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Illness forces Söderling to drop US Open bid

AFP/The Local · 31 Aug 2011, 17:37

Published: 31 Aug 2011 17:37 GMT+02:00

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Söderling, a two-time French Open finalist ranked sixth in the world, was to have made his 15th consecutive Grand Slam appearance.

“He feels awful,” his agent Nina Wennerström told the TT news agency newspaper.

“He’s got a headache and stomach pains. The doctor things it may be a virus related to a throat infection.”

The 27-year-old Swede was enjoying a banner year on the ATP tour with titles in Brisbane, Rotterdam, Marseille and Båstad.

He had never previously won more than two titles in the same year.

“He simply felt too poorly to play a five-setter in a Grand Slam tournament,” said Wennerström.

Lucky loser Da Silva will take on Irish qualifier Louk Sorensen.

Sorensen takes the court a day after countryman Conor Niland, feeling the effects of food poisoning, lost an abbreviated match to world number one Novak

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By advancing into the main draw from qualifying Sorenson and Niland made history by giving Ireland multiple representation in a Grand Slam men's singles field for the first time.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:59 August 31, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
This is not true. Söderling is never sick or injured. He has never headaches, stomach aches, or whatever. He is one of the sweetest and most charming tennis players in the world, better than Federer, Nadal, Sampras, Borg, Edberg and the Virgin Mary.
19:40 August 31, 2011 by Gabin
Robin is such a p,,,, I am going to support Ibraaaaaaaaaaa
19:56 August 31, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
I just love the following: "He feels awful," his agent Nina Wennerström told the TT news agency newspaper.

"He's got a headache and stomach pains. The doctor things it may be a virus related to a throat infection."

So, the doctor does not think but has things that may be related to a throat infection.

Furthermore, how did Wennerström knew the following: "He simply felt too poorly to play a five-setter in a Grand Slam tournament," How did she know it was going to be a five-setter?

I think (not thing) that Söderling would feel far much better withous an agent like Wennerström.
22:31 August 31, 2011 by GLO
This is why I never watch tennis, soccer, etc. Men dont do these sports. For Girls......
14:32 September 1, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Excuse me! Are we talking about Robin, Batman's partner? Well, he did not know how to play tennis or to cry or to fake or to whatever like the Robin of this story does.
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