Sweden’s rising tennis player Elias Ymer, who is here for the ATP Bengaluru Open, draws motivation from amazing Rafael Nadal and boxing extraordinary Mike Tyson.
“In tennis, I draw motivation from Nadal. He has a mind-blowing mindset and battling ability. On the off chance that individuals could battle like him, they would go up the positioning. Nadal is an exceptionally unique player,” the Sweden number one said in the wake of crushing India’s trump card Suran Prabodh in the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger Tour occasion.
World No 147 Elias is viewed as somebody who could revive Swedish expectations in tennis with Stefan Edberg being the last Swede to win the Wimbledon in 1990.
World Number 8 David Ferrer has anticipated “a splendid future” for Elias.
For a considerable length of time, Sweden was a tennis superpower with Bjorn Borg and Edberg ruling in their individual periods. Borg had sacked 11 Grand Slam titles, including five progressive triumphs at Wimbledon, and Edberg, who asserted two Wimbledon titles out of his six Grand Slams.
Many won’t be Tyson’s fans but rather Elias admires him.
“Truly, I read Mike Tyson’s book. Many individuals discuss his terrible stuff. In any case, I like his mindset that I require on the court. He truly has that battling soul and I get persuaded by him. I preferred him since I was 17,” he said.