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Nam target Roland Garros semi-finals

Update: April, 29/2015 - 08:00
Viet Nam's No 1 tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam sets a target of securing a berth in the Roland Garros' junior competition next month. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's No 1 tennis ace, Ly Hoang Nam, is seeking a berth in the Roland Garros' junior competition next month.

After his success in recent tournaments, Nam has been ranked No 14 in the world junior table, which will make him one of the seeds at the French Grand Slam.

"Since the Australian Open's junior circuit, I have improved my tennis a little bit, but I think I have to try harder to play professionally," said Nam.

"My recent titles are thanks to my backhands and serves, which are much better now," he said.

In France, Nam will play against many European rivals and he has prepared his own plans.

"They are always better in body form and physique, resulting in powerful serves. However, young players have their own weak points. Players in the top 50 are at the same level. The important things are experience and mental attitude during matches," Nam said.

Nam added that he had three weeks to prepare for the Roland Garros match, and he would spend two of those weeks improving his physique, since when playing on a clay court there will be more rallies, as balls move slower than on other courts.

Nam's best finish at the Grand Slam's junior was his second round berth at the Australian Open in January.

The French Open will be held from May 19 to June 7. — VNS

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