Sweden's Mikael Ymer is back home in Stockholm during the tennis shutdown and says he is enjoying some down time before getting back to training next week. Speaking to the Tennis.se website, 21 year old Ymer says, "I flew from Stockholm on Sunday morning and was in Los Angeles for 24 hours before I had a workout.
Then they canceled the competition, so I didn't get much more than that. At first I thought it wouldn't be that long at all. It has been a hot start to the season, so I felt it was not the whole world with a few weeks off.
Now that it has been extended, it has been a bit tougher. I read the news and ask mom a lot considering she is a doctor. I read the information provided by the state." Ymer says he is taking some time off this week but intends to resume training next week.
"Right now, I'm actually on vacation. I just eat good, mom's food and take it easy. I start training again on Monday. I have to stay more at home for sure, for everyone's sake. I wash my hands a lot and use a lot of hand spirit.
I'm mostly at home, but I go to the SALK hall shortly during the day to see when my brother is training. It's for getting outside the house sometimes. Otherwise, I stay home, cook and watch movies and series. So far, I'm fine, the whole family is fine.
It is very sad for everyone who is affected. I hope, for the whole world, that everyone will recover well,." The Swede says he hopes to start playing during the grass court season and that people around the world recover from this terrible phase quickly.
"To be honest, I don't think much about tennis. The most important thing now is that the population, all over the world, is recovering quickly. Tennis comes second, health is most important for everyone. Given that French Open is delayed, I would guess that we will start playing again when the grass season starts."
Ymer has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 67, achieved earlier this month. He reached his first junior major final at 2015 Wimbledon, where he lost to American Reilly Opelka in straight sets.