Sick Soderling suffers straight-sets loss to No. 158

Robin SoderlingAfter an hour and 52 minutes' struggle, ATP 5th-ranked ailing Robin Soderling fell to Aussie teenager Bernard Tomic with a stunning 6-1 6-4 7-5 in the third round at the All England Club on Saturday. At the other side, this victory over Soderling, which was seemed as the greastest win for the 18-year old Tomic, made a new star born because Only a few men have reached the second week of Wimbledon at 18.

Actually, Tomic has reached the third round of the Australian Open in January. And this time in Wimbledon was another step up in class as he rallied past a two-time French Open runner-up.

Tomic announced the first set with relative ease after saving all five breakpoint in just 17 mintues. In the next two sets sick Soderling had no chance before Tomic's strong serve and wicked slice in front of a captivaten crowd. Even Becker raved about the performanc of Tomic. People are talking about how far Tomic can go, especially when he won't see a player seeded higher than Soderling unless he makes it all the way to the semifinals, where No. 2 seed Novac Djokovic could be awaiting.

Talking about this victory over Soderling, Tomic feel excited:

"What a feeling to beat Soderling, this is probably the greatest feeling of my career. The crowd got behind me. I was very calm, but inside I was bursting: I tried not to show it to him."

Tomic said about the match in the second week:

"If I can keep it up like this, who knows," "I'd love to win another round. I'm going to have to prepare mentally for it and not just back off in the fourth round. I think I can win. I've got to go out there and believe like I did today."

Additional Information:

Tomic's next opponent in the fourth round will be Belgian world No.42 Xavier Malisse who has upseted Tomic in three sets at last year's Aegon Champion.

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