May 23, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

After years away, Soderling is back

“I really want to help Swedish tennis. And he’s is the best player we have right now,” former world No. 4 Robin Soderling says.

Elias Ymer, 22, and Soderling, still only 33, are from the same hometown, went to the same high school. And both moved to Stockholm to pursue their tennis dreams.

Soderling’s dream ended prematurely, as a bout with mononucleosis turned into a chronic health issue that led to his far-too-early retirement.

“I’ve been No. 1 in Sweden since I was 17, and I never really got that guy that I could look to,” Ymer said.

That’s changed now.  

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