Daniel Cao Nguyễn will face his home country opponent Lý Hoàng Nam today at 9am, Hà Nội time. VNA/VNS Photo
MANILA — Even though the final has not taken place, Việt Nam will win its first ever gold medal in tennis at the SEA Games.
Lý Hoàng Nam and Daniel Cao Nguyễn will face each other in the final on Friday at 9am Hà Nội time, guaranteeing a gold medal for one of them.
Speaking to Việt Nam News from the Philippines, Nguyễn Kim Cương, Head of Việt Nam's Tennis team said: "This is great news for our team. It's the result of our long-term vision of correct investment in youth and concerted implementation by all parties involved."
In the semi-finals, Nam beat Joson Ysores Patrombom of the Philippines 5-7, 6-1 and 6-3. Nguyễn, topped Alberto Nucum Lim Jr also of the host country after in straight sets 6-3 and 6-4.
In the man single's category, Nguyễn is the games' top seed, and Lý Hoàng Nam third. In previous interviews, Nguyễn has said that he would try his best to win a gold medal for Việt Nam in both single and doubles categories.
In the lady's group, Savanna Lý Nguyễn of Việt Nam will face Indonesia's second seed Aldila Sutjiadi at the same time. VNS