Nam to compete in Egypt

Ly Hoang Nam.

Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam will participate in the men's F26-28 Futures in Egypt, slated for August 10. Nam, world No 1,312, will first compete in the qualifying round. He has so far attended three Futures tournaments in Thailand, Indonesia, and Belgium. His best performances helped him to enter the quarter-finals in Thailand and Indonesia. After this tournament, the 18-year-old will compete in the US Open, which is scheduled to be held from September 6 to 13. The player, born in the southern Tay Ninh Province, has become the first Vietnamese to claim a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys' doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships, with Indian partner Sumit Nagal on July 12. — VNS … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam puts Vietnam on world tennis map

Sharing the glory: Ly Hoang Nam (left) and Sumit Nagal pose with their Wimbledon boys' doubles trophy after beating Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6, 6-4 in the final in London on July 12. — Photo itf.com

VietNamNet Bridge – Though he came to Wimbledon just to gain experience, Vietnamese tennis pro Ly Hoang Nam ended up leaving the competition with his homeland's first junior title. The first Vietnamese person to win a junior Wimbledon title, Ly Hoang Nam, has made history. Bagging the boys' doubles title, he made a name for himself in the world tennis scene. Nam and his Indian partner Sumit Nagal beat fourth-seeded duo Reilly Opelka of the United States and Akira Santillan of Japan 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the final on Court 1 on July 12. Coming to the tournament with the aim of gaining some experience, Nam never thought he would reach the final, but he played really well to claim his maiden Grand Slam junior title. "It is a dream come true for me because I was disqualified early in the singles event. I am very happy now. It will be a strong motivating force for me in future," said Nam. Nam had set himself the target of advancing to the third round of the singles event, but was … [Read more...]

Five miracles by Wimbledon boys’ doubles champion Ly Hoang Nam

Ly Hoang Nam (left) and his Indian partner Sumit Nagal celebrate after winning the Wimbledon boys’ doubles title.

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam teamed up with India’s Sumit Nagal to win the historic Wimbledon boys’ doubles title on July 12 - one of the most outstanding milestones Nam has achieved in his tennis career so far. Here are the five most noticeable things about this talented tennis player. 1. The youngest to win a national title The 2012 National Tennis Championships marked a turning point in Nam’s tennis career as he picked up his first national title, making himself the youngest national champion in Vietnam’s tennis history at the age of 15. The record was previously held by elder Do Minh Quan, who lost at the hands of Nam in the semifinals. Nam’s 2012 victory was said to be incomplete without facing prodigy Nguyen Hoang Thien; however, a year later, Nam officially overcame Hoang Thien to affirm his title. 2. The first Vietnamese to win an Asian tennis title In 2013, Ly Hoang Nam made Vietnam proud as he … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam receives warm welcome home

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(VOV) -After the glorious victory 2015 Wimbledon Junior Championship in London, Ly Hoang Nam was warmly welcomed by his exuberant fans upon landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on July 14. He has become the first Vietnamese tennis player to earn a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy, with partner Sumit Nagal (Indian) on July 12. Nam will be on the proposed list for special investment from the government after the victory, according to Nguyen Quoc Ky, Vietnam Tennis Federation General Secretary and Deputy Chairman. He is going to prepare for another upcoming challenge in the Junior Group of the US Open in September. Let’s meet the tennis superstar through some photos: … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam to receive special investment after Wimbledon boys’ doubles title

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Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam will be on the proposed list for special investment from the government after he won the championship title of the 2015 Wimbledon boys’ doubles event over the weekend. This was confirmed by Nguyen Quoc Ky, general secretary and deputy chairman of the Vietnam Tennis Federation, who said he was impressed by Nam’s achievement. "In the short term, Nam will be awarded two wild cards, one for a junior singles event and the other for a junior doubles event, to take part in the professional Vietnam Open, which belongs to the Challenge system of the Association of Tennis Professionals [ATP], to be held in October," Ky added. Nam, 18, paired with Sumit Nagal of India to compete in the boys’ doubles at the Wimbledon championships in London. They beat Reilly Opelka (US) / Akira Santillan (Japan) 2-0 (7/6 and 6/4) in the final match late Sunday, the last day of the championships. This is the first time a Vietnamese has claimed a … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam achieves highest ATP ranking for Vietnam

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His successful run at Wimbledon has pushed Ly Hoang Nam 34 places up in the world rankings, according to a statement from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) yesterday. The Vietnamese is now ranked 1,242nd – the best ranking in his career as well as a new high for tennis in the country. Nam and his Indian partner Sumit Nagal won the boys' doubles trophy on Sunday. They have been given a wild card to compete in the men's doubles event in London next year. The International Tennis Federation has not announced its latest ranking for juniors, but it is expected that Nam, currently at No 12, will be among the top 10. VN volleyballers prepare to defend VTV Cup 2015 Defending champions Viet Nam are training hard in HCM City to defend their title at the upcoming 2015 International Women's Volleyball Tournament-VTV Cup. The team have three weeks to prepare for the event, which will attract six teams including North Korea, China's Nanjing and Liaoning, Thailand and the … [Read more...]

Nam achieves highest ATP ranking for Vietnamese tennis player

HA NOI (VNS) — His successful run at Wimbledon has pushed Ly Hoang Nam 34 places up in the world rankings, according to a statement from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) yesterday. The Vietnamese is now ranked 1,242nd – the best ranking in his career as well as a new high for tennis in the country. Nam and his Indian partner Sumit Nagal won the boys' doubles trophy on Sunday. They have been given a wild card to compete in the men's doubles event in London next year. The International Tennis Federation has not announced its latest ranking for juniors, but it is expected that Nam, currently at No 12, will be among the top 10. — VNS … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam moves up in ATP rankings

Ly Hoang Nam has been experiencing a productive warm-up for his professional tennis career beginning next year.    NDO - Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam jumped 34 places to 1,242nd position in the latest ATP rankings announced on July 13.

>> Ly Hoang Nam jumps 190 places in ATP rankings>> First Vietnamese tennis player wins Wimbledon title Nam’s promotion resulted from his exceptional showing over the past month, notably the Wimbledon boys’ doubles title won with Indian partner Sumit Nagal two days ago. Earlier on May 11, Nam made an incredible jump of 190 notches to settle for 1,256th place. Do Minh Quan is known as the Vietnamese player with the best ever ATP ranking - 1002nd in 2006. Ly Hoang Nam is scheduled to take part in the 2015 US Open this August, making history as Vietnam’s first tennis player to play in all the four Grand Slam Junior tournaments in a year - the Australian Open, the Roland Garros, the Wimbledon and the US Open. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam wins 2015 Wimbledon Championships – Boys’ Doubles

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In the evening yesterday, Ly Hoang Nam along with his India’s partner Sumit Nagal excellently won 2- 0 against two competitors Opelka – Santillan to snatch the Champion title of Boys’ Double for Junior category in 2015 Wimbledon championship. With the achievement, Hoang Nam is the first Vietnamese tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam trophy. At that time, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 3- 1 to win the men’s singles champion of the 2015 Wimbledon. His 3- 1 victory Sunday over Roger Federer gave Djokovic a third time Wimbledon title and his ninth Grand Slam singles title. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam becomes 1st Vietnamese to win tennis Grand Slam title

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Vietnam's Ly Hoang Nam and Sumit Nagal of India celebrates their Wimbledon boy's double title on July 12. Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam teamed up with Sumit Nagal (India) to beat Reily Opelka (US) and Akira Santillan (Japan) in straight sets in the final of the Wimbledon boy's doubles event in London Sunday. Nam, 18, from the southern province of Tay Ninh became the first Vietnamese tennis player to win a Grand Slam title. Seeded only No. 8. and with little expectations against higher-ranked opponents, Nam and Nagal played well to score a surprise victory after winning the first set in a tie-breaker and romping home 6/4 in the second. Opelka, the 18th seed, had earlier won the boys’ singles title. Nam said: "Nagal and I coordinated well. Nagal volleys well. I have improved. I don't know how to express my happiness at this win." In the semi-final they were run close by Kecmanovic and Ruud after winning the first set in a tie-breaker. They won the third set 12/10. "After … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam wins junior boys Double Wimbledon title

Ly Hoang Nam has become the first Vietnamese tennis player to earn a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships with partner Indian Sumit Nagal on July 12. Nam and Sumit Nagal overcame Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7 -6(4) 6-4 in the title clash that lasted 63 minutes. Before competing in the final match, Nam and Nagal defeated Alex De Minaur (Australia)/ Yosuke Watanuki (Japan) 6-4, 7-5 in the first round and England pair Jonathan Gray/Ewan Moore 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. They beat Japanese pair Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-finals. Nam/Nagal outplayed No 5 seed Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia) and Casper Ruud (Norway) 7-6, 3-6, 12-10 in the semi-final match that lasted two hours and 20 minutes to advance to the boys’ double finals. … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese wins Wimbledon title

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The 18-year-old Ly Hoang Nam (L) became the first Vietnamese to grab a title at the world’s oldest tennis championship, Wimbledon. (Photo: VNA) The 18-year-old Ly Hoang Nam became the first Vietnamese to grab a title at the world’s oldest tennis championship, Wimbledon, after he paired with Sumit Nagal of India to win the boys’ doubles event. Nam and Nagal beat duo Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final. In the semifinals, Nam and Nagal defeated pair Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud. In the first round, Nam and Nagal overcame pair Alex De Minaur and Yosuke Watanuki to reach the second round where they ousted British duo Jonathan Gray and Ewan Moore in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4). In the quarterfinals, the pair made light work of Japanese pair Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki with a 6-2, 6-3 victory. The achievement also made Nam the first Vietnamese player to win a youth tennis accolade at a Grand Slam tournament.-VNA … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese tennis player wins Wimbledon title

Ly Hoang Nam is the first Vietnamese player to win a youth tennis accolade at a Grand Slam tournament. (Credit: thethaovietnam.vn)

NDO/VNA – 18-year-old Ly Hoang Nam became the first Vietnamese player to earn a title at Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis championships, after teaming up with Sumit Nagal of India to win the men’s doubles event. Nam and Nagal beat duo Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final. Previously the pair defeated Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud in the semi-finals. In the first round, Nam and Nagal triumphed over Alex De Minaur and Yosuke Watanuki, advancing to the second round where they against tasted victory, ousting British duo Jonathan Gray and Ewan Moore in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4). In the quarterfinals, the pair made light work of Japanese players Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki with a 6-2, 6-3 victory. The title also makes Nam the first Vietnamese player to win a youth tennis accolade at a Grand Slam tournament. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 12

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Let us start your Sunday with a wrap-up of what you need to know in Vietnam: -- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong on Saturday morning (Vietnam time) paid a visit to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and his wife, Hillary Clinton, at their home in New York. General Secretary Trong underscored the couple’s noted contributions to forging the two countries’ ties in the past 20 years. -- On Saturday morning, some hundred veterans under Division 356 who fought at the Vi Xuyen battlefield, located in the northern province of Ha Giang, paid tribute to their comrades who perished during the northern border war. Over 600 officers and soldiers under the division lost their lives while combating Chinese invaders on July 12, 1984. Society -- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has reached a consensus on a plan to install surveillance cameras on over 2,700 buses operating within the city. The installation, meant to curb … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam sets a new record at Wimbledon

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(VOV) -Vietnam’s tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam has reached another milestone in his illustrious sports career by reaching the semi-finals of the boys' doubles at Wimbledon. Nam and his Indian partner, Sumit Nagal, outplayed Japanese pair Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki 6-2, 6-3 on July 10 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-final round. Not only is this the first time Nam has made the semi-finals at a Grand Slam, but he is also the first Vietnamese athlete to accomplish it. In the next round, Nam/Nagal will play No 5 seed Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia) and Casper Ruud (Norway) who won over William Blumberg/ Tim Paul from the US. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam readies for professional tennis career

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Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam NDO - Vietnam’s young tennis star Ly Hoang Nam is now ready for a professional career beginning next year, with confidence boosted by his outstanding achievements in 2015 as well as strong support from his family and Becamex Binh Duong managing club. 2015 is the final year witnessing Nam’s participation in the Junior Grand Slam tournaments as from 2016, he will move on to a new page in his career as a professional tennis player. The year 2015 has seen numerous milestones for the Tay Ninh-born player as he broke several long-standing records in Vietnamese tennis. Nam became the first Vietnamese player to grab four titles at two world-prestigious competitions for juniors, winning the boys’ singles and doubles events (pairing with Alberto Lim of the Philippines) of the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1), hosted in March by Malaysia before repeating the same miracle at the 2015 Asian … [Read more...]

Nam enters Wimbledon doubles’ second round

Ly Hoang Nam and Sumit Nagal have entered the second round of the Wimbledon boys' doubles event. — Photo news.zing.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam and his Indian partner Sumit Nagal advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon boys' doubles event. The pair, seeded number eight, on July 8 defeated Alex De Minaur (Australia) and Yosuke Watanuki (Japan) 6-4, 7-5 in a 63-minute match in Court 19. Today they will play Jonathan Gray and Ewan Moore of England, who beat Kenneth Raisma (Estonia) and Dennis Shapovalov (Canada) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round. Nam last week crashed out of the singles event after his first-round 3-6, 4-6 loss to Patrik Niklas-Salminen of Finland. It is his third Grand Slam junior championship this year, but the Vietnamese player has not made it to any quarter-final. His best result was a third-round place at the French Open. — VNS … [Read more...]

Nam crashes out of Junior International Roehampton

Ly Hoang Nam was defeated in the first round of the Nike Junior International Roehampton (ITF, Grade 1), this morning. — Photo baomoi.com

HA NOI (VNS) — Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam was defeated in the first round of the Nike Junior International Roehampton (ITF, Grade 1), this morning, Ha Noi time. Nam, world junior number 13, was defeated 6-7, 6-4, 3-6 by world junior number 34 Ulises Blanch of the United States. The event was a warm-up for the 2015 Wimbledon Junior Championships, scheduled to take place in London, England, from July 4 to 12, where Nam is seeded number nine. This will be the third Junior Grand Slam of 2015 that Nam is participating in, following the Australian Open in mid-January and the French Open (Roland Garros) in May and June. Nam and his trainer Christian Brydniak have left for training courses in Belgium and Sweden in preparation for the prestigious tournament. — VNS … [Read more...]

Nam seeded No 9 at Wimbledon

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's No 1 Ly Hoang Nam has been seeded No 9 at the junior competition at Wimbledon which will begin later this month. Nam is training hard in Belgium in prepare for the event, after his participation at the French Open last month. This is the third Grand Slam event that the 18-year-old has taken part in this year. "It will be the first time that I have played on Wimbledon's grass courts, and I don't have much experience on that surface. I will have to focus on every match and play at my best," said Nam. The world junior No 13 will warm up at the Nike Junior International Roehampton from June 28-July 3 in London. The Wimbledon junior event will run from July 4-12. — VNS … [Read more...]