Disease Jeopardizes Soderling's Tennis Future

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On a Saturday morning in Stockholm, Robin Soderling is taking the dog for a walk.

"Can you hold on for a second, please?" Soderling asks over the telephone. "A car is coming, and I have no leash."

He and longtime partner Jenni Mostrom became parents for the first time six weeks ago, and together they live in a newly purchased apartment. Given Soderling's career earnings of more than $10 million, money isn't an issue.

It all seems so perfect, and Soderling knows he has it good.

But, for the 28-year-old, one thing is missing: a return to the tennis court. For the past year and a half, the two-time French Open finalist has been out of the game because of mononucleosis. Read Full Article »

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