Ymer knocked out by Wawrinka in Metz

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The Swede lost an even three-setter against three-time grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

The 24-year-old Swedish number one, ranked 100 in the world, lost the first set 4–6 and won the second set with reversed numbers. The third set had to be decided in a tiebreak where the Swiss Wawrinka went up to a 3–0 advantage early on and eventually won the tiebreak with 7–5 and the set with 7–6.

37-year-old Wawrinka, former world number three, has passed the peak of his tennis career, now ranked 284 in the world, but is still in the semi-finals in Metz. Waiting there is 44-ranked Alexander Bublik from Kazakhstan, who defeated 31-ranked Dane Holger Rune in his quarter-final.