Nam jumps 281 spots in world tennis rankings

HA NOI (VNS) - Rising tennis star Ly Hoang Nam has moved up 281 spots to number 1,569 in the men's senior world rankings, the Association of Tennis Professionals announced on Monday. Seventeen-year-old Nam made it to the second round at the recent Thailand F9 Futures, which is part of the Men's Futures tournaments of the International Tennis Federation. Nam's highest ranking so far had been the 1,718th place. The new ranking is a huge achievement for Nam, who is seeded No 66 in world junior … [Read more...]

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Hoang Nam advances in world tennis rankings

(VOV) - Vietnamese young tennis star Ly Hoang Nam leapt 300 places to 1,569th in the latest rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on July 21. His progress is attributable to his earning ticket to the second round of the Thailand F9 Futures in Bangkok two weeks ago. This is the highest position Nam has ever placed in the world rankings. His previous highest ranking was 1,718th place. With the higher ATP ranking, Nam will have more advantages in registering for professional … [Read more...]

Vietnam gets 2 wins at U-18 ITF tourney

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Only two of 13 Vietnamese registered victories in the first round of the Vietnam International Tennis Federation's U-18 tournament, in Can Tho City's Sports Complex on July 7. Int'l tennis tourneys to kick off in Can Tho and HCMC Tennis players to attend Vitar tourney in Russia Vietnamese tennis sensation wins upset at Madrid Open Nguyen Mau Vinh Quang beat Rong Reach Cheng of Cambodia 6-1, 6-0 in the opening match of the men's singles category. His teammate Huynh Minh Hung defeated Ahmad … [Read more...]

VN gets 2 wins at U-18 ITF tourney

HANOI (VNS) - Only two of 13 Vietnamese registered victories in the first round of the Viet Nam International Tennis Federation's U-18 tournament, in Can Tho City's Sports Complex, yesterday. Nguyen Mau Vinh Quang beat Rong Reach Cheng of Cambodia 6-1, 6-0 in the opening match of the men's singles category. His teammate Huynh Minh Hung defeated Ahmad Maulana Bezuri from Indonesia 6-1, 6-1. In the next round, Quang will play Indonesian Achad Imam Maruf while Hung is to meet Toru Horie of … [Read more...]

Nam prepares for Thailand test

National No 1 Ly Hoang Nam will compete at the Thailand F9 Futures of the International Tennis Federation Men's Future event on July 7-13. Nam will have to start from the qualifying round. The draw will be released soon. It is the third competition for Nam in Thailand. Earlier, he entered Round of 16 in the F7 Futures before losing in the first main round of the F8 Futures early this week._VNS … [Read more...]

Nam rises in world junior rankings after strong showing in Belgium

HA NOI (VNS) — Rising tennis star Ly Hoang Nam has moved up two spots in the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) latest junior rankings to 65th. Nam's impressive performance in the recent Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships has been instrumental to the rise. He made it to the third round of the event. At the ongoing 2014 Roland Garros Junior Championships's qualifying round in Paris, Nam, seeded 6th lost to Bastian Malla from Chile in straight sets. — VNS … [Read more...]

Local player unsuccessful at Roland Garros junior champs

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(VOV) -Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam missed a chance to advance at the ongoing 2014 Roland Garros Junior Championships in Paris after a harrowing 0-2 loss to his Chilean opponent. Hoang Nam advances to 50 in ITF world junior rankings Ly Hoang Nam beats Chinese No1 player Hoang Nam becomes runner-up of Coffee Bowl tennis tourney Nam (world's No. 67) was seeded No. 6 in the qualifying round where he faced off with world's No. 792 Bastian Malla from Chile. Despite his low world … [Read more...]

Taekwondo artists grab two Asian combat silver medals

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Taekwondo artists grab two Asian combat silver medals Vietnam's taekwondo artists fought to win two silver and one bronze medal in the combat competition of the 21st Asian Taekwondo Championships and the 3rd Asian Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, which concluded in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on May 28. … [Read more...]

Nam crashes out of Belgian championships

HA NOI (VNS) — With the departure of Ly Hoang Nam, there is no Vietnamese player left in the ongoing 50th Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships. Nam lost 6-1, 3-6, 2-6 to South Korean Lee Duck-hee in the third round of the boys' singles event yesterday (May 28). He now moves to France to take part in the qualifying round of the French Open which starts on June 1. — VNS … [Read more...]

Nam meets Marcondes in Belgian Junior Championships

Vietnamese player Ly Hoang Nam will meet Brazil's Ribeiro Marcondes in the first round of the 50th Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese player Ly Hoang Nam will face Ribeiro Marcondes of Brazil on May 27 in the first round of the 50th Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships. … [Read more...]

Nam to compete in French Open

HANOI (VNS) — Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has become the first Vietnamese player to reach the qualifying round of the French Open Juniors, the event's organising board has announced. Nam, who is the world No 66 in the ITF junior rankings, also won a berth to compete at the Australia Open 2014, but skipped the opportunity to concentrate on the American tour to gain more experience and accumulate points. Nam took part on a training course in the Czech Republic last month to get ready … [Read more...]

Ly Hoang Nam banned from all tennis competitions in 2014

The ban was announced by the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF) on Friday. In addition, Nam will not be called up to the national team from now to the end of the year.

VietNamNet Bridge - After refusing to play for the national team twice, Vietnam's number one tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam, has been banned from all local competitions in 2014. With this decision, Nam will not be attending the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea this year. However, he can still take part in tournaments abroad. Ly Hoang Nam is the first Vietnamese to enter the top 50 of ITF junior ranking, which was announced in late March. Nam's coach, Tran Duc Quynh, is also banned … [Read more...]

Vietnam tennis federation bans own prospect from 2014 Asiad

According to VTF, the 17-year-old player twice disobeyed the order of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to join the national team.

Vietnamese prospect Ly Hoang Nam, ranking 58th in the junior's table of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), was yesterday banned from joining the national team and other tournaments organized by the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF) till the end of this year. So, the player, currently ranking 2027th in the Pro Circuit standings of ITF, will miss the 2014 Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. His coach, Tran Duc Quynh was also suspended by VTF … [Read more...]

Tennis player, coach banned

The Viet Nam Tennis Federation (VTF) Standing Committee banned tennis player Ly Hoang Nam from competing in Viet Nam for the rest of the year and his coach Tran Duc Quynh from coaching tennis in Viet Nam for two years. The decision, announced at a VTF meeting yesterday, was made due to their improper absence from two calls for the national team competing in the Davis Cup qualification Group II Asia-Oceania zone matches in Da Lat last month. Nam, 17, of Becamex Binh Duong team, is 49th in the … [Read more...]

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Vietnam's number one badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh moved up two places to eighth position with 55,186 points in the latest men's world rankings, released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday, April 4.

Tien Minh reaches 8th position in BWF rankings Minh's recent Ciputra Hanoi 2014 championship title nudged him up the ladder, with an additional 1,340 points. At the tournament, he fended off second seeded Chun Seang Tan from Malaysia in the finals to keep the trophy in Vietnam. Minh was the only player in the world's top ten to progress this week. Little change was seen in the top seven, with Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei remaining atop with 100,523 points. Chinese Chen Long and Japanese … [Read more...]

Nam beaten at F1 Men’s Futures

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese player Ly Hoang Nam was yesterday ousted from the second round of the International Tennis Federation Malaysia F1 Men's Futures in Kuching. Nam, 17, who is 49th on the world junior rankings, lost 6-3, 6-7 (4), 2-6 to tournament No 6 seed Karunuday Singh of India who is the 448th according to the men's world rankings. The Malaysian Men's Futures will wrap up on Sunday and offers a US$15,000 prize pool for winners. — VNS … [Read more...]

Nam to play Singh in Mens Futures today

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HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Unseeded Vietnamese player Ly Hoang Nam will play sixth seed Karunuday Singh of India in the second round of the International Tennis Federation Malaysia F1 Mens Futures in Kuching today. Nam, 17, is ranked No 49 in the world junior rankings, while Singh, 23, is No 448. Nam won6-4, 6-4 over Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines in the first round. Later, Singh beat Canadian Kelsey Stevenson7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). The Malaysian Mens Futures tournament, which ends on Sunday, will … [Read more...]

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Ninh Binh coach Nguyen Van Sy has set a target of three points from their AFC Cup Group G match against Kelantan of Malaysia today in Ha Noi. The Vietnamese side have bagged nine points after three consecutive wins and currently top the group.

Kelantan are in third with only one victory early last month. "We want three points from this game to give us an early ticket to the knock-out round so our key players have time to rest and avoid injuries," said Sy. In today's game, Ninh Binh will be without top striker Tambwe Patiyo who is suspended, but Sy does not think it's a problem. "There is nothing to worry about because I know Kelantan come to Viet Nam without their best players. We will play carefully and safely to complete our … [Read more...]

Nam enters F1 Men’s Futures second round

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese representative Ly Hoang Nam booked a berth in the second round of the Malaysia International Tennis Federation F1 Men's Futures yesterday in Kuching, Malaysia. Nam defeated Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines 6-4, 6-4 in the men's singles. His rival will be the winner of the match between Kelsey Stevenson of Canada and Karunuday Singh of India, who is the No 6 seed. Earlier, Nam and Patrombon lost 4-6, 4-6 against No 2 seeds Carlos Boluda Rkiss and Roberto … [Read more...]

Tennis player jumps to No.49 in world ranking

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Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam has jumped 11 places from No.60 to No.49 in the latest rankings of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Nam's advance is attributed to his recent success at the 25th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships in Manila in the Philippines. He entered the quarter-finals of the men's singles and the semi-finals of men's doubles events in the championship. This is the highest rank ever achieved by a Vietnamese tennis player. Nam aims … [Read more...]