Elias Ymer gave Sweden a good start on Thursday in the Davis Cup final, beating Canada’s Steven Diez 6-4, 6-2 in Group B in Madrid.
The 25-year-old dominated throughout the game, winning 82 percent (23/28) of his points on first serve and breaking five times to secure the victory after 88 minutes. World number 171’s brother Mikael Ymer will face Vasek Pospisil in the second game.
“I felt I had played well,” said Ymer. “I really like Madrid. The courtyard and the city are amazing. I’m really happy to have given Sweden a good start and now I can support my brother. We don’t see that often, two brothers playing n ° 1 and n ° 2 for their country. It is a very special occasion.
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