Teen Ymer serves up Stockholm stunner against Verdasco

Teenager Mikael Ymer overcame a 505-place gap in the world rankings to stun Fernando Verdasco in the first round at the Stockholm Open.

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Mikael Ymer upset Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-1 at Stockholm on Tuesday.

Teenager Mikael Ymer overcame a 505-place gap in the world rankings to stun Fernando Verdasco in the first round at the Stockholm Open.

The Swede produced a fantastic display to delight the home crowd in a surprisingly one-sided 6-2, 6-1 triumph.

He will now meet Ivo Karlovic, seeded third, in the next round, while Nicolas Almagro booked a second-round clash with either John Isner or Juan Martin del Potro by coming from a set down to defeat Yuichi Sugita 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.

Portugal's Gastao Elias set up a second-round meeting with top seed Gael Monfils courtesy of a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ivan Dodig, while Dustin Brown beat Gilles Muller 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. 

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