Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Robin Soderling knocks out Roger Federer

For the first time in six years French Open will have semifinal without defending champion and world no.1 Roger Federer.

World no.5 Robin Soderling did it again on tuesday beating Federer in a rain hit quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 on Philippe Chatrier Court. This has put an end to Federer's record of reaching the semifinals in 23 consecutive major tournaments. He is also the first man to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.

Federer, who beat Soderling in last year's final had no option this time and played a defensive match. Soderling was seen with some tremendous improvement with his thunderous strokes.

Soderling will now play world's 15th seeded Tomas Berdych in semifinal.

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