June 04, 2010
At Wimbledon in 2007, the pair played a contentious third-round match during which Soderling imitated Nadal's pants-picking habit and complained about the length of time the Spaniard took between points.
Nadal ended up winning the decisive set and was greeted at the net with a weak handshake by the Swede. He later told reporters that Soderling was "not the best guy in the locker room" and said his conduct was "maybe the worst possible." Nadal also said Soderling was "very strange":
"I have said hello to him seven times to his face, and he has never said hello to me. He never answers. I thought it was me. But I asked around the locker room; almost nobody had anything nice to say about him."
From a mild-mannered guy like Nadal, those are fightin' words. Sunday can't come soon enough.