Mikael Ymer, a Swedish tennis player, was eliminated from the Lyon Open on Wednesday after smashing the chair’s base with his racket.
During his round of 16 match against France’s Arthur Fils, Ymer asked with umpire Rogerio Santos to examine a ball mark on the clay. Santos claimed that he had seen the ball bounce on the line and would not, as umpires frequently do on clay, look for a mark on the court, despite the fact that Ymer was convinced the ball had gone out.
The next point, Fils broke Ymer’s serve to take the lead 6-5. Following that, the world No. 53 slammed his racket twice into the umpire’s chair, breaking it cleanly away from the handle on the second strike. Ymer was subsequently informed by a tournament official that he had been eliminated.
Mikael Ymer in 2023
Currently the world no.53, the Swede played his last match on the 24th of May when he lost to world no.112 Arthur Fils 6-5 in the 2nd round in Lyon (draw).
Until now, during this year Mikael has managed to achieve a composed 20-13 win-loss record. Mikael Ymer’s most significant performance of this year was reaching the final in the Neuve Challenger.
Ymer will play next at the French Open (French Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of May.
Fils in Lyon, ranking, and results in 2023
Currently the world no.112, Arthur has a 22-9 record in 2023. Arthur is now competing in Lyon where he beat the world no.70 Zhizhen Zhang 6-3 6-2 and the world no.53 Mikael Ymer 6-5.
Arthur Fils will face the world no.10 Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter on Thursday at 6:00 pm on COURT CENTRAL. They have never played each other until now on the main tour.
Arthur conquered 1 title in 2023 in the Oeiras 2 Challenger. The French player got to the final in the Quimper Challenger.
Fils has scheduled to play next at the French Open (French Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 28th of May using a wild card.
Mikael Ymer and Arthur Fils squared off just on 1 occasion. Their current head to head is 1-0 for Fils. When they played, Arthur Fils won 6-5 in the 2nd round in Lyon (Open Parc) on the 24th of May 2023.