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...]

Ly Hoang Nam seeded No. 9 at Wimbledon Junior

Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam

NDO - Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam has been seeded ninth in the boys’ singles event at the 2015 Wimbledon Junior Championships, scheduled to take place in London, England from July 4 to 12. >> Vietnamese tennis star seeded at Junior Grand Slam>> Roland Garros Junior: Ly Hoang Nam advances in boys’ doubles event>> Ly Hoang Nam makes Roland Garros Junior second round This will be the third Junior Grand Slam of the 2015 season for Nam, 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. Nam will compete in the Nike Junior International Roehampton (ITF, Grade 1), played on grass, in England from June 28 to July 3 - an ideal warm-up for the Vietnamese star ahead of his campaign at the Wimbledon Junior, which will also be played on grass. At his second Junior … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam – a Wimbledon top seed

(VOV) - Young tennis player Ly Hoang Nam was seeded ninth for Wimbledon on June 21 – a rise of four places from his world International Tennis Federation (ITF) ranking of thirteenth. Nam has benefited from Wimbledon's unique seeding formula and it helps him avoid the strong opponents in the first round, increasing the chances of advancing deep in the tournament. "This is my first time participating at Wimbledon and I have not had much experience playing on grass. My goal is to focus on each specific game, play up to my best in this most prestigious tournament in the world," Nam revealed. Wimbledon, which starts on July 4, is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments not to stick to the world rankings when seeding the men's event, instead of using a formula based on grass court form over the past two years. In a warm up for the tournament, Nam will compete in the Nike Junior International Roehampton tournament taking place from June 28 to July 3 inclusive, where he is … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam disqualified from Roland Garros

(VOV) - Vietnamese young tennis player Ly Hoang Nam failed in both boy’s singles and doubles titles in the third round at Roland Garros on June 3. In boy’s singles, Nam was defeated by Manuel Pena Lopez (from Argentina) in three-hour match with scores of 7-6, 3-6 and 8-10. Losing too much energy in singles, Nam could not perform well in boy’s doubles title. Hoang Nam (from Vietnam)/ Bogdan Bobrov (from Russia) were beaten by Tim Sandkaulen (from Germany)/Mate Valkuzs (from Hungary) 2-6 and 5-7. Roland Garros (or French Open) tournament is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in a year. This year it is held in Paris, France from May 19 to June 7. … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam through to third round of French Open’s

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VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam booked a berth in the third round of the French Open's boys' singles in Paris yesterday, June 2. No 11 seed Nam defeated Nathan Ponwith of the United States 6-1, 6-2. Ponwith, who is seeded No 25 in the world, killed himself with seven double faults and seven unforced errors during a match which lasted nearly an hour. Nam will next play Djurabeck Karimov of Uzbekistan, who beat No 3 seed Hong Seong-chan of South Korea 6-2, 6-3 earlier yesterday. In the doubles event, Nam and his partner Bogdan Bobrov of Russia will meet Germany's Tim Sandkaulen and Hungary's Mate Valkusz. They made an impressive start in the first round on Monday by defeating French duo Matteo Martineau and Alexandre Muller 6-0, 6-3. VNS … [Read more...]

Nam through to third round

Vietnam's Ly Hoang Nam booked a berth in the third round of the French Open's boys' singles in Paris on June 2. No 11 seed Nam defeated Nathan Ponwith of the United States 6-1, 6-2. Ponwith, who is seeded No 25 in the world, killed himself with seven double faults and seven unforced errors during a match which lasted nearly an hour. Nam will next play Djurabeck Karimov of Uzbekistan, who beat No 3 seed Hong Seong-chan of South Korea 6-2, 6-3 earlier yesterday. In the doubles event, Nam and his partner Bogdan Bobrov of Russia will meet Germany's Tim Sandkaulen and Hungary's Mate Valkusz. They made an impressive start in the first round on June 1 by defeating French duo Matteo Martineau and Alexandre Muller 6-0, 6-3. … [Read more...]

Nam beats French rival at Roland Garros

Ly Hoang Nam defeated Maxime Mora of France in the first round of boys' singles event at the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships early this morning. — Photo nld.com.vn

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam defeated Maxime Mora of France in the first round of boys' singles at the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships early this morning (Vietnamese time - June 1). It was not an easy match for 18-year-old Nam who is world junior No 12. However, with skills and experience gained from recent junior events, Nam beat his French rival, ranked 106th, 2-0 (6/3, 6/4). Nam will now play Nathan Ponwith of the US or Louis Wessels of Germany. Southern province Tay Ninh-born Nam was allowed to withdraw from the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore to play in the second Grand Slam of the year. After Roland Garros, he will prepare for the Wimbledon tournament, which is played on grass, in the United Kingdom from July 4 to 10. VNS … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 1

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May your children have a happy Children's Day! Here are the top news stories about Vietnam you might have missed over the weekend. Politics -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Sunday began his official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Phung Quang Thanh. Society -- The driver of a tractor carrying three giant logs was killed as the vehicle blew a tire and capsized when it was traveling down a mountain pass in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday. -- Another heat wave is forecast to hit Vietnam’s northern region today, June 1, with highest temperatures of up to 38oC, according to the Central Hydro-Meteorological Center. -- The current scorching heat is sending up to 1,000 kids to hospital on daily basis in the central city of Da Nang, up 40 percent compared to normal days, according to the city’s Hospital for Women and Children. -- A ceremony was held on Sunday at the Ho Chi Minh City’s Children House to … [Read more...]

May 25-31: Vietnam, Eurasian Economic Union sign free trade agreement

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1. PM attends signing ceremony of free trade agreement between Vietnam and EEU A free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) was signed in Burabai, Kazakhstan on May 29 after more than two years of negotiations in the presence of PM Nguyen Tan Dung, opening up a new chapter in the partnership between Vietnam and the union. The Vietnamese PM later paid official visits to Algeria, Portugal and Bulgaria. Once the trade pact becomes effective, Vietnam's exports to the union will enjoy enhanced preferential conditions and customs facilitation. EEU member nations will remove tariffs on many key export products from Vietnam, such as garments, textiles, footwear, agriculture, fishery products, and electronics. Vietnam is also being offered the opportunity to import many products from the union, such as machinery, equipment, raw materials and fuel, which are essential for domestic production in the country. 2. Deputy Defence Minister attends 14th … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam makes Roland Garros Junior second round

Top Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam

NDO – Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam defeated French player Maxime Mora 2-0 in their opening match on Sunday to settle for the second round of the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships. >> Vietnamese tennis star seeded at Junior Grand Slam Nam, rated 12th in the ITF Junior rankings, displayed an overwhelming performance against the much lower rated French player in both sets. The first set proved to be an easy game for the Vietnamese player as he broke no sweat to secure a 6-3 win. The victory inspired Nam to a prompt 3-0 lead in the second set. Mora managed to equalise the score 3-3, however, his minor uprising could not help him make a successful resurgence, with Nam scoring three points to claim the set 6-4 and secure a second-round position. Next up for Nam will be a clash against the winner of the match between American Nathan Ponwith (25th in the world) and German Louis Wessels (63rd in the world). Nam will pair with Russian Bogdan Bobrov … [Read more...]

Nam rises to 12th in world rankings

Ly Hoang Nam jumped two spots to 12th in the world junior rankings – File photo

VietNamNet Bridge –Viet Nam's Ly Hoang Nam jumped two spots to 12th in the world junior rankings, after his entry into the 56o Trofeo Bonfiglio clay-court tournament's quarter-finals in Italy last week. It is the highest rank for the Tay Ninh Province-born player as well as Viet Nam. Nam will take part in the junior competition of the French Open, to be held from May 31 to June 6 in Paris. As he is busy preparing for the second Grand Slam of the year, Nam has been allowed to withdraw from the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s tennis player rises in world rankings

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Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam. Photo: VNA Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam jumped two spots to 12th in the world junior rankings, after his entry into a clay-court tournament’s quarter-finals Trofeo Bonfiglio in Italy last week. It is the highest rank for the Tay Ninh province-born player as well as Vietnam. Nam will take part in the junior competition of the French Open, to be held from May 31 to June 6 in Paris. As he is busy preparing for the second Grand Slam of the year, Nam has been allowed to withdraw from the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.-VNA … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam moves up in world junior rankings

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Vietnamese tennis star Ly Hoang Nam NDO – Vietnam’s tennis star Ly Hoang Nam leapt up two places to claim the 12th position in the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings with 739.38 points. It is the highest position on the ITF Junior rankings that a young Vietnamese player has ever achieved. The rating was attributed to his qualifying for the quarterfinals of in the recent in the boys’ singles event of the Grade A 56° Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament in Milan, Italy. Also on the ITF Junior rankings, Nam ranked fourth in Asia, following Chan Seong Hong and Yunseong Chun from the Republic of Korea and Japan’s Akira Santillan. The 18-year-old player is concentrating on the 2015 Roland Garros Junior French Championships which is scheduled from May 31 to June 6 in Paris. He has been named No.11 seed in the boys’ singles event at the tournament. Conversely, he dropped six places to 1256th in the latest ATP rankings with five … [Read more...]

Hoang Nam climbs to 12th in world junior tennis ranks

(VOV) - Vietnamese young tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has climbed two notches from the 14th to the 12th spot in the International Tennis Federation (ITF)’s latest junior rankings. This is the highest position a Vietnamese young tennis player has achieved in the world rankings so far. The result is attributable to Nam’s recent success to enter the quarter-final of the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio tournament and was defeated only by Brazilian player Orlando Luz. However, in the latest ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Nam fell by six places to stand at 1256th position. Nam will compete in Roland Garros in France from May 31 to June 6. Then he will prepare for Wimbledon tournament in the UK on July 4-10. … [Read more...]

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...]