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Elias Ymer (born 10 April 1996 in Skara) is a Swedish tennis player of Ethiopian descent.[1] He is the older brother of fellow tennis player Mikael Ymer.[2]

Elias Ymer
Elias Ymer 6, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Full nameElias Ymer
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
Born (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 23)
Skara, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
CoachGalo Blanco (2015)
Robin Söderling (2017–2018)
Fernando Gonzalez (2018–)
Prize money$905,000
Singles
Career record18–44 (29.0%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 105 (11 June 2018)
Current rankingNo. 120 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2018)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record7–7 (50.0%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 188 (16 October 2017)
Last updated on: 24 June 2019.

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CareerEdit

Ymer has a career high ATP singles ranking of 105, achieved on 11 June 2018. He has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 188, achieved on 16 October 2017.[1]

Ymer made his ATP main draw singles debut at the 2013 Swedish Open where he lost in the first round to Grigor Dimitrov. Ymer received a wildcard at the 2014 Swedish Open defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round before falling to João Sousa in the second round.

He qualified to the main draw of 2015 Australian Open after wins against Benoît Paire, Jan Mertl and Hyeon Chung. He lost in the first round against Go Soeda in five sets.[3]

At the 2015 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Ymer defeated Thiemo de Bakker and Nick Kyrgios to reach third round, where he lost to David Ferrer.

He qualified to the main draw of 2015 French Open after wins against Roberto Marcora, Blaž Rola and Roberto Carballés Baena. He lost in the first round against Lukáš Rosol in straight sets.

Ymer won his first ATP Challenger title at the 2015 Città di Caltanissetta, beating American Bjorn Fratangelo in straight sets.[4]

Ymer qualified to the main draw of 2015 Wimbledon Championships after wins against Thomas Fabbiano, Boy Westerhof and Guido Pella. He lost in the first round to 23rd seed Ivo Karlović in four sets.

Ymer successfully qualified for all four Grand Slams in 2015 after coming through qualifying at the 2015 US Open.[5] He lost in the first round to Diego Schwartzman.

Ymer secured a place in the main draw for the 2018 French Open winning three qualifying matches.[6] There he won his first grand slam main draw match, beating Dudi Sela in straight sets.[7]

From 2017 to June 2018, Ymer was coached by Robin Söderling.[8]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i)   Mikael Ymer   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
6–1, 6–1

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (10–2)Edit

ATP Challengers (6–1)
ITF Futures (5–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2013 Falun, Sweden Futures Hard (i)   Adrien Bossel 2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Futures Clay   Marko Tepavac 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–1 Apr 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Futures Clay   Gleb Sakharov 7–5, 6–4
Win 3–1 May 2014 Båstad, Sweden Futures Clay   Patrik Rosenholm 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Win 4–1 Jun 2014 Bacău, Romania Futures Clay   José Hernández-Fernández 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–5
Win 5–1 Jun 2014 Alkmaar, Netherlands Futures Clay   Jorge Aguilar 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Caltanissetta, Italy Challenger Clay   Bjorn Fratangelo 6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Apr 2016 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Adam Pavlásek 7–5, 6–4
Win 3–0 Aug 2017 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay   Roberto Carballés Baena 6–2, 6–3
Win 4–0 Nov 2017 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Challenger Hard (i)   Yannick Maden 7–5, 6–4
Win 5–0 Nov 2018 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France (2) Challenger Hard (i)   Yannick Maden 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 6–0 Nov 2018 Pune, India Challenger Hard   Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6–2, 7–5
Loss 6–1 Jun 2019 Open Sopra Steria de Lyon, France Challenger Clay   Corentin Moutet 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

ATP Challengers (0–1)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2014 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Anton Zaitcev   Ruben Gonzales
  Sean Thornley
7–6(7–5), 6–7(10–12), [8–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current till 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R Q1 Q1 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A A 1R Q2 Q2 2R Q1 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon A A 1R A Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A 1R A A Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 1–2 0 / 6 1–6
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Open A Q1 Q2 1R Q1 Q2 Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A Q2 A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 2 0–2
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z2 Z1 0 / 0 8–9
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 2 8 7 5 7 30
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 2–5 4–9 2–9 4–5 5–9 18–39
Year-end ranking 769 228 136 160 144 115 32%

DoublesEdit

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 1 2 4 0 8
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 1–4 7–7
Year-end ranking 705 663 252 448 50%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ATP Profile". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Ymer makes most of Wimbledon reprieve". wimbledon.com. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Elias Ymer Player Profile". ausopen.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Ymer Continues Ascent With Maiden Challenger Title". atpworldtour.com. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Five Teens Lead Youth Movement In New York". atpworldtour.com. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  6. ^ https://www.sportstarlive.com/tennis/prajnesh-misses-french-open-main-draw/article23988361
  7. ^ https://www.expressen.se/sport/tennis/just-nu-succe-for-ymer-i-franska-oppna/
  8. ^ Sharp, Alex (7 June 2018). "Soderling on Nadal: 'His motivation is amazing'". Roland Garros. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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