Rafael Nadal Loses to Robin Soderling

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Rafael Nadal Loses to Robin Soderling
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I couldn't believe my eyes. I had just turned on the tv to find that Rafa was down two sets to one to Robin Soderling. That's right Robin Soderling. 

In the fourth set, Nadal was up 2-0, but Soderling broke back at love. The set saw many chances for Nadal, but he couldn't capitalize. The set eventually went to a tiebreak. Soderling got the first mini-break with a beautiful backhand (I think). Then he held his serve once to lead 2-0. Nadal got a break back, but Soderling reeled off four straight points to have five match points. Nadal saved the first with a beautiful forehand down the line, but on the second match point, Nadal approached the net, and Soderling hit a beautiful passing shot that Nadal returned wide.

I was just astonished that Nadal had lost, but extremely happy because if all went right then Roger would finally capture his very first FRENCH OPEN!!!!!!!

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