|Vietnamese top tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam. -- Photo nhandan.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam was defeated in the semi-final of the Hong Kong F6 Futures tennis tournament yesterday.
Nam lost to Harri Heliovaara of Finland 6(5)-7(7), 2-6 after one hour and 20 minutes.
The Tây Ninh native is now world No 498, while Heliovaara is world No 704. However, 28-year-old Heliovaara ranked 194th in 2011 and won three titles in a row last year including the Tunisia F27, the Estonia F2 and the Estonia F3.
By reaching the semi-final, Nam, 20, will win six points in the ATP rankings. — VNS