It’s the season for weddings and babies in tennis!
Robby Ginepri, James Blake and Mike Byran are all saying ‘I do’ this season end with Robby being the first to marry at the end of September.
Now the babies are coming!
October 13th saw the struggling Robin Soderling announce that he and his wife Jenni had welcomed a baby daughter, Olivia. Read more
Lukas Rosol has done what no one expected him to do – beat Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon. Not only did Rosol win but he did so in five sets after Rafa won the first set.
Nadal’s record in five set matches, and Slams in general, when he’s won the first set is impressive but Lukas didn’t let his ranking, 98 places below Nadal’s, get in the way. Read more
In their rain delayed and controversial mens final, defending champion Rafael Nadal leads 6-4, 6-3,2-6, 1-2 against Novak Djokovic.
In the cool and heavy conditions Rafa ripped his forehand from the first point, quickly finding triple break point. On his fourth break point Nadal converted. Vicious forehand down the line winners gave Rafa two more break points in the third game and ultimately a 3-0 lead as Djokovic repeatedly miss-fired off both wings. Read more
It has been announced that Robin Soderling and his wife Jenni are expecting their first child together in September.
Soderling took to Twitter to make the announcement: Hi everyone. I have the best news. Jenni an I are becoming parents in late September. We are both very happy and excited
Soderling, a former top 5 player, has been sidelined for almost a year with mono. While he denied making any decisions about the future of his 2012 season after pulling out of every tournament up to and including the Olympics, but you’d have to think that a baby would mean the end of his season. After all… babies don’t improve fatigue problems
Robin Soderling’s battle with mono, which first started to rear its ugly head at Wimbledon last year, has taken another sad turn for the once promising Swede. Robin has now been forced to pull out of Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympics and one would have to wonder if that means his 2012 season, and possibly his career, is over. Read more
Robin Soderling has taken to Facebook to update fans on his health. The Swede has been struggling to recover from mono which first started showing itself during Wimbledon last year.
Finally Robin says the sore throats are gone (it has been a long time) but sadly his fatigue continues.
Hello friends and fan. Read more
World number 13, former world number 4, has announced that he will not fly to Melbourne for the Australian Open in January as he continues to struggle with the effects of gladular fever.
Soderling hasn’t played since mid July when he won the Bastaad title. During his loss to Bernard Tomic at Wimbledon just weeks before Soderling was clearly out of sorts, complaining of being dizzy and feeling unwell. Read more
The US Open has now seen 10 withdrawals and 3 retirements in the three days since the tournament has started. Multiple players have suffered from food poisoning and cramps in the warm conditions, Venus Williams, most notably, withdrew with the discovery of an autoimmune disease .
Another big name, Robin Soderling, has also withdrawn. The Swede struggled to recover from a recent wrist injury from weight lifting and then had a virus and now seems to have been hit by the virus again. While viruses seem to be going around this season, it does sound like Soderling is quite unwell and as if the wrist has not yet fully recovered. Read more
Eighteen year old Bernard Tomic has spanked Robin Soderling 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 today at Wimbledon and has booked a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Tomic now has a great chance of making the quarterfinals where he will likely face Xavier Malisse who is currently leading Jurgen Melzer by two sets to love. Tomic will now be Australia’s highest ranked male play and will likely be ranked at 95 even if he doesn’t win another match. Read more
It doesn’t matter if you like Bernard Tomic or not but you have to give the kid some credit for coming back from two sets to love down against Igor Andreev. After their match was suspended at 2-1 Tomic spoke to Todd Woodbridge as he was leaving the Wimbledon site saying he thought he’d worked Andreev out finally.
Sure enough when they returned yesterday with just two sets remaining it was Tomic who seemed to have figure out an answer as he accelerated to a 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win. Read more