Elias Ymer: 'Roger Federer is incredible, he gave me key advice'


Elias Ymer: 'Roger Federer is incredible, he gave me key advice'

Elias Ymer is just 22 years old, but he already met some tennis legends in person. Interviewed by SportsKlub, the Swedish player mostly spoke about his memorable training sessions with a well-known Swiss player. ´I had already trained with Novak (Djokovic) in Miami when I was 16 years old, but my biggest experience was one week in Switzerland invited by Roger Federer, when I was 19.

He is an unbelievable person, we spoke each other a lot, he told me that I never gave up and his key suggestion was to listen at my parents, I still remember how he said: "Listen, parents, they always want the best for you".

I almost always follow this advice.´ Ymer was born in Skara, Sweden, but his mother and father come from Ethiopia. ´I like to go to Ethiopia, my parents come from there, and I like that they always say, Elias, we pray you to have success in tennis, we are tired of running sports, we want something else"´, he said.

´If I improve and they can watch me on TV, it would be unbelievable. Everything is very relaxed there. Everyone goes to run before having breakfast. At 6:00 AM they play football, they are all friendly. I really felt home there, for ten days I didn´t use Internet and I didn´t even think about it; my head was clean, I wanted to stay there.

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