|Defending champion Tiffany Linh Nguyễn is one of favourites for the Việt Nam Master tournament next week. — Photo of the organisers|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Master tennis tournament, Vietravel Cup, will be held from December 18 to 23 in Vinh City, Nghệ An Province.
The competition will see eight athletes competing in each of the men’s and women’s singles categories and six men’s and five women’s pairs taking part in the doubles. The participating players stand highest in the national ranking table but the tournament will miss top-ranked Nguyễn Hoàng Nam, who did not register.
On the men’s side, Trịnh Linh Giang, Hoàng Thành Trung and Nguyễn Đắc Tiến are the title favourites.
They are Alizé Kim Chi Lim and Tiffany Linh Nguyễn on the women’s side. Lim was the winner of the VTF Pro Tour 4 two months ago and Tiffany Linh Nguyễn is the defending champion of this tournament.
Athletes will be divided in groups, competing in a round robin format. The two best from each group will advance to the semi-finals.
A prize purse of VNĐ350 million (US$15,000) will be delivered to the winners and other well-placed players.
Matches will be aired live on Thể thao TV and Thể Thao Tin tức HD channels and apps such as VTVcab ON and OnMe. — VNS