Two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Monday.

Soderling ended Rafael Nadal’s perfect record at Roland Garros in the fourth round in 2009, but then lost to Roger Federer in the final. Last year, the Swede defeated Federer in the quarterfinals but then lost to Nadal in the final.

The fifth-seeded Soderling will face Nadal in the quarterfinals this year.

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