Lý Hoàng Nam competes in the Davis Cup’s World Group II Play-offs. Photo VTF
HÀ NỘI Việt Nam lost to the hosts Morocco 3-0 in the Davis Cup’s World Group II Play-offs on Saturday.
The matches were held on a clay court at the Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech in Marrakech.
Vietnamese players lost to their rivals in two men’s singles matches.
Top player Lý Hoàng Nam was defeated by Lamine Ouahab với tỉ số 3-6, 2-6, while Nguyễn Văn Phương also lost to Adam Moundir, No 1 seed of the hosts, 1-6, 4-6.
In the men’s doubles category, the hosts beat Nam and veteran Lê Quốc Khánh 6-4, 6-1.
“Before the tournament, we had absolutely no information about the players of Morocco, but all their players are listed on the ATP rankings, while Việt Nam only have one player. That is Nam,” said captain Trương Quang Vũ.
“We also played on clay, which is the forte of our opponents, so it was not too difficult to understand why Morocco were better than Việt Nam. However, our athletes have performed as hard as they can. In the coming time, we will train hard to prepare for the next tournament,” said Vũ. VNS