Borg topples Ymer in Båstad opener


It’s been many years since we had a Swedish meeting on the ATP tour and it was noticeable in Båstad when the stands were full at the meeting between 20-year-old Leo Borg and 27-year-old Elias Ymer.

Elias Ymer got a great start when he secured the first break to 4-2, but the reply came directly from Leo Borg and the set had to be decided in a tiebreak. There, too, it seemed to go the way of Sweden’s second best ranked player, where he advanced to a 5-3 lead. Then Borg countered with 4 straight points to win the set.

In the second set, Borg took a clear 3-0 lead which he did not relinquish and the first win on the ATP Tour was a fact after 7-6⁵ 6-3 against Elias Ymer.