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Soderling knocks out Nadal

Robin Soderling beat defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal in four sets to inflict Nadal's first defeat at Roland Garros.

Nadal had never lost at Roland Garros before and on paper the match looked like another match he would win without dropping a set.

Nadal lost the first set but then he managed to win back the second and at the end of that tight set it looked like things were back to normal.

But Nadal went on to lose the next two sets to see him fail to reach the quarters for the first time at the French Open.

When Nadal played Lleyton Hewitt he looked he was in that kind of form that would lead at least to the semis or so but Soderling was very good for him on the day.

This might the best chance for Roger Federer to win his first French Open. With Novak Djokovic already out from his side of the draw the main threat will come from Murray if he can go past Soderling.

In the women's draw, the defending champion is also out. Ana Ivanovic lost to ninth seed Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.

Samantha Stosur is still in there and she will meet crowd favourite Virginie Razzano tonight.

Maria Sharapova continues her march to the final with a win over Na Li in three sets.

I can't wait to see what will happen in the next few days after shock defeats on two consecutive days after the loss of Djokovic the previous day and then now Nadal.

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