|Việt Nam’s top tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam. — Photo VTF|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam won the men’s doubles title at the Việt Nam F4 Futures – Hải Đăng Cup 2018 in the southern province of Tây Ninh yesterday.
Nam, paired with Lê Quốc Khánh, beat Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines and Markus Eriksoon of Sweden 6-4, 6-7, 12-10 in the final which lasted one hour and 40 minutes.
However, Tây Ninh-born Nam lost his men’s singles title after losing to No 1 seed Roman Safiullin of Russia in the final.
Nam, world No 481, was defeated by Safiullin, world No 297, 6-7, 4-6 after one hour and 31 minutes.
With the support of fans at home, Nam caused many difficulties for the visitor in the minutes of first set to lead 5-2. However, the Russian rival bounced back strongly to beat Nam 6-7.
In the next set, Nam lost confidence and was defeated 4-6.
After this event, tennis players will enter the Việt Nam F5 Futures, which is scheduled to take place from today to November 4 with total prize money of US$25,000. — VNS