and his self-belief was such that he was able to forget the brutal statistic of having lost to the Swiss in all 12 of their previous meetings.On the back foot: Federer struggles to make a return during his quarter-final defeat by Robin Soderling.Given the foul weather, it was surprising that they left the court only once, at 5-5 in the third set, by which time Federer was already struggling to contain the huge Soderling forehand with its enormous wind-up.He was promptly broken after the restart to lose the set, the rain showers slowing the court all the time. expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto 2 seeds, beat sixth-seeded Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach 7-5, 6-3 in the quarter-finals.Nestor and Zimonjic will take on the fourth-seeded pair of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in the semis.Federer had won 117 matches in a row — 117! “He’s not intimidated.”.Most are against Federer. He and partner Nenad Zimonjic, the No. Now I’ll just have to get a quarter-final streak going. Federer also had reached the final at 18 of the last 19 majors.Plus, while Federer might only have one French Open title — he completed his career Grand Slam in Paris in 2009 — that’s thanks to his problems against Nadal. Browse more videos. 11 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Nadal was to play fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals Wednesday, and No. He hit it well,'' Federer said.Following a rain delay of 75 minutes, Soderling won the set to take the lead for good.Soderling became the first man to beat the defending champion at Roland Garros in back-to-back years since Wilander defeated Yannick Noah in 1984 and Ivan Lendl in 1985.Federer now begins preparations to bid for a seventh title at Wimbledon.``You move on to the grass and forget a little bit,'' he said. Revanche de la finale précédente et première victoire de Robin Söderling en treize rencontres face à Roger Federer . Roger Federer's fantastic run of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals came to an end as Robin Soderling dumped him out of the French Open. It was a great run,” Federer said, before injecting a little humour by adding with a wry smile: “Now I’ve got the quarter-final streak going, I guess.”.Canadian Daniel Nestor kept a semifinal streak of his own in tact. ``I don't want to celebrate too much. Shapovalov also makes his Top 10 debut.At her father's suggestion, Richey, BJK and Rosie Casals had lunch with Gladys Heldman.Djokovic showed off the underrated tactics that have led him to five Italian Open titles.© 2020 Tennis Channel Network. 17 Francesca Schiavone gave Italy its first female semifinalist at the French Open since 1954 by knocking off No. 22 Jurgen Melzer of Austria.In Tuesday’s women’s quarter-finals, No. To order copies of After a brief stoppage at 3-3 Federer saved break points, but could not stem the flow two games later when the decisive break came with a missed backhand.In today’s men’s quarter-finals Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro while Novak Djokovic will tackle Austrian left-hander Jurgen Melzer. 5 years ago | 16 views. This time she made the most of her chance. 15-seeded Tomas Berdych, a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist and the first player from the Czech Republic to reach the Roland Garros … ''.Soderling's next opponent will be No. In Wednesday’s men’s quarter-finals, Nadal meets No. To order 11 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. permissions/licensing, please go to:PARIS—His French Open reign suddenly over, his record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals done, too, Roger Federer paused briefly as he trudged off court at dusk, acknowledging the fans’ applause with a polite smile and a quick wave.He’s certainly not used to bidding adieu so soon.Bothered by the pouring rain and his big-hitting foe, the top-seeded Federer wasted a lead and plenty of openings Tuesday, succumbing to No. Driving the ball deeply with shot after shot, Soderling rarely allowed Federer to step into the court, either to cut off angles or to rush forward for volleys. No... the referee did football a big favour when he sent off...Daniel Levy won't allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap with Tottenham chairman preferring a loan move for...'This is the club he wants to play at. Federer VS Soderling Us Open 2010 Highlights HD. Soderling walked to the net with his fist up as if ready to continue the fight, then pumped it to punctuate the breakthrough against his nemesis - and everyone else's.``This is a big win, but it's not the final,'' Soderling said. PARIS(AP) Robin Soderling played his role as the French Open spoiler yet again, ending Roger Federer's record streak of 23 consecutive major semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 upset quarterfinal victory.In 2009, Soderling beat four-time champion Rafael Nadal to clear Federer's path to his first French Open title and a career Grand Slam.On Tuesday, it was Federer's turn for an unexpected defeat.

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