Elias Ymer: 'There are many similarities between me and Zlatan Ibrahimovic'


Elias Ymer: 'There are many similarities between me and Zlatan Ibrahimovic'

In an interview to Expressen the Swedish player Elias Ymer spoke about his admiration for his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a very-well recognized football star of his country. Ymer said: There are fewer people who influenced my personality more during my education.

The good thing about Zlatan is that he is more than a footballer. He improved showing that everything is possible. I red his book and I saw all his documentaries. There are many similarities with him in difficult situations. When certain things get tough or you feel hopeless, I think about how he deals with situations and how he keeps fighting.

It's motivating. It's something I often think about. I thought it was a good read for all the younger people."

On his approach to the Stockholm Open, Ymer added: "Here I am not a favorite. I showed I can compete with the best players but I do not have pressure or expectations on me.

Being patient will be important. A year ago I struggled reaching the Challenger tour main draws."

Asked how he is feeling physically, Ymer replied: "I am tired, to be honest. It was a tough season. I left Sweden on December 25 last year.

From then there were a lot of difficulties. I start thinking about ending the season and then I go on holidays. I hope to recharge batteries and have some energy left for this week", said Ymer who hopes to play the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.

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