I saw Ymer live a year ago, very promising player indeedOh yeah, a Ruud–Ymer rivalry could prove seriously enticing. IMO Ymer looked even more promising but he got sidelined for more than half a year with injury, which must suck pretty bad when you're only 17. Great that he's back on the grind now as well tho.
Cheers, thanks for the great breakdown!Obviously loads of potential. Forehand is already a weapon, especially on clay. Improved serve and a more reliable BH compared to last year. As Tom mentioned he tends to be pushed around in the return games and I'd say his overall physics won him the Sevilla challenger. It was played in 40+ degrees where the likes of Zeballos retired from heat exhaustion. I do like that he's not afraid to end points at the net despite not having a convincing net game.
He's clearly vulnerable to pressure in the backhand corner and RoS has to be worked on. So far he's getting away with it vs. top 200 guys on clay, but if he gets to Brown or JJ I'm afraid those weaknesses will be well exposed.
Ruud is now on a 18 game winning streak, counting the norwegian championships in mid august. Following the win in Sevilla he had to rethink his schedule. He's still entering Chengdu on a WC, but I'll guess he's planning to rack up as many points as possible on clay to try to get into AO qualies.
Ruud used to lose thight matches vs. the younger Ymer who is now finally back in play. It will be interesting to see if he now has turned the tables in what will hopefully be a great scandinavic rivalry. BTW Ruuds next opponent beat Ymer 6-3/7-6 in Como two weeks ago.