Robin Soderling beats Tomas Berdych, advances to French Open 2010 Men’s Finals
The 25-year-old Swede Robin Soderling defeated 15th-seed Tomas Berdych in the Men’s semifinals match of the French Open 2010 to reach the finals for the second year in a row. Soderling rallied and won 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in a very sunny semis Friday.
The No. 5-seeded Soderling served 18 aces, overcame 63 unforced errors and swept the final four games of the 3 1/2 -hour match. It was only the fifth five-set win in the Swede’s career.
Soderling has a knack for upsets at Roland Garros, with victories over Rafael Nadal last year and Roger Federer this year.
“I was only thinking about getting through the first round. Now two weeks later, I’m in the final again,” Soderling told the crowd after his win. “It’s better than the best dream.”
On Sunday, June 6th, Soderling will play the winner of the second semifinals match between four-time champion Nadal and 22nd-seed Jurgen Melzer, which will be known in awhile.
UPDATE: Rafael Nadal defeated Jurgen Melzer in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(8-6) to set up a Finals match against Soderling
Don’t forget to watch French Open 2010 Men’s Finals Live Stream at the link provided.