Vietnam’s tennis star makes Japan F3 Futures semifinals

15:06 | 24/03/2017 Society

Vietnam’s no. 1 tennis player Ly Hoang Nam made light work of Chinese Gao Xin in the quarterfinals of the Japan F3 Futures tournament on March 23, securing a place in the semi-finals.

Ly Hoang Nam is on an impressive run in Japan

Nam is demonstrating brilliant form in Kofu city. After playing two consecutive matches on Thursday, the Vietnamese star carried on with his impressive performance this morning defeating the no. 6 seed 6-3, 6-1 after one hour and 12 minutes.

Next up for Nam will be a semifinal clash with third seeded Niki Takuto of Japan.

Regardless of the semifinal result, Nam has successfully added six points to his ATP elo rating after securing a spot in the semi-final.

Earlier in the men’s doubles category, Nam and his partner Yusuke Takahashi lost to No. 4 Japanese duo Yuichi Ito and Jumpei Yamasaki after three sets (2-6, 6-3, 7-10) in the opening round.

The Vietnamese tennis star has enjoyed a promotion in the latest ATP rankings, climbing five places to 630th position in the men’s singles event and moving up one place to 587th in the world men’s doubles ranking.

Theo NDO