TIBRO, December 23, 2015
There will be no comeback for Robin Soderling, who was best ranked fourth in the world in November 2011. The 31-year-old announced his retirement in a press release.
“I can proudly look back on my career as it was a very successful one,” writes Soderling.
It was after his victory at the Swedish Open in Bastad against David Ferrer in 2011 when Robin Soderling had to pause his career indefinitely. The cause was mononucleosis, the Swede initially did not realize the seriousness of.
Will he ever come back was the question that the tennis world have set themselves since then. Soderling himself did not have the answer. Until now. Four years, five months and seven days later, the 31-year-old Tibro native announced, that he gives up comeback plans.
“In all the years I have believed that I would be able to take me back to the world elite in tennis but now I’ve realized that I will not be healthy enough that I will be able to play tennis at the level I demand of myself,” the Swede wrote in an open letter.
“First and foremost I want to thank my family who have supported and shown patience for me all these years. I also want to thank my fans who have shown tremendous support, both during my career, but even also in recent years been very tough for me. Without this support I would never have been able to continue to try to get back to the top,” he continued.