Mikael Ymer compared himself to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Swedish tennis player Mikael Ymerin statements have caused a stir in Sweden.
23-year-old Ymer dropped out of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the second round of Italy on Wednesday Jannik Sinner against. Many were expecting him to attend after falling in the Swedish Open, which starts on July 4th.
However, Ymer is not going to bother with such a small race.
“For the same reason as why Zlatan does not play in Allsvenskan (Sweden’s main series), ”he said Tennisportalen site in an interview.
Comments was not well received in Sweden.
“I don’t understand at all what he means. I really hope he reaches the level of Zlatan, but he still has a lot to prove, ”says the Swedish Open Competition Director. Magnus Norman said on P4 Värmland Express by.
TV commentator Maria Strandlund Tomsvik was on the same lines.
“When I heard about it and went to read the story, I hoped it would be a joke. It was by no means tactful. That kind of attitude isn’t particularly flattering, ”Tomsvik said For radio sports.
“I know Michael and he has always wanted to be a role model for others. That’s why this sounds particularly bad. “