Soderling sets up Federer rematch in Paris

Soderling dismissed Cilic in the fourth round of the French Open 2010.

Updated: May 31, 2010, 08:31 AM IST

Paris: Swede Robin Soderling dismissed Croatia`s Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday to set up a mouthwatering rematch of last year`s final with holder Roger Federer.

The fifth-seeded Soderling, who last year handed Rafael Nadal his only defeat at Roland Garros, perfectly read the Croatian 10th seed`s service, breaking seven times.
He managed to keep his cool in the key moments of the match as Cilic, who has never made it past the fourth round here, struggled to match the Swede`s brutal strokes from the back of the court.
Soderling was in no mood to stay too long on Court Suzanne Lenglen as he ended Cilic`s ordeal after one hour and 40 minutes when the Croatian sent a forehand long.

Bureau Report