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2010 Roland Garros Mens Final Rafael Nadal Vs Robin Soderling Preview 201006060001


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2010 Roland Garros Men’s Final – Rafael Nadal vs Robin Soderling Preview

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Crunch Sports Staff – 6 Jun 2021

Nadal has a chance to avenge the loss from a year ago and prove that he’s once again  a Grand Slam champion.

It was always anticipated that Rafael Nadal would get this far in the 2010 French Open, owing to his remarkable recent form. Nadal entered Roland Garros unbeaten on clay this season and he has backed up his reputation with some outstanding performances. He goes into the final against Robin Soderling at the 2010 French Open as the favourite, having not even dropped a set here in Paris.

Nadal will become the world number one once again if he manages to overcome his Swedish opponent and will also complete an incredible clay-court sweep, having won the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Madrid, Rome, and Monte Carlo. This would deal a painful blow to current number one Roger Federer, who is just shy of claiming the record for most weeks spent as number one, which is currently held by Pete Sampras.

However, it just so happens that Soderling has a two match winning streak going against Nadal and the Swede is the only man to have ever defeated him at Roland Garros.

Robin Soderling eliminated Nadal here in the quarterfinals last year and has the ability to cause the Spaniard some serious bother. Soderling battled from two sets to one down in his semifinal against Tomas Berdych to book his place in his second consecutive French Open final and will be seeking to finish with a victory this time around.

Nadal will be looking to achieve his fifth Roland Garros title on Sunday and it’s going to take something special to stop him. Soderling might just have enough in his locker though, so long as his performance against Federer earlier in the week is anything to go by.

Today’s clash between the king of topspin and the tenacious Swede could be a classic, but really you have to think that Nadal will be taking this title down.  Soderling is a worthy finalist but he’s not capable of taking Nadal out in this final with so much on the line as Rafa must be expected to be at his very best.

Prediction: Nadal 3-0, Paddy Power odds +150 (3/2).

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Ian Horne
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