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2010 U.S. Open First Round Result: Robin Soderling Survives Five-Set Epic

Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling needed five sets to defeat Andreas Haider-Maurer, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4, in the first round of the 2010 U.S. Open. The 6-foot-4-inch Swede, a finalist at the French Open in 2009 and 2010, survived the nearly four-hour match despite 74 unforced errors. Soderling, who broke serve six times, also only managed eight aces and while Haider-Maurer piled up 34 aces and 58 winners.

Despite his struggles in the heat Monday, Soderling remains a darkhorse in New York. Soderling defeated Rafael Nadal at the 2009 French Open, ending the Spaniard's four-year reign at Roland Garros.