After Robin Soderling eliminated the World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer in the quarter finals, this was the final that most people had hoped for and in some ways the Robin Soderling versus Rafael Nadal final is an even better prospect than the Federer v Nadal match that most folk had been hoping for.
Rafael Nadal has only lost to one person at Roland Garros, namely Robin Soderling – Nadal has beaten Federer 4 times at the French open and if Federer had made it to the final – Nadal would have been over whelming odds on favorite to make it 5 in a row.
With Soderling eliminating Federer this could well be the start of the a new French Open rivalry – Soderling has proved that last years run was no fluke and with the knowledge he can beat Nadal at Roland Garros he will go into the match with more belief of winning than say Roger Federer would have had.
This is not exactly reflected in how the bookmakers have it, but that’s likely largely down to the fact that this is a grand slam, Soderling’s performance in last years final was short of his form of the rest of the week. If recent history tells us anything it’s that the most experienced player generally wins the grand slam final. With only Juan Martin Del Potro bucking the trend at last years US Open final.
|Player||Rafael Nadal||Robin Soderling|
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