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Tennis: Soderling not yet ready for retirement

Published on Feb 20, 2014 2:42 AM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swedish tennis star Robin Soderling became director of the Stockholm Open on Wednesday but ruled out retirement despite a two-and-a-half-year absence from the game.

The former world number four in the ATP rankings has suffered a series of health problems - including Mononucleosis, which causes extreme fatigue - since his last victory in the Swedish Open finals in Bastad in July 2011.

"Robin Soderling takes up the position as ambassador and Tournament Director," wrote the organisers of the Stockholm Open on the event's website.

"The decision to help strengthen the tournament line-up and cooperation with sponsors does not mean he has given up hope of making a comeback on the ATP World Tour," they added.

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