Soderling claims belated win
Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:05
The Swede enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2009 but, suffering from elbow tendinitis, crashed out in the first round of the Chennai Open and the Australian Open last month.
He was a late entry into the Rotterdam event and it looked as though his poor run would continue when he lost the opening set to Florent Serra but he came through strongly in the end to triumph 4-6 6-4 6-1.
Germany’s Florian Mayer needed nearly three hours to defeat Janko Tipsarevic 6-3 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (8/6) while Andreas Seppi of Italy saw off qualifier Stephane Bohli 6-1 7-5.