Ymer Brothers To Compete In Tennis Against Corona

  • Posted: May 07, 2020

Ymer Brothers To Compete In Tennis Against Corona

Top-ranked Swedes to meet in Stockholm on Sunday

Mikael Ymer and Elias Ymer will compete against each other at Tennis Against Corona, a new initiative created by the Stockholm Open to contribute to the Red Cross’ Global COVID-19 Emergency Relief.

The top-ranked Swedish players in the FedEx ATP Rankings will meet in a best-of-three set match on Sunday at the Royal Swedish Tennis Hall in front of empty stands and a small TV crew. The Stockholm Open and the Ymer brothers are excited to present the new online charity event, which will assist those who are suffering due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

“The ongoing pandemic is the worst health crisis of our time, a time to come together and help where you can,” said Thomas Enqvist, Stockholm Open Tournament Director. “Tennis Against Corona is our way of contributing through help organisations and, at the same time, bringing great tennis to the world.”

The Ymer Battle will be broadcast online at SolidSport.com at 1pm UTC for a fee of €3.99. All surplus from the global campaign will be donated to the Red Cross Global COVID-19 Emergency Relief. The match will also be broadcast on Swedish national TV, SVT1 and SVT Play.

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Furthermore, the Stockholm Open team will look for more opportunities to contribute to the Red Cross Global COVID-19 Emergency Relief through Tennis Against Corona, also hoping to inspire other ATP Tour events.

“COVID-19 is a global threat putting the lives of thousands of already vulnerable people in even greater danger. It requires a global response and global solidarity. We thank Elias and Mikael Ymer and the Stockholm Open for this great initiative. We are all in this together and only together we can make a difference,” said Sofia Calltorp, International Director of Swedish Red Cross.

The Ymer Battle will also be covered by design photographer Bjorn Ceder, in collaboration with Hasselblad. His photographs will be shown at the Tennis
Against Corona exhibition at this year’s Stockholm Open.

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