Robin Soderling out for “a few months”

Robin Soderling has revealed that he is nowhere near making a return to the tennis court.



The former world number four has yet to feature this year because he is suffering from mononucleosis – a disease which causes irregularities in white blood cells.



Discussing a possible comeback, the Swede has conceded that it could take “a few months” before he feels ready to be competitive.



“I think even if I was 100% 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 told the ATP official website..



“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.”



Despite never winning a Grand Slam, Soderling has twice reached the final of the French Open.

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