|Lý Hoàng Nam ends his campaign at the Vietnam Open. -- Photo courtesy of VTF|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam was knocked out of the Vietnam Open tennis tournament on January 8 in Đà Nẵng.
Nam won the first set but lost the following two to Sabastian Fanselow, finishing 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round men’s singles category.
Nam performed well in the first set, winning two break points over world No 321 and tournament No 7 Fanselow, ending the set 6-1 within 30 minutes.
The German Fanselow however came back strongly in the second set to win the first four games. Nam won the next game before losing the next two to Fanselow.
The third set continued with Nam losing two breaks while Fanselow fought strongly to end the set 6-3.
In other matches, No 1 seed Marcel Granollers from Spain came from behind to beat Arthur Rinderknech of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. No 2 Matteo Viola (Italy) won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (Thailand).
Other seeded players, No 3 Sasi Kumar Mukund, No 4 Thai-son Kwiatkowski and No 5 Tsung-Hua Yang, also went through.
In the doubles event, Trịnh Linh Giang and Daniel Nguyễn lost to Alessandro Bega and Matteo Viola, losing 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-10. — VNS