Mikael and Elias Ymer lift Sweden past Canada in the Davis Cup Finals

Canada is playing the Davis Cup Finals without Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime and the team did not shine in their first tie of the event.

They faced off against a very respectable Sweden team led by brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer with Robin Soderling on the bench. It proved a very good combination as the duo was able to comfortably take down Canadians Diez and Pospisil in two very good matches. In the first one, Elias Ymer played against Steven Diez and the Canadian stood no chance.

Both of these players play mainly on the Challenger Tour but Ymer is much more talented and he showed it in this match. It was a shaky start though as Diez was able to take a 4-1 lead thanks to some early jitters by Ymer. Once the Swede settled in he started playing a lot better winning 5 games in a row to win the opening set with 6-4.

In the 2nd set, he played even better and took it rather comfortably with 6-2. In the 2nd match, it was the younger Mikael Ymer who had to step up against the savvy veteran Vasek Pospisil who needed to win the match in order to keep his nation in the tie. It was a very interesting match but from the start, the Swede applied a lot of pressure on Pospisil. The Canadian was very shaky in longer rallies and he committed a lot of errors.

That resulted in an early 3-1 lead for Ymer which he turned into a 6-4 opening set victory. The 2nd set was another close one but Pospisil played a lot better in that one. He had a break point at 3-3 and after failing to use it he faltered losing his serve in the next game. Ymer ultimately closed out the 2nd one with 6-4.

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