Federer vs. Soderling French Open Final

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Robin Soderling will always be remembered as the man who stopped Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros. But today (June 7), he will be the last man standing in Roger Federer‘s way when the Swiss guns again for the only grand slam title to have eluded him.

The title would also move the World No.2 at par with Pete Sampras on a record 14 Grand-Slam crowns.

Federer reached his fourth straight championship match in Paris by beating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, while Soderling withstood a fierce fightback from Chilean Fernando Gonzalez to make his first Grand Slam final.

Federer should win this thing no doubt, but when the factor of pressure is put into play, the outcome may not be as clear cut as once thought.

Soderling is confident, and he has proved that he has the courage to withstand the tricky moments on Court Philippe Chatrier. With temperatures expected to be as low as 15 degrees Celsius and light showers forecast, the Swede could use this little advantage.

The game starts 3 p.m. Paris (9 a.m. ET).

UPDATE: Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to complete his set of Grand Slam titles and equal Pete Sampras’s record total of 14. But Sampras never won the French Open, and Federer is now one of only six men to have won all the Grand Slam titles during his career.