Lý Hoàng Nam and Nguyễn Văn Phương got through to the second round of the Men’s Futures Việt Nam F1 tennis tournament, held in Huế yesterday. Nam beat Matthew Romios of Australia 6-4, 6-1 in the first round.
Lý Hoàng Nam. — Photo plo.vn
Nam of Bình Dương is world No 458 and No 1 seed inthe event. While Matthew is world No 947. He has the highest ranking athlete among 68 participants from 21 countries and territories taking part in the event.
Another Vietnamese representative, Nguyễn Văn Phương, world No 1,580, defeated Darren Polkinghorne of Australia, world No 1,278, 6-3, 6-3. In the next round, Nam will face Kelsey Stevenson of Canada, who is world No 1,087. While Phương will meet No 8 seed Saito Takashi of Japan, world No 908.
Trịnh Linh Giang lost to Michael Look of Australia 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 and Phạm Minh Tuấn was defeated by Nishiwaki Kazuki of Nhật Bản 2-6, 2-6. — VNS