Local tennis ace off to great start at Yokkaichi Challenger 80

VOV.VN - Leading Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam defeated Japanese opponent James Trotter in the first round of the ongoing Yokkaichi Challenger 80.

The Japanese player, world No.491, proved to be a challenging opponent for Nam, world No.234, during the first set. However, Nam was able to take advantage of his rival’s mistakes to successfully beat him with a score of 6-3.

Moving into the second set, Nam continued to dominate the match and produced a stunning display to win 6-1, whilst the Vietnamese player accumulated an additional seven points thanks to the impressive win.

Moving forward, No. 7 seed Nam will face off against another Japanese player Sho Shimakukuro, world No.284, in the next round.

If Nam qualifies for the quarterfinals of the competition, he will play against No. 1 seed in the form of Japanese opponent Kaichi Uchida, who ranks 165th in the ATP rankings.

Yokkaichi is the fourth consecutive tournament in the Challenger 80 system in Japan that Hoang Nam has attended.

This comes after he was eliminated in the first round of Yokohama Koei and Hyogo Noah. However, the Vietnamese tennis player made the semi-finals of the Matsuyama tournament and climbed to 23th place in the ATP rankings.