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Elias – Swedish hope in Wimbledon

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On Monday, the main event of the tennis classic Wimbledon begins. The Swedish hope lies with Elias Ymer, who is ready for his tenth Grand Slam tournament after successful qualifying rounds. Elias faces the home favorite Jack Draper in the first round.

The 28th-seeded Draper is both in strong form and renowned for his skillful play on grass. The 22-year-old from Sutton recently won the ATP tournament in Stuttgart, providing an almost perfect preparation for The Championships.

However, Elias Ymer has repeatedly shown that he possesses great game skills. This is particularly evident in the Davis Cup and at home in the BNP Paribas Nordic Open. Elias reached the quarterfinals on the center court at the Royal Tennis Hall last year and is one of the Swedish players who has participated the most times in Stockholm in the 2000s.

The fact that the 28-year-old Swedish number one is loyal to his home tournament is clearly demonstrated by the special statistics below.

Most starts by Swedish players in the main event in Stockholm in the 2000s

Singel Antal starter
1.Joachim Johansson 10
2.Jonas Björkman 9
3.Thomas Johansson, Robin Söderling and Elias Ymer 8
6.Andreas Vinciguerra and Mikael Ymer 6
8.Thomas Enqvist* 5
9.Ervin Eleskovic and Michael Ryderstedt 4
* Enqvist was also included in the draw in 2002 but withdrew before the match started.
1.Robert Lindstedt 17
2.Johan Brunström 10
3.Simon Aspelin and Jonas Björkman 9
5.Johan Landsberg and Andreas Siljeström 7
7.Robin Söderling, Andreas Vinciguerra and Elias Ymer 5
10.André Göransson, Joachim Johansson, Thomas Johansson, Michael Ryderstedt and Mikael Ymer 4
Singel och doubles combined
1.Jonas Björkman 18
2.Robert Lindstedt 17
3.Joachim Johansson 14
4.Robin Söderling and Elias Ymer 13
6.Thomas Johansson 12
7.Andreas Vinciguerra 11
8.Johan Brunström and Mikael Ymer 10
10.Simon Aspelin 9