STOCKHOLM, October 16, 2018
Local favourite Elias Ymer opened his home camgaign with a hard-fought victory over Maximilian Marterer of Germany on Monday evening. The 22-year-old Swede won his first round match of the Intrum Stockholm Open 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Ymer broke when Marterer tried to serve it out at 5-4 in the third and secured victory after two hours and 35 minutes. The Stockholm resident will next meet fourth seed and two-time finalist Jack Sock of the United States.
US-American Denis Kudla defeated Guillermo Garcia-López of Spain 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to join Ymer in the second round of the ATP 250 event.