Soderling cruises into fourth round
Swedish sixth seed Robin Soderling booked his place in the Wimbledon fourth round with a straight sets win over Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil today.sports Updated: Jun 26, 2010 20:22 IST
Swedish sixth seed Robin Soderling booked his place in the Wimbledon fourth round with a straight sets win over Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on Friday.
Soderling, who reached the French Open final for the second time earlier this month, won 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in an hour and 54 minutes on Court One.
Soderling had two match points on the 25th seed's serve and won it when the Brazilian number one fired long.
The Swede faces Spanish ninth seed David Ferrer in the round of 16.
"It's been really good so far, I think I'm serving well and I'm hitting the ball really well," Soderling said.
"I was a little bit lucky to get away with this one in straight sets.
"I'm definitely having more confidence. I've played really well the last year and a half.
"Confidence is a big thing and I think what helped me most is that I'm playing well in the really important moments."
Soderling said he was often in touch with Bjorn Borg but had not heard from the Swedish tennis legend so far in the championships.