Le Quang Liem named No 34 chess player in world ranking

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Vietnam's top chess player Le Quang Liem has jumped to No 34 in the world in the FIDE’s May ranking. Liem jumped to No 34 in the world in the FIDE’s May ranking. Photo hanoimoi.com.vn Liem won a championship title at the April’s Final Four of College Chess in New York. He then bagged an individual gold and a team silver at the Asian championship. He jumped two steps up compared to last month’s position. His career best ranking was No 25 in October in 2011. Ly Hoang Nam defeated at Indian F2 Futures tennis tournament Ly Hoang Nam suffered a shocking loss in the first round of the Indian F2 Futures tennis tournament yesterday. Vietnamese Nam, who jumped to the world’s No 895 spot, was defeated 2-6, 4-6 by Bernardo Saraiva of Portugal, who ranked No 1,629. It was the second time Nam lost to a lower-ranked rival in the first-round match of the Men’s Futures. Next week, he will take part in the F3 Futures event, also in Ludhiana, India. VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s No 1 tennis player drops in latest ATP world rankings

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Vietnam's No 1 tennis player Ly Hoang Nam dropped to 901st place from 870 in the ATP rankings, which were released earlier this week. Nam fell due to recent consecutive defeats in the F4 Futures and F5 Futures in Japan, both at the hands of Japan’s Kento Takeuchi, ranked 408th at the time of the tournaments. Nam also lost to Chile’s Marcelo Barrios, Spain’s Alvaro Lopez and Brazil’s Orlando Luz during the ITF Junior Masters, which took place in China last week. The 20 year-old was the first Vietnamese tennis player to win a Grand Slam title after he won Boys’ Doubles final at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. National men’s tennis tournament to be held in Hue The National Men’s Tennis Championship will be played in Hue City from April 19-24. Athletes will compete in the singles and doubles categories. In the singles events, categories include U12, U14, U16, U18 and over-18. There are only U18 and over-18 pools in the doubles. HCM … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam to play against Vera of Chile at int’l junior masters in Chengdu

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Vietnam’s No. 1 player Ly Hoang Nam will play Mercelo Tomas Barrios Vera of Chile in the first round match of the 2016 International Tennis Federation Junior Masters at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre in Chengdu starting today. Nam, 19, is the world No. 870 while Vera, 18, is No. 662. 2015 saw Nam win his first Grand Slam title, as he picked up the Junior Wimbledon doubles title alongside Sumit Nagal. Also in 2015, he picked up the singles and doubles titles at the Grade 1 Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup, and did the same at the Asian Closed Junior Championships. Nam is still awaiting his first title on the ITF Pro Circuit, but has reached some semi-finals, most recently in December 2015. Vera had a very impressive start to his junior career, reaching the singles final and winning the doubles title in just his second tournament, before following that up with a second consecutive doubles title in the very next tournament. The end of 2015 saw Barrios Vera progress … [Read more...]

SPORTS NEWS 6/4

Personal best: Ly Hoang Nam seen during his physical training. He has reached his highest global tennis ranking ever. -- Photo baotinnhanh.vn

Nam achieves new global rank Ly Hoang Nam reached another milestone in his career after being placed at 870 in the world ranking for tennis. This is his highest ever position and a new record amongst all other Vietnamese players. Nam’s ranking was improved by his last-16 berth at the Japan F3 Futures in March. The 19-year-old player has set a target of entering the world top 500 this year. He will travel to China to join 15 other athletes competing at the 2016 International Tennis Federation Junior Masters at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre in Chengdu on April 8-10. The world’s leading young players, eight males and eight females, qualified for the event on the basis of their 18-and-under ITF Junior World Ranking at the end of the year. The ITF Junior Masters, now in its second year, consists of two knock-out singles events, with each player guaranteed three matches to determine their final finishing position. Players will compete for a total prize fund of … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam wins main round of Kofu Int’l Open

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Ly Hoang Nam has defeated Yu Cheng-yu of Chinese Taipei in a head to head match in the main round of the Kofu International Open Tennis men’s singles in Japan. Nam lost the first set 4-6 but came back to win the second set 6-5. In the third set, Nam, ranked 884th, successful beat his opponent, who is ranked 117 spots higher than him, 2-1 after nearly 3 hours of competition. Earlier, Nam defeated, Japan’s Yuichi Ito, ranked World No 848, 6-2, 7-6 for a berth in the main round. The winner of the tournament will receive prize money of US$10,000. The final is set for March 27. VOV … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s 10 Outstanding Young Faces in 2015 honoured

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PANO - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee held a ceremony on March 21st in Hanoi to honor Vietnam's 10 Outstanding Young Faces in 2015. The People's Army Newspaper would like to introduce them to readers. 1. Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Thanh Luan Sen. Lt. Tran Thanh Luan is a pilot flying an SU-30MK2 fighter in Fleet 1, Regiment 935, Division 370 of the Air Defence and Air Force Service. He finished training at the Air Force Officer Training School in the first position and was one among six young pilots assigned to combat units to fly Su-30MK2s. He now has over 450 flying hours on various aircraft, such as Iak-52, L-39, and Su-30MK2. He also completed the program of flight training of Vietnam's Air Force with excellent results. As one of the 10 Vietnamese Outstanding Young Faces, Luan held that alongside honour is responsibility, thus he and his comrades would do their utmost to fulfill all assigned missions, contributing to firmly protecting the national … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam in main round of Kofu International Open

Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam will play Yu Cheng-yu of Chinese Taipei in the main round of the Kofu International Open Tennis’s men’s singles in Japan. File Photo

VietNamNet Bridge – Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam will play Yu Cheng-yu of Chinese Taipei in the main round of the Kofu International Open Tennis’s men’s singles in Japan. Nam who is ranked 884th in the world started from the qualification round. He received a walkover to the second qualifier match after Japanese Sora Fukuda quit because of injury with the score at 6-4, 4-1. Nam then defeated another player of the hosts, Yuichi Ito, ranked World No 848, 6-2, 7-6 for a berth in the main round. The hard court tournament will provide US$10,000 to the winners. The final is scheduled for March 27. related news Ly Hoang Nam jumps to 884th in world tennis rankingsLy Hoang Nam drops out at F2 Futures in ChinaVietnam Open 2015: Opportunity for Vietnamese players to improve ATP rankingVNS … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s 2015 top 10 outstanding youths unveiled

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The ten winners of the 2015 Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards were announced at a ceremony to mark the 85th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) on March 21. The HCMCYU awards were presented to 10 prominent people under 35 years old who stood out in scientific research, production, business operation, defence, security and order, culture, arts, sports, social affairs and other voluntary activities in 2015. The 10 awardees were chosen from 20 outstanding contestants, narrowed down from 172 nominees introduced by numerous organisations and agencies. The remaining 10 received awards for young promising faces of the year. Making it to the top ten list were 22 years-old Le Yen Thanh from Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Science under Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; 19 years-old Nguyen The Hoan from University of Natural Science under Vietnam National University, Hanoi; and PhD Tran Ha Lien Phuong, age 35 from Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Vietnam into 2nd round of Davis Cup

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VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Hoang Thien defeated Aditya Hari Sasongko of Indonesia in the men’s singles match of the first round of the Davis Cup in Indonesia yesterday, March 6. Illustrative image -- File photo Thien crushed Sasongko 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in three hours and 35 minutes. In the other men’s singles matches, Ly Hoang Nam lost to Christopher Rungkat 4-6, 1-6, and then Nam withdrew from the third set due to his fatigue. On Saturday, Thien and Nam bested Rungkat and Sunu Wahyu Trijati 3-1 in the men’s doubles match, which lasted 12 hours due to poor weather. Also on Friday, Pham Minh Tuan lost to Rungkat 0-3, while Nam defeated David Agung Susanto 3-0. Viet Nam defeated Indonesia 3-2 to enter the event’s second round. related news Absence of top player dims VN hopes at Davis Cup Tennis Federation to convene Minh Quan for Davis Cup play-off Tennis talent may be disciplined for not joining the national teamVNS … [Read more...]

Davis Cup: Vietnam defeat Indonesia 3-2 with surprise win

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Vietnamese tennis players celebrate victory over Indonesia on March 6, 2016. Photo: Hoang Quynh Nguyen Hoang Thien defeated Aditya Hari Sasongko on Sunday to secure Vietnam’s 3-2 victory over Indonesia at a 2016 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II match in Surakarta on Sunday. Thien’s win was a bit of an upset as most people had predicted a loss for Vietnam, especially after Ly Hoang Nam quit another single match earlier on the same day due to muscle cramps. In the first set, Thien showed signs of fatigue after losing 6/3. But he came back strong in the second set to win 6/2. In the third set, Thien was led 2-0 before he had to lie down due to a muscle cramp that required medical assistance. He lost 6/3. However, he once again made a surprise comeback and defeated Sasongko in the last two sets, both 6/4. The Vietnam Tennis Federation has awarded the team US$10,000. In the next round, Thailand will host Vietnam and Chinese Taipei will play the Philippines from July … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam jumps to 884th in world tennis rankings

Ly Hoang Nam has jumped 32 spots in the world rankings (File Photo)

Ly Hoang Nam of Vietnam has jumped to a career-high 884th in the world rankings. The top national player jumped 32 spots over last week's ranking, after reaching the quarter-finals of the Chinese Men's Futures F1 in mid-February. He aims to enter the top 500 world rankings this year. Nam is currently with his teammates in Indonesia, preparing for the Davis Cup tournament that will be held from March 4 to 6. The Vietnamese team left for Indonesia on February 25 to prepare for the first round of the Davis Cup Asia/Ocenia Zone Group II matches. Captain Truong Quoc Bao will lead Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Pham Minh Tuan and Vu Artem in the tournament. VNA … [Read more...]

Vietnamese tennis players to compete in Davis Cup

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Viet Nam leave for Indonesia on February 25 to prepare for the first round of the Davis Cup Asia/Ocenia Zone Group II matches. Captain Truong Quoc Bao will lead Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Pham Minh Tuan and Vu Artem in the tournament. The matches will be held from March 4 to 6 at the Gelora Manahan Tennis Stadium Complex in Surakarta. The teams have crossed paths only once before, with the Vietnamese winning way back in 1970. Indonesia won one tie in 2015, but couldn't advance to the promotion play-off after losing to Pakistan in July. Viet Nam were promoted from Group III in March, after suffering relegation from Group II the year before. VNS … [Read more...]

Nam crashes out of Chinese tournament

Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam was defeated in the first round of the Men's Futures F2 event in China. – File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Ly Hoang Nam was defeated in the Chinese Men's Futures F2's first round in Anning City on February 23. Nam lost 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Wang Tak Khunn of France, who is seeded eighth in the singles category. Nam, who dropped to 916th in the world rankings due to his absence from international events in January, will return home and join the national tennis team who are preparing for the Davis Cup tournament in Indonesia. — VNS … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam drops out at F2 Futures in China

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Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam dropped out of the International Tennis Federation Men's Futures F2 in Anning City, losing in the men’s singles first round match to Tak Khunn Wang of France. Hoang Nam was overwhelmed right from the start in the first set by Wang, seeded No 8, losing 6-1, but made an impressive resurgence in the second set with the score of 6-4. In the decisive set, Wang displayed his superior international experience, defeating Nam, 2-1 to secure the win. Hoang Nam will now fly back to Vietnam to join the national team in preparation for the 2016 Asia-Pacific Davis Cup. VOV … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam enters China F1 Futures quarter-final

Ly Hoang Nam defeated China's Zhong Su Hao in the second round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 18. — Photo vtv.vn

Ly Hoang Nam entered the men's singles quarter-finals of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 18. Nam, world number 912, defeated China's Zhong Su Hao, world number 1,429 6-3, 6-0 in the second round. The 19-year-old player beat China's Zhou Sheng Hao 6-1, 6-1 in the first round on February 17. Southern Tay Ninh Province-born Nam will meet Reiwein Sami of Germany, world number 969, or Ochi Makoto of Japan, world number 503, in the quarter-finals. VNS … [Read more...]

Nam enters China F1 Futures quarter-final

Ly Hoang Nam defeated China's Zhong Su Hao in the second round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 18. — Photo vtv.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Ly Hoang Nam entered the men's singles quarter-finals of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 18. Nam, world number 912, defeated China's Zhong Su Hao, world number 1,429 6-3, 6-0 in the second round. The 19-year-old player beat China's Zhou Sheng Hao 6-1, 6-1 in the first round on February 17. Southern Tay Ninh Province-born Nam will meet Reiwein Sami of Germany, world number 969, or Ochi Makoto of Japan, world number 503, in the quarter-finals. — VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnamese tennis star overwhelms Chinese player

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Vietnamese top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam won the first round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 17. The 19-year-old, born in the southern province of Tay Ninh, defeated Chinese Zhou Shenghao 6-1, 6-1. Nam, the world's No 912, completely dominated the match against Zhou, the world's No 1,176, playing for a total of one hour and seven minutes. The Vietnamese player will meet Chinese Zhong Suhao or He Yecong in the next round. Earlier, Nam and Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines were ousted from the event's doubles category. VNS … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam wins first round at F1 China Futures

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Vietnamese top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam won the first round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 17. The 19-year-old, born in the southern province of Tay Ninh, defeated Chinese Zhou Shenghao 6-1, 6-1. Nam, the world's No 912, completely dominated the match against Zhou, the world's No 1,176, playing for a total of one hour and seven minutes. The Vietnamese player will meet Chinese Zhong Suhao or He Yecong in the next round. Earlier, Nam and Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines were ousted from the event's doubles category. VNS … [Read more...]

Nam wins first round at F1 China Futures

Ly Hoang Nam won the first round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 17. — Photo kenh14.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam won the first round of the China F1 Futures tennis tournament in Anning City on February 17. The 19-year-old, born in the southern province of Tay Ninh, defeated Chinese Zhou Shenghao 6-1, 6-1. Nam, the world's No 912, completely dominated the match against Zhou, the world's No 1,176, playing for a total of one hour and seven minutes. The Vietnamese player will meet Chinese Zhong Suhao or He Yecong in the next round. Earlier, Nam and Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines were ousted from the event's doubles category. — VNS … [Read more...]

Artem called up to play for VN national tennis team

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Vu Artem of Binh Duong has been called up to the national tennis team to prepare for the Asia/Oceania zone Group 2, Davis Cup 2016 to be held in Indonesia on March 4-6. Artem, who won a bronze medal at the National Top Tennis Players Tournament last year, will replace Trinh Linh Giang, silver medallist at the National Tennis Championships last year. Viet Nam will send five representatives to the tournament including Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Le Quoc Khanh, Lam Quang Tri and Pham Minh Tuan. The other teams in group 2 are Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and Thailand. related news Artem wins second match at Top Players eventVietnam Open 2015: Opportunity for Vietnamese players to improve ATP rankingVNS … [Read more...]