Mikael Ymer number one at the Race to Milan

Swede Mikael Ymer won his first Challenger title Sunday in Noumea, New Caledonia. The maiden title lifted the 20 year old Swede to number 196 at the ATP World Rankings, number 13 at the Race to London and number one at the Race to Milan. Bet on Mikael Ymer with UNIBET and earn a 500% deposit bonus.

During the eighties Sweden was the main force in men’s tennis with players like Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg with 24 Grand Slam titles between them leading the way. At one time Sweden had 5 players at the top ten at the end of the decade. Players like Jjoakim Nyström, Anders Järryd, Kent Carlsson, Jonas Svensson, Magnus Gustafsson, Mikael Pernfors, Peter Lundgren, Henrik Sundström, Jan Gunnarsson and many more where top players. After this golden generation Sweden had players like Thomas Enqvist, Jonas Björkman, Magnus Norman, Thomas Johansson during the 1990:ies and the beginning of this century. When those guys retired it was Robin Söderling that was almost alone at the top (Joachim Johansson was number 10 in the world a short period of time) with 2 French Open finals as his best results and a career high ranking of number 4. Söderling withdrew in 2011 at the top of his game. Since then Sweden has not had any male player ranked in the top 100 at the men’s ranking.

Mikael Ymer is born in september 1998 and has always been a super talented player. He won the European Championships both as a 14-year old and two years later at 16. In 2015 he reached the finals of the Wimbledon junors but lost to American Reilly Opelka. Since then Ymer has suffered a lot of injuries keeping him away from reaching his potential. At his home tournament Stockholm Open he has shown his capacity since 2015. The same year he pushed Alexander Zverev to 3 sets, and in 2016 he dropped only 3 games to former world number 7 Fernando Verdasco.

Mikael Ymer number one at the Race to Milan

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1. Mikael Ymer – 90
2. Alex de Minaur – 45
3. Moimir Kechmanovic – 32
4. Michael Mmoh – 20
5. Casper Ruud – 17

The Race to Milan is the rankings for the “NextGen” players aged under 21.

Elias Ymer number four at the Race to London

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1. Kevin Andersson – 250
1. Roberto Bautista Agut – 250
1. Kei Nishikori – 250
4. Elias Ymer – 180
5. Ivo Karlovic – 175
6. Prajnesh Gunneswaran – 173
7. Reilly Opelka – 160
8. Thomas Berdych – 150
8. Daniill Medvedev – 150
10. Bradley Klahn – 132

13. Mikael Ymer – 107

The 22-year old Elias Ymer won 2 Challenger titles back to back at the end of 2018 and he is now at number 4 at this year’s rankings the Race to London. The Ymer brother’s has been the big hope for Swedish tennis for a long time and 2019 seems to be the year when they will break in to the bigger stages of the ATP World Tour. Bet on the Ymer brothers with UNIBET and earn a 500% deposit bonus.

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Mikael Olsson

Mikael is a passionate tennis-lover since Björn Borg won the epic Wimbledon final against John McEnroe 1980. Mikael has written over 4 000 articles covering the ATP World Tour and has a +80% success rate in his tennis predictions.

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