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Mikael Ymer

Mikael Ymer
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Ymer at the 2019 French Open
Full nameMikael Wondwosen Ymer
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
Born (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 24)
Skara, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachFrederik Nielsen, Kalle Norberg
Prize moneyUS $2,319,571
Singles
Career record65-69 (48.5%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 60 (30 January 2023)
Current rankingNo. 60 (30 January 2023)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French Open3R (2021, 2022)
Wimbledon2R (2021, 2022)
US Open1R (2020, 2021, 2022)
Doubles
Career record7-9 (43.8%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 187 (16 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 818 (24 October 2022)
Last updated on: 7 November 2022.

Mikael Ymer (born 9 September 1998) is a Swedish tennis player. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 60, achieved on 30 January 2023. In the ATP doubles ranking his career high is No. 187, achieved in October 2017. He is currently the No. 1 Swedish player.[1]

Early life

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.[2] His other younger brother, Rafael, is a tennis player on the juniors' circuit.[3]

Juniors

Mikael contested his first junior major final at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships but was defeated by American Reilly Opelka in straight sets.[4]

In 2015 Ymer managed to claim his second European Championships title (U18), beating Bernabé Zapata Miralles in the final in straight sets.

Professional career

2016-2018: Masters debut, Maiden ATP title in doubles

2019-2021: Major & Top 70 debut, Two Majors third rounds, Maiden final in singles

He made his Grand Slam main draw debut through qualifying at the 2019 French Open where he recorded his first Major win against fellow qualifier Bla? Rola in straight sets.

He finished year 2019 ranked No. 74 in the singles rankings.

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.[5]

As world No. 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.[6] With this victory, he once again reached the third round of a major, this time losing to Jannik Sinner.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] Ymer lost the final to Ilya Ivashka in straight sets in 56 minutes.[10]

In August, Ymer played at the 2021 US Open, losing to Jenson Brooksby in the first round.[11]

He finished year 2021 ranked No. 93 in the singles rankings.

2022: French Open third round, Maiden ATP 500 semifinal

Ymer was not able to defend his third round showing at the 2022 Australian Open, losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening round.

In February, at the 2022 Open Sud de France, Ymer reached the semifinals, defeating three French players Corentin Moutet, third seed Gael Monfils (his second top-20 win) and Richard Gasquet.[12][13]

At the 2022 French Open he reached the third round at this Major for the second consecutive time in his career defeating James Duckworth and 29th seed Dan Evans[14] before losing to 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Ymer in 2nd round match at Citi Open, August 3, 2022

At 2022 Wimbledon Championships he reached the second round defeating Daniel Altmaier.

At the 2022 Citi Open he defeated Andy Murray[15] and 15th seed Aslan Karatsev to reach the round of 16. Next he defeated Emil Ruusuvuori to reach the quarterfinals of an ATP 500 tournament for the first time. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Sebastian Korda in three sets to advance to his first ATP 500 semifinal in his career. As a result he moved close to 40 positions up the rankings back into the top 80 to No. 77 on 8 August 2022.

At the 2022 Winston-Salem Open, Ymer received a wildcard but lost in the second to qualifier Marc-Andrea Huesler. As a result his ranking fell to No. 99 on 29 August 2022. At the US Open he lost in the first round.

At the 2022 Firenze Open he reached the semifinals as a qualifier defeating again fifth seed Aslan Karatsev[16] and Roberto Carballes Baena but lost to JJ Wolf.[17] As a result he moved 20 positions up in the rankings back into the top 80 on 17 October 2022. At his home tournament in Stockholm using a special exempt status, he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.[18] As a result he moved up to No. 76 on 24 October 2022. He continued his good form qualifiying for the main draw of the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters for the second year in a row. He won his first round match defeating Alexander Bublik. He lost to world No. 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime in a three tight set match with two tiebreaks that lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes.[19]

Performance timelines

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

Singles

Current through the 2022 Open 13.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
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 3R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Wimbledon A A A A Q3 NH 2R 2R 0 / 2 2-2 50%
US Open A A A A Q3 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-3 5-4 3-4 0 / 12 10-12 45%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Masters A A 1R 2R 1R NH 3R A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A NH A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Madrid Open A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A A A A Q3 A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canadian Open A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q1 A 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 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-0 2-2 1-1 0 / 6 4-6 40%
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 Z2 Z1 Z1 QF 0 / 1 12-6 67%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 1 1 5 3 4 7 18 19 45
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Win-loss 2-1 1-3 2-5 5-4 6-7 6-7 18-20 23-19 63-66
Win Percentage 67% 25% 29% 56% 46% 46% 47% 55% 48.84%
Year-end ranking 596 497 417 255 74 94 93 71 $2,125,870

Doubles

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 W-L
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 3 2 1 7
Titles 1 0 0 0 1
Finals 1 0 0 0 1
Overall win-loss 4-0 2-3 0-2 0-2 6-7
Year-end ranking 276 496 N/A 1055 46%

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2021 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard Belarus Ilya Ivashka 0-6, 2-6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 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) Sweden Elias Ymer Croatia Mate Pavi?
New Zealand Michael Venus
6-1, 6-1

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (6-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-3)
ITF Futures (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-2)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 2015 Sweden F3, Båstad Futures Clay Romania Drago? Nicolae M?d?ra? 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Sep 2015 Sweden F5, Danderyd Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Joe Salisbury 6-7(3-6), 6-3, 3-6
Win 2-1 Feb 2017 France F4, Lille Futures Hard (i) Netherlands Botic van de Zandschulp 6-2, 6-3
Win 3-1 Jan 2019 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard United States Noah Rubin 6-3, 6-3
Loss 3-2 April 2019 Murcia, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 6-2, 0-6, 2-6
Loss 3-3 May 2019 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay France Lucas Pouille 3-6, 3-6
Win 4-3 July 2019 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Win 5-3 Sep 2019 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) France Grégoire Barrère 6-3, 7-5
Win 6-3 Oct 2019 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Challenger Hard (i) France Mathias Bourgue 6-1, 6-4
Loss 6-4 Jan 2023 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Belgium David Goffin 4-6, 1-6

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-0)
ITF Futures (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 2015 Sweden F2, Båstad Futures Clay Sweden Daniel Appelgren Sweden Jonathan Mridha
Sweden Fred Simonsson
1-6, 7-6(7-5), [7-10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Boys' Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2015 Wimbledon Grass United States Reilly Opelka 6-7(5-7), 4-6

Record against top 10 players

Ymer's record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with active players in boldface.

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ "Mikael Ymer: 'It Doesn't Matter Where You Come From'". ATP Tour. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Rafael Ymer Juniors Singles Overview". www.itftennis.com. Retrieved 2023.
  4. ^ "Ymer makes most of Wimbledon reprieve". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Mikael Ymer [SWE] | Australian Open".
  6. ^ "Monfils Fails to Win Consecutive Matches Again, Shattered by World No.105 Ymer at French Open". 3 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Jannik Sinner Shines, Sets Rafael Nadal Rematch at Roland Garros | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Ivashka, Ruusuvuori, Ymer advance in Winston-Salem Open". Associated Press. 27 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Mikael Ymer Beats Carlos Alcaraz to Reach Winston-Salem Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  10. ^ "Ilya Ivashka Clinches First Title in Winston-Salem | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  11. ^ "Jenson Brooksby Continues Breakthrough at US Open". 5 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Memorable Day and Night for Ymer Brothers on Separate Continents". 4 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Ymer Brothers Tasting Success on Tour | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  14. ^ "Simona Halep suffers panic attack during French Open defeat". TheGuardian.com. 26 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Mikael Ymer Battles Past Andy Murray in Washington | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  16. ^ "Roberto Carballes Baena Stuns Matteo Berrettini in Florence | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  17. ^ "JJ Wolf Powers into Florence Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  18. ^ "Tsitsipas Emerges Unscathed in Dramatic Stockholm QF | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  19. ^ "Felix Auger-Aliassime Takes Paris Epic for 14th Win in a Row | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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