It’s an important time for Swedish tennis with the Stockholm Open being played this week. The focus of the event is the return of former Top 10 Joachim Johanssen who is playing his first ATP tournament since 2009.
However not entered again in the tournament is two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling. The top Swede of this generation hasn’t played a match since his Bastad title in July 2011. Fighting mono, Soderling, now 29, still hopes to make it back on the tour. He says he’s making progress. He can play matches now, just not on consecutive days.
He also finds it unfair that some people in effort to sell newspapers point to doping allegations as the reason for his absence and for other players who similarly miss extended periods of playing time.
There was a rumor last month that Soderling would play the upcoming Paris Masters, but unfortunately it turned out to be another false report.
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