Elias Ymer claims maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour winning in Caltanissetta

Elias Ymer captured his first ATP Challenger title (photo: Caltanissetta ATP Challenger)

CALTANISSETTA, June 14, 2015

Elias Ymer has captured his very first title on the ATP Challenger Tour, winning the 17th edition of the € 106,500 event in Caltanissetta

The 19-year-old Swede defeated seventh seed Bjorn Fratangelo, winning 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday’s final. Ymer saved all four break points he faced and capitalized on three of his own to seal victory in one hour and 24 minutes.

“Winning here is really exciting,” told Ymer afterwards. “The crowd was fantastic. I came to Sicily without my coach Galo Blanco and my family. Yesterday, I had dinner with Bjorn. We are very good friends and I congratulated him for the great tournament he played here. My focus is now on the next tournaments. My goal is to climb up the rankings as high as possible, cracking the top 100,” the world number 179 explained and added that he is starting his grass court season next, playing the ATP Challenger in Ilkley the coming week.