Mikael Ymer
Mikael Ymer
Mikael Ymer
Mikael Ymer
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Mike.
    • Began playing tennis at age 3 to be like his older brother Elias, who also plays on ATP Tour.
    • Father, Wondwosen, was a professional runner; mother, Kelem, is a doctor; brothers, Elias and Rafael. Parents are from Ethiopia.
    • Speaks Ethiopian, Swedish and English.
    • Favourite surface is clay and shot is backhand.
    • Favourite tournaments are Bastad and Stockholm.
    • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would be a football player.
    • Idol growing up was football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
    • Fan of FC Bayern Munich.
    • Enjoys watching movies and shopping.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic, played an exhibition match against his brother, Elias, in support of Red Cross’ Global COVID-19 Emergency Relief.

    (UPDATED 22MAY2023)

    • Broke into Top 100 and competed at Next Gen ATP Finals in 2019, then achieved career-high No. 50in April 2023, becoming 1st Swede to break into Top 50 since Soderling in May 2012
    • Defeated future World No. 1 Alcaraz at 2021 Winston-Salem to become 1st Swedish singles finalist (l. to Ivashka)since Soderling ended career as 2011 Bastad champion.
    • Posted 26-10 record in matches across all levels from 13 September 2022 - 4 February 2023, highlighted by biggest win of career over No. 11 Sinner in Davis Cup Finals group stage.
    • Captured 2016 Stockholm doubles title with older brother Elias as unranked WC, defeating Pavic/Venus 6-1 6-1 in final.
    • Peaked at No. 3 and went 98-33 in juniors with run to 2015 Wimbledon final and wins over future Top-10 ATP players Auger-Aliassime, Hurkacz, Ruud and Shapovalov.


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