Nam breaks into semi-finals at Vietnam F5 Futures tennis tournament

Thursday, 2018-11-01 17:27:43
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Ly Hoang Nam continued his impressive form at the on-going Vietnam F5 Futures tennis tournament, held in his hometown in the southern province of Tay Ninh. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam Tennis Federation)
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NDO – Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam continued his impressive form in both the men’s singles and doubles events at the on-going Vietnam F5 Futures tennis tournament, held in his hometown in the southern province of Tay Ninh, on November 1.

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In the men’s singles Round of 16 match this morning, the Tay Ninh native defeated India's Kunal Anand 6-3 6-2 in just one hour and 17 minutes to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Nam had seven chances to win break but the No. 3 seed only took four. In the first set, the 21-year-old played quite well to win break points twice and wrap up the set with a 6-3 lead.

The Vietnamese player continued to dominate the second set and easily took a 5-1 lead against his 26-year-old opponent, thus quickly ending the second set 6-2.

Nam’s next rival in the men’s singles quarterfinals tomorrow morning is 19-year-old German, No. 6 seed, Robert Strombachs, who beat Samuel Shropshire of the US 6-7(5) 6-1 6-1 the same day.

Ly Hoang Nam (front) has had an impressive run in both the men’s singles and doubles events at the on-going Vietnam F5 Futures tennis tournament. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam Tennis Federation)

On Thursday afternoon, Nam, coupled with Roman Safiullin of Russia, faced Shropshire and his partner Paul C. Oosterbaan from the US in the men’s doubles quarterfinals. Despite losing the first set 1-6, Nam and Safiullin came from behind to fight back and won 6-2 in set 2 and 10-6 in the super tiebreak to earn their ticket to the semi-finals.

The pair will next play Yu Hsiou Hsu and Cheng-Yu Yu from Taiwan (China) the following afternoon.