Söderling out of home tournament
Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling suffered a shock defeat in Friday's Stockholm Open quarter-final match against the unrated German Florian Mayer. Söderling's game collapsed as he lost 7 - 6, 6 - 1.
Local tennis fans had been hoping for a final showdown between Söderling and Roger Federer, but the skilled playing by the German put an end to Sweden's final aspirations.
Söderling is currently having a poor spell, he was recently dumped out of a tournament in China by Roger Federer in straight sets in less than an hour.