Although he has been away from the tour for over three years, Robin Soderling insists he has not retired from professional competition.
The former world No. 4, who is most famous for his historic victory over world No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the 2009 French Open, told Sports Illustrated that he is is still trying to make a comeback on the ATP tour.
“I haven’t retired,” he told SI.com. “My dream, is to try to come back.”
Soderling was sidelined from the tour in 2011 when he was diagnosed with mononucleosis. The two-time French Open finalist has spent his time partaking in other activities, including designing a new tennis ball, which will be heading to production in the near future. He is also the tournament director in Sweden, which has allowed him to see the “organizational perspective” of tennis.
The Swede is interested in following in the footsteps of other veterans such as Tommy Haas and David Ferrer, who have produced some fantastic results on the tour over the past few years.
“I’ve been playing tennis… since I was four, so it’s been tough to go without,” he said. “I look at Tommy Haas, who is top  at 36 years old, and it makes me feel positive.
“I want to quit when I feel it’s enough. Right now, it’s not enough.”
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