Mikael Ymer (born 9 September 1998) is a Swedish tennis player. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 67, achieved in March 2020. In the ATP doubles ranking his career high is No. 187, achieved in October 2017. He is currently the No. 1 Swedish player.
|Full name||Mikael Wondwosen Ymer|
|Born||9 September 1998|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Frederik Nielsen, Kalle Norberg|
|Career record||47–54 (46.5%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 67 (2 March 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 95 (4 April 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2021)|
|French Open||3R (2021, 2022)|
|US Open||1R (2020, 2021)|
|Career record||6–7 (46.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 187 (16 October 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 1452 (28 February 2022)|
|Last updated on: 28 February 2022.|
Ymer was born in Skara, Sweden to Ethiopian immigrant parents. His mother, Kelem, is a physician; his father, Wondwosen, works at a dairy company. He is the younger brother of fellow tennis player Elias Ymer. His younger brother, Rafael, is a tennis player on the juniors' circuit.
In 2015 Ymer managed to claim his second European Championships title (U18), beating Bernabé Zapata Miralles in the final in straight sets.
2021: Success in Grand Slams, two third rounds, Maiden ATP finalEdit
Ymer reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career at the 2021 Australian Open. He did so by defeating twenty-sixth seed Hubert Hurkacz and qualifier Carlos Alcaraz, before losing to fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
As world number 105 at the 2021 French Open, Ymer achieved the biggest win of his career by defeating world number 15 Gaël Monfils in the second round. With this victory, he once again reached the third round of a major, this time losing to Jannik Sinner.
At the 2021 Winston-Salem Open, Ymer beat eleventh seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, lucky loser Max Purcell, and thirteenth seed Frances Tiafoe to reach his first ATP semifinal. He continued with a win over fifteenth seed Carlos Alcaraz to reach his first ATP final, making him the first Swedish tour-level finalist since Robin Söderling at the 2011 Swedish Open. Ymer lost the final to Ilya Ivashka in straight sets in 56 minutes.
2022: Second ATP Tour semifinalEdit
In February, at the 2022 Open Sud de France, Ymer reached his second ATP semifinal defeating three French players Corentin Moutet, third seed Gael Monfils (his second top-20 win) and Richard Gasquet.
Current through the 2022 Open 13.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||3R||1R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||3R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||Q3||NH||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||Q3||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–3||5–4||0–1||0 / 9||7–9||44%|
|ATP Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Miami Masters||A||A||1R||2R||1R||NH||3R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q3||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–1||0–1||0–0||2–2||0–0||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Davis Cup||Z1||Z1||Z2||Z1||Z1||QF||0 / 1||12–6||67%|
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2021||Winston-Salem Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Ilya Ivashka||0–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Oct 2016||Stockholm Open,
|250 Series||Hard (i)||Elias Ymer|| Mate Pavić
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 9 (6–3)Edit
|Win||1–0||May 2015||Sweden F3, Båstad||Futures||Clay||Dragoș Nicolae Mădăraș||2–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Loss||1–1||Sep 2015||Sweden F5, Danderyd||Futures||Hard (i)||Joe Salisbury||6–7(3–6), 6–3, 3–6|
|Win||2–1||Feb 2017||France F4, Lille||Futures||Hard (i)||Botic van de Zandschulp||6–2, 6–3|
|Win||3–1||Jan 2019||Nouméa, New Caledonia||Challenger||Hard||Noah Rubin||6–3, 6–3|
|Loss||3–2||April 2019||Murcia, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Roberto Carballés Baena||6–2, 0–6, 2–6|
|Loss||3–3||May 2019||Bordeaux, France||Challenger||Clay||Lucas Pouille||3–6, 3–6|
|Win||4–3||July 2019||Tampere, Finland||Challenger||Clay||Tallon Griekspoor||6–3, 5–7, 6–3|
|Win||5–3||Sep 2019||Orléans, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Grégoire Barrère||6–3, 7-5|
|Win||6–3||Oct 2019||Mouilleron-le-Captif, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Mathias Bourgue||6–1, 6-4|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Loss||0–1||May 2015||Sweden F2, Båstad||Futures||Clay||Daniel Appelgren|| Jonathan Mridha
|1–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]|
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Boys' Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||2015||Wimbledon||Grass||Reilly Opelka||6–7(5–7), 4–6|
Record against top 10 playersEdit
Ymer's match record against players ranked in the top 10, former #1 in bold, is as follows:
- Richard Gasquet 1–0
- Gaël Monfils 2–0
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1–0
- Fernando Verdasco 1–0
- Hubert Hurkacz 1–1
- Jannik Sinner 1–2
- Pablo Carreño Busta 0–1
- Novak Djokovic 0–1
- Fabio Fognini 0–1
- Ernests Gulbis 0–1
- Felix Auger-Aliassime 0–1
- Milos Raonic 0–1
- Casper Ruud 0–1
- Karen Khachanov 0–2
- Stefanos Tsitsipas 0–2
- Alexander Zverev 0–2
- *As of 03 February 2022.
- "Rankings | Singles | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- "Mikael Ymer: 'It Doesn't Matter Where You Come From'". ATP Tour. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
- "Ymer makes most of Wimbledon reprieve". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Mikael Ymer [SWE] | Australian Open".
- "Monfils Fails to Win Consecutive Matches Again, Shattered by World No.105 Ymer at French Open". 3 June 2021.
- "Jannik Sinner Shines, Sets Rafael Nadal Rematch at Roland Garros | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- "Ivashka, Ruusuvuori, Ymer advance in Winston-Salem Open". Associated Press. 27 August 2021.
- "Mikael Ymer Beats Carlos Alcaraz to Reach Winston-Salem Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- "Ilya Ivashka Clinches First Title in Winston-Salem | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- "Jenson Brooksby Continues Breakthrough at US Open". 5 September 2021.
- "Memorable Day and Night for Ymer Brothers on Separate Continents". 4 February 2022.