|Tough break: Nam lost to German player Daniel Brands at ATP Challenger. — Photo zing.com|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s No 1 tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam lost to German professional tennis player Daniel Brands in the second round of the Segovia ATP Challenger in Spain on Thursday.
Nam, ranked 565th in the ATP, lost to Brands, ranked 230th, in the sixth qualifying round 0-2 (2-6, 4-6).
Brands was once ranked 51st in the ATP. He competed in four Grand Slams and beat tennis star Roger Federer.
Nam started the first set confidently by giving Brands no chance to score. However, Brands beat one of Nam’s aces and regained the ace to win 6-4 in the second set. — VNS