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Vietnam Open to begin on Saturday

Update: October, 19/2017 - 07:00
Alize Lim is appointed an ambassador of the Vietnam Open which will be organised on October 21-29 in HCM City. — Photo VTF
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The annual Vietnam Open tennis tournament will be held from October 21 to 29 in HCM City.

The ATP Challenger event is worth US$50,000 and will grant 90 points to the winners in both, the singles and doubles categories.

This year, the competition has lured athletes with top world rankings, including former world No. 8 Mikhail Youzny from Russia, two former world U18 No. 1 champions, Yuki Bhambri of India and Max Purcell from Australia, as well as 2015 winner Saketh Myneni from India.

Vietnamese No 1 Lý Hoàng Nam and national champion Phạm Minh Tuấn, received a wild card to compete at the event.

Nam will also pair with his Wimbledon partner, Sumit Nagal, to take part in the doubles event. The pair won the Wimbledon trophy in 2015.

The tournament, which is entitled Hưng Thịnh Vietnam Open, will see Alize Lim, a Vietnamese French athlete, as the tournament’s ambassador. Lim currently ranks No 150 in the world. Her best ranking was No. 135 in 2014. She will have an exhibition match on October 25 at the Lan Anh Tennis Club.

The matches will be aired live on Thể thao TV and Thể thao Tin tức HD channels. — VNS

 

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