Soderling rules out Olympics

2012-05-21 16:50

Stockholm - Sweden's Robin Soderling, who has not played since last July with mononucleosis, on Monday ruled out competing at the 2012 Olympics.

The 27-year-old will also miss the Grand Slam events at Roland Garros and Wimbledon prior to the London Games.

"The Olympic Games are always special. It's not that it's difficult to miss a particular event but that I really want to play," said Soderling who did not indicate when he would return.

"I really want to return, I'm not 28 years yet and I hope to still have many years (to play)," he added.

The former world No 4 has not competed since mid-July when he won in Baastad - his fourth title of the season after Brisbane, Rotterdam and Marseille.

Soderling is a two-time French Open runner-up.