Ly Hoang Nam makes quarterfinals in Italy

Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam

NDO – Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam was named a quarter-finalist in the boys’ singles event of the Grade A 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament in Milan, Italy after managing to fend off Chinese Taipei Wu Tung-lin in the third round on Thursday. >> Ly Hoang Nam off to good start in pre-Roland Garros tourney Nam, placed 14th in the ITF Junior rankings, boasted his strength as a No. 8 seed by easily claiming the first set 6-1 over much lower-rated Wu, who sits 80th in the world. Despite a slow start, Wu came back strong in the second set holding Nam to consecutive draws of 3-3, 5-5 and 6-6, forcing it to be decided in a tie-breaker. Wu rallied to a 4-1 lead in the tie-breaker only to see his equalising hopes shattered by Nam, who scored six consecutive points to win 2-0 overall after nearly two hours of play. Earlier on Wednesday, Nam recorded a second-round victory against American Vasil Kirkov with scores of 7-5 and 6-2. In the quarterfinals, Nam will take on top … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam enters Trofeo Bonfiglio quarter-final

(VOV) - Vietnam’s top tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam on May 21 secured a berth in the quarter-final of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament after triumphing 2-0 over his Taiwanese rival Wu Tung Lin. Nam, world junior No 14 dominated a series of sets in the third round with Wu Tung Lin, world junior 74 to win the victory. This might be the most challenging round for Ly Hoang Nam in recent time. In the quarter-final, Nam will face Brazilian player Orlando Luz, who is seeded No.1 of the tournament. Orlando Luz defeated Polish tennis rival H. Huberl with scores of 2-0 in the third round. He is now ranked as world junior No 2, according to the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings. … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam qualifies for Trofeo Bonfiglio third round

(VOV) - Vietnamese young tennis player Ly Hoang Nam advanced to the third round of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament on May 20 after triumphing 2-0 over his US Vasil Kirkov. Nam dominated the first and second sets with scores of 7-5 and 6-2, respectively. He will face off Wu Tung-lin from Taiwan (China) in the third round. If Nam defeats Taiwanese rival, he will have a chance to compete with Brazilian player Orlando Luz, who is seeded No.1 of the tournament in the quarter-finals. The Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament-an annual event of International Tennis Federation (ITF) will run to May 24 in Milan, Italy. … [Read more...]

Nam enters second round of 56 Degree Trofeo Bonfiglio

Ly Hoang Nam entered the second round of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament in Milan, Italy, on Monday, May 18. — Photo vnexpress.net

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam entered the second round of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament in Milan, Italy, on May 18. Nam's rival Samuele Ramazzotti had retired injured from the third set, ending the match 6-4, 3-6, 1-1. Nam will take on Filipino Alberto Lim, who is coming off the championship title in the doubles category of the 2015 ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships recently concluded in India, or Vasil Kirkov of the US in the next round. At the tournament, the world junior No 14 Nam and Alberto will compete in the doubles category. Source: VNS … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam enters Trofeo Bonfiglio second round

(VOV) - Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam defeated Italian tennis rival, Samuele Ramazzotti at the opening match of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament on May 18 securing a seat in the next round. Nam lost to Ramazzotti 4-6 in the first set. Then the situation was reversed. The second set ended with a score of 6-3, in favour of Vietnamese tennis star. During the third set, the score was 1-1, but then the Italian rival unexpectedly quit the game due to injuries. Nam will compete with the winner in a match between Filipino, Alberto Lim and Vasil Kirkov (USA) in the second round. The Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament is an annual event of International Tennis Federation (ITF), and will run to May 24 in Milan, Italy. After the tournament, Hoang Nam will fly to Sweden for a training course then arriving in France to compete in the Roland Garros tournament. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam off to good start in pre-Roland Garros tourney

Ly Hoang Nam is standing at 14th place in the ITF Junior boys’ rankings with 689.38 points.

NDO – Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam scored his first victory at the 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio ITF Grade A Junior in Milan, Italy on May 18 after his first-round opponent, Italian Samuele Ramazzotti, decided to withdraw in the middle of the game. >> Vietnamese tennis star seeded at Junior Grand Slam>> Ly Hoang Nam jumps 190 places in ATP rankings Nam is seeded eighth in the boys’ singles event for his 14th position in the ITF Junior rankings, and Ramazzotti, placed 138th, was not expected to pose much of a challenge for Nam. Ramazzotti created a stir as he claimed the first set 6-4 against Nam; however, that little uprising was promptly extinguished with the Vietnamese player winning the second set 6-3. In the middle of the decisive match as Nam was leading 2-1, Ramazzotti decided to drop out due to injuries, handing Nam a ticket to play in the next round. Nam will take on either American Vasil Kirkov or his familiar pair partner, Alberto Lim of … [Read more...]

Nam to open at Trofeo Bonfiglio

(VOV) - Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam, who is seeded No. 7 in the boy’s singles, will play against Samuele Ramazzotti at the opening match of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament set for May 18-24 in Milan, Italy. The two players have never met before but both will be desperate to get their Junior Masters campaigns off to the best possible start on May 18 with a victory in the first match. The winner will take on Philippines Alberto Lim, who is coming off the championship title in the doubles category of the 2015 ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships recently concluded in India. Nam is now ranked as world junior No 14, according to the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings. At the tournament, Vietnamese players Hoang and Alberto will compete in the doubles category. … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam to open at Trofeo Bonfiglio

(VOV) - Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam, who is seeded No. 7 in the boy’s singles, will play against Samuele Ramazzotti at the opening match of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament set for May 18-24 in Milan, Italy. The two players have never met before but both will be desperate to get their Junior Masters campaigns off to the best possible start on May 18 with a victory in the first match. The winner will take on Philippines Alberto Lim, who is coming off the championship title in the doubles category of the 2015 ITF Asian Closed Junior Championships recently concluded in India. Nam is now ranked as world junior No 14, according to the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings. At the tournament, Vietnamese players Hoang and Alberto will compete in the doubles category. … [Read more...]

Tennis player Nam moves up in world ranking

Ly Hoang Nam of Vietnam has jumped ahead in the tennis world rankings, according to the latest Association of Tennis Professionals' release. Nam, who entered the quarter-final round of the F2 Future Nam moves up in world ranking tournament in Thailand in late April, is ranked 1,256, a jump in the rankings of 190 places. It is Nam's highest ranking in his career. He is currently ranked as world junior No 14. His new ranking will place him in a favourable position when he takes part in the SEA Games next month. Nam is currently in Italy and will compete at the 56o Trofeo Bonfiqlio, which starts on May 18.-VNA … [Read more...]

Nam moves up in world ranking

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Ly Hoang Nam of Viet Nam has jumped ahead in the tennis world rankings, according to the latest Association of Tennis Professionals' release. Vietnam Ly Hoang Nam jumps to world No 1,256 place Nam, who entered the quarter-final round of the F2 Future Nam moves up in world ranking tournament in Thailand in late April, is ranked 1,256, a jump in the rankings of 190 places. It is Nam 's highest ranking in his career. He is currently ranked as world junior No 14. His new ranking will place him in a favourable position when he takes part in the SEA Games next month. Nam is currently in Italy and will compete at the 56o Trofeo Bonfiqlio, which starts tomorrow (May 18). … [Read more...]

Vietnamese junior tennis player to compete in Italy

Player Ly Hoang Nam

PANO – Vietnam’s world junior No.14 Ly Hoang Nam will compete in the 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio tennis tournament on clay court in Milan, Italy, from May 18th to 24th. Seeded No.7 at the coming event, the Vietnamese junior tennis player will face the strong rivals in the world junior top 10, such as Luz Orlando (Brazil, No.2), Taylor Fritz (the US, No.3), Akira Santillan (Japan, No.8), and Yongseong Chung (the Republic of Korea, No.9). Apart from the boys' singles category, Nam may pair with regular partner Alberto Lim of the Philippines to play in the boys' doubles. To prepare for the tournament, he and his coach Christian Brydniak flied to France from May 10th for a training course. After Milan, he will hone skills in Sweden, before taking part in a competition for juniors at the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open in Paris. In June, he will join his teammates for the SEA Games 28 in Singapore. Source: thethaovanhoaTranslated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s tennis player seeded 7 for Milan event

World junior No 14 Ly Hoang Nam has been seeded No 7 at the 56 o Trofeo Bonfiglio's boys' singles, which will be played May 18-24 in Milan, Italy. He will compete against rivals in the world junior top 10, including Luz Orlando (Brazil, No 2), Taylor Fritz (US, No 3), Akira Santillan (Japan, No 8), and Yongseong Chung (the Republic of Korea, No 9). The Vietnamese star will also play in the boys' doubles category, as he pairs with regular partner Alberto Lim of the Philippines. Recently, the duo won titles, including a gold medal at the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in March and another at the Asian Closed Junior Championship last month. The 56 o Trofeo Bonfiglio is of the Grade A leveler of the International Tennis Federation, in which players compete on clay court. After Milan, Nam will fly to Sweden to practise for a short time before taking part in a competition for juniors at the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open in Paris. In June, he will join his … [Read more...]

Nam seeded 7 for Milan event

Ly Hoang Nam -- File photo

VietNamNet Bridge – World junior No 14 Ly Hoang Nam has been seeded No 7 at the 56o Trofeo Bonfiglio's boys' singles, which will be played May 18-24 in Milan, Italy. He will compete against rivals in the world junior top 10, including Luz Orlando (Brazil, No 2), Taylor Fritz (US, No 3), Akira Santillan (Japan, No 8), and Yongseong Chung (South Korea, No 9). The Vietnamese star will also play in the boys' doubles category, as he pairs with regular partner Alberto Lim of the Philippines. Recently, the duo won titles, including a gold medal at the 25th Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup in March and another at the Asian Closed Junior Championship last month. The 56o Trofeo Bonfiglio is of the Grade A leveler of the International Tennis Federation, in which players compete on clay court. After Milan, Nam will fly to Sweden to practise for a short time before taking part in a competition for juniors at the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open in Paris. In June, he will … [Read more...]

Nam climbs to 1256th in world tennis rankings

(VOV) -Vietnam’s young tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam, has leapt 190 places to 1256th in the latest ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His progress is attributable to his earning ticket to the quarterfinal of the F2 Futures tennis tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. In the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings, Nam has still stood 14th with 689.38 points. With his current position, he has been named No 11 seed in the boys’ singles event at the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships, to take place in Paris from May 30 to June 6. From May 18-24, Ly Hoang Nam will take part in the Trofeo Bonfiglio ITF Junior Grade A tournament, where he has been seeded No 7. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam jumps 190 places in ATP rankings

Ly Hoang Nam has been experiencing months of successful international competition since the beginning of this year.

NDO – Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam rose 190 notches to settle for the 1,256th position for the first time in the latest ATP rankings announced by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on May 11. >> Vietnamese tennis star seeded at Junior Grand Slam Nam’s incredible promotion came as a result of him qualifying for the quarterfinals of the recent Thailand F2 Futures, which earned him two additional points and raised his ATP rating points to five. So far, Do Minh Quan has been known as the Vietnamese player with the best ATP ranking – 1002nd in 2006. Regarding the ITF Junior boys’ rankings, Ly Hoang Nam is standing at 14th place with 689.38 points, which has made him a No. 11 seed at the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships scheduled to kick off later this month. Nam will participate in the 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio ITF Grade A Junior, to be held in Milan, Italy from May 18 to 24 as a warm-up for the Roland Garros. The … [Read more...]

Nam seeded 11 in French Open

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Viet Nam's No 1 tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam has been seeded No 11 at the French Open junior competition later this month. It is the first time in history a Vietnamese athlete has been seeded at a global tennis event. Nam has set a target of reaching the semi-finals at the tournament which is on May 31-June 6 in Paris. After his success in recent tournaments, Nam has been ranked No 14 in the world junior table. "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 … [Read more...]

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Heo Jung Han of South Korea won HCM City's Three-Cushion Carom Billiards Open on Monday. -- Photo kozoom.com

Four U23 players join VN national football team The Viet Nam national football team's Japanese coach Toshiya Miura yesterday (May 7) inducted four U23 players into the national team to prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup's Asian Zone Qualifiers. The four players are half-backs Vo Huy Toan and Tran Phi Son, full-back Nguyen Minh Tung and striker Nguyen Cong Phuong. It is the first time Son and Phuong have been included in the national team. Tung and Toan wore the Viet Nam team jersey at the AFF Suzuki Cup last year. Earlier, Miura called only 19 players for the qualifying round. Viet Nam will meet Thailand in the opening Group F match in Thailand on May 24. Before heading to Thailand, Viet Nam will have a friendly match with North Korea at National My Dinh Stadium on May 17. Jung-Han Heo wins Three-Cushion Carom Billiards Open Jung-Han Heo of South Korea won HCM City's Three-Cushion Carom Billiards Open on Monday. Jung, the world number 23, defeated veteran Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Vietnamese tennis star seeded at Junior Grand Slam

Young Vietnamese tennis star Ly Hoang Nam

NDO – Vietnam’s tennis prodigy Ly Hoang Nam has been named No. 11 seed in the boys’ singles event at the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships with his current 14th ranking in the ITF Junior boys’ standings, according to the provisional list announced on May 7. Nam received the honour due to some higher-rated players, including Russian Andrey Rublev – the No. 1-ranked junior player in the world – registering not to participate in this year’s tournament. This is the first time in history a Vietnamese tennis player has been seeded in a Grand Slam tournament. Hoang Nam plans to arrive in Italy on May 10 to train for the Roland Garros competition, which is played on clay. From May 18 to 24, Nam will participate in the 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio ITF Junior Grade A tournament, where he has been named as the No. 7 seed. The 2015 Roland Garros Junior tournament is scheduled from May 31 to June 6 in Paris. The boys’ main draw sees … [Read more...]

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...]