Monday, May 21, 2012

Soderling out of Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Olympics with mono


Soderling out of Roland Garros with mono, not sure when he will be back

Robin Soderling will miss the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics as he recovers from mononucleosis.

He hasn't played a tournament since last July and said Monday he doesn't know precisely when he'll be back. He wants to fully regain his strength because he encountered setbacks when he resumed training too soon.

“I think even if I was 100 per cent healthy tomorrow, I still need some time to train and get back in shape. I don’t know how long that will be, but maybe at least a few months,” Soderling said.

“Then it is a question of when I can fully start to train again. I don’t know if that will be one month or one year. When I come back, it will take some time to get into shape again. I don’t see the point in training for one week and then going to try and play a match again.

“The most important thing is that I’m feeling better and better. It’s very slow. Now, I feel pretty good during the days. But training, more intense training, my body cannot take. I get too tired.”

“The doctors I’ve been talking to have been saying I will get well, but that it can take a long time. I have to hope for getting better sooner than later,” said Soderling. “The last couple of months I haven’t done much hitting at all. I made a mistake a couple times coming back too soon in the fall and had some setbacks. I’m a little bit scared of doing too much and training too hard. I’m trying to gradually step it up and do more and more, but it’s still pretty far from 100 per cent.”


Source ATP
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