Hoang Nam targets Roland Garros semi-finals

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Vietnam's No 1 tennis ace, Ly Hoang Nam, is seeking a berth in the Roland Garros' junior competition next month. After his success in recent tournaments, Nam has been ranked No 14 in the world junior table, which will make him one of the seeds at the French Grand Slam. "Since the Australian Open's junior circuit, I have improved my tennis a little bit, but I think I have to try harder to play professionally," said Nam. "My recent titles are thanks to my backhands and serves, which are much better now," he said. In France, Nam will play against many European rivals and he has prepared his own plans. "They are always better in body form and physique, resulting in powerful serves. However, young players have their own weak points. Players in the top 50 are at the same level. The important things are experience and mental attitude during matches," Nam said. Nam added that he had three weeks to prepare for the Roland Garros match, and he would spend two of those weeks improving his … [Read more...]

Nam target Roland Garros semi-finals

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Vietnam's No 1 tennis ace, Ly Hoang Nam, is seeking a berth in the Roland Garros' junior competition next month. Ly Hoang Nam After his success in recent tournaments, Nam has been ranked No 14 in the world junior table, which will make him one of the seeds at the French Grand Slam. "Since the Australian Open's junior circuit, I have improved my tennis a little bit, but I think I have to try harder to play professionally," said Nam. "My recent titles are thanks to my backhands and serves, which are much better now," he said. In France, Nam will play against many European rivals and he has prepared his own plans. "They are always better in body form and physique, resulting in powerful serves. However, young players have their own weak points. Players in the top 50 are at the same level. The important things are experience and mental attitude during matches," Nam said. Nam added that he had three weeks to prepare for the Roland Garros match, and he would spend two of those weeks … [Read more...]

April 20-26: President in Bandung, Reunification Day celebrations

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President Truong Tan Sang attends 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference Attending the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference 1955, known as the Bandung Conference, in Indonesia, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang appealed to the two continents to bolster cooperation to ensure peace and security as prerequisites for sustainable development. He urged all countries to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations, refrain from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force and settle all international disputes by peaceful means. On the sidelines of the conference, President Truong Tan Sang met a number of leaders from Asian and African countries to boost bilateral ties between them and Vietnam. Party leader tours Lang Son and Cao Bang provinces General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited two northern mountainous provinces of Lang Son and Cao Bang. In Lang Son, the Party chief took note of proposed incentives for infrastructure upgrades in … [Read more...]

Nam ranked 14th in world junior tennis rankings

Ly Hoang Nam has jumped 18 notches to be ranked 14th in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 's latest junior rankings. — Photo zdn.vn

Nam's ranking shot up following his success at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India last Saturday, where he won both the men's singles and doubles event. In Asia, Nam is now ranked fifth behind Chan Seong Hong, Hee Duck Lee, and Yunseong Chun of South Korea and Japan's Akira Santillan. This is the highest ITF Junior ranking a young Vietnamese player has ever achieved, and is commensurate with Nam's efforts, as well as the investments he has made in the right direction as one of Vietnam's most promising young tennis talents. "The new ranking will help me immensely during upcoming events, especially in the junior Grand Slam tournaments," said Nam. If Nam maintains his rank among the top 15 young players in the world, he will certainly be seeded at the Junior French Championships held at Roland Garros in late May and could avoid strong opponents in the early rounds. Nam, who is training in the southern province of Binh Duong, will leave for Bangkok, Thailand soon … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam climbs to 14th in world junior tennis ranks

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(VOV) - Vietnam’s young tennis player pro, Ly Hoang Nam, has climbed 18 notches from the 32nd to the 14th spot in the International Tennis Federation (ITF)'s latest junior rankings. Recently, he’s won two gold medals in both singles and doubles event at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India, which brought a total of 300 points to Nam. He’s now has a total of 689,38 points in world junior rankings. This is the highest position Hoang Nam has ever achieved in the world junior rankings. Now ranking just 5th in Asia, Nam is just, behind Chan Seong Hong, Hee Duck Lee and Yunseong Chun (the Republic of Korea) and Akira Santillan (Japan). … [Read more...]

Tennis star Nam progresses to 14th in world youth rankings

Nam jumps 18 spots to be listed in the top 20 of the world youth rankings.

NDO – Young talented tennis player Ly Hoang Nam climbed 18 places to rank 14th in the world rankings with 689.38 points, according to the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings announced on April 20.>>> Tennis player Nam wins gold in India It is the highest on the ITF Junior rankings that a young Vietnamese player has ever achieved, commensurate with Nam’s efforts as well as investments in the right direction for one of Vietnam's most promising young tennis talents. Prior to the Asian Closed Junior Championships 2015 in India, the top Vietnam tennis player ranked 32rd in the world rankings with 514.38 points (442.50 earned from singles and 71.88 points from doubles). The 18-year-old made impressive performances at the event with a double award as he claimed gold in both the singles and doubles events. With the victory, Nam won 300 additional points (180 points from singles and 80 points from doubles title). However, to rank young … [Read more...]

Nam wins second gold at Asian junior tennis tournament

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Vietnamese tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam won his second gold medal at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India, winning the men's singles event on Saturday.Young Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam Nam defeated Renta Tokuda of Japan 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Earlier, Nam teamed up with Alberto Lim of the Philippines to win the doubles title, beating Japanese duo Sora Fukuda and Tokuda. It is the second time this year that 18-year-old Nam has won both the singles and doubles titles at a junior tournament. The first time was at the Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in Malaysia last month. With the titles in India, Nam will accumulate 300 points and is likely to move into the ranks of the top 25 junior players in the world. He will also be a key player for the national team that will compete at the 28th Southeast Asian Games this June in Singapore. Earlier this year, Nam reached the second round of the junior Australian Open. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam wins second gold at Asian junior tennis tournament

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Vietnamese tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam won his second gold medal at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India, winning the men's singles event on Saturday. Nam defeated Renta Tokuda of Japan 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Earlier, Nam teamed up with Alberto Lim of the Philippines to win the doubles title, beating Japanese duo Sora Fukuda and Tokuda. It is the second time this year that 18-year-old Nam has won both the singles and doubles titles at a junior tournament. The first time was at the Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in Malaysia last month. With the titles in India, Nam will accumulate 300 points and is likely to move into the ranks of the top 25 junior players in the world. He will also be a key player for the national team that will compete at the 28th Southeast Asian Games this June in Singapore. Earlier this year, Nam reached the second round of the junior Australian Open. VNS … [Read more...]

Tennis player Nam wins gold in India

Ly Hoang Nam of Vietnam won a gold medal at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India on April 17. Nam, in a pair with Alberto Lim of the Philippines, defeated Japanese duo Sora Fukuda and Renta Tokuda 6-3, 6-2. It is the second time the duo claimed a title at a junior tournament. The first was at the Sarawak Chief Minister"s Cup in Malaysia last month. Earlier, the Vietnamese, who is seeded No 1 in both singles and doubles event, entered the final of the boys' singles. He trounced Yosuke Watanuki of Japan 6-2, 6-2 to set up a trophy match against Renta Tokuda, another Japanese.-VNA … [Read more...]

Nam wins gold in India

Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam won a gold medal at the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships on April 17 in India. Nam, in a pair with Alberto Lim of the Philippines, defeated Japanese duo Sora Fukuda and Renta Tokuda 6-3, 6-2. It is the second time the duo claimed a title at a junior tournament. The first was at the Sarawak Chief Minister"s Cup in Malaysia last month. Earlier, the Vietnamese, who is seeded No 1 in both singles and doubles event, entered the final of the boys' singles. He trounced Yosuke Watanuki of Japan 6-2, 6-2 to set up a trophy match against Renta Tokuda, another Japanese. … [Read more...]

Tennis player Nam closes in on title

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Tennis players Ly Hoang Nam Tennis players Ly Hoang Nam (Vietnam) and Alberto Limthe (the Philippines) advanced to the final match of the Asian Closed Junior Championships' boys' doubles event on April 16 in India. The No 1 duo defeated Japanese rivals Ito Yuya and Takahashi Yusuke, the No 3 seed, 6-3, 6-4 in a semi-final match. They will meet another pair from Japan, Fukuda Sora and Tokuda Renta, in the final on April 17. The Japanese beat their fellow-countrymen Naoto Kai and Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 6-2 in another semi. In the singles category, No 1 Nam earned his berth in the semi-finals after easily beating Ito Yuya 6-3, 6-0. His last rival will be No 3 seed Watanuki Yosuke of Japan. Nam set a target of two titles at this tournament which ends on April 18.-VNA … [Read more...]

Nam closes in on title

Ly Hoang Nam (Vietnam) and Alberto Lim (the Philippines) advanced to the final match of the Asian Closed Junior Championships' boys' doubles event on April 16 in India. The No 1 duo defeated Japanese rivals Ito Yuya and Takahashi Yusuke, the No 3 seed, 6-3, 6-4 in a semi-final match. They will meet another pair from Japan, Fukuda Sora and Tokuda Renta, in the final today. The Japaneses beat their fellow-countrymen Naoto Kai and Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 6-2 in another semis. In the singles category, No 1 Nam earned his berth in the semi-finals after easily beating Ito Yuya 6-3, 6-0. His last rival will be No 3 seed Watanuki Yosuke of Japan. Vietnam's Nam set a target of two titles at this tournament which ends on April 18. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam closes in on title at Asian Closed Junior Champs

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Ly Hoang Nam (Viet Nam) and Alberto Lim (Philippines) advanced to the final match of the Asian Closed Junior Championships' boys' doubles event yesterday in India. The No 1 duo defeated Japanese rivals Ito Yuya and Takahashi Yusuke, the No 3 seed, 6-3, 6-4 in a semi-final match. They will meet another pair from Japan, Fukuda Sora and Tokuda Renta, in the final today. The Japaneses beat their fellow-countrymen Naoto Kai and Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 6-2 in another semis. In the singles category, No 1 Nam earned his berth in the semi-finals after easily beating Ito Yuya 6-3, 6-0. His last rival will be No 3 seed Watanuki Yosuke of Japan. Viet Nam's Nam set a target of two titles at this tournament which ends tomorrow. VNS … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam enters Asian Closed Junior semifinals in India

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Vietnamese tennis star Ly Hoang Nam NDO – Young Vietnamese tennis star Ly Hoang Nam defeated Japan’s Yuya Ito in their quarterfinal match on April 16 to enter the semifinals for the first time at the 2015 Asian Closed Junior Championships (B1 Group) in New Delhi, India. Hoang Nam, rated 32nd in the ITF Junior rankings, won the first set 6-3 before securing a 6-0 victory over his Japanese rival (71st in the world) in the second set. The talented player has made a deep impact on the tournament, losing no sets so far. With this triumph, Ly Hoang Nam will compete with another Japanese player, Yosuke Watanuki who ranks 56th, in the semifinals scheduled for April 17. In the men’s double category, Hoang Nam and Alberto Lim (of the Philippines) overcame Japanese pair Yuya Ito and Yusuke Takahashi 2-0 (6-4, 6-3) in the semifinals, moving on to face another pair from Japan, Sora Fukuda and Renta Tokuda, for the championship. … [Read more...]

Sports News 16/4

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Ha Noi wrestlers win gold Ha Noi topped the National Traditional Wrestling Championship, which concluded in the Thua Thien-Hue Province on Tuesday. The athletes from the capital city won two gold medals, three silver and six bronze medals at the end of the four-day competition. Vinh Phuc came in second with two gold medals, one silver medal and four bronze medals. The military team finished third with two gold medals, one silver and three bronze medals. More than 100 wrestlers took part in the tournament, competing in 12 weight categories, ranging from under-48kg to over-80kg. Nam goes through in India Ly Hoang Nam had no difficulty entering the quarter-finals of the ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships in India. The No 1 seed beat Rio Noguchi of Japan 6-2, 6-1 yesterday (April 15) in the second round of the boys' singles event. The Vietnamese star will next play No 5 seed Ito Yuya of Japan, who defeated his countryman Daisuke Sumizawa 6-1, 6-4 in a later match. In the … [Read more...]

Nam wins first match at Asian championships

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Nam wins first match at Asian championships VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's number one player Ly Hoang Nam advanced to the second round of the ITF's Asian Closed Junior Championships, after beating India's Aryan Goveas on Monday, April 13. Nam, seeded number one in the championships being held in New Delhi, beat Goveas 6-2, 7-6 (6) within an hour in the boys' singles event. The number one duo of Nam and Alberto Lim of the Philippines will face Indian players Adil Kalyanpur and Anurag Nenwani, who are the wildcard holders. Nam into second round at ITF Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam and Filipino partner Alberto Lim moved into the second round of the International Tennis Federation's Asian Closed Junior Championships in New Delhi yesterday, April 14. They defeated Indian pair Adil Kalyanpur and Anurag Nenwani 6-3, 6-3 in the boys' doubles category. Today, they will play Japanese Rio Noguchi and Daisuke Sumizawa who beat Chinese Taipei Chen Tin and Wu Tung-lin 6-2, 1-6, 12-10, … [Read more...]

Australian coach explains why he blasted unsporting behavior of Vietnamese tennis players

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An Australian coach who reported the unsportsmanlike conduct and jealousy of some players in the Vietnamese national tennis team has told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that he chose to speak straightforwardly with a single target: helping improve the team. After leading the Vietnamese team to compete at the 2015 Davis Cup in Malaysia late last month, Aussie coach Matthaw Barry Kavanagh has recently sent a report on the misconduct of the players to the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF) and the General Department of Sports. The report has sparked a heated debate among relevant people. Kavanagh directly pointed out in his four-page report the names of some players who he said are lazy or jealous, or have displayed unsporting behavior toward their teammates. Submitting a report on this to sports authorities in Vietnam is necessary, the coach said. "I love working as the coach of the Vietnamese national tennis team," he added. "I respect those who have worked with me." He was … [Read more...]

Aussie coach criticizes Vietnamese tennis players for jealousy, unsportsmanlike conduct

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An Australian coach has blasted some players of the Vietnamese national tennis team for their jealousy and unsportsmanlike behavior after leading the team to compete at the 2015 Davis Cup in Malaysia last month. Coach Matthaw Barry Kavanagh confirmed it in a four-page report recently sent to the Vietnam Tennis Federation and the General Department of Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. He also accused the players of factionalist behavior. The report has stirred up disagreement from both players and sports officials in Vietnam. What was in the report? The Australian coach wrote in his report that some Vietnamese players were lazy and refused to cooperate with him during his initial days of managing the team. Problems arose when he took the team to Malaysia in late March. He said many players tried to ‘constrain’ the ability of their teammate Ly Hoang Nam, a tennis ace. "Hoang Thien [another ace] intentionally made wrong passes during … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam out of Indonesian tennis tourney

Ly Hoang Nam out of Indonesian tennis tourney Ly Hoang Nam fought hard but had to bow out of the Indonesia F1 Men's Futures yesterday, losing 2-6, 7-6 (4) to the host nation's Christopher Rungkat in Tarakan City. Nam was unable to find a way past the No 2 seed who'd three gold medals at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in 2011. Rungkat dominated from the start, winning a breakpoint in the third game and going on to win the first set for the loss of just two games. The Vietnamese came back strongly in the second. He lost a breakpoint in the eighth game but fought to take three games in a row to lead 6-5. However he was not experienced enough to beat world No 241, who levelled the score and won 7-4 in the tie break. Nam will return home before traveling to India for the Asian Closed Junior Championships next week. Chervo Open to tee off in Hanoi The first Chervo Open golf tournament will tee off on April 19 at Ha Noi's Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club. It is expected to attract … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam advances to Men’s Futures quarter-finals

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Ly Hoang Nam advances to Men's Futures quarter-finals Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam booked a spot in the quarter-finals at the Indonesia F1 Futures tennis tournament yesterday, battling to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Canada's Kelsey Stevenson in Tarakan City. Nam, who is Viet Nam's No 1, will next face the tournament's No 2 seed Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia, who beat fellow countryman David Agung Susanto 7-5, 6-4 yesterday. The finals will be held on Saturday. Annual cycling tournament to celebrate National Liberation Day The best cyclists from 12 teams nationwide will participate in the 27th HCM City Television Cycling Tournament that begins on April 11 in Ha Noi. This year, the cyclists, including national team members, will compete over 2,100km, divided into 19 stages that will cover 17 cities and provinces. The event will begin in Ha Noi and finish in HCM City on April 30. The winners will receive a huge bonus of VND1 billion (US$46,400), with the yellow jersey holder … [Read more...]