|Young talent Nguyễn Văn Phương. — Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Youngster Nguyễn Văn Phương won his quarter-final match in the the men’s singles of the National Tennis Championships held at Phú Thọ Tennis Club in HCM City yesterday after his opponene tretired due to injury.
Phương, 16, of Becamex Bình Dương was leading 6-0, 3-0 against 22-year-old Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên when the HCM City player had to withdraw.
Thiên was formely ranked first in the Asia junior rankings and won many International Tennis Federation junior events.
Phương will meet his teammate Trịnh Linh Giang, who beat Nguyễn Đắc Tiến of Hà Nội 6-4, 6-1 in another quarter-final, in the semi-final today.
In the other semi-final match, Phạm Minh Tuấn of Đà Nẵng will face veteran Đỗ Minh Quân of HCM City.
Quân crushed Hoàng Thành Trung of the People’s Police 7-5, 6-2 in the quarter-final, while Tuấn bested Triệu Hoành Hiếu of the Military 6-0, 6-3.
On the women’s side, hosts HCM City have three players in the semi-finals, namely Trần Thị Tâm Hảo, Sĩ Bội Ngọc and Trần Thị Thanh Trúc. The other woman left in the draw is Savanna Lý Nguyễn of the Military team. — VNS