Mikael Ymer

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Swedish Tennis Player (1998)
Sun Jul 04 2021
By   Akriti Sharma

Mikael Ymer is a young and talented professional tennis player who plays for Sweden. Besides that, he is also well-known as the youngest brother of Elias Ymer who is also a professional tennis player. 

The two-handed backhand player has achieved a higher career ATP Singles ranking of the world no. 67 in March 2020. Let's get to know him in detail in today's article!

Mikael Ymer's Professional Career

The Swedish professional player Mikael Ymer began his career in tennis by playing at ATP tours and ITF Future Finals. Through his journey from 2015 to 2019, he played several matches at Bastad, Danderyd, Lille, New Caledonia, Murcia, Bordeaux, and many more.

Later in May 2015, Mikael lost his game against Jonathan Mridha and Fred Simonsson, which made him partner with Daniel Appelgren for ITF Futures. The same year he played Wimbledon boys' single tournament against Riley Opelka and lost the match, making him famous.

Mikael Ymer with @keinishikori during a game
Mikael Ymer with @keinishikori during a game.
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As of 2021, flashscore mentions Mikael has been playing singles at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Miami Masters, Rome Masters, Cincinnati Masters, and Paris Masters. On 3rd June 2021, Ymer won a game against world no. 15 French player Gael Monfils, which became the biggest win. 

The Tennis explorer Mikael has predicted to play against Jannik Sinner soon. In addition, he might also play against other top-ranked players at French Open.

Mikael Ymer: Ranking and Awards

A 6ft. tall Mikael Ymer received a career-high ATP singles ranking of world no. 67 in March 2020. Similarly, in the ATP doubles ranking, his career-high was no. 187 in October 2017.

Gradually, in 2019 he achieved a single ranking of world no. 73. According to SofaScore, as of June 28, 2021, he has stood on 98 at ATP singles ranking. 

Mikael also won the Battle of the wild cards in Bastad.
Mikael also won the Battle of the wild cards in Bastad.
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Mikael won a game against Bernabe Zapata Miralles in 2015 and claimed the second European Championships title (U18). He also received the 2016 Intrum Stockholm Open double title with his brother Elias Ymer, who holds 105th position in ATP singles in 2018.

How Much Does Mikael Ymer Make Annually?

Mikael Ymer has collected a decent amount from his tennis career. According to the sources, he enjoys a fortune worth around $1 million

Mikael, along with his brother, has won prize money of $1 million each. Furthermore, they make handsome money from sponsorship and by attending various events.

About Tennis Live, recently, Mikael received prize money of $847.803. Mikael has won 224 matches out of 341.

Is Mikael Ymer Dating Anyone? Or Still Single?

A 22-year-old, Mikael Ymer does not have a girlfriend and is single as of now. There are no dating rumors of his in the media till now. At the moment, he seems to be focusing on his career rather than love.

Further, Mikael loves to be in his own private space, so he doesn't post much on his social media accounts. Right now, his topmost priority is to keep pushing himself to be a excel in his career.

How Did Mikael Ymer Lead His Early Life?

Mikael Ymer was born on September 9, 1998 in Skara, Sweden. He was raised by his mother, Kelemework Elias Yigletu, and father, Yemer Wondwosen, a former professional marathoner, along with his elder brother Elias Yemer. 

Mikael Ymer and Elias Ymer.
Mikael Ymer and Elias Ymer.
Photo Source: Tennis World USA

At a young age, Mikael started showing interest in athletes and participated in various physical activities. No information regarding his education has been disclosed yet.

Mikael Ymer's Parents Came From Africa

Mikael Ymer's parents Kelemework Elias Yigletu and Yemer Wondwosen married in the mid-90s. The wedding ceremony privately took place because of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. 

Later in the late 1990s, his mom and dad came to Sweden to start a new life. Currently, they reside in Vallingby, the Western part of Stockholm.

Mikael and Elias both credit their parents as they have sacrificed more or less for their achievements to reach a height of success. In addition, Mikael's only goal in life is to be a 'Man Of People' and remembered as a good guy.

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