It’s been 4.5 years since we last saw Robin Soderling on a tennis. Now 31, Soderling has been fighting mono since that 2011 July event in Bastad.
But the Swede still makes tennis a big part of his life. In a new interview with Smash Marketing, Soderling spoke about his new career, as a tournament promoter and director of the Stockholm Open and his new rs-tennis.com venture. And not specifically about any comeback, based on a loose Google Translation:
Robin thank you for taking time for this interview Smash Marketing. You are the director of the Stockholm ATP 250 that ended there in a few weeks. How was this edition 2015?
It was a great tournament in all its aspects. We had a very interesting drawing of lots by finding a good balance between top players like Berdych, Ferrer and Dimitrov and newcomers such as Kokkinakis, Zverev and Jack Sock.
What do you think of the victory of Tomas Berdych for the third time?
I think it shows two important things. His fantastic skills as a pro player and also his love for the tournament in Stockholm.
Have you already made plans for the 2016 ATP season? New things in mind for the tournament?
I always make sure to be clear with what has been done and make sure to improve what can be. This is my way of being. Me and my team have already started working for 2016. We have many projects that I still can not speak. But good things to come!
In the context, the interviewer is asking Soderling what he is planning for the 2016 edition of the Stockholm Open tournament, not any comeback. If Soderling was indicating a comeback, why didn’t the interviewer follow up with questions about training, timetables, etc.?
So unfortunately, while we all wish to have Soderling back, it doesn’t sound like a comeback is imminent. However, the Swede has never officially retired from the game.
Judge for yourself here: http://www.smash-marketing.fr/interview-robin-soderling/
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