|Lý Hoàng Nam receives the reward of US$3,050 for the second place of the Bangkok Open Challenger ATP 5. Photo VTF
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam finished second at the Bangkok Open Challenger ATP 50 in Thailand on Sunday.
The nation’s top male tennis player lost to Valentin Vacherot of Monaco 3-6, 6-7 in the final. The Monaco player is an outstanding figure, with a height of 1.93 m and a powerful serve.
Despite his defeat, Nam still put his name in history as the first Vietnamese player to reach an ATP Challenger final.
In the competition, the Tây Ninh Province-native player overcame many strong rivals such as eight seed Illya Marchenko in the second round, first seed Alastair Gray in the quarter-finals and young player Dane Sweeny in the semis.
Nam received a prize of US$3,050 and 30 bonus points to reach a new career high of 290th in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals men’s singles rankings.
Nam has risen an additional 38 places with a total of 169 points. This is the best ranking in his career and is also the highest ranking ever achieved by a Vietnamese tennis player.
The Vietnamese tennis player even ranks above three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, who stands at 295th place. VNS