|At Kent's Concert, on Saturday (Credit: Soderling's Twitter)|
The former world number four (currently at nº 56) announced this week he will miss Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympics. According to the BBC, the Swede has suffered damage to his thyroid and adrenal glands as a result of the illness, which Roger Federer also battled at the start of 2008.
Soderling admits he hasn't given up on 2012 season but for now he doesn't feel strong enough. "Now I am where I feel pretty good during the days and I can do everything, but training - and especially a little bit more intense training - my body cannot take, I get too tired", he said, quoted by the BBC.
Also this week, Soderling revealed, via Twitter, that he and his wife Jenni are expecting their first child together in late September. "We are both very happy and excited", he posted.