Robin Soderling comes back in the tennis world. The former World No. 4, who called it a career in December 2015 to mononucleosis, has been training for more than a month with the young compatriot Elias Ymer, who has been without a coach for a few months.
Soderling followed Ymer in the Bastad Challenger where the 21-year-old advanced into the quarter-finals after beating the Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in the second round by 4-6 7-5 6-2. Asked by Tennis Portalen about his relationship with Soderling, Ymer replied: 'We are only practicing together." Ymer is World No.
269, but he was No. 118 in May 2016. We will see if his relationship with Soderling will last for a long time or if he needs him only until he will find another coach. Soderling won ten ATP Titles, including 2010 Paris Bercy, and has been just the only player beyond Novak Djokovic to beat Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros.
He did it in 2009 in four sets. ALSO READ: Soderling: 'It's almost impossible for Federer to compete consistently'