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Ymer Brothers Help Sweden Stun Canada in Davis Cup Finals

Sweden's Elias Ymer celebrates his victory over Canada's Steven Diez during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Sweden's Elias Ymer celebrates his victory over Canada's Steven Diez during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Madrid (AP) -- Before any matches were played, Elias Ymer didn’t hesitate to say Sweden could succeed at the Davis Cup Finals despite being one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition.

He backed up his words with a great opening win on Thursday, then cheered on his brother Mikael in the other singles match that clinched Sweden's victory over 2019 runner-up Canada in Group B.