BOLOGNA/STARNBERG, September 13, 2022
The Ymer brothers led Sweden to a 2-1 win over Argentina in Group A’s opening tie of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals in Bologna on Tuesday.
119th-ranked Elias Ymer defeated Sebastian Baez 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4) in two hours and 27 minutes, while his younger brother and World No. 98 Mikael Ymer later comfortably beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 32 minutes.
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“I’m very happy because we weren’t favorites in this group with teams like Argentina, Croatia and Italy,” said Elias Ymer after the match. “This victory is worth double.”
Sweden, a team used to playing on fast courts and indoors, only lost the doubles rubber as Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos fought past Andre Goransson and Elias Ymer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 42 minutes.