|Daniel Nguyễn is enjoying a successful season. — Photo Courtesy of VTF|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese-American tennis player Daniel Nguyễn defeated young talent Nguyễn Văn Phương in the men’s singles quarter-final of VTF Masters 500-Hải Đăng Cup yesterday in Tây Ninh Province.
Nguyễn from host club Tây Ninh, 521 in ATP rankings, easily beat Phương from Becamex Bình Dương 6-1 in the first set.
In the second, Nguyễn secured a tie-break victory of 11-9, winning the match 6-1, 7-6.
In the men’s doubles, first seeds Trần Ngọc Quốc Vinh and Nguyễn Trường Thịnh from Tây Ninh beat Nguyễn Đắc Tiến and Lã Xuân Hậu from Hà Nội. Pair Bùi Trí Nguyên and Nguyễn Anh Thắng from host Tây Ninh also beat Văn Hữu Nguyên Vũ and Nguyễn Lê Minh Hậu from Đà Nẵng.
Nguyễn will play top player Lý Hoàng Nam from Becamex Bình Dương in the semi-final, held today. Previously, Nam defeated Tất Thái Nguyên from Hồ Chí Minh City 6-0, 6-2. Meanwhile, Trịnh Linh Giang from hosts Tây Ninh will play Nguyễn Đắc Tiến from Hà Nội. — VNS