Ladies and gents, the time has come for Bobby Sod to get his own picspam.

But first things first:

There are those out there who finds Soderling to be anti-social, cold, and the Voldemorte of tennis. 

I see where they’re coming from – Soderling isn’t a friend-whore like Fed. Nor is he what you’d call an “endearing character” when his best claim to humor is a mispronunciation of the word “joke”. 

But give him a second chance and you’ll find that there’s a thin like between “anti-social” and “shy”, “cold” and “calm”, “Darth Vader” and “Mr Dimples who likes jellybeans”. 

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Bobby Sod isn’t evil reincarnate, he’s just one of the most misunderstood players in tennis. Ahead of the Chennai Open this week, Soderling sat down with local media to discuss his game and his hopes for 2010.


“People often criticise me for not having off-court panache. If a colourful character is what they looking for, please don’t count me in. I am here to play tennis,” said the world No. 8.

“I can’t really care what others think of me and I don’t read newspapers. Perhaps I am not as outgoing as some players but I like it that way,” he explained. 


On beating Federer in Abu Dhabi: 


I think I learnt something after losing to him 12 times. We had a couple of close matches where, with a little luck, I could have won but the more times I played him the closer I came to beating him. I never went away from a Federer match feeling I played well. But that’s his skill.


And on what he hopes to achieve in 2010.


This year I don’t have any specific goal. If I concentrate on playing good tennis then I will win a few matches. I also hope to improve my ranking. I want do well at the Australian Open, and Chennai is an ideal platform to prepare for the big show.


Without further ado, as promised, it’s picspam time. Let Roger’s gorgeous hair ease the first shock…



… and have some baby fat to soften the blow.





It’s so wrong it’s right. 



A few from his dorky emo-kid days. 





Oh Rafa, oh Sod. You have no idea how much you made me LOL.



Dimples. Blue eyes. Dimpes. Blue eyes. Dimples. Dimples. Dimply pimply dimples.



You know you love him.

xx doots


11 responses to “Ladies and gents, the time has come for Bobby Sod to get his own picspam.”

  1. Mimsie says :

    Most people who hate Sod hate him because he beat Rafa at RG. I maintain that all the “oh he’s so cold/mean/antisocial” stuff are just excuses for hating him.

    In any case, idgaf. Robin Soderling is adorable, and let all who disagree take a look at his twitter and then try to tell me otherwise.

    Love the picspam. ♥

  2. sazzylove says :

    EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!Of course i love him dootz! I Really DO!!!!!!I’ve already forgiven him for that thing last week in Abu Dhabi!Thanks for giving him his own picspam spot !Dang, those dimples are pretty deadly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jodi says :

    I love emo kid Sod. There should be more emos playing tennis. Because it would be funny.

    Dimple love. 🙂

  4. whynotme says :

    YAY for a Robin picspam !! He’s definitely got eyecandie potential… Not as much as Roger of course but he’s adorable anyway ! Or should I say adorkable ? xD

    Anyway he’s my 3rd favourite player after Roger and Rafa (well, along with Jo-Willy of course) so I hope he’ll finally be in Roger’s opposite side of the draw at the AO !! Roger/Jo and Rafa/Robin semis or quarters would be awesome !

  5. lauren says :

    That first emo kid pic is hilarious. I can see why he went for the buzzcut in the end.
    I just can’t hate Robin – I mean, if the world was full of gregarious attention addicts like Djoko I’d have to move to Sweden.

  6. Elisha says :

    Yeah… I think most people are not too happy with him because of the Wimbledon 2007 incident(Most people meaning Rafa fans, and there are A LOT of Rafa fans). Call me unreasonable, but I’ll only root for the guy when he’s not playing Roger. AHAHAHAHA. Sorry, I’m still too much a Roger fanatic. But of course, if Roger decides to waltz into la-la-baby-wifey-land during a match, I’ll have to make the exception and root for the better guy… =/ Still, thanks for making this picspam! His dimples are freaking <333

    • dootsiez says :

      I dont think its unreasonable at all Elisha. I only root for my other favourite players when they’re not playing Roger. But that doesn’t stop me from appreciating them nonetheless! 😀

  7. braggaditis says :

    Who is the guy in the middle in the 3 pic from the bottom? looks familiar..

  8. Jess says :

    The guy I love to hate… (not to mention his super hot coach)

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