of Sweden, had a very good week last week at the ATP event in Barcelona reaching the final before falling short against Fernando Verdasco of Spain.
Verdasco has been one of the form players on the tour having reached the final at the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo before losing to Radael Nadal in the final.
Soderling will be hoping that he can go one better this week in Rome and win his 1st Masters 1000 title.
Last year Soderling was crushed in the 1st round in Rome 6-1 6-0 by the eventual champion Nadal, however a few weeks later Soderling incredibly secured revenge at the French Open brining to an end Nadal’s unbeaten run in Roland Garros with a 4 set victory in the 4th round.
Roger Federer is back in Rome this week the World Number 1 has never won the title in Rome but has been in 2 finals before.