20 Jul 2009

Soderling wins in Sweden

7:44 am on 20 July 2009

French Open finalist Robin Soderling overcame some second set nerves to beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3 7-6, clinching the Swedish Open title and his first ATP win on clay.

World number 12 Soderling, whose previous three ATP wins had all come indoors, ended a nine-year drought of Swedish winners here.

Back in 2000, Soderling's current coach and former world number two Magnus Norman won beating Andreas Vinciguerra, another Swede, in the final.