No timetable set for Soderling’s return

May 21, 2012, 4:18 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Still struggling to overcome the effects of mononucleosis, two-time Grand Slam finalist Robin Soderling said Monday he will miss the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

The 27-year-old Swede said he is trying to regain his fitness after being sidelined with mononucleosis last year.

"I really want to come back. I haven’t turned 28 yet and hopefully I have many years left," Soderling said. "Hopefully, I’ll get back into shape fairly quickly."

The two-time French Open finalist hasn’t played a tournament since winning in Bastad last July. He withdrew from the U.S. Open just before the first round.

Soderling said he doesn’t know when he’ll be back but that it won’t be before the Olympics. He said he wants to give his body time to recover fully, because he encountered setbacks when he resumed training following the illness.

"I feel alright as long as I don’t put too much stress on my body with heavy training," Soderling said. "But I learned early on to not go back too quickly and I don’t want another big setback."

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