Soderling disappointed, angry after Bastad loss
Local favorite and defending champion Robin Soderling exited Bastad upset and angry after losing the final on Sunday. The Swedish No. 1 refused to acknowledge the umpire after the match or congratulate his victorious opponent Nicolas Almagro in his post-match speech, and he left the court before the trophy ceremony was over.
Swedish press reported that Soderling appeared to be close to tears. "I was so incredibly disappointed," he said.
Soderling received a warning for smashing his racquet after losing the first set and got a point penalty for the same offense in the last game of the match.
"I bounced the racquet and caught it twice," Soderling said. "If you're supposed to give warnings and point penalties for such things, it would be 10 warnings in every match."