It was a time when Soderling enjoyed the best period of his career (28-4 record between Valencia 2010 & Indian Wells 2011; won four titles)… Kohlschreiber led *3:1 (40/30) in the 3rd set when he sent his FH long. In the tie-break Soderling 5:2* & 6:4, then the German 7:6*, and the Swede saved the match point with a FH-winner in fifth stroke of the rally. It was very interesting moment because if he had missed the forehand, it would have been the first H2H in which one player beat the other one three times saving a match point! Three years later it happens between Andreas Seppi & Lleyton Hewitt.
Soderling’s route to the title:
1 Robin Haase 6-3, 6-2
2 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(7) – 1 m.p.
Q Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 7-6(5)
S Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-4
W Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
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