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Tennis team to play Davis Cup for promotion, big bonus

Update: June, 24/2019 - 09:14

 

Lý Hoàng Nam in an interview before leaving for Singapore. — Photo nld.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — The national tennis team left for Singapore’s Davis Cup Group III Asia-Oceania Zone round on Sunday.

The team is targeting a berth in Group II next season.

The June 26-29 tournament includes eight teams of which Việt Nam are the top seeds as the highest ranking global team at No 66.

They are No 1 seeds in Group A, while Iran, world No 72, are favourites in Group B. The draw will be held on June 25 at the OCBC Arena.

“We are the best-ranked team and we're all strong players. If we can play our best, we will complete our target,” said captain Trương Quang Vũ.

Key player Lý Hoàng Nam was also confident with his recent progress. Nam said his weak forehand and serve had improved.

The top three teams at the tournament will be promoted while the bottom two teams will be relegated.

If Việt Nam succeed, the team will receive a bonus of US$15,000 from the Việt Nam Tennis Federation and its sponsors. — VNS

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